New Orleans 500 Close-Up: Chris Combs

Owner of C M Combs Construction

500 Chriscoombs

Who would play you in a movie? Will Ferrell. No one else has the hair.

What’s your favorite nonprofit cause? We support Catholic Charities, The New Orleans Mission, CAC Hope House, VOA, and many other charities that provide for the poor, the young and others who are defenseless.

If you weren’t doing what you’re doing now, what would your dream career be? High school history teacher

What was your first job? Working in the lumber yard at Poole Lumber Co. during my high school summers
What’s the best advice you’ve received? Always be accountable for your actions.

What’s your favorite part about being a leader? It provides me with the opportunity to positively impact people’s lives and witness their growth and development.

What’s your favorite movie, TV show or book? “Empire of the Summer Moon” is holding strong as my favorite book.

 


Did you know?
Working on both sides of the lake, C M Combs Construction —in addition to being recognized as a preferred contractor for St. Tammany Parish and the St. Tammany Parish School Board — boasts a portfolio that includes work on the WWII American Spirit Bridge, Orleans Police Station and Baby Cake Stadium.