Although we’ve been known as Ballard CLC since 2007, we’re a company that’s been over 100 years in the making. Originally established as a father and son surveying firm by the name of Louis J. Daigre, the firm’s services and team steadily expanded over the decades to become the multidisciplinary firm it is today. While our name may have changed since 1908, our commitment to quality, professionalism, and innovation has endured.

Our professional and technical staff consists of 23 personnel, including two Registered Architects, three Registered Professional Engineers and CADD Technicians, and a Professional Land Surveyor, located in Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas.  


Ballard CLC has over 100 years of continuous operation. During its history the leadership of the firm has changed only five times. In 1908, Ballard CLC began as a surveying firm, known as Louis J. Daigre and eventually became Louis J. Daigre & Son. Louis and his son, Jake, served as the Parish surveyor for many years. As a result, Ballard has compiled a large archive of surveys within Rapides Parish.

After its beginnings as a surveying firm Daigre expanded its services to provide engineering services. In 1967 the firm became known a Daigre, Meyer & Watts.  In 1976 the firm’s name change to Louis J. Daigre & Associates, Inc. then Daigre Engineers, Inc. in 1978. Many of the engineers in Central Louisiana and surrounding areas started their careers with Daigre.

In 1982, Daigre Engineers, Inc. was purchased by C.E. Maguire, Inc. After operating this way for two years the employees and the local manager Jim Ballard repurchased the firm’s Alexandria operations from C.E. McGuire and became known as Ballard & Associates, Inc. Shortly thereafter, Ballard & Associates gained designation as an architectural-engineering firm.

In 2007, Ballard acquired Central Louisiana Consulting Engineers, Inc. and changed the name to Ballard CLC, Inc.  Ballard CLC is a professional engineering and surveying firm.  It is a client-focused and client-driven firm which is large enough to handle large projects, yet, small enough to recognize the needs of individual clients.


Ballard CLC desires to be the engineer and surveyor of choice because of the value we provide to our clients through cost-effective and timely design solutions, which are tailored to our clients’ needs.  Ballard CLC also desires to be the employer of choice for current and potential employees.


Ballard CLC seeks to satisfy our clients by developing designs that function as the client intends within the established budget and in a timely manner for the purpose of generating repeat and referred business and providing a challenging and rewarding work environment.

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  • Our Client’s Opinion and Desires
  • Our Employees—Our Most Valuable Assets
  • Common Sense—The Starting Point for Better Design Solutions
  • Trust & Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Technical Excellence & Continued Improvement
  • Our Community
  • Confidentiality


  • Increased Client Satisfaction
  • Repeat & Referred Business
  • Retain Well-Qualified & Satisfied Employees
  • Increased Profitability