Southeastern Business Center welcomes new incubator company
Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – The Southeast Louisiana Business Center at Southeastern Louisiana University has added a new client to its business incubator, Envoc, a custom software development and application hosting company.
“It is exciting to have technology companies like Envoc in our incubator, as they are in increasing demand,” said Bill Joubert, director of the center. “Since technology companies tend to move very fast, they are fun to work with. We look forward to helping Envoc in its efforts to expand the company.”
The company will host an open house from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30, at the center, 1415 Martens Drive in Hammond, to introduce itself to the community and surrounding areas.
A Louisiana-based company, Envoc -- formerly High Power Consulting -- specializes in writing software that fits unique methods of doing business. The company recently changed its name to move beyond a primarily energy-centric clientele.
“We strive to make people’s lives better through superior software. Sometimes we do this by crafting a custom software solution to specifically fit a business’ needs,” said Calvin Fabre, senior analyst and founder. “While Envoc will continue to serve clients in the oil, gas and energy sectors, the company recognizes that ‘making lives better through superior software’ does not exclude the many other industries custom software serves. As our clients innovate through us, they remind us that we do more for them than just consult.”
Fabre said Envoc does not use overseas labor or outsource beyond capable and loyal Louisiana-based employees. In fact, the company employs graduates of Southeastern, Nicholls State University, Southern University and Louisiana State University.
“I believe Louisiana is and will continue to prove itself to be the ‘Technology Capital of the South’ and that our graduates have the most to offer,” he added. “We believe we should contribute to help Louisiana’s people and economy before we send resources anywhere else.”
With its new location at Southeastern’s business center, Envoc plans to hire more interns and graduates, support local software development user groups, and serve the businesses of the region, including Slidell, Covington and Mandeville, Fabre said.
Founded in 1997 in Houston, Envoc moved its operations to Louisiana in 2002 and has completed work for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Louisiana Department of Labor, Entergy, El Paso Energy, Edgen-Murray and other large clients.