The McDonnel Group enjoys providing comprehensive commercial construction services through innovative and motivated employees while delivering the highest standards to our valued clients.


Allan McDonnel, President

Growing up in a family construction business gave Allan intimate knowledge of the local municipal, design, and construction market. Since graduating from LSU in 1986 with a BS in Construction Management and a minor in Business, Allan has gained over 30 years of experience in the construction industry. He has served in a variety of leadership positions with New Orleans based contractors. In 2000, Allan formed and became President of The McDonnel Group. During his tenure, McDonnel has grown to become one of the most respected construction organizations in Southeast Louisiana performing work in both the public and private sectors with annual revenues in excess of $100,000,000 and earning the company the number two spot on New Orleans CityBusiness’s “Fastest Growing Companies of 2012.”

Allan is responsible for the overall operations of McDonnel. His primary duties consist of business development, project selection, staffing, project control and monitoring, and design quality control on all projects.

Tony Montalbano, Vice President of Field Operations

Tony Montalbano brings a team attitude to McDonnel where he is able to share his vast experience and knowledge of welding, heavy machine operation, design, build, and budget control to the Field Operations Division. Tony’s 30+ years of construction experience have helped the company become one of the most respected construction organizations in Southeast Louisiana.

As Vice President of Field Operations for McDonnel, Tony is responsible for all aspects of field operations including project logistics, manpower, company safety plan administration, and education, management of subcontractors, and quality control. Tony is directly responsible for the development of McDonnel’s Safety Standards Program, which has positioned McDonnel as a truly elite safety organization within the construction industry.

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