After serving in the Army, George Aldrete attended LSU and graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1958. Upon graduation, he was immediately hired by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
During his 19 years of employment with the Corps, George oversaw the repairs to pile dikes on the Red River and fender systems at the mouth of the Mississippi River due to damage created by tugs and barges. He was also heavily involved with the leveling and raising of existing pump stations near these waterways.
While working on the pump stations, George designed his own method for raising and leveling houses. On weekends, he would practice his method while helping friends and neighbors level their own sinking homes. Towards the end of 1977, he decided to leave the Corps and work full time on his hobby. In 1978, Aldrete & Sons Shoring Co., Inc. officially opened its doors and has been providing excellent service to locals ever since.
35 fulfilling years later, Aldrete and Sons continues to thrive on George's integrity and passion for improving the lives of others in the community through shoring homes. His fervor for leveling homes has served as a catalyst for his son, Geo, who, in turn, shared this enthusiasm with his son, Brad. Together, the three generations of Aldretes are the paragon of a local New Orleans business- every job done is completed with lots of heart and with much love for the community that they’ve been dedicated to for nearly four decades.