Progress 2020: Top Deck invests in employees, community

Published 1:05 pm Wednesday, April 8, 2020

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By Kirista Shehane


For more than 10 years, Top Deck, Inc has focused on establishing a successful business while cultivating a partnership with the communities of Mauriceville, Texas and Vinton, LA as envisioned by company founders JW Dalton and Dennis Malone.   

“While we celebrate the hard work and dedication made by both our management team and employees, we are also forward-facing the future as the industrial climate in Southeast Texas and beyond continues to expand exponentially,” explained Dennis Malone.   

Top Deck, Inc is a national provider of Project Controls, Scaffolding, Precision Maintenance, Mechanical & Piping, Insulation, Alignment, Painting, Asbestos and Lead Abatement, and Refractory services as well as providing Heavy Lift Specialist to industrial facilities. In the last five years, we have averaged 30% annual growth giving our company the opportunity to expand our footprint across the United States. 

Our owners maintain a sharp focus on our clients and a vision of providing solution-based contractor services; while, our employees maintain targeted training credentials to support the demands of specific project needs. 

Top Deck is licensed in 14 states and performs work for over 47 Pulp and Paper Mills as well as petrochemical industry leaders and other industrial capital projects.  

We have an intensely loyal client base with more than 90% of our business originating from repeat customers and a wide-ranging presence including local and statewide operations such as International Paper and Exxon Mobil to companies throughout the Southeast United States including Georgia Pacific, West Rock Corporation, and Packaging Corp of America to name a few.  During Top Deck’s 10-year history, our commitment to excellence has always focused on the core values of our company to achieve the highest level of customer satisfaction:  “Safety is Our Commitment, Quality is our Standard.”    

“As one of the largest employers in the Mauriceville area, we take pride in the ability to assist a myriad of community partners in Orange County and the City of Vinton, LA,” explained JW Dalton, “this gives us an opportunity to assist organizations with grants and scholarships essentially giving back to our communities.”  

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and Tropical Storm Imelda, Top Deck joined with the Mauriceville Heritage Association to provide logistical support and manpower needed ensuring community residents received vital supplies and assistance.  

 We also believe in engaging in company-sponsored volunteer initiatives like the Mauriceville Crawfish Bash which creates opportunities for team building while assisting with the largest fundraiser in the community as a platinum sponsor.  

In 2020, we made a three-year commitment to sponsor the Lamar State College Gator Bass Club.  

Throughout the Southwest Louisiana region, we support various activities including Vinton and Deridder Schools, livestock associations, and youth sports. Our commitment to the communities where we live and work is a top priority for both our owners, managers and employees. 

 As we move into the future, we welcome the growth and opportunities afforded by a robust economy and the industry expansion in Orange County. By investing in our employees and our community, we hope to continue to be a positive entity that cultivates a climate of safety, workmanship, volunteerism and economic growth in our region.