• 1998 - Ronald & Melanie Doane founded R&M Construction
  • 2000- New Orleans Original Daiquiris (Current)
  • 2002 - Copland's and Cheesecake Bistro Restaurants
  • 2003 - Popeye's (several)
  • 2006- Contract with FEMA regarding Hurricane Katrina
  • 2007- Phil's Grill Restaurants
  • 2008- Involved with several Donahue Favret projects
  • 2010- Involved with construction in The Jefferson Business Center
  • 2014- Involved with construction of Jazz and Heritage Foundation
  • 2017- Remodeling of Barnes and Noble Cafes / Starbucks
Bringing construction expertise to everyone.

Our founder


At R&M Construction, we've taken our collective experience to create our own methodology to keep your project on track and within budget.

Brooke Doane Hebert- Office and Marketing Manger

Brooke is in charge of R&M Construction's office and marketing duties. Brooke attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, majoring in HRTM, specializing in event planning. After transferring to the University of New Orleans to finish out her degree and her internship, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in the College of Business Administration and started working as a Sales and Marketing Manager planing events. Shortly after that, she decided she wanted to join the family company and dedicate her Marketing skills to growing R&M Construction. Brooke also has design experience which is a benefit to our company.


We live and breathe construction in all its forms. Keeping construction going strong in this region is one of our day-to-day missions.


We know that your reputation is only as good as the results of your last job. That's why we proud ourselves on a results-oriented approach.

Ronald Doane- Founder

Ronald has more than 40 years experience in residential and commercial construction. He knew this was his passion at the age of 18. With his ambition and drive for excellence, he knew he would own his own company one day. In 1998, at the age of 39, he gained his General Contractors License and officially opened the doors to R&M Construction. He and his wife, Melanie, have dedicated their lives to their company and strives to make R&M one of the leading small construction companies in Louisiana.

our leadership team

"We started R&M Construction to accomplish one goal: Make expertise in residential and commercial construction trades available to anyone tackling a construction project."

                            Ronald Doane

Melanie DOane- President

Melanie Doane, President of R&M Construction, keeps the day-to-day functions of the business going. Melanie plays a large roll in all aspects of the company, including but not limited to, design, administrative duties, project organizing, and much more. Melanie has one of the biggest impacts in R&M Construction with her outstanding organization and budgeting skills and strict deadline schedules for each project.

History of major projects