Copper Projects



St. Francis Francis de Sales Cathedral, Houma LA


Terrebonne Parish Main Library, Houma LA

The Terrebonne Parish Main Library is a state-of-the-art facility that opened in spring 2003. The new library, which is part of a community facilities campus, incorporates the latest in information technology and distance-learning systems.

Edward J. Laperouse Metal Works was chosen to work on the project, which began in September 2001. The building features an SBS-modified bitumen roof system and standing-seam copper roof system. It is the copper roof system that gives the building its unique look—the copper panels are curved to cover a T-shaped barrel-vault substrate.

NRCA Gold Circle Award Winner (See complete article in Professional Roofing)

St. Francis Francis de Sales Cathedral, Houma LA

Built in 1937, St. Francis de Sales Cathedral sustained hurricane damage in 1965 and an asphalt shingle roof was installed on the entire church at that time.  When the roof needed replacement in 1984, a custom fabricated copper standing seam and shingle roof system was selected.  The 120 ft. tall steeple was scaffolded for safe access, removal of the asphalt shingles, and the installation of the new copper shingle roof.  In an effort to restore the beauty of the steeple, the 16 0z copper shingles were individually tapered to accommodate each pie shaped segment of the steeple.  The result was a beautifully restored local landmark with the classic richness of copper. 




St. Philomena Catholic Church, Labadieville LA


Located along Bayou Lafourche in Labadieville, St. Philomena Catholic Church was established in 1847 and has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Edward J. Laperouse Metal Works was hired to replace the main steeple and six smaller spires in 2005. 



B & G Crane Removes the Steeple

Workers repair some of the steeple's structure

Metal Craftsman Joey Chauvin fabricates a new cross for the main steeple

The majority of the copper panels have been installed

A proud crew including Project Superintendent Danny Chauvin (far left)

Project is complete - Success !!


Copper Flashings, Miscellaneous Copper Products


Along with copper roofing, Edward J. Laperouse Metal Works, Inc. possesses the skills and ability to incorporate copper products into various aspects of project construction.   



Lafourche Parish Courthouse, Thibodaux LA

Please contact us if you have any questions on how you can incorporate copper into your next project