The J.M. Burguières Co., Limited was founded in 1877 from three sugar plantations. Jules Burguières, Sr., acquired land in St. Mary and Terrebonne
Parishes through sheriff’s sales and auctions, establishing a sugar empire. Today, the company’s main office is located in Franklin, Louisiana,
with a satellite office in Lafayette, Louisiana which houses the environmental department.
JMB Companies has operations in three states, Louisiana, Texas and Florida. Under the leadership of Jules’ heirs, JMB Companies has a reputation
for maintaining its assets and interests (primarily land) in first-class condition and for rehabilitating and preserving those assets it may
JMB Companies continues the legacy of Jules Burguières Sr., with maintaining a large portion of land in agriculture. The current board of directors
and management is exploring other operations of business, which now includes wetland mitigation banking.