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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 acquire.

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.

Building Value In Land

The J.M. Burguières Co., Limited was founded in 1877 from three plantations and has prospered through the years as a land acquisition and holding company with property interests in south Louisiana, south Florida and west Texas. The company is the largest single family-owned land holding company currently in operation in Louisiana.

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  • 140 Years of Family Business
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    140 Years of Family Business
  • 125+ Family Shareholders
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    125+ Family Shareholders
  • Operations in 3 States
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    Operations in 3 States
  • 333,000 + Acres
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    333,000 + Acres
  • Sugar, Salt, Oil, Gas, Cattle, Water, Conservation
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    Sugar, Salt, Oil, Gas, Cattle, Water, Conservation
  • Offices in Franklin and Lafayette, Louisiana
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    Offices in Franklin and Lafayette, Louisiana