A Story of Resilience
Perez is a 75-year-old business based out of the French Quarter in New Orleans. According to Mary Alexander, Chief Financial Officer of Perez, “It’s the second-oldest architecture firm in New Orleans.” Before 2005, most of its contracts were in and around New Orleans. In 2005, however, Hurricane Katrina hit the South Coast. Almost all of their business was either put on hold or destroyed in the devastation. The Perez office itself, in the northern part of the quarter, suffered damage as well.