Bill Fenstermaker on the History of the Fenstermaker Family Firm

William H. Fenstermaker, better known as “Bill” Fenstermaker, is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of C.H. Fenstermaker and Associates, LLC., our family’s surveying, mapping, engineering, and environmental consulting company that has been conducting operations for over 70 years. He has been employed in this capacity since 1971 and is responsible for the financial and operational stability of the company headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana, with offices in Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, Shreveport, Mandeville, and New Orleans, Louisiana, along with Houston, San Antonio and Midland, Texas.

Bill Fenstermaker is not only recognized as a leader in his field, but a leader in the state of Louisiana. In addition to his role with Fenstermaker, Bill was Chairman of the Board of IBERIABANK Corporation a $32B bank holding company, which recently merged with First Horizon out of Memphis, TN. Bill is a member of the World Presidents’ Organization, Chief Executives Organization, and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He serves on the Board of the Community Foundation of Acadiana, he’s on the Entergy Louisiana Advisory Board, and is immediate past chairman for the Board of Trustees at Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center, the largest full-service medical facility serving the Acadiana region.

Mr. Fenstermaker also sits on the Board and is Past Chairman of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), he is the past Chairman of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Foundation, past member of the Board of Regents for the State of Louisiana, he also serves on the Advisory Board of the Louisiana Geological Survey. Bill is on the Board of Directors and is Past Chairman of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association, and is a founder, Past Chairman, and Trustee of Blueprint Louisiana. This list of the key roles he has played with local non-profit, civic and business organizations is indicative of his commitment to our community. His honors include Business Person of the Year (by the Times of Acadiana) in 1998, the Lafayette Civic Cup in 1999, the Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Citizen Award in 2001, and was named Executive of the Year by Acadiana Business Magazine in 2009. He also received an Honorary Doctorate of Science Degree from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette in 2003 and most recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his service to Lafayette General Medical Center.