OUR FAMILY STORY
Proudly, we are the oldest recorded retail business in Terrebonne Parish. Established in 1875, a young French pioneer named Albert Eloie Chauvin, began a small business on Bayou Petit Caillou in coastal Louisiana. He had a general store and a boat that he would load with produce, furs and whatever else there was to sell, travel to New Orleans’ French Market and sell his goods. As the town developed, it was appropriately named Chauvin – after our founder, Albert.
The Chauvin family became known for the processing and canning of fresh seafood from this small fishing community. But as time passed, our business started selling specialty items to the fishermen and opened a general purpose store offering groceries, dry goods, hardware, even furniture and appliances, and eventually expanded to supplying quality products for the home such as building materials, floor covering, millwork, doors and windows, plus many other furnishings and decors.
Today, five generations later, Chauvin Brothers, Inc. has spanned over 140 years and continues to grow. The overwhelming development of Terrebonne Parish and surrounding areas have enticed many larger retail outlets to move in. But what makes Chauvin Brothers unique to these large Big Box stores is the personal relationship with our customers. Almost all of our customers are known by name. More importantly, our service to these customers is second to none. Because of the foundation and deep roots this business has in this area, we are committed to continue this tradition for many years to come. We are very proud of our heritage and enjoy sharing some of our past with you.