On the heels of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Louisiana faced tremendous water management challenges. Billions of dollars in emergency repairs to levees and floodwalls would be followed by billions to be spent restoring and protecting the coast. Recognizing the need for a strong industry voice for the consultants and contractors engaging in this work, Roedel Parsons worked with industry representatives to establish the Coast Builders Coalition. Roedel Parsons personnel formed the organization, recruited the membership, assisted in setting the mission and goals of the organization and established and managed an appropriate budget for the organization. In less than five years Roedel Parsons helped the nonprofit organization garner recognition as the leading industry association on coastal matters in Louisiana with over 20 members.