Cypress Civil & Development


Trace Ledet


Committed to our Partners

Trace Ledet is a dynamic, highly motivated professional with over twelve years of experience in the construction industry. Known for his task-oriented and results-driven approach, Trace has leveraged his extensive knowledge to contribute to the growth and diversification of each company he has worked with, earning a respected reputation and forging strong, lasting relationships that have resulted in consistent repeat business.

Originally from Lafayette and raised in Alexandria, Trace honed his skills and academic prowess at the University of Louisiana Monroe. Here, he not only excelled on a golf scholarship but also distinguished himself academically, making the dean’s list while majoring in Construction Management within the College of Business.

Post graduation, Trace moved to Lafayette to start his career in Civil Development management. After working for several companies, he decided to embark on an entrepreneurial journey and founded Cypress Civil & Development. He resides in Lafayette with his wife, Krysten, and their two children, Ackal and Fowler.

Trace’s success stems from his excellent organizational and disciplinary skills, enhanced by his strong grasp of the importance of teamwork and effective communication. These qualities have been key in consistently meeting and even surpassing his clients’ expectations.


Jake Lensing Senior Estimator, PECI

Trace and I have worked together for a number of years. He has always provided costs in a timely and accurate manner. He has also managed multiple projects for us as a sitework contractor. The projects have always gone efficiently, on schedule, and within the budget he provided. He is a pleasure to work with.

Hunter McKay Project Executive, Rudick General Contractors

I have had the opportunity to work with Trace on multiple projects.  He has always been highly professional, accurate, and fair in operating his business. He approaches projects with a teamwork attitude that makes working with him a pleasure.  I am looking forward to working with him on future projects.

Joseph Myhand Vice President of Louisiana Foundation Solutions.

Cypress Civil and Development is a knowledgeable firm and a pleasure to deal with throughout the construction process. Their years of experience help prove that they can handle any issue that comes up! Cypress Civil and Development stands behind a quality product.

Ben Murphy Triad Construction Services, LLC

My experience with Cypress Civil & Development and Trace Ledet has exceeded expectations. From preconstruction design to final dress of a commercial construction project, Cypress Civil provided communication and follow through, from start to finish. There has been several projects that Trace took the time to evaluate geo-tech reports and propose economical solutions prior to breaking ground. Overall, I highly recommend Cypress Civil & Development and Trace for any civil construction estimates, budgets, or future projects.

Rick Warren Co-Owner, Triad Construction Services

Triad Construction has worked directly with Trace on several commercial new construction projects. He is very knowledgeable in his field. Whenever unforeseen conditions have arisen, as can happen with the various soil conditions in our area, Trace has been pro-active in finding the most cost-effective solutions. Due to his fair pricing and experience in the field, we would strongly recommend using Cypress Civil & Development for your site work and drainage needs.