About Pepper Rutland
Pepper Rutland is the founder, President, and CEO of MMR Group.
MMR is a highly regarded electrical and instrumentation firm based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Pepper Rutland is extremely proud of the diverse range of skills possessed by the MMR Group staff.
Pepper Rutland’s journey began at Louisiana State University where he earned a Bachelors of Science in Construction Technology & Engineering in 1972. He also played football for the LSU Tigers and was a member of the All Southeastern Conference (SEC) Academic Team in 1972. He takes pride in being a member of the first graduating class from LSU’s Construction Technology program, which is now called the Construction Management program.
Pepper Rutland founded MMR Group in 1991 and the company has been building on a tradition of success through its dedication to excellence in electrical and instrumentation construction, maintenance and technical services. In fact, Engineering News-Record (ENR) consistently places MMR Group at the top of its list of speciality contractors in the nation. Additionally, ENR of Texas and Louisiana gave MMR Group the title of Specialty Contractor of the Year. This honor was given largely due to MMR’s impressive 132% increase in revenue from 2011 and 2012.
After 24 years of exemplary growth, MMR Group is now the United States’ largest, privately-owned merit shop electrical and instrumentation contractor. MMR Group is based in Baton-Rouge, Louisiana, but continues to expand throughout the country as well as internationally with over 25 branch offices.
Recently, MMR Group has been recognized for several outstanding achievements for its excellence in service, quality and safety. In 2017, MMR was rated sixth in the country for the second consecutive year on ENR’s Specialty Contractor’s list. MMR Group was also awarded the 2017 Craft Workforce Development Award by the Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance for its Craft Training Program and was named an “Accredited Assessment Center” and “Accredited Training Sponsor” by The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).
One may wonder what it is that sets MMR Group apart from the rest. Pepper Rutland attributes much of MMR’s success to the wide range of clients it serves. From oil and gas to chemical/petrochemical, and from industrial manufacturing to power generation, MMR Group works with people in a vast range of markets. MMR Group provides a wide range of services:
Instrumentation Installation & Technical Services
Safety Services & Products
Communications Networking & Security Integration
Commissioning & Start-up Assistance
Pepper Rutland, also known as James B. Rutland, has also published writing with the Wiley Law Library and Aspatore Books. He brings zeal to everything he does and works to built his company. Pepper Rutland himself is licensed in the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas in the following categories:
Building Construction; Heavy Construction; Municipal & Public Works Construction
Speciality: Instrumentation and Calibration; Electrical Work; Mechanical Work
Specialty: Power Plants
Today, Pepper gives back in more ways that one. As an avid blogger, Rutland utilizes content marketing to offer real information to his blog readers. Through continual education and research, he ensures that his blogs are accurate, informative, and interesting. Topics covered include TedTalks, How to Choose A Charity, and more.