Pepper Rutland & MMR Group

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 the 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 since then, MMR Group’s dedication to instrumentation and electrical construction, maintenance and technical services has led to tremendous success. In fact, Engineering News-Record (ENR) has consistently placed MMR Group near the top of its list of reputable companies. This began when 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 meteoric 132% increase in revenue from 2011 and 2012.

And after that, the MMR Group’s reputation did nothing but improve. In 2014, ENR listed MMR Group as the United States’ third largest electrical contractor. In 2015, ENR named MMR Group the second largest specialty contractor in Texas and Louisiana, as well as the largest electrical contractor in its region. 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.

Recently, MMR Group has been recognized for several outstanding awards for their excellence in service and safety. In 2017, MMR Group was rated sixth in the country on Engineering News-Record’s top Electrical Contractor’s list. The MMR Group was also awarded the  2017 Craft Workforce Development Award by the Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance. These prestigious praises followed MMR’s renewed status as an Accredited Quality Contractor, given out by the Associated Builders and Contractors.

One may wonder what it is that sets MMR Group apart from the rest. Pepper Rutland attributes much of MMR Group’s success to the wide range of clients it serves. From chemical and petrochemical to power generation, MMR Group works with people in a variety of fields. MMR Group does work in the following fields:

  • Electrical Construction
  • Instrumentation Installation & Technical Services
  • Panel Fabrication
  • Safety Services & Products
  • Communications Networking & Security Integration
  • Power Distribution
  • 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.