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6421 Perkins Road, Suite 1A, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

About Us




An extensive stand of cane that was once a dominant landscape feature in the southern United States. Canebrakes were used extensively as homes for many types of wildlife.

Who We Are

Canebrake Builders, LLC

Canebrake Builders is a partnership of professionals sharing the same vision of building the highest quality homes achievable. Through the team approach, each member brings his/her own unique skill set to the table, allowing Canebrake to aggressively build premier custom and semi-custom homes across Louisiana.

We create homes today with an emphasis on preserving natural landscapes, utilizing nature products, and ecologically friendly practices by blending nature, wildlife and residential homes in co-existing environments.

Canebrake Builders is an active member of the Capital Region Builders Association, Louisiana Home Builders Association, and the National Association of Homebuilders.

Chris Pike

Chris Pike
Principal, CEO

Chris serves as the Chief Executive Officer and oversees all aspects of the company’s daily operations. Chris is directly responsible for contract negotiations, vendor and subcontractor relationships, material procurement, and construction scheduling.

Prior to homebuilding, Chris spent 15 years in the development and construction of Office, Retail and Residential neighborhoods across Louisiana and Mississippi. Chris holds licenses from the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors, as well as the Louisiana Real Estate Commission.

Chris was born and raised in Baton Rouge, LA and attended Episcopal High School. He and his wife Jill have two children. When Chris finds precious spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and coaching his kids in youth sports.

Kaitlyn Langlois
Office Manager

As the Office Manager for Canebrake Builders, Kaitlyn is the single point of contact for all vendors, designers, and suppliers, making sure the field crews have needed materials and selections as scheduled.  Kaitlyn also oversees the accounting department and manages our social media.

Born and raised in South Louisiana, after graduating high school, Kaitlyn moved to Houston, TX.  She attended San Jacinto College, studied Business Management and was a member of the PTK Honors Society.  Having grown up around the construction industry, she put her carpentry & design skills to work renovating a 2500 square foot home which further fueled her desire to work in the business of home building.  When she returned to Baton Rouge, she joined the team at Canebrake Builders and continues to take on additional duties.

At home, Kaitlyn enjoys a simple life with her goats and three dogs on her small farm in Watson, LA.


Tommy Besselman

Tommy Besselman
Principal, CFO

Tommy serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Canebrake Builders and is responsible for all fiscal management of the company. Tommy brings a unique skill set to the team as an Investment Advisor Representative with Kestra Advisory Services, LLC, an affiliate of Kestra Investment Services, LLC, member FINRA/SIPC.  He also holds a Series 7 (General Securities) license and holds the C(k)P designation.

Born and raised in Baton Rouge, LA, Tommy graduated from LSU in 1996 with a B.S. in Finance. Tommy and his wife Kate, have two teenage children. Tommy’s hobbies include spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, golf, and traveling.