Serignan’s Service Station Celebrates 90 Years in Business

Photo by Lenor Duplessis.

St. Bernard Parish Officials joined business owner Armand Serignan, Jr. at a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held at 6544 St. Claude Avenue in Arabi. Serignan’s Service Station is celebrating 90 years in business in St. Bernard Parish.

For 90 years, Serignan’s Service in Arabi has operated continuously at the corner of St. Claude Avenue and Angela Street. In September, 1927, 15-year-old Armand Serignan opened Serignan’s Gulf Service on property purchased in 1903 by his father. Serignan’s son, Armand, Jr., began working at the service station at age 12, and still owns and operates the business today. When the elder Serignan passed away in 1991, Armand Jr. was temporarily joined in the family business by his wife, Sharon. This “temporary” job lasted only 24 years until the Serignans’ grandson, D.J. Code, joined the business full-time in 2015. The only closure of Serignan’s Service occurred when Hurricane Katrina devastated St. Bernard Parish on August 29, 2005. Serignan’s Service re-opened its doors on February 1, 2006.

Today, the family owned and operated service station sells non-ethanol gasoline and diesel, sells, mounts, and repairs tires, performs oil changes, sells propane gas, and is a vehicle inspection station selling 1- and 2-year brake tags. Serignan’s Service is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday from 7:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. For more information contact Serignan’s at (504) 279-9169.

Photo by Lenor Duplessis.