Keith was born December 28, 1964 in Alexandria, Louisiana, moved to
DeRidder in 1971 and graduated from East Beauregard High School. He
lives in DeRidder with his wife Dana Buchanan Hooper and dog Paisley.
Together Keith and Dana have 2 children: Brandon Keith Hooper and
Paige Hooper Montgomery, married to Andrew Montgomery, and two grandchildren, Charlotte Drew Montgomery and Eleanor (Ellie) Kate Montgomery.
Keith Hooper is the owner of Jay’s Carpet One in DeRidder, LA, with responsibility for all aspects of small business ownership and a staff of 12 employees. Prior to owning Jay’s Carpet One, he worked as the general manager for 19 years.
Keith’s greatest strengths are his drive, leadership and desire to serve his customers. He thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the company’s reach. He is able to maintain long term commitments with his customer base in DeRidder and Beauregard Parish as well as the neighboring communities such as Fort Polk and Leesville.
In 2008, Keith founded Branjen, LLC. The following year he bought Jay’s Carpet One and Appliances, Inc., a local business established for over 30 years. His most recent project is the construction of residential and commercial rental units in DeRidder with his company LUD Property, LLC. His goal is to help attract commercial and residential tenants to our local community.
Keith has coached and sponsored numerous local Softball, Baseball and Soccer teams since 1992. The Girls Softball Team he coached in 1999 won the State Championship hosted here in DeRidder. Keith is also involved in sponsoring the DeRidder Dragon’s Softball, Baseball, Soccer and Football Programs each year. He is a member of First Baptist Church of DeRidder.
In his free time, Keith likes to drag race, hunt, cruise in his corvette, and enjoys watching local and televised sporting events.