Keith Hooper  
City Council
Title: Vice-President, District 5 Councilman
Phone: 337-462-8905
District 5 Councilman Keith Hooper


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 Gabby. Together Keith and Dana have 2 children: Brandon Keith Hooper and Paige Hooper Montgomery, married to Andrew 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.

Strengths
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.

Business
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.

Leadership
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. 

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