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About Us


Our Story

LaBatteries has been a family-owned and operated business in Shreveport, Louisiana since 1961.  Our story starts with our founder, Carl Hawkins, DBA “Southland Batteries”. He entered the battery business primarily by selling and servicing used car dealers in the area and especially Texas Avenue. "Southland Batteries" was the name of the business and also the brand of new batteries sold, manufactured by GBC (General Battery Corporation). In the early years, it was just mom and pop working out of a small building shared by a barber shop. By 1970, the business had two employees and also rebuilt alternators and starters. As the business grew, more locations were opened in Baton Rouge, Alexandria, West Monroe, and new warehouse in Shreveport. "Southland Batteries was incorporated in Louisiana as "Louisiana Battery Company Inc." and began buying factory direct truckloads as a distributor for GBC. 

Since then the company was re-incorporated as Louisiana Battery Warehouse-Shreveport Inc. DBA LaBatteries, and is a local distibutor for Exide (formerly GBC), Trojan Battery, East Penn Manufacturing, and Crown Battery among others. Still located in our old Shreveport warehouse on Greenwood Rd, we sell, service, and deliver batteries to our customers daily, still family owned and enjoy a  long-lived reputation for quality and service.

From a mom and pop business, our family business has grown and witnessed many changes in batteries and the battery industry. We offer a broad range of batteries at our fully stocked warehouses including battery power for automotive, marine, commecial, from deepcycle specialty batteries to the new AGM and Gel types.  Our customers include retail and wholesale accounts and have recently expanded to online sales. LaBatteries is still locally owned and operated and enjoys three generations of family serving our customers old and new. We are a leader in battery sales and service in the Shreveport-Bossier City and West Monroe Louisiana area and look forward to serving the needs of our customers for many more years.