Who We Are.

Who is Demo Diva?

The Demo Diva got its start over 15 years ago after Hurricane Katrina with residential demolition because contractors wouldn’t take a woman seriously and treated our founder, Simone, like she was clueless. At that point, Simone took New Orleans by storm and became the Demo Diva. (Truth be told; Simone isn’t really a diva. She is one of the hardest working women in New Orleans and gladly gets her hands dirty.)

Although she lost her home in the Katrina flood and had no construction experience, Simone recognized that the first step to rebuilding was demolition, and her flooded neighbors’ needs were greater than her own. Her motto was, “Let me help you get home. Trust me. I’m your neighbor.” Simone hired an experienced excavator operator, rented machinery and dumpsters, and figured it out.

Simone’s tenacity and marketing skills created one of the nation’s most unique, woman-owned demolition companies, The Demo Diva. Quickly setting herself apart from seasoned construction contractors, Simone painted all of Demo Diva’s heavy equipment, trucks, and dumpsters hot pink because she was proud to be woman-owned and unique. More importantly, The Demo Diva offered hope, provided superior customer service, and sold trust.

Today, Demo Diva has cleared away thousands of flooded and blighted homes and grown into a multi-million dollar industrial, commercial, and residential demolition business that has expanded across Louisiana and the Gulf Coast. The company still holds to those core tenets of hope, service, and trust.

Our mission at Demo Diva is to care for every client, be a helping hand, and do quality work. We want our clients to feel confident in their decision to hire us, whether they’re renting a single dumpster or having us dismantle a complex, multi-building commercial property. Everyone deserves to feel appreciated, and working with grace and respect elevates us above the typical demolition company.

The Demo Diva Difference.

Our clients come back to us and refer us to their family, friends, and colleagues because we take care of them, and we do it with a smile. Our teams get trained in customer service, not just the typical safety training. We’re known for going above and beyond because we know we’re affecting people’s lives.

“DEMO DIVA provided me with 5-star service! If you are looking for a professional company that gets things done, DEMO DIVA is that company.” – Shelby Schexnaydre

About Simone Bruni.

Simone Bruni started Demo Diva in 2006 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina which devasted the New Orleans area. She struggled to come home to her Lakeview home because she couldn’t get started with the first step of rebuilding – demolition. Contractors wouldn’t take her seriously, gave her the runaround, and made her feel helpless. Simone flipped the script, started a demolition company to help her neighbors come home, and built a reputation of superior customer service.

Simone, who is synonymous with the “Demo Diva”, continues to blaze a trail in a male-dominated industry and reinvented the recipe for construction marketing, PR, social media, and customer service by creating a strong, unique brand identity and raving fans instead of customers.

Starting with an opportunity and a single hot pink dumpster on the campus of Xavier University (conveniently placed in full view of I-10 traffic), The Demo Diva has become not just an inspirational business success story, but a local business icon now with pink excavators and hundreds of pink dumpsters spread throughout New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.

What Does Demo Diva Do.

We’ve grown to offer more than just residential demolition because our clients asked for more. Every day, we’re simultaneously working on multiple residential demolition projects, industrial and commercial demolition projects, and delivering dumpsters across Metro New Orleans. It’s nearly impossible to drive around the city and not see one of our crew members, excavators, or dumpsters, especially since the equipment and dumpsters are painted hot pink.

Demo Diva’s Services.

Industrial Demolition

Selective demolition to complex, multi-phase projects

Commercial Demolition

entire buildings and campuses to selection demolition for renovations and additions

Residential Demolition

bring new life to homes by demolishing damaged and old houses

Dumpster Rental

rent one of our many exquisite pink dumpsters for your next project

Asbestos Abatement

specialized training and equipment to safely remove asbestos from your building
I wish I could give this company 100 stars! We had such a wonderful experience with this company! – Willa Mazs

Memberships & Associations.

Awards & Recognition.

Our founder, Simone Bruni, has been honored for her impact on business and the community.

2023 CityBusiness New Orleans Icon of New Orleans

2023 New Orleans CityBusiness Women of The Year Honoree

2016 Jefferson Chamber of Commerce Business Progress Award

2012 Louisiana Women in Government Big Dream Award

2012 Brees’ Dream Foundation Mentor of The Year

2011 Louisiana Women Summit Award

2011 Junior Achievement Rising Star Award

2008 Gambit Forty Under 40

2008 New Orleans CityBusiness Women of The Year Honoree