ABiz’s 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year symposium was held in early November at the Cajundome Convention Center.

Butch Darce, chairman and CEO of Taylors International Services, honored as the ABiz Entrepreneur of the Year for 2015.

Taylors International Services Chairman/CEO Butch Darce, this year’s ABiz Entrepreneur of the Year, calls 2015 “a normal year.”

Considering the company, which focuses — but not exclusively — on providing catering services to offshore companies and employs 1,500, grew 110 percent in 2014 and leapt to No. 15 on ABiz’s Top 50 Private Companies list, “normal” will need to be re-calibrated. So here goes: In a $50-per-barrel market, normal is phenomenal.