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The Welcome Home Resource Guide 

The people, products and services you need to improve your home

click to enlarge Homeowners who install Therma-Tru fiberglass entry doors, available at Amazing Windows and Doors in Metairie, may qualify for federal tax credits for upgrading their home's energy efficiency.
  • Homeowners who install Therma-Tru fiberglass entry doors, available at Amazing Windows and Doors in Metairie, may qualify for federal tax credits for upgrading their home's energy efficiency.

Whether you want to hire an architect or contractor to oversee a major renovation, or you just want someone to help organize a closet, you'll find what you need in this Resource Guide, which is arranged by type of business. An alphabetical directory of businesses on page 37 makes searching easy.

So get out there and make some improvements you can enjoy for the rest of the year — or longer.

 

Accessories/Gifts

Clearview Mall
4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., (504) 885-0202; www.clearviewmall.com
The regional shopping center has more than 60 specialty stores, restaurants and more, including Bed Bath and Beyond, Target, Sears, AMC Palace 12 Theaters, Zea, Semolina, WOW Wingery.

Little Miss Muffin
244 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 833-6321; 766 Harrison Ave., (504) 482-8200; www.shoplittlemissmuffin.com
This children's specialty store and gallery of home furnishings, art and gifts stocks work from local artists, and offers complimentary gift wrapping.

Mayan Import Company
3000 Magazine St., (504) 269-9000; www.bigeasytobacconist.com
Find a range of gifts at this tobacconist, which specializes in cigars, pipe tobacco, imported cigarettes, pipes and smoking accessories. Humidified locker rentals are available.

Miss Smarty Pants
5523 Magazine St., (504) 891-6141; www.twitter.com/smartypantsnola
New Orleans-centric gifts are a specialty at this boutique. Jewelry, candles, home decor, personalized items and more are available.

The Watch & Clock Shop
824 Gravier St., (504) 525-3961; www.worldoftime.com
Watches, clocks and jewelry sales and service are the hallmarks of this company, which also does repairs and restorations of watches and clocks.

 

Air Conditioning/Heating

Adams Air Conditioning & Heating Services
6720 Lapalco Blvd., Suite B, Marrero, (504) 430-6109
Adams can service any make and model of air-conditioning and heating equipment. It also installs units.

Authentic Air
207 Liza Court, Montz, (504) 421-2647; www.authenticairllc.com
The central air conditioning, heating and ventilation contractor installs central air-conditioning/heating systems and ductless split systems, as well as furnace and air conditioner repairs, air duct system replacement and seasonal maintenance. Its emergency repair service is available 24 hours a day.

Comfort Engineered Systems
1050 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy, Suite 201, (504) 602-6648; 2323 Bainbridge Road, Suite 109, Kenner; www.com4t.com
Comfort Engineered Systems is a full-service air-conditioning, ventilation, heating and refrigeration contractor for commercial and residential projects. The business also integrates renewable and solar energy installation and services.

Mike Rougee Air Conditioning and Heating
1331 27th St., Kenner, (504) 441-6453; www.mikerougeecorp.com
An array of brands of residential air-conditioning, heating and ventilation equipment are available, as well as installation, maintenance and repair services. Same-day service has been standard since 1960.

Pullen Air Conditioning
377 Brooklyn Ave., (504) 833-1106; www.pullenac.com
A full-service heating and air-conditiong contractor, Pullen specializes in historic homes. It offers sales and installations and service of all brands of HVAC equipment and preventative maintenance contracts for residences new and old. It also sells filters, thermostats and outdoor grills.

Superior Aire
1100 24th St., Suite V, Kenner, (504) 465-0688
Trane is one of the featured product lines at Superior Aire, which sells, installs and services high-efficiency air-conditioning and heating systems.

 

Antiques/Vintage

Antiques and French Polish
505 Jefferson Ave., (504) 896-258
8Fine antiques and furniture are for sale. The business also provides French polishing services, as well as repair and restoration of all furniture.

British Antiques
5415 Magazine St., (504) 895-3716
A showplace for English, French and Asian antiques, this Uptown store offers furniture, home decor, accessories and gifts. The shop can gift wrap and ship purchases.

Dop Antiques
300 Jefferson Hwy., (504) 231-3397; www.dopantiques.com
European antiques and decorative accessories are the main business at Dop Antiques, which receives new merchandise from Europe every month. Selections include furniture, mirrors, lighting, rugs, building materials and more.

Dunn & Sonnier Antiques
2138 Magazine St., (504) 524-3235; www.dunnandsonnierantiques.com
Dunn & Sonnier displays its offerings of antiques and objets d'art from around the world in a shop with a European atmosphere.

Loisel Vintage Modern
2855 Magazine St., (504) 899-2444; www.loiselvintagemodern.com
Mid-century furnishings, accessories and lighting are available, including a large selection of designer pieces.

Magazine Antique Mall
3017 Magazine St., (504) 896-9994
One of the oldest and largest antique malls in New Orleans, this Uptown store has more than 40 vendors selling an array of items such as books, furniture, art, pottery, bric-a-brac and jewelry. Antiques from many time periods are sold.

Rare Finds
1231 Decatur St., (504) 568-1004; www.rarefindsneworleans.com
Rare Finds specializes in small, one-of-a-kind antiques and gifts, including pottery, absinthe spoons, artwork, glassware, lamps, tin photos, books, New Orleans collectibles, jewelry and more. The store offers three-month, interest-free layaway.

Silk Road Collection
2109 Magazine St., (504) 894-8540; www.silkroadcollection.com
This antique furniture and home decor store boasts that it has the largest collection of Asian antique furniture in the South and specializes in 100- to 500-year-old Asian goods.

 

Architecture/ Interior Design & Decorating

Ashley Hall Interiors Ltd. Inc.
832 Howard Ave., (504) 524-0196; www.ashleyhallinteriors.com
Since 1967, this full-service interior design firm and furniture store has provided space planning, decorating services and decor for residences and businesses. It offers one-of-a-kind accessories, lighting, furniture, rugs, custom draperies and a large selection of fabrics.

Bell Architects
755 Camp St., (504) 596-2355; www.bellarchitects.net
Residential properties are the specialty at Bell Architects, which offers a full range of architectural services for new construction and renovations.

Billes Partners LLC
1055 St. Charles Ave., Suite 220, (504) 301-1622; www.billespartners.com
Focusing on all aspects of construction, the firm assists clients with planning, graphic design, project development, architecture and interior design. Being savvy in both small, single building projects and large, integrative project is something the company shares with pride.

Brian Gille Architects Ltd.
810 Union St., Suite 330, (504) 581-2220; www.gillearchitects.com
Historic renovations, restorations for creative reuse and new residential constructions are among the specialties of this design-oriented architectural firm. Other services include space planning, sustainable design techniques and designing outdoor living spaces.

Chet Pourciau Design
3652 Magazine St., (504) 522-2438; www.chetpourciaudesign.com
The design studio and furniture boutique offers a full slate of interior decorating services including fabric selection, upholstery, staging and more. The showroom has furniture, lighting, home accessories and gifts.

Creative Spaces & Elements LLC
5418 Magazine St., (504) 621-7187; www.mapalumbostudio.com
Residential and commercial design services include space planning, interior architecture, project management and interior design. The business handles projects from design to construction and builds custom casework.

DesignTech Residential Planner
s112 Innwood Drive, Suite C, Covington, (985) 871-7211; www.designtechusa.com
Residential house plans with no wasted space is the promise of Design Tech, which has designed plans for St. Tammany Parish raffle houses for more than a decade.

Eskew+ Dumez+Ripple
365 Canal St., Suite 3150, (504) 561-8686; www.eskewdumezripple.com
Contemporary design solutions in New Orleans architecture is the focus of this firm, which also specializes in sustainability and urban planning.

Farr + Huson Architects
127 Camp St., Suite 400; (504) 525-1456
The firm of James M. Farr and Louis G. Huson has 40 years of experience in new construction, adaptive reuse, renovations and historic preservation and offers architectural design and construction documentation.

HMS Architects APC
1515 Poydras St., Suite 2680, (504) 636-3434; www.hmsarchitects.com
Specializing in commercial projects, particularly performing arts facilities, the architectural and interior design firm offers a full range of services, including feasibility studies, planning and design, space planning, permitting, construction documents, landscape design, project management and administration, sustainable strategies, historic renovations and adaptive reuses. HMS also provides 3-D modeling, visualization and rendering for hospitality, education, industrial, health care, governmental and other projects.

Interiors & Extras
324 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 813-9902; www.interiorsandextras.com
The full-service interior design team provides all aspects of interior design, from conception to completion. The business is well-equipped for instant makeovers with its inventory of furniture, art, lighting and accessories.

Jahncke + Burns Architects LLC
3516 Magazine St., (504) 899-6271; www.jahnckeburns.com
Residential and commercial architecture services are available.

Jo Ann Kostik Interior Designer LLC
(504) 832-0522Remodeling and new construction of kitchens and baths is the focus of the design studio, which also sells bedding, flooring, wall coverings, Hunter Douglas products and custom draperies.

John C. Williams Architects LLC
824 Baronne St., (504) 566-0888; www.williamsarchitects.com
Architecture, interior design, space planning, building evaluations, code analysis, sustainable design, historic preservation, tax credit applications and more are available from this LEED-certified firm.

Lee Ali Interiors
1025 Bienville St., (504) 525-2747; www.leealiinteriors.com
"Classical avant-garde" is how interior designer Lee Ali describes her aesthetic, and she focuses on creating interiors that are distinctive and timeless. Ali offers a full range of services, including space planning, color consultation, styling, accessorizing and selecting interior finishes. She says her experience allows her to develop a wide range of looks and work efficiently.

Lee Catchings Designs
5370 Laurel St., (504) 616-4922
Interior decorating services by Lee Catchings are available.

Montgomery Roth Architecture and Interior Design
400 Poydras St., Suite 1720, (504) 568-1240; www.montgomeryroth.com
This full-service firm does everything from commercial and residential architecture and interior design to purchasing and installation of everything needed in projects large and small.

Probst Decorating
3300 Magazine St., (504) 895-2094; www.probstdecorating.com
The interior design firm specializes in custom window treatments, custom furniture and slipcovers and more. The 63-year-old business also offers lighting, area rugs, headboards and home accessories.

Shades of Blue Inc.
3530 Magazine St., (504) 891-1575; www.shadesofblueinc.com
This interior design firm and home furnishings store offers custom window treatments, furniture and interior design services for renovations and new construction, including selecting paint colors, flooring, space planning and more.

Sherry Haydel Ltd.
(504) 866-0195; www.sherryhaydelltd.com
A decorative arts firm specializing in fine decorative finishes, design and color consultation, custom designed and painted items such as furniture, wallpaper, fabrics, etc., Sherry Haydel Ltd also offers a line of high-quality stencils drawn from her years of design experience.

Queen on the Scene
530 Huso St., (504) 312-3032
Through repurposing, Queen on the Scene helps clients save money and achieve the look they want in their homes by using as many furnishings and decorative items they already have as possible. If a client needs to purchase anything, Queen on the Scene will do the shopping and charge only the amount on the purchase receipt.

Urban Architecture
125 Stafford Place, (504) 521-6171; www.urbanarch.us
The full-service architecture and interior design firm provides design services for residential and commercial renovations and new construction projects. The firm employs passive sustainable practices when possible to keep construction costs low.

 

Art Galleries/Framing Services

Angela King Gallery
241 Royal St., (504) 524-8211; www.angelakinggallery.com
The gallery exhibits artworks by 25 contemporary artists including Raymond Douillet, Richard Currier, Andy Baird, Peter Max and Marlene Rose. There are sculptures in glass, bronze, wood and lucite, as well as paintings in acrylic, oil and mixed media.

Art'ique Shoppe
4818 Prytania St., (504) 891-1348
Besides art and a large selection of vintage New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival posters, this shop offers custom picture framing and custom-framed mirrors. Picture frames are custom cut and built with museum-quality mouldings in a range of styles for photographs and works of art.

Carol Robinson Gallery
840 Napoleon Ave., (504) 895-6130; www.carolrobinsongallery.com
Showcasing contemporary and regional artists, this gallery offers a diverse array of art including paintings, sculpture, ceramics and art furniture.

Deity Arts of the Extreme Orient
830 N. Rampart St., (504) 233-2254; www.mindfulartisan.com
There's a wide variety of Asian-themed merchandise from around the world, including Buddhas and sacred figures, wood and bone carvings, paintings, jewelry, shadow puppets, home decor, books and antiques. Many items are handmade and one-of-a-kind. Industry discounts are available.

Galerie Severn
3501 Severn Ave., Suite 1B, Metairie, (504)888-5361; www.galeriesevern.com
Original art from local, national and international artists is offered, as well as a wide selection of frame designs and the only picture framer in the area who is Mater-certified by the Professional Picture Framers Association.

Heritage Scenes
1329 Apple St., Metairie, (504) 885-1329
This gallery offers prints from original pieces of art, giclees and paintings of New Orleans institutions within a fleur-de-lis.

Hirsch-Lassen Gallery
324 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 835-6249; www.hirsch-lassengallery.com
A well-curated selection of art is available at this gallery, which also offers art consultation, specification and framing. Interior design services also are available.

LeMieux Galleries
332 Julia St., (504)522-5988; www.lemieuxgalleries.com
The gallery offers fine art from a variety of artists, as well as museum-quality custom framing and art consultations.

Lizano's Glass Haus Inc.
3400 Cleary Ave., Suite B, Metairie, (504) 454-1144; www.lizanosglasshaus.com
The studio offers stained glass, leaded glass, art glass, home decor, wall art and functional art. The gallery offers handmade designs in glass inspired by New Orleans, plus custom designs.

Michalopoulos
617 Bienville St., (504) 558-0505; www.michalopoulos.com
Artworks displayed at this art gallery are created by artist James Michalopoulos. The gallery sells paintings, sculptures, giclees, limited-edition prints, posters, books and jewelry.

Objets Trouves
3956 Magazine St., (504) 897-5066; www.otneworleans.com
This gallery uses unique items to frame art and design services to personalize your home. It offers museum-quality framing services and antique prints, as well as gifts.

Rodrigue Studios
730 Royal St., (504) 581-4244; www.georgerodrigue.com
The world-famous Blue Dog resides here among a variety of canvases painted by George Rodrigue.

Teri Galleries
3311 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 887-8588; www.terigalleries.com
A fine art gallery with hanging art, sculpture and glass from local and international artists, this business also provides custom framing and shadow boxing. The gallery offers customers a 48-hour trial period with their purchases.

Thomas Mann Gallery I/O
1810 Magazine St., (504) 581-2111; www.thomasmann.com
The gallery and retail store specializes in handmade, one-of-a-kind jewelry, home accessories, sculpture and unique gifts by nationally known artists.

 

Building Materials/ Supplies

Accessories in Brass
4537 Magazine St., (504) 899-6237; www.accessoriesinbrass.com
In business for 30 years, Accessories in Brass offers a wide range of hardware in a range of finishes and styles from traditional to modern. Shoppers will find door and cabinet hardware, hinges, faucets, mailboxes, bath accessories, house numbers, hooks and products by Baldwin.

Crescent Materials Service Inc.
4830 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, (504) 733-2411
A locally owned business since 1928, Crescent Materials distributes exterior building products, including vinyl and aluminum siding, soffit and accessories, aluminum and galvanized pre-formed gutters, asphalt/fiberglass shingles, metal and slate roofing, and aluminum and vinyl windows. (Window installation is available.) Delivery is free in the metropolitan New Orleans area.

Dash Lumber & Supply
9100 Chef Menteur Hwy., (504) 241-3555; www.dashlumber.com
Lumber and building materials are available at this 67-year-old, locally owned business, including moldings, siding, hardware, insulation, lumber and plywood.

Gabriel Building Supply
510 W. Pine St., Ponchatoula, (985) 386-3525; www.gabrielbuildingsupply.com
Family-owned and -operated since the early 1900s, Gabriel Building Supply delivers lumber and has a wide assortment of building supplies, including tools, siding and decorative hardware.

The Green Project
2831 Marais St., (504) 945-0240; www.thegreenproject.org
The nonprofit Green Project sells reclaimed and salvaged building materials at low prices to save usable items from being discarded in landfills. The shop usually has paint, doors, hardware, plumbing, lighting, lumber, windows, bathtubs, counters and more. The organization also hosts workshops and environmental education programs.

Liberty Lumber Yard
5383 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 899-6341
Focusing on lumber products unique to older homes, Liberty offers cypress, cedar, poplar, dry pressure-treated pine and cement-bonded wood fiber. Custom mouldings and sheetrock also are available.

New Orleans Habitat for Humanity ReStore
2900 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 943-2240; www.nola-restore.org
Operated by New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity, the shop offers new and like-new building materials and home furnishings at reduced prices. Materials for sale are donated by individuals, businesses and organizations, and proceeds are used to help low-income families gain access to affordable homes.

RoyOMartin
2189 Memorial Drive, Alexandria, La., (318) 448-0405; www.royomartin.com
Founded in 1923, this Louisiana-based manufacturer of forestry and wood products offers oriented strand board, as well as plywood, poles, piling, lumber, timbers and wood chips. The company also offers forest management and real estate services and hunting leases.

West End Roofing, Siding & Windows
1420 Sams Ave., Suite 2A, Harahan, (504) 733-9799; www.westendroofing.com
Windows, siding and supplies for residential and commercial roofing, building insulation and waterproofing are sold at wholesale prices. Delivery is available.

 

Cleaning Services/Remediation

Associated Building Services LLC
514 Franklin Ave., (504) 265-8484; www.absnola.com
This company provides floor care, construction clean-up, pressure washing and general contracting services to office buildings, stores, schools and casinos.

Reliable Disposal Co. Inc.
535 Iris Ave., Jefferson, (504) 835-1696
Offering maritime waste services since 1969, Reliable Disposal also provides portable toilets and holding-tank servicing and roll-off dumpster service.

Russell's Cleaning Services Inc.
3401 Tulane Ave., (504) 482-3153; 3704 Robertson St., Metairie, (504) 832-1546; www.russellscleaning.com
In addition to clothing, Russell's cleans area rugs, wall-to-wall carpeting, draperies, upholstery and hard-surface floors. It also sells new rug pads and repairs drapery and rugs. The family-owned business uses green-cleaning processes and has an area rug cleaning plant with specialized cleaning equipment and an automated drying room.

Sam Fazio's Steam Cleaning
236 Empress Court, Madisonville, (504) 283-3000; www.samfazios.com
Exterior pressure washing and cleaning of commercial kitchen equipment and exhaust systems are the specialties of this pressure-washing and steam-cleaning company.

State Wide Tile Restoration
2115 Robert St., (504) 897-3167
Ceramic wall and floor tile cleaning and restoration services include mold and mildew remediation, removing scale and soap build-up, cleaning shower stalls and restoring or changing floor grout color.

Tech 21 LLC
301 W. Airline Hwy., Laplace, (985) 653-8185
The mold-remediation process used by Tech 21 employs the same products used in hospitals and is safe on electronics, finished surfaces, clothes and duct work. The company deactivates mold, mold spores, hypa, mycelium, mycotoxins and other toxic compounds.

Young's Dry Cleaning
905 Harrison Ave., (504) 872-0931; 6227 S. Claiborne Ave., (504) 866-5371; www.youngsdrycleaning.com
Free pick-up and delivery service is guaranteed at Young's, which also provides Oriental rug and drapery cleaning, wedding gown preservation and alterations, and salvage/cleaning of textiles damaged by fire, smoke, water or mold.

 

Concrete/Masonry/Tile and Stone

Custom Concrete LLC
3728 Charles Drive, Chalmette, (504) 453-1221; www.customconcrete-la.com
Decorative concrete is available for pool decks, patios, driveways, garages and walks. The company can give existing, regular concrete a new finish as well.

Lafarge North America
Citywide; www.lafargenorthamerica.com
Affiliated with the largest diversified supplier of construction materials in the U.S. and Canada, Lafarge in Metairie specializes in self-consolidating concrete, colored concrete, stamp concrete and more.

Pieri Tile and Marble Company
3622 Toulouse St., (504) 488-1509; www.pieritile.com
In business for more than 40 years, Pieri is a stone fabricator and installer that offers marble, granite, limestone, travertine, flagstone, onyx and quartz as well as porcelain, ceramic and glass tiles for kitchens and baths.

Ted Johnson Tile & Stone
3508 Taft Park, Metairie, (504) 417-2697; www.tedjohnsontilenstone.com
Masonry and tile sales, installation and repairs are personally performed and guaranteed by the owner.

 

Contractors/ Builders/ Construction

B&J Construction
(888) 216-3069Free estimates are available for commercial and residential customers. Services include hot-mix aspalt, recycled asphalt, seal coating and repairs, concrete overlays, crushed concrete, limestone, driveways, grading and more.

Build Now
New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 373-6962; www.buildnownola.com
The local nonprofit helps people in New Orleans rebuild smarter and greener with a focus on supplying residents with newly built, energy-efficient homes. The nonprofit has constructed more than 70 elevated, energy-efficient homes in the area and provides extensive assistance in walking clients through the entire buying, financing and construction process.

Cool-Vue Aluminum Inc.
Citywide; www.coolvue.com
Cool-Vue, family owned since 1945, manufactures and installs a variety of hurricane-protection products, as well as patios, sunrooms, screen enclosures, aluminum and canvas awnings, roll-down, colonial and Bahama shutters, storm panels, hurricane windows and more.

Crescent City Builders LLC
(504) 708-4144
Custom-built homes, renovations and commercial construction are available as well as custom built items for home interiors.

Fastway Drywall and Renovations LLC
1324 Gardenia Drive, Metairie, (504) 833-4824
Residential and commercial construction and home improvements are performed from start to finish. The company specializes in historic renovation, but provides new construction services as well.

Green Coast Enterprises LLC
2725 S. Broad St., (504) 281-4372; www.greencoastenterprises.com
This real estate developer offers project management, energy-efficiency consulting, urban infill and hazard-resilient building and green housing.

Guidry Custom Homes Inc.
618 Central Ave., Jefferson, (504) 218-5455; www.guidrycustomhomes.com
This homebuilder offers custom home design and construction. It specializes in design and building processes that balance clients' needs with their budgets and guide them through the homebuilding process.

John C. Bose Consulting Engineer LLC
2113 Octavia St., (504) 866-9941; www.johnbose.com
Restoration and renovation of historic homes are specialties at this firm, which provides engineering design and structural plans for new construction and renovations for residential and commercial clients.

Kerby & Company LLC
2020 Baronne St., (504) 523-6447; www.kerbyco.com
This general contractor performs renovations, remodeling and carpentry, with a specialty in historic buildings.

LA Design and Build
514 Franklin Ave., (504) 218-4918
New construction, remodeling, restoration and gutting are services of this Bywater company.

State-of-the-art equipment melds with traditional designs under the guidance of designers at Nordic Kitchen & Bath.
3806 Orleans Ave., (504) 482-1694
In business for a century, New Orleans Roofing and Metal can replicate the styles and techniques used in years past. It specializes in metal manufacturing using copper, stainless and galvanized steels to make products such as stove vents, chimney caps, back splashes and bar tops.

Omni Builders Inc.
602 N. Cortez St., (504) 236-0076; www.omnibuilders.com
Full design services are available from this custom home builder.

PAR Contractors Inc.
530 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy., (504) 304-2342; www.parcontractors.net
A general contractor, PAR can handle renovations or new construction from beginning to end.

Phipps Enterprises
3217 Florida Ave., Suite C, Kenner, (504) 273-0272; www.phippsenterprisesllc.com
The contractor provides renovations, additions and new construction for residential and commercial clients.

Reliable Home Services LLC
9021 Camille Court, River Ridge, (504) 737-7220; www.reliablehomeservices.net
The owner supervises and inspects all jobs performed by his home improvement business, including roofing, siding, decks, fences, remodeling and home repairs.

Renovate Inc.
824 24th St., Kenner, (504) 464-4700; www.renovateinc.com
A residential and commercial contractor specializing in new construction, remodeling, accessibility modifications and repurposing, this firm assists homeowners with all aspects of construction including planning, cost estimation and regulatory compliance.

click to enlarge Mist Works in Mandeville offers the equipment, installation and maintenance needed for an outdoor cool mist system.
  • Mist Works in Mandeville offers the equipment, installation and maintenance needed for an outdoor cool mist system.

Terry Tedesco Homebuilders
7913 Maple St., (504) 324-8841; www.terrytedesco.com
General contractor and construction services include new construction and renovations with an emphasis on New Orleans styles.

 

Doors
(also see Windows/ Window Coverings)

Crescent Door & Hardware Inc.
800 Hickory Ave., Suite B, Harahan, (504) 486-9724
Custom consultations are available, and there's a large showroom featuring door hardwear and upscale residential hardware from Baldwin, Emtek, Rocky Mountain, Bouvet, Colonial Bronze, Fusion Hardware, Bravura Brass, Ives, Grant, National Guard, Omnia Industries and Von Morris.

Electricians/ Solar Power

Comfort Engineered Systems Inc.
1050 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy., (504) 602-6648; www.com4tengineeredsolar.com
A mechanical, electrical, solar and residential contractor, Comfort Engineered Systems specializes in reducing a home's energy consumption. It offers home-performance evaluations, energy-efficient heating, ventillation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, geothermal and solar systems, battery backups, generators and foaming systems. The company is an Energy Smart and NOLA Wise contractor.

Sader Power Enterprises LLC
234 Harbor Circle, (504) 304-7015; www.saderpower.com
Sader Power will install a 4.32-kilowatt solar array on a home for $45-a-month payments instead of requiring homeowners to pay the cost of the system up front.

South Coast Solar
2605 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie, (504) 529-7869; www.southcoastsolar.com
The solar energy systems contractor has installed more than 500 solar systems in Louisiana and in places as far away as West Africa. The firm sells and installs solar electric energy systems for residential and commerical buildings.

Uptown Solar
4305 Washington Ave., Suite 208, (504) 539-4370 or (866) 391-5455; www.uptownsolar.com
This solar energy firm offers grid-connected residential energy solutions with guaranteed installation within two weeks of ordering. Financing is available, with no payments due for six months.

 

Fabrics/ Upholstery

Foucheaux's Upholstering Co. Inc.
822 Piety St., (504) 944-5121
Antique reupholstering is the specialty, but the business performs all kinds of reupholstering and offers fabrics, foam cushions, pillows, seat pads and minor furniture repairs.

Promenade Fine Fabrics
1520 St. Charles Ave., (504) 522-1488
High-end European fabrics made from natural fibers, as well as French and Swiss ribbon and lace, European buttons in stone, horn, glass and mother of pearl as well as other sewing notions are stocked in this shop. Wool, linen, seersucker, cotton, silk and other fabrics are available from designers including Chanel, Carolina Herrera, Armani, Valentino, Alexander Wang, Oscar de la Renta and others.

Fences

Arrow Fence
2445 Aberdeen St., Kenner, (504) 467-6467; www.nuarrow.com
Arrow installs many different types of fences, including wood, vinyl, chain link, ornamental steel and aluminum, as well as offering sales, installation and maintenance of automatic gates. Arrow manufactures its own vinyl products as well as a signature series of vinyl fencing.

Flooring/ Carpets/ Rugs

A-Mar Interiors Inc. Abbey Floors
1515 Westbank Expwy., Westwego, (504) 340-5000; www.westwego.abbeycarpet.com
There's a complete line of residential and commercial flooring products, including wood floors, ceramic and vinyl tile, laminates, carpeting and area rugs. The business also sands and refinishes wood floors and offers sales and installation of interior design products such as blinds, wallpaper, drapery and tile countertops and back splashes

Acadian Flooring
Citywide; www.acadianfactorydirectflooring.com
Flooring sales and installation are the specialties, with a large selection of ceramic and porcelain tiles, as well as carpets and wood, laminates and vinyl flooring. The design center offers installation of custom showers and back splashes and gives customers a lifetime installation warranty. In-house designers are available to help plan a kitchen or bath. In-home estimates are free.

Athens Flooring & Remodeling
5616 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan, (504) 733-0124; www.athensflooringandremodeling.biz
Flooring, countertops, wall tiles, cabinet hardware, mosaics and solar panels are among items for sale. The shop also offers decorating ideas and will help find hard-to-find items. Volume discounts and contractor discounts are available.

B&B Flooring Warehouse
300 Jefferson Hwy., Suite 304, Jefferson, (504) 838-0009; www.neworleansdiscountflooring.com
The locally owned discount flooring store offers a wide selection of flooring types, closeout flooring products and carpet remnants, as well as professional installation. Manufacturers include Shaw, Mohawk, Beaulieu, Bruce, Daltile and Happy Floors.

Bokaei Rug Gallery
2727 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, (504) 846-8098; www.bokaeirugs.com
This carpet gallery offers more than 1,500 carpets in a range of styles and prices. Area rugs also are available. Bokaei also offers rug repairs and cleaning services.

Classic Flooring, Paint and Decorating Inc.
2017 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 466-0431; www.floorsblindsandpaint.com
For more than 30 years, Classic has provided flooring, window coverings and paint. It also installs all types of flooring, blinds and window coverings, and offers paint by Devoe, Mythic and Ralph Lauren.

Emser Tile
5445 Powell St., (504) 818-2050; www.emser.com
Emser tile is one of the largest privately held producers of flooring materials in the country. It offers tile, natural stone, glass and metal flooring products, as well as special programs for dealers, builders, contractors, architects and designers.

Floor & Decor Design Gallery
2801 Magazine St., (504) 891-3005; www.flooranddecoroutlets.com
Hard-surface flooring available here includes a wide range of materials in stock, including marble, travertine, slate, granite, ceramic, porcelain, glass, hardwood, bamboo and laminate. Complimentary design services are available. The shop also specializes in decorative tiles from Ken Mason, Alys Edwards, Bon Ton Tile Artistry, Ceramic Tile Trends and others. There also is a large selection of reclaimed hardwood.

Grout Works LLC
2619 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 309-2509; www.grout-works.com
Specializing in grout color sealing, this company will restore grout to its original color or change its color permanently.

Marrero Floor Covering
521 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, (504) 347-7225
Marrero Floor Covering has employed the same floor installation specialist for the past 40 years and offers free estimates and measurements. It installs carpet, sheet vinyl, vinyl-reinforced tile, laminate, wood, ceramic and porcelain tile floors.

Maximilian's International Showrooms
8600 Oak St., (504) 899-1115
Oriental rugs in more than 3,000 designs are available here, ranging from machine-woven to investment-quality.

Modern Flooring & Interiors
3619 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-1364; www.modernflooring.net
A wide range of flooring is available, as well as professional installation. The shop also sells furniture and drapery, and offers design services.

Nola Rugs
3944 Magazine St., (504) 891-3304; www.nolarugs.com
Nola Rugs, which has been in business for 10 years, stocks more than 2,500 new and used rugs in style ranging from traditional to contemporary in all price ranges.

Peel & Company
901 Labarre Road, Suite 102, Metairie, (504) 831-4648; www.peelrugs.com
Peel & Company manufactures and imports hand-woven rugs and pillows in a range of color palettes. Rugs are made of 100 percent wool.

Specialty Carpet Workroom LLC
560 Brooklyn Ave., Jefferson, (504) 831-3313 The company sells and installs flooring, including synthetic and natural-fiber carpets and custom area rugs made with wool, sisal and seagrass. The workshop fabricates area rugs, including binding, serging and specialty edge finishes, as well as installation of pads and rugs.

We'll Floor You
(504) 481-1643
Flooring and decking installations as well as repairs are offered. It also remodels kitchens and bathrooms.

 

Foundation Repairs/Shoring

Abry Brothers Inc.
3319 Orleans Ave., (504) 488-2671; www.abrybrothers.com
In business for 173 years, Abry Brothers provides foundation repairs, elevations, leveling and shoring for residential and commercial buildings.

 

Furniture/ Home Decor
(Also see Interior Design category)

Abode
2114 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 266-2135; www.shopatabode.com
This interior decor shop offers uncommon furnishings, custom upholstery, lighting, art and accessories ranging from the hottest trends to modern and classic styles.

Bluebag LLC
651 Richard St., Suite 1A, (888) 622-8202; www.lovebluebag.com
Interior design and planning, home furnishing sales, assembly and installation are available at this 4,000-square-foot showroom, which features IKEA products including kitchens, bathrooms, closets, office accessories, organization solutions and furniture for the living room, dining room and bedroom.

Blueswood Inc.
4904R Magazine St., (662) 609-5473; www.blueswood.com
Blueswood offers custom hand-crafted furniture and custom designs for kitchens, frames and architectural items. Blueswood is constructed from antique cypress reclaimed from classic barns and agricultural structures in the Mississippi Delta.

click to enlarge Exterior Designs can add splashes of color to your poolside area.
  • Exterior Designs can add splashes of color to your poolside area.

Boesch & Company
1403 S. Broad St., Suite 42, (504) 373-6857; www.boeschcompany.com
Hand-crafted furniture of all types is built at this company, which has been using antique wood
and salvaged architectural items to fashion its creations for 20 years. Custom kitchen and bath cabinets, media units and and all types of furniture are available.

Broad Warehouse Furniture
119 N. Galvez St., (504) 484- 0903; www.broadwarehousefurniture.com
Financing, delivery and set-up are available from this low-cost furniture store. Bedroom sets, mattresses, dinette sets, bar sets and children's furniture are among the store's offerings.

C/F Liquidators
3534 Toulouse St., (504) 482-6851
New bedding and pre-owned furniture are the staples, including all types of household and office furniture, items for restaurants, rental units and more. The business purchases household items from estates and sells furnishings from local hotels when they remodel their rooms.

Cameron Jones
1305 Decatur St., (504) 524-3119 Furniture from all over the world is displayed in this French Quarter home decor gallery. Products include contemporary accent furniture, a large variety of bar stools, lighting, local art, one-of-a-kind pottery by Kate Tonguis, mobiles by George Ufford, as well as custom furniture, lighting and rugs.

Christian Street Furniture
3029 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 841-3332; www.christianstreetfurniture.com
The furniture company specializes in custom hardwood furniture and upholstery. Professional design services are available.

Compass Furniture for Kids
1813 Veterans Mem-orial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 828-5437; www.compass- furniture.com
The store focuses on children's rooms with a large selection of kids' beds, dressers, nightstands, chests and accessories such as lamps and bookends from quality manufacturers.

Crescent City Auction Gallery
1330 St. Charles Ave., (504) 529-6057; www.crescentcityauctiongallery.com
This full-service estate and antique auction gallery concentrates on local estates, fine art, bric-a-brac, pottery, silver, jewelry, art glass, furniture, lighting, Oriental carpets and more. Operators have more than 40 years of experience in the auction business.

Discoveries Furniture & Finds
318 N. Rampart St., (504) 569-0310; www.discoveriesla.com
Discoveries imports solid-wood furniture and accessories from India, Indonesia, China and Morocco, including antiques and one-of-a-kind items, as well as a large selection of reclaimed wood furniture from Louisiana. Discoveries also carries its own designs.

Eclectic Home
8211 Oak St., (504) 866-6654; www.electichome.net
The home furnishings boutique has furnishings from a variety of sources and in a range of styles. Products and services include furniture, lighting, case goods, upholstery, rugs and an array of decorative accessories.

Estate Treasures
2014 Magazine St., (504) 679-6600
Furniture, home decor, art, vintage items, antiques, pianos and more are available at this consignment shop.

Estella's Home
601 Frisco Ave., Metairie, (504) 833-8884
Furniture, lamps, home decorating accessories, art, picture frames, candles and a host of gifts are available.

Fitness Expo
4124 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 887-0880; www.fitnessexpostores.com
Exercise equipment for the home is sold here, and the staff adjusts the equipment so it fits each customer. The showroom offers brands including Precor, LifeCore, PaceMaster, ElliptiGo and many others. The store also sells to commercial facilities.

Goodwill Retail Stores & Donation Centers
Citywide; www.goodwillno.org
Furniture, housewares, electronics, clothing and other items are available from this thrift store and donation center dedicated to helping people with disabilities and other disadvantages.

Gordon's of Metairie
725 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 837-9416; www.gordonshomedecor.com
There's a large selection of furniture and decorative accessories here, as well as custom framing, florals, and seasonal decor.

Hall Piano Company
901 David Drive, Metairie, (504) 733-8863; www.hallpiano.com
Hall is south Louisiana's exclusive dealer of Steinway & Sons pianos. The shop also offers acoustic, grand, upright and digital pianos and pro keyboards. Brands include Wm. Knabe & Co., Seiler, Kurzweil, Roland and Casio. The shop also sells reconditioned used pianos as well as full piano rebuilding, tuning and restoration, moving and delivery.

Halpern's
1600 Prytania St., (504) 566-1707; www.halpernsfurniture.com
Halpern's manufactures and sells a variey of types of furniture for the home, office and commercial spaces. All the furniture can be customized, and the store uses a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in New Orleans.

Heirloom Furnishings
1400 St. Charles Ave., (504) 671-8298; www.heirloomfurnishings.com
Unique items from a variety of eras are available at this upscale consignment shop. The shop offers furniture, art, rugs, lighting, china, crystal and decorative accessories.

Hurwitz Mintz Furniture Company LLC
1751 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 378-1000; www.hurwitzmintz.com
The 125,000-square-feet of showroom space holds $10 million worth of inventory, including modern to traditional designs in furniture and accessories displayed in room settings.

La-Z Boy Furniture Galleries
31 Park Place, Covington, (985) 875-9808; 3232 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 837-7500; www.la-z-boy.com/new-orleans
In addition to the recliners for which La-Z Boy is known, the furnishings store sells sofas, sectionals, loveseats, sleepers, non-reclining chairs, tables and ottomans, including many products by Hammary and Kincaid.

Linfield Design
7911 Maple St., (504) 866-6557; www.linfielddesignnola.com
This home decor furnishings and gift shop offers personal consultations, furniture, decorative chalk paint by Annie Sloan, Dash & Albert Rugs, Pine Cone Hill linens, custom framing, local art, DIY workshops and more.

Lou Rippner's Compass Furniture
5025 Bloomfield St., Jefferson, (504) 733-4641; www.compassfurniture.com
There are 80,000-square-feet of furniture galleries featuring hundreds of items from manufacturers including Broyhill, Schnadig, Bassett, Ashley and Serta. The store offers a variety of styles in a range of prices.

Modern Market
3138C Magazine St., (504) 896-2206; www.modernmarketlifestyle.com
The furniture store specializes in modern and contemporary furnishings not available elsewhere in the area. It offers furniture and accessories for every room in a home. Architectural and interior design services are available.

Nadeau — Furniture With a Soul
2728 Magazine St., (504) 891-1356; www.furniturewithasoul.com
The store has an ever-changing inventory of furniture and accessories imported from India and Indonesia. There also are gift items such as candles.

New Orleans Auction Galleries
510 Julia St., (504) 566-1849; www.neworleansauction.com
The auction gallery offers fine art, antiques, silver, furniture, paintings, chandeliers and jewelry — and makes auctions accessible to the public. The auction house works with consignors and collectors from all over the U.S.

Pelican Thrift and Furniture
341 N. Hennessy St., (504) 483-9996
New and used furniture, antiques, vintage pieces, decorative accessories, TVs, appliances, artwork, vintage glass and fashion items can be found at this resale shop and thrift store.

Renaissance Interiors
2727 Edenborn Ave., Metairie, (504) 454-3320; www.yourrenaissance.com
Antiques, quality consigments of home furnishings, art, decorative accessories and closeouts are available. There also are collectibles, jewelry, collectible silver and china, and one-of-a-kind items. Prices are discounted the longer an item remains in the showroom.

Spruce
2043 Magazine St., (504) 265-0946; www.sprucenola.com
The eco-frienly interior design studio and retail store offers fireplaces, furnishings, tabletop decor, bedding, wallpaper, art, lighting and outdoor decorations. Design services include color consultation, custom design and a fixed-fee design service.

Tara Shaw
1240 Camp St., (504) 525-1131; www.tarashaw.com
One-of-a-kind antiques are available as well as hand-carved and hand-painted reproduction furniture, art and home accessories.

UP/Unique Products
2038 Magazine St., (504) 522-2883; www.shopgreennew-orleans.com
Eco-aware lighting, home decor, design and installation services are available, including custom lighting. All items sold here are made by local artists using environmentally friendly elements.

Yia Yia's Attic
230 Polk St., Suite B, (504) 338-9967
You can browse through a selection of kitsch knickknacks, gifts and decorative home accessories while chatting with customers getting their hair styled at this quirky shop in Lakeview.

 

Furniture Restoration & Repairs

Driscoll Antiques, Restoration and Design
8500 Oak St., (504) 866-7795; www.driscollantiques.com
The business uses 18th- and 19th-century techniques and materials to repair and restore antique and heirloom furniture, which it sells in its showroom. The business also offers design consultations, upholstery services, window treatments, space planning and color consultations.

Tuscany Design Center
1510 Woodland Hwy., Belle Chasse, (504) 433-0797
Repairing and creating custom plaster moldings and medallions and designing cornices for window treatments are the specialties here. The company also provides Italian fabrics, custom drapery and furniture restoration.

Unique Furniture Inc.
2300 Fourth St., Harvey, (504) 367-2268
The third-generation family-owned company strips, repairs and refinishes furniture, performs cane and rush work and upholstery and has a wide range of fabrics from which to choose.

 

Grills/ Outdoor Kitchens
(Also see Landscaping)

ADGAS LLC
2626 Music St., (504) 943-0853; www.adgasneworleans.com
Specializing in gas grills and gas lights, ADGAS sells, installs and services gas barbecue grills and outdoor cooking equipment.

 

Hardware

Brass Menagerie
2616 Magazine St., (504) 524-0921
In business for 50 years, this firm offers hardware for residential and commercial interiors and exteriors, including new versions and antiques.

United Hardware
735 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 949-4121
Do-it-yourselfers (and contractors) will find hardware for shutters and a range of rebuilding projects, as well as plumbing supplies, locks, glass, tools, nails and screws, plant seeds and gardening supplies.

 

Homeowner Services

Green Light New Orleans
8203 Jeannette St., residential: (504) 324-2429; commercial: (504) 342-4966; www.greenlightneworleans.org
The largely volunteer-supported Green Light New Orleans installs energy-efficient light bulbs for greater New Orleans area residents and East Bank businesses free of charge. The nonprofit bears the distinction of being the largest CFL (compact fluorescent lamp/light) direct installation program in the United States.

Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans
2424 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, (504) 837-2700; www.home-builders.org
The local trade association is dedicated to promoting affordable, quality housing. The association endeavors to educate the public about the goals of the homebuilding industry and the association, and promotes ethical and professional standards within the industry. More than 900 members representing a variety of facets of the industry belong to the association.

click to enlarge Add drama to your space with bold furniture designs and accessories from Christian Street Furniture.
  • Add drama to your space with bold furniture designs and accessories from Christian Street Furniture.

Husbands for Hire Construction
168 Winnona Drive, Avondale, (504) 401-0343; www.husbandsforhireconstruction.com
Renovations, additions and emergency repairs are a few of the services this handyman-for-hire business provides.

Junior League of New Orleans
4319 Carondelet St., (504) 891-5845; www.jlno.org
The nonprofit service organization, which supports education, health and youth development programs for at-risk children, holds its eighth annual kitchen tour of a dozen homes in the Garden District and Uptown from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 20. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 the day of the event. Call for more information.

Miss Jeeves
4820 Zenith St., Metairie, (504) 975-2079
Handling what its customers don't have time to accomplish, Miss Jeeves provides domestic assistance including running errands, pet sitting, organizing, chores, gardening, picking up the kids and more.

Preservation Resource Center
923 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 581-7032; www.prcno.org
The nonprofit organization was founded in 1974 to promote the preservation, restoration and revitalization of New Orleans' historic architecture and neighborhoods. The group provides resources, education and advice for people seeking to buy and renovate historic properties. It has a deconstruction and salvage program and operates a retail store that sells reclaimed historic building materials. The PRC also hosts workshops, homebuyer training sessions and tours that allow prospective renovators to see projects in progress.

Rebuilding Together New Orleans
923 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 581-7032; www.rtno.org
The nonprofit program of the Preservation Resource Center, Rebuilding Together New Orleans was established in 1988 to rebuild and renovate homes for low-income homeowners. After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the organization focused on renovating and rebuilding storm-damaged homes for residents displaced by the storms. Services include painting, repairs, electrical and plumbing projects, flooring, installation of windows and doors, hanging sheetrock, making buildings accessible to the handicapped and more. It also deconstructs and salvages architecturally significant building materials from blighted homes.

Two Men and a Truck New Orleans
5029 Bloomfield St., Jefferson, (504) 230-0553; www.twomenmetairie.com
The moving company offers a full range of services for homes and businesses and offer moving boxes, tape and other essentials. The company has been in business for almost three decades and has become one of the largest moving services in the country.

 

Information Technology/Electronics

Bellwether Technology Corporation
525 St. Charles Ave., Suite 400, (504) 588-2000; www.belltec.com
Bellwether offers information technology consulting and management services, including network monitoring and support, cloud computing, hosting, hosted exchange email, disaster recovery and business continuity plans, on-site support, a help desk, application development and more. It also has a state-of-the-art network operations center with a large technical staff in New Orleans.

 

Insulation/ Weatherization

NOLA Insulation
3505 N. Woodlawn Ave., (504) 915-0404; www.nolainsulation.com
Clients are afforded several insulation choices including spray foam, cellulose, blown-in attic and fiberglass batts. Members of the NOLA Insulation crew have more than 30 years of experience in the construction business, with over 15 of those years spent installing insulation.

RetroFitz Insulation & Home Weatherization
(504) 444-6994; www.retro-fitz.com
Energy efficiency is key at RetroFitz, which offers spray foam and cellulose insulation, weatherization, solar panels, geothermal and solar water heating systems.

 

Kitchens/ Bathrooms

BC Kitchen and Bath
3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 3949, Metairie, (504) 338-6227; www.bckitchenbath.com
Cabinets, granite, stone cleaners and sealers are in stock and ready to deliver in a week.

click to enlarge A school of Wall Play koi fish at Spruce makes affordable wall decor. A set of 10 fish is $120.
  • A school of Wall Play koi fish at Spruce makes affordable wall decor. A set of 10 fish is $120.

Barto Appliances
1400 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 831-2734; www.bartoappliances.com
There's a large showroom in Barto's 25,000-square-foot warehouse, which houses a host of kitchen appliances and air conditioners. Brands include Electrolux, Frigidaire, Whirlpool, Amana, Danby and Friedrich.

Cabinets By Design
5201 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 899-2300; www.cabinetsbydesign.com
The cabinet showroom and appliance dealer offers design services from beginning to end for the home and office using WoodMode, Brookhaven, Executive and MidContinent Cabinetry. There also is a wide variety of appliances, plumbing fixtures, decorative tiles and hardware.

Cameron Kitchen & Bath Design Inc.
8019 Palm St., (504) 486-3759; www.cameronkitchens.com
Custom cabinetry is available in a variety of woods, including cypress and sinker cypress, and there are many finishes and paints from which to choose. Appliances include Fisher Paykel, Sub-Zero, Wolf, KitchenAid, Dacor and others. Cameron also carries a selection of plumbing fixtures, hardware, tile and counter services and custom soapstone.

Classic Cupboards
5809 River Oaks Road S., Harahan, (504) 734-9088; www.classiccupboards.com
Kitchen designers are available to help with custom cabinetry, appliances, countertops, tile and hardware. Product lines include Brookhaven, Downsview, Mouser and Wood-Mode cabinetry and Sub Zero, Wolf, Dacor, Miele, Hoshizaki and Sharp, Vent-a-Hood, Asko, Liebherr and Jenn-Air appliances.

Classic Kitchens Etc. Ltd.
4306 Waverly St., Metairie, (504) 456-1000; www.classickitchensetc.com
Kitchen and bath design and installation are among the services offered. The business produces all-wood cabinets for the kitchen and bathroom and sells countertops and appliances.

Greg Arceneaux Cabinetmakers Inc.
17319 Norwell Drive, Covington, (985) 893-8782; www.gregarceneaux.com
Solid wood furniture hand-crafted in early Creole and Acadian styles is the hallmark at this shop, which offers its standard line of furniture and makes custom pieces. The craftspeople here use 18th-century joinery techniques and indigenous materials including cypress, mahogany, pecan, walnut and cherry woods. The shop also offers weekend workshops to anyone interested in the craft.

Loubat Foodservice Equipment
4141 Bienville St., (504) 482-2554; www.loubat.com
The showroom at this restaurant equipment and supply company is open to the public and offers restaurant-quality kitchen supplies at wholesale prices. It offers pots and pans, cutlery, china, flatware, glassware, bar supplies, cutting boards, utensils and baking equipment.

Nordic Kitchens and Baths Inc.
1818 Veterans Memorial Blvd., (504) 888-2300; www.nordickitchens.com
Luxury cabinets and high-end appliances are available at this retail kitchen and bath designer and dealer. Products by names such as Viking, Sub-Zero and Gaggenau are featured.

Singer Kitchens
231 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-0067; 1581 N. Hwy. 90, Covington, (985) 893-8979; 1818 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 297-1644; 4704 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-9880; www.singerkitchens.com
Since 1928, family-run Singer Kitchens has helped customers lay out and renovate kitchens, bathrooms and closets. Consultation and design services are always free, and the company specializes in renovating rooms for clients with limited mobility.

Southern Refinishing
708 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, (504) 348-1770; www.southernrefinishing.com
Bathroom and kitchen refinishing services include reglazing of tubs, sinks, floors and walls. Faux granite products, chip repair on all surfaces, tub and shower conversions and crack repairs on fiberglass also are available.

V.I.P. Kitchens
141 W. Harrison Ave., Suite C, (504) 324-7930; www.myvipkitchens.com
Custom cabinetry in styles ranging from traditional to contemporary are available, as well as butcher block, quartz, granite and stainless steel countertops. Gourmet kitchen designs for home cooks are a specialty.

 

Landscaping/ Gardening/ Florals

All Terrain Landscape and Irrigation
4720 Henican Place, Metairie, (504) 885-3091
All Terrain architects and contractors design, construct and maintain landscaping and irrigation. It also installs subsurface drainage, landscape lighting, grass sod and seasonal bed displays.

Aquascapes By Grandscapes
2000 Athania Pkwy., Metairie, (504) 455-7569; www.aquascapesbygrandscapes.com
The business specializes in landscaping design and maintenance and water feature construction and installation, including fountains. It also installs outdoor lighting systems.

Artscape Land Design
2401 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 838-7776; www.artscapelanddesign.com
The landscape architects specialize in new outdoor rooms, courtyards, kitchens and fireplaces and design and install landscaping, patios and pools.

Big Easy Palms & Landscaping
12310 I-10 Service Road, (504) 241-8786
The company stocks more than 25 types of palm trees and offers a full range of landscaping services, including weeding, fertilizing, landscape design and installation, irrigation, tree removal, retaining wall construction, sod installation, mowing, trimming and more.

Delta Sod
662 Central Ave., Jefferson, (504) 733-0471
Grade A sods are available for St. Augustine, centipede, Bermuda and Zoysia grasses. The business also offers cypress, pine straw and pine hardwood mulches, garden soil and sand. There's a short delivery turnaround on orders.

Dunn & Sonnier Flowers
2138 Magazine St., (504) 524-3235; www.dunnandsonnierflowers.com
This florist specializes in personal service and creative floral designs for special events including weddings, parties, dinners and more. The shop uses high-quality fresh flowers.

Exterior Designs Inc
.2903 Octavia St., (504) 866-0276; www.exteriordesignsbev.com
After a consultation with the design team, clients can expect personalized assistance with all aspects of exterior design, including space planning, party planning, courtyard landscaping, off-street parking, garden maintenance, pools and driveways.

The Garden Gates
2918 Metairie Road, (504) 833-6699;
Including wares from Bella Notte Linens, Fermob and locally owned tascPerformance, this lifestyle store offers home and garden decor, outdoor furnishing and gifts. Two full-time landscape architects are always on site to help customers plan outdoor spaces.

Green Way Lawn Maintenance
12250 River Road, St. Rose, (504) 469-4424 or (985) 764-8280 Lawn maintenance for residential, light industrial and commercial property from this family-owned business includes mowing, edging, trimming, sprinkler systems, lighting, tree and debris removal, Bobcat and Bush Hog services.

Iris Floral Design Studio
5331B Canal Blvd., (504) 304-4966; www.irisnola.com
The brainchild of Nicole Chauvin and Emma and Renee Freeman, Iris provides floral arrangements for homes, weddings and other events.

Jefferson Feed, Pet & Garden Center
4421 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, (504) 733-8572; www.jefffeed.com
Open since 1950, Jefferson Feed stocks its 24,000-square-feet store with lawn and garden supplies, fresh green grass sod, plants, soils and mulches, fountains and ponds, natural pet foods, flea and tick control and more. The business will deliver sod and garden products.

Landscape Images Ltd.
655 Central Ave., Jefferson, (504) 734-8380; www.landscapeimagesltd.com
The design, build and full-service landscape company offers a wide range of services, including irrigation installation, farm-grown trees and shrubs, bedding plants, landscape lighting, drainage and ecological paving alternatives.

Mullin Landscape Associates LLC
558 Hickory Ave., Harahan (504) 275-6617; www.mullinlandscape.com
The full-service landscape design and build firm offers a wide range of services, including landscape architecture, site planning, irrigation design, landscaping installation and maintenance, building wooden structures and hardscapes, water features, lighting and drainage. Mullin promotes sustainable landscape practices and uses local and regional resources when possible.

Palm Garden Depot
351 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 305-6170; www.palmgardendepot.com
Exotic palm trees and tropicals are the specialties at this nursery and landscaping company. It also provides irrigation and lighting systems, hardscapes and landscaping maintenance for commercial and residential properties. Estimates are free.

Perino's Garden Center
3100 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 834-7888; www.perinos.com
Plants at this full-service garden center are grown in Perino's greenhouses. The shop also offers a full range of gardening supplies and accessories, patio and outdoor furniture and uncommon home decor.

Peter Raarup Landscape Design
4522 Coliseum St., (504) 899-0124; www.landscape-excellence.com
Custom landscape architecture, plant installation and maintenance are available as well as building services.

The Plant Gallery
9401 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 488-8887; www.theplantgallery.com
The full-service garden center includes a greenhouse, a wide range of flowers and other plants, a florist, landscape design and installation services, maintenance, plant rentals and plants for special events. The showroom also offers decorative accessories for the garden and home as well as gifts.

click to enlarge State-of-the-art equipment melds with traditional designs under the guidance of designers at Nordic Kitchen & Bath.
  • State-of-the-art equipment melds with traditional designs under the guidance of designers at Nordic Kitchen & Bath.

Sunken Gardens
5590 Canal Blvd., (504) 265-0725; www.sunkengardensnola.com
This nursery, florist and gift shop offers, fresh flowers, tropical plants, bedding plants and shrubs, as well as gifts made by local artists. The shop also delivers.

Tree Man Inc.
201 Delacroix Road, (504) 394-4207; www.nolatreeman.com
A licensed arborist presides over this company which has specialized in complete tree care for more than 40 years. Fertilizing, landscaping, pruning, disease diagnosis, termite treatment, lightning protection, tree removal and stump grinding are offered.

Urban Organics
2217 Canal St., (504) 352-4709; www.urbanorganics.biz
Organic garden supplies and hydroponic products are available, including organic fertilizers, pest control and hydroponic gardens.

The White Camellia
3937 Magazine St., (504) 875-4170; www.whitecamelliagardenandgifts.com
Garden accessories and gifts are available, ranging from gardening gloves to garden planters. Gifts include French gourmet mustards, confits, artificial flowers, topiaries and custom floral arrangments in a customers' own container.

 

Lighting

Armstrong's Supply
3600 Orleans Ave., (504) 486-0094; www.armstrongssupply.com
Lighting, electrical supplies and home decor including furniture, mirrors, lamps and gifts are available at this 25-year-old company with a lighting showroom in Mid-City.

Bevolo Gas and Electric Lights
521 Conti St., (504) 522-9485; 318 Royal St., (504) 522-9485; 68467 Hwy. 59, Suite 7, Mandeville, (985) 249-6040; www.bevolo.com
Handcrafted copper lanterns have been manufactured by this New Orleans company since 1945. Bevolo offers gas and electric lanterns, chandeliers, sconces, lamps, mirrors, mailboxes, garden and courtyard items and decorative accessories. Lights feature energy-efficient burners and are hand-riveted using aviation technology for strength designed to last a lifetime.

BrottWorks
5110 Freret St., (504) 239-3030; www.brottworks.com
Glass artist Andrew Brott creates illuminated glass chandeliers and sculptures that are sold all over the country. He accepts commissions for private residences, businesses and public spaces. The company is UL listed, and all its illuminated glass products meet codes for new constructions. BrottWorks' work space has a full metal studio and produces kiln-fired and blown glass.

Decorator Shoppe Lighting Center Inc.
5029 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-2801; www.thedecoratorshoppe.com
The staff can guide customers to the right lighting solutions for their home or office. There are all kinds of lighting fixtures, ceiling fans, lamps and decorative mirrors.

Jack's Metal Arts
7901 Earhart Blvd., Suite A, (504) 482-1825; www.jacksmetalarts.com
The lighting store and metal fabricator makes gas and electric copper lanterns, repairs lighting and other metal items and ironwork in the shop, which has been open since 1959.

 

Linens

Leontine Linens
3806 Magazine St., (504) 899-7833; www.leontinelinens.com
This nationally recognized shop can create one-of-a-kind pieces and embroidered and monogrammed items for your home. Bedding and table linens are made to order, and there also are personal and household accessories and sleepwear.

Marble/ Pavers/ Tile/ Stone

Derby Pottery and Tile
2029 Magazine St., (504) 586-9003; www.derbypottery.com
Fireplaces are the specialty at this studio, gallery and tile showroom, which manufactures Victorian reproduction tiles on the premises, and offers blue-and-white New Orleans street tiles.

La. Pavers
901 Edwards Ave., Suite 300, Harahan, (504) 731-8755; www.lapavers.com
Installing hardscapes including patios, pool decks, outdoor kitchens, driveways and walkways is the specialty of La. Pavers.

Mediterranean Marble and Tile
2538 Poydras St., (504) 822-6868; www.medtilenola.com
For more than 25 years, this company has sold tile and marble, bowls and pedestals, and accessories such as fireplaces and floor medallions. Two brands that the store offers are Caesarstone and VILLIglas.

Palatial Stone and Tile
2052 Paxton St., Harvey, (504) 340-2229; 2033 N. Hwy. 190, Suite 9, Covington, (985) 249-6868; www.palatialstone.com
A wide variety of tile and stone is available, including natural stone and handmade ceramic and glass tiles from manufacturers including Artistice Tile, Encore Ceramics, Stone & Pewter Accents and more.

 

Milling/Woodworking

Acadian Millwork & Supply Co. Inc.
13233 Hwy. 190 W, Covington, (985) 892-4000; www.acadianmillwork.com
A manufacturer and distributor of stock and custom woodwork for residential and commercial construction, Acadian Millwork provides doors, windows, cabinetry, moldings, shutters, columns as well as hardware and locks.

Northshore Millwork LLC
1750 South Lane, Suite 2, Mandeville, (985) 867-1813; www.northshoremillwork.com
This millwork shop specializes in quality custom cabinets, solid wood doors, vanities, windows and trim. The business offers a large inventory of exotic hardwoods and Louisiana wood species.

 

Mortgages/Loans

Bank of New Orleans
1600 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 834-1190; www.bankofneworleans.net
Locally owned, the Bank of New Orleans offers free checking as well as mortgage loans, home equity lines of credit, commercial real estate loans, checking accounts, savings accounts, retirement accounts, money market accounts and safe deposit boxes.

Fidelity Homestead Savings Bank
201 St. Charles Ave., 20th floor, (504) 529-2497; www.fidelityhomestead.com
Residential mortages, home improvement loans, commercial real estate loans, checking and savings accounts for individuals and businesses, and online banking services are available from this 100-year-old New Orleans business.

Gulf Coast Bank and Trust Co.
Citywide, (504) 561-6124; www.gulfbank.com
The mortgage lender provides loans for purchasing homes, refinancing, new construction and home renovations. Programs include down-payment assistance, FHA, VA, conventional mortgages, jumbo loans, reverse mortgages and bonds.

Home Bank
Citywide, (866) 401-9440; www.home24bank.com
The 104-year-old community bank offers a full line of deposit and loan products and specializes in home mortgage loans, home equity loans and lines of credit.

NOLA Lending Group
Citywide, (985) 951-8479; www.nolalending.com
Specializing in direct lending, NOLA Lending Group processes, underwrites and funds all loans in house, using local appraisers and title companies to ensure quick closings at low prices. The mortgage lender offers residential loans for home purchase, cash-outs, debt-consolidation, as well as refinancing.

 

Organizing

California Closets
3211 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, (504) 828-5705; www.californiaclosets.com/metairie
Custom closet and storage organization is the specialty, including storage systems for bedrooms, garages, offices, media centers, crafts rooms and pantries. Custom-designed, installed systems include a lifetime warranty.

Organized Impressions
141 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Suite 247, (504) 421-2569; www.organizedimpressions.com
This organizing service specializes in home and office organization, including desktop purging, paper and mail management, filing systems, kitchen, pantry, closets, laundry rooms and garages, including consultations, guidance, support and management.

 

Outdoor Misters

Mist Works
(504) 444-3464; www.mistworks.net
The Mandeville firm offers quality outdoor cooling misting systems, including pumps, fans, specialty misting, fans, kits and parts. The 15-year-old firm designs mist systems for patios, courtyards, outdoor kitchens, dining areas, pool bars and more.

 

Paint/ Painters

NOLA Paint and Supplies
2900 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 948-9620; www.nolapaintandsupplies.com
A Farrell-Calhoun dealer, this paint shop's stock includes interior and exterior low-VOC paints, latex paints, oil-based paints, stains, polyurethanes and epoxies. The company prides itself on making environmentally-friendly paint.

Rhino Shield Louisiana
150 Teal St., Suite 290, St. Rose, (504) 889-9650; www.rhinoshieldlouisiana.com
The elastomeric ceramic coating (a proprietary blend of resins and insulating ceramic microspheres) used by Rhino Shield can bond to any exterior building material and provides insulation, sound reduction and durability. Rhino gives homeowners a 25-year warranty. The paint colors available are unlimited, and the company offers wood repair and replacement. Evaluations are free.

 

Pest Control

Affordable Pest Management LLC
866 Mccruice St., Mandeville, (985) 502-5424; www.affordablepestmanagement.net
Owner Donald Guastella has more than 20 years of experience as a master termite technician and pest management expert. The company doesn't require contracts for termite or pest control services.

J&J Exterminating
416 Commerce Point, Harahan, (504) 833-6305; www.jjext.com
With more than 50 years of experience with Formosan termites in commercial and residential buildings, J&J provides pre-treatments and elimination systems for termites and other pests, and mosquito elimination treatments, including mosquito misting systems. Sentricon and Termidor are featured products.

Terminix
2329 Edenborn Ave., Metairie, (504) 834-7330; www.terminixno.com
The company offers products and services to control termites, roaches, rats, ants, spiders and bedbugs.

 

Plumbing Services & Supplies

American Leak Detection
36530 Mission St., Prairieville, (504) 522-9897; www.americanleakdetection.com
This service company uses sonar in its electronic leak detection process. It detects leaks in residential and commercial swimming pools and water and sewer systems.

Earl's Plumbing and Heating LLC
5107 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-8888; www.earlsplumbingand-heating.com
Specializing in hydro tunneling — replacing broken pipes under a home's slab — Earl's Plumbing and Heating offers plumbing repairs and service, video pipe inspections, leak detection, gas testing and inspections. sewer and drain cleaning, water heater service and replacement.

 

Roofs

Custom Metal Building Products
4268 Poche Court West, (504) 254-3564; www.custommetalbuilingproducts.com
The metal roof and wall manufacturer provides metal roofing for residential, commerical, institutional, marine, aviation and agricultural needs.

Schwander Hutchinson Roofing
8032 Townsend Place, (504) 248-5922; www.shroofing.com
The 30-year-old business provides roofing — including slate and metal — for residential and commercial projects. It also install gutters of all types, repairs leaks and does restoration work.

 

Stairs

Stair Depot
(504) 444-1989; www.stairdepotal.com
New stair parts are available, as well as construction and renovation of stairs. The shop works with all types of wood and carries a full line of balusters in six colors.

The Stairway Shop
5717 Salmen St., (504) 734-1315; www.stairwayshop.com
Stairway design, sales and installation are the specialties, including spiral stairs, cable-rail systems, stair parts, as well as attic and library ladders.

 

Swimming Pools/ Spas

ClearWater Pool & Sp
a2004 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 834-6262; 4001 Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 982-7007; www.cwnola.com
There's a large selection of pool and spa products, including above-ground pools and hot tubs, swimming pool pumps, filters, saltwater pool chlorine generators and more. ClearWater has been locally owned and operated for more than 32 years.

Michele English Poolworld LLC
500 N. Turnbull Drive, Metairie, (504) 835-1737; www.micheleenglishpoolworld.com
The family-owned and -operated pool company has been in business for 43 years and has salt water experts on staff. It provides a complete line of pool services, repairs and renovations.

My Pool Foreman
(504) 223-4523; www.mypoolforeman.com
Construction and renovation of in-ground swimming pools are the specialties here. The company says it saves owners up to 35 percent by overseeing the project and working directly with sub contractors.

Viking Leisure
8500 Oak St., (504) 866-7088; www.saunasteam.com
A representative of the largest sauna company in the world, Viking Leisure designs and writes specifications for commercial and residential saunas and steam rooms, and has the equipment shipped from the factory right to the job site.

 

Windows/ Window Treatments
(also see "Doors")

A Pane in the Glass
1803 Florida St., Mandeville, (985) 727-3846; www.apaneintheglass.biz
Custom stained-glass and beveled windows and doors are available at this stained glass studio.

Amazing Windows and Doors
4305 Hessmer Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-2660; www.amazingwindows.com
Locally owned and operated, Amazing Windows and Doors has full-line service departments and services everything it sells, including windows and interior and exterior doors for commercial and residential buildings. Window lines include aluminum, vinyl, wood, and clad from Andersen, MGM, PlyGem, Therma Tru, Masonite and Glasscraft.

The Curtain Exchange
3936 Magazine St,, (504) 897-2444; www.thecurtainexchange.com
Ready-to-hang curtains, custom drapes and soft shades, custom bedding and custom hardware are available. All curtains sold here are made in Louisiana.

Gulf Enterprises Inc.
901 Edwards Ave., Suite 100, Jefferson, (504) 734-3254; 4333 Washington Ave., (504) 822-0785; www.gulfenterprises.com
Windows, doors, skylights and specialty millwork are offered at this business, which has been locally owned since 1946. Gulf Enterprises sells all types of windows, including aluminum-clad, fiberglass and wood, vinyl and aluminum frames. Window brands include Hurd, Marvin and Silver Line.

Historical Windows of New Orleans Inc.
3400 Monticello Ave., (504) 309-8894
Design drawings and custom manufacturing of wood windows, shutters, doors and wood floors are the specialties, and the products are approved by the Historic District Landmarks Commission and the Vieux Carre Commission.

Joffary Window Coverings & Interiors LLC
1016 Ridgewood Drive, Metairie, (504) 734-9913
Roller shades, blinds, shutters and draperies are available for both commercial and residential clients at this MechoSystems® contract dealer.

Lizano's Glass Haus Inc.
3400 Cleary Ave., Suite B, Metairie, (504) 454-1144; www.lizanosglasshaus.com
Stained and fused glass creations as well as custom designs are available. The shop also designs artistic glass for entryways, transoms and more, and carries home decor and gifts.

Luz Custom Curtains and Upholstery
701 Papworth Ave., Suite 104, Metairie, (504) 251-5803; www.luzcustomcurtains.com
The shop makes custom draperies, shades, cornices, valences, swags and cascades for all types of windows or openings in residential and commercial buildings. It also makes custom headboards, bedding and pillows, slipcovers, cushions and reconditions all types of furniture covered by fabric or leather.

Royal Draperies
(504) 398-4943
This Marrero workshop designs, fabricates and installs custom drapes, soft shades, bedding, blinds, seat cushions and more. It also alters drapes.

Windows By Design
602 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 835-2800; www.windowsbydesignonline.com
The business specializes in window coverings for both inside and outside the house. Estimates are free, and Windows By Design's turnkey service includes measurement, design and installation. Products include hurricane shutters, wooden blinds, solar shades, Roman shades, woven-wood shades and more.

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