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CUE 2014 Home Resource Guide 

Where to find what you need for home improvements

Accessories/ Gifts

Clearview Mall
4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-0202;
The regional shopping center offers several home-related stores among its retail, entertaining and dining options, including Target, Bed Bath & Beyond and Sears.

6047 Magazine St., (504) 899-4223
The shop offers a wide array of items, including comfort shoes, housewares, kitchen utensils, handbags, art, glasswares and gifts.

5515 Magazine St., (504) 891-2424;
Reversed decoupage trays are designed by owner Bryan Batt, and the shop offers a variety of home decor, including glass, art, tableware and accessories.

Hove Parfumeur
434 Chartres St., (504) 525-7827; The business manufactures fragrances for men and women in a variety of products including perfume, cologne, body powder, body and massage oil and soap in 53 scents including Southern sweet olive and tea olive.

Judy at the Rink
2727 Prytania St., (504) 891-7018; Local artists' original works are available, along with glassware, ceramics, tableware and decorative accessories.

Miss Smarty Pants
5523 Magazine St., (504) 891-6141; New Orleans-centric gifts and accessories 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; Watches, clocks and jewelry are the main offerings of this company, which also repairs and restores watches and clocks.


Air Conditioning/ Heating

Comfort Engineered Systems
1050 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy., Suite 201, (504) 602-6648; This business performs full-service air-conditioning and heating services for residential and commercial properties.

Mike Rougee Air Conditioning and Heating
1241 27th St. Kenner, (504) 441-6453; Residential air conditioning, heating and ventilation equipment are available, as well as installation, maintenance and repair services.

Pullen Air Conditioning Inc.
377 Brooklyn Ave., (504) 833-1106; This full-service heating and air conditioning contractor sells and installs a variety of brands and does preventative maintenance. It also sells filters, thermostats and outdoor grills.

Superior Aire Inc.
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

Dop Antiques & Architecturals
300 Jefferson Hwy., (504) 373-5132;
European antiques, architectural items, lighting, garden/patio furniture, mirrors, rugs, custom-made items and decorative accessories are available in a 15,000-square-foot showroom that offers merchandise from France, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and England.

Dunn and Sonnier Antiques & Flowers
2138 Magazine St., (504) 524-3235;
Antiques obtained from around the world and an eclectic collection of home accessories are surrounded by an array of fresh flowers in this antique and flower shop.

La Belle Nouvelle Orleans
2112 Magazine St., (504) 581-3733;
Antiques and home decor items sold here include furniture , lighting, architectural salvage, decorative items and more.

Loisel Vintage Modern
2855 Magazine St., (504) 899-2444;
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 antique malls in New Orleans, this Uptown store has dozens of vendors selling an array of items such as furniture, art, pottery, lamps, books, bric-a-brac and jewelry from many time periods.

Northshore Antiques & Auction House
334 N. Vermont St., Covington, (985) 898-2911;
Specializing in antiques, this auction house offers European furniture from the late-1800s.

Silk Road Collection
2109 Magazine St., (504) 894-8540;
Authentic Asian furniture and home decor from China, Mongola and Tibet are featured, and delivery is available.


Architecture/ Interior Design & Decorating

Bremermann Designs
3943 Magazine St., (504) 891-7763;
French antiques are mixed with modern art in this local business. Interior design services are available.

Brian Gille Architects Ltd.
810 Union St., Suite 330, (504) 581-2220; www.gille-
The architecture design business specializes in historic renovation and reuse projects such as residential and commercial architectural design, construction, historic preservation and prototype design.

Chet Pourciau Design
3652 Magazine St., (504) 522-2438;
The design showroom offers services ranging from residential makeovers to commercial maintenance and stocks fabric, furniture and lighting.

DesignTech Residential Planners
112 Innwood Drive, Suite C, Covington, (985) 871-7211:
For residential construction, the designers endeavor to use all space; their plans are crafted for home design needs and are approved for parish permits.

Interiors & Extras
324 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 835-9902;
The full-service interior design team provides all aspects of home decorating, from conception to completion.

Jahncke & Burns Architects
3516 Magazine St., (504) 899-6271;
Residential and commercial architecture services are available.

Kathy Slater Interiors/ Table Collection
3954 Magazine St., (504) 400-9032;
Classic furniture collections are renovated with new finishes and are customized.

Lee Ali Interiors
1025 Bienville St., (504) 525-2747;
"Classical avant-garde" is how interior designer Lee Ali describes her aesthetic, and she offers a full range of services including space planning, color consultation, styling, accessorizing and selecting interior finishes.

1119 Tchoupitoulas St.,(504) 593-9074;
Architectural services, construction planning and interior design are available from this firm, which is experienced in historic renovations and custom details and handles all aspects of the project.


Art Galleries/ Framing Services

Angela King Gallery
241 Royal St., (504) 524-8211;
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.

Carol Robinson Gallery
840 Napoleon Ave., (504) 895-6130;
The contemporary art gallery offers oil paintings, mixed-media artworks, sculptures and custom framing.

Cole Pratt Gallery
3800 Magazine St., (504) 891-6789;
The Uptown gallery specializes in contemporary artworks by Southern artists.

Frame City & Art Gallery
3544 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 887-9146;
Limited-edition posters and custom framing are specialties here, and customers may choose from a wide selection of unique frame and mat styles to display original artwork.

Gallery 3954
3954 Magazine St., (828) 273-2935
The home furnishings gallery offers a variety of art and furnishings, including the Kathy Slater Table Collection, Fifi Laughlin lamps and art by several locals including George Marks and Julie Silvers.

The Hemmerling Gallery
733 Royal St., (504) 524-0909;
This art gallery displays the original works of Bill Hemmerling. Giclee reproductions are offered.

Jean Bragg Gallery of Southern Art
600 Julia St., (504) 895-7375;
The art gallery specializes in local art and historical Louisiana paintings and other pieces from the 1860s to the mid-20th century, as well as Newcomb and Shearwater pottery.

LeMieux Galleries
332 Julia St., (504) 522-5988;
The art gallery represents well-known Southern artists and provides museum-quality custom framing services, artworks and consultations.

Lizano's Glass Haus Inc.
730 Martin Behrman Ave., Metairie, (504) 454-1144;
The studio offers stained glass, leaded glass, art glass, home decor, wall art, functional art and stained-glass tools and supplies. The gallery offers handmade designs in glass inspired by New Orleans, as well as custom designs.

Martin Lawrence Gallery
433 Royal St., (504) 299-9055;
This fine art gallery is home to a large collection of Andy Warhol artworks and stocks many other modern masters, including Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali. In the last 15 years the gallery has loaned more than 250 pieces to more than 30 different museums.

Mo's Art Supply, Framing & Restoration
315 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 809-6854;
The retail shop provides fine art supplies, custom framing and professional canvas restoration.

Moss Street Gallery
331 Eliza St., (504) 319-3730;
Original oil paintings, reproduction prints and commissioned artworks are available. The gallery specializes in the works of artist Corey Allen.

Poets Custom Framing
826 Cadiz St., (504) 899-4100;
The professionals here offer design consultations for the framing of art, athletic jerseys, Hollywood props and more.

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

Tanner Galleries & Studio
830 Royal St., (504) 524-8266;
Original paintings and reproductions are available at the artist's studio. The gallery is the sole purveyor of the artist's haunting treescapes.

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


Building Materials/ Supplies

Crescent Materials Service Inc.
4830 Jefferson Highway, 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. Delivery is free in the metropolitan New Orleans area.

The Green Project
2831 Marais St., (504) 945-0240;
The nonprofit Green Project sells reclaimed, donated and salvaged building materials at low prices. 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 used in older homes, Liberty offers cypress, cedar, poplar, dry pressure-treated pine and cement-bonded wood fiber. Custom moldings and sheetrock also are available.

New Orleans Habitat for Humanity ReStore
2900 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 943-2240;
The business sells used, discontinued and donated building materials including furniture, wood, doors, windows, lighting, hardware, bathtubs, fixtures and more.

Preservation Salvage Store
2801 Marais St., (504) 947-0038;
Located next door to The Green Project, the Preservation Resource Center's Salvage Store sells materials donated from homes that have been deconstructed, with a mission of returning historic architectural accents to the community. Items available include windows, doors, columns, brackets, corbels, wrought iron, railing and more.

Ricca's Architectural Sales
511 N. Solomon St., (504) 488-5524;
Custom features sold at Ricca's — including furniture, doors, shutters and stained glass — are made from antique materials. New materials and paint removal services are also offered


Cleaning Services/ Remediation

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

InspecTile Consulting
425 W. Airline Highway, LaPlace, (985) 651-6531;
Certified technicians provide inspection for tile and stone failure and mold issues.

Russell's Cleaning Services Inc.
3401 Tulane Ave., (504) 320-2043; 3704
Robertson St., Metairie, (504) 535-7875; 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 equipment and an automated drying room.

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.

Sterling Global Products
A former New Orleans contractor developed flushable wipes in three styles for potty training and just keeping clean in the hot, sweaty South. All three styles come in containers that attach to a toilet roll holder. Available at local retailers including Walgreens, Breaux Mart and Pontchartrain Hardware.

Young's Dry Cleaning
905 Harrison Ave., (504) 872-0931; 6227 S. Claiborne Ave., (504) 866-5371;
Free pick-up and delivery service is available, as well as rug and drapery cleaning, wedding gown preservation and alterations and salvage/cleaning of textiles damaged by fire, smoke, water or mold.


Contractors/ Builders/ Construction

Brotherhood Way General Contractors
617 Webster St., (504) 287-4416
Residential construction and full-service weatherization are the specialties.

Cool-Vue Aluminum Inc.
2624 Delaware Ave., Kenner, (504) 464-9194;
The family-owned business has provided home improvement services since 1945, including storm shutters, replacement windows, patio enclosures and retractable awnings.

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

Southern Home Improvement Center
58431 Pearl Acres Road, Slidell, (504) 833-1835;
Services provided at this home repair store include the installation of additional rooms such as sunrooms and screen rooms, affixing siding, gutters, windows, roofing and covers for the patio or carport, and remodeling of the kitchen or bath.

Tyson Construction of La.
108 Meredith Place, Hahnville, (504) 319-9001;
Tyson offers custom-built homes as well as lots. The certified green builder provides plan consultation and designs for new constructions, including vintage-inspired homes.


Doors/ Windows/ Window Treatments

Amazing Windows and Doors
4305 Hessmer Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-2660;
Window brands such as Jeld Wen, Andersen, Showcase Vinyl, Plygem, MGM are available in vinyl, clad and aluminum. There are also exterior and interior doors by Therma Tru, Masonite and Simpson Door.

Budget Blinds
525 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, (504) 866-8308;
The national retailer offers a range of major brands for window coverings including blinds, shutters, shades, draperies and window film. Custom orders are welcome. Budget Blinds also offers a free 90-minute consultation to measure windows and find the right solutions.

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 hardware 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.

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

Gulf Enterprises Inc.
901 Edwards Ave., Suite 100, Jefferson, (504) 734-3254; 4333 Washington Ave., (504) 822-0785;
The business specializes in doors, windows, sky lights and other building materials and specialty products. Brands include Hurd, Marvin, Integrity and Silverline, Buffellen, Huttig, Hy-Lite and more. Gulf Enterprises offers hurricane products and is familiar with historic requirements for renovations and building.

Luz Custom Curtains and Upholstery
701 Papworth Ave., Suite 104, Metairie, (504) 251-5803;
Luz offers custom manufacturing of drapes, shades, cornices, swags, cascades, pillows, cushions, slipcovers, headboards and upholstered furniture.

Windows by Design
602 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 835-2800;
The team at this window covering store has 25 years worth of experience in applying and installing shutters, blinds, and shades for both the inside and outside of the house. Customers are offered free estimates and a life time warranty for their products, including hurricane shutters, wooden blinds, and solar, Roman, or woven-wood shades.


Electricians/ Solar Power

South Coast Solar
2605 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie, (504) 529-7869;
The business offers commercial and residential solar design and installation. Estimates are free.


Fabrics/ Upholstery

Artee Fabrics and Home
480 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 302-2160;
Fabrics and custom furniture are sold in this shop. Reupholstery and window treatments are specialties.

Benson's Upholstery
3044 Galleria Drive, Metairie, (504) 831-5244;
This showroom and upholstery shop offers custom furniture upholstery, fabrics, leather, accessories for the home, custions, pillows, furniture restoration and free pick-up and delivery.

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.



Arrow Fence
2445 Aberdeen St., Kenner, (504) 467-6467;
Many types of fences are available, including wood, vinyl, chain link, ornamental steel and aluminum. Arrow also offers installation and maintenance of automatic gates and manufactures its own vinyl products.


Flooring/ Carpets/ Rugs

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

Floor & Decor Design Gallery
2801 Magazine St., (504) 891-3005;
Tile, wood and stone and flooring and a variety of decorative tiles and medallions are specialty products of this business, which also sells products for installation.

Floor de Lis
3840 Canal St., (504) 488-4880;
The family-owned flooring company offers carpet, hardwood, laminate, tile and stone flooring.

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

3944 Magazine St., (504) 891-3304;
NOLA Rugs stocks more than 2,500 new and used rugs in styles ranging from traditional to contemporary and in a range of prices.


Furniture/ Home Decor

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

Boesch & Co.
1403 S. Broad St., (504) 583-3531;
Home and office furniture from beds to custom cabinets are the specialties at Boesch, which has crafted handmade cabinets using recycled materials for more than 30 years.

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

Comeaux Furniture & Appliance
415 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 831-1365;
The newly remodeled store has 80,000 square feet of showrooms to display furniture, appliances, bed sets and decorative accents for the home in styles ranging from traditional to transitional to rustic.

Compass Furniture
5025 Bloomfield St., Jefferson, (504) 733-4641;
The showroom includes a wide variety of furniture for living rooms, bedrooms and dining rooms, as well as decorative accessories for every room.

Compass Furniture for Kids
1813 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 828-5437;
The furniture store offers a wide variety of furniture and decorative accessories for children and teens.

Discoveries Furniture & Finds
2850 Magazine St., (504) 267-2000;
Discoveries offers imported furniture and decorative accessories from India, Morocco and China.

Eclectic Home
8211 Oak St., (504) 866-6654;
The interior design studio and home furnishings boutique offers modern, transitional and contemporary furniture, lighting, upholstery, rugs and decorative accessories from all over the world. Interior design services are available.

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

Goodwill Retail Stores & Donation Centers
Furniture, housewares, electronics, clothing and other items are available from this thrift store and donation center dedicated to helping the disadvantaged and people with disabilities.

1600 Prytania St., (504) 566-1707;
Halpern's manufactures and sells a variety furniture types and styles for the home, office and commercial spaces. All the furniture can be customized and is made at a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in New Orleans.

Hickory Furniture Mart
2220 Highway 70 SE, Hickory, N.C., (800) 462-6278;
The furniture mall has a wide selection of factory outlet furniture stores, custom showrooms and private galleries. There also are decorative accessories, lighting, artwork, rugs, fabrics and more.

Hurwitz Mintz Furniture Company
1751 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 378-1000;
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.

324 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 875-4420;
Interior design services are available at this shop, which offers furniture, home accessories, bedding gifts and more.

La-Z Boy Furniture Galleries
31 Park Place, Covington, (985) 875-9808; 3232 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 837-7500;
The furnishings store sells the sofas, sectionals, loveseats, sleepers, nonreclining chairs, tables, ottomans and recliners for which La-Z Boy is known.

Nadeau — Furniture With a Soul
2728 Magazine St., (504) 891-1356;
The store has an ever-changing inventory of furniture, mirrors, and home accessories imported from India and Indonesia as well as gift items.

New Orleans Auction Galleries
510 Julia St., (504) 566-1849;
Housed within the 19th-century former cotton exchange building, this auction gallery specializes in paintings, home furnishings, estate jewelry and silver pieces.

3811 Magazine St., (504) 266-2133
There's an array of antiques, vintage and new furniture and home accessories. The shop specializes in ceiling and table lighting.

Renaissance Interiors
2727 Edenborn Ave., Metairie, (504) 454-3320;
The unique collection of home furnishings and antique accessories are sold on consignment. The showroom has furniture, lamps, lighting, china, art and more.

Salvation Army Family Store & Donation Center
100 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, (504) 835-9755;
The stores offer used appliances, electronics, curtains, furniture and decorative accessories. They fund a free in-house rehabilitation program for men struggling with drug and alcohol abuse, which includes work therapy and classes.

Scandinavia Furniture
8847 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 455-7100;
Contemporary, modern and transitional designs are available in furniture, mattresses, lighting, rugs and accessories for the home and office.

Sofas & Chairs Inc.
4116 Canal St., (504) 486-9622;
The showroom offers upholstered goods, antiques, art, lighting, rugs, furniture and decorative accessories in styles ranging from traditional to contemporary. Mary Lib Cole offers interior design services.

2043 Magazine St., (504) 265-0946;
Interior design services are offered along with a wide selection of unique decor, including fabrics, upholstery and wallpaper.

Villa Vici
4112 Magazine St., (504) 899-2931;
The interior design studio and home furnishings showroom offers sofas, beds, tables, cabinets, lighting, upholstered goods, window treatments and decorative accessories from makers including Eilersen, Oly Studio, Cisco Brothers and Mitchell Gold+Bob Williams and in a range of styles.

Wilkerson Row
3137 Magazine St., (504) 899-3311;
Hand-crafted custom furniture is made from reclaimed cypress and sustainable wood. Items include beds, tables, armoires, bookcases and more.

Wood'n Things Unfinished Furniture
1137 Monroe St., Gretna, (504) 362-4749;
The family-owned and -operated business supplies solid wood furniture for both home and office needs. All products are solid wood and have custom finishing.



Accessories in Brass
4537 Magazine St., (504) 899-6237;
The shop, which has been in business for three decades, 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.

Mary's Kitchenware & Housewares
732 N. Rampart St., (504) 529-4465
The home accessory and hardware store, located in the French Quarter above Mary's Ace Hardware, offers a full line of cookware, kitchen gadgets, small appliances, accessories and paint in a range of well-known brands.

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

Ergonomics First
841 Orion Ave., Metairie, (504) 957-6456;
The business provides ergonomic consulting and pre-work screening on site or in a clinic.

Green Light New Orleans
8203 Jeannette St., residential: (504) 324-2429; commercial: (504) 342-4966;
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;
The trade association promotes ethical standards in the residential construction industry and is a resource for homeowners seeking advice on building or renovating.

Preservation Resource Center
923 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 581-7032;
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;
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
5029 Bloomfield St., Jefferson, (504) 570-6683;
One of the largest moving services in the country, Two Men and a Truck moves homes and businesses, including packing and unpacking.

Volunteers of America Home Improvement Program
3939 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 101, Metairie, (504) 836-8712;
The program offers minor home repairs and modifications for low-income senior homeowners. Services include carpentry, plumbing, lock repair, window repairs, handrail additions, handicap ramp installation and more.


Information Technology/ Electronics

Bellwether Technology Corporation
525 St. Charles Ave., Suite 400, (504) 588-2000;
Information technology consulting and management services are the business specialty.


Insulation/ Weatherization

Green Apple Spray Foam Insulation
123 Scenic Drive, Slidell, (985) 326-3680; 401 Ridgelake Ave., Metairie, (504) 355-8302; 2304 Bludbird St., Slidell, (985) 326-3616;
The business installs insulating foams for homes and businesses.

NOLA Insulation
3505 N. Woodlawn Ave., (504) 915-0404;
Several insulation choices are available, 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 and more than 15 of those installing insulation.

RetroFitz Insulation & Home Weatherization
4737 Trenton St., Metairie, (504) 444-6994; 3939 Prytania St., (504) 250-9487
RetroFitz offers spray foam and blown cellulose insulation, solar panels, geothermal and solar water heating systems. All of these systems target energy efficiency.


Kitchens/ Bathrooms

BC Kitchen & Bath
3939 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, (504) 338-6227;
The wholesale producer of wood cabinets, granite, marble and quartz countertops offers most deliveries within a week.

The Cabinet Makeover
2206 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, (504) 416-2587;
The specialty is refurbishing kitchen cabinets with a durable, hard finish. The business also offers soft-close features for drawers and cabinet doors and new hinges and hardware.

Cabinets by Design
5201 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 899-2300;
The kitchen and bath showroom offers a selection of cabinets, appliances, decorative tiles, fixtures and hardware. The business also offers design services and installation.

Cameron Kitchen & Bath
8019 Palm St., (504) 486-3759;
Kitchen and bath planning, design and installation are available as well as custom cabinets, appliances and plumbing fixtures.

GNL Contractors
195 Commercial Square, Slidell, (985) 718-1158;
The firm specializes in fabrication and installation of granite countertops, vanities, fireplaces, bathtub surrounds and showers and has a wide selection of granite.

Greg Arceneaux Cabinetmakers
17319 Norwell Drive, Covington, (985) 893-8782;
Hand-crafted furniture is made of solid wood using traditional 18th-century techniques and joinery in Acadian and Creole styles.

Nordic Kitchens and Baths Inc.
1818 Veterans Memorial Blvd., (504) 888-2300;
Luxury cabinets and high-end appliances are available at this retail kitchen and bath designer and dealer. Brands include Viking, Sub-Zero and Gaggenau.

Singer Kitchens
231 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-0067; 1581 N. Highway 90, Covington, (985) 893-8979; 1818 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 297-1644; 4704 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 662-9563;
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) 408-2529;
The family-owned and -operated business provides certified fiberglass repair technicians and can refurbish bathroom fixtures; ceramic tile walls, floors and counters; bathtubs and enclosures; formica countertops; claw foot bathtubs; pedestal sinks; cast iron and tin bathtubs; marble walls and countertops and more.

V.I.P. Kitchens
141 W. Harrison Ave., Suite C, (504) 324-7930;
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

A-Select Sprinklers
4309 California Ave., Kenner, (504) 465-0590
Lawn sprinkler custom installation and inspection services are provided by the contracting firm.

Acadian Landscapes of Louisiana
(504) 491-9593;
The 25-year-old business specializes in outdoor landscaping, design and construction. Services include landscape architecture, irrigation and drainage, lighting, outdoor kitchens, pool and deck design and construction, lawn and garden maintenance and more.

American Aquatic Gardens
621 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 944-0410;
Home and garden accents at this plant nursery and gift shop include wall art, sculptures and pond plants like waterlilies. Supplies for building garden water features can also be found here.

Aquascapes By Grandscapes
2000 Athania Pkwy., Metairie, (504) 455-7569;
The full-service landscaping business specializes in water features and fountain construction and also offers landscape installation, irrigation, outdoor lighting systems, decks, waterfalls and more.

Bamboo Gardens of Louisiana
38124 Highway 440, Mount Herman, (985) 795-2300;
The bamboo farm and nursery offers 110 varieties of tropical and temperate bamboo, as well as consultations and installation services. Sales visits are by appointment.

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.

Exterior Designs Inc.
2903 Octavia St., (504) 866-1604;
The design team can help clients can plan the design, installation and maintenance of outdoor gardens, patios, pool areas and more.

Jefferson Feed, Pet & Garden Center
4421 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, (504) 733-8572; 309 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-8118;
Jefferson Feed sells lawn and garden supplies, sod, plants, soils and mulches, fountains and ponds, pet foods, flea and tick control and more. Delivery is available for some products.

Mullin Landscape Associates
621 Distributors Row, Suite F, Harahan, (504) 275-6617;
The landscape design and maintenance firm offers outdoor construction and lighting installation, landscape architecture, interior plants, irrigation and deck construction.

Perino's Home and Garden
3100 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 834-7888;
Perinos uses special greenhouses to keep its plants fresh and healthy. The shop also sells outdoor furniture, decorative home accessories and pottery.

Peter Raarup Landscape Design
4522 Coliseum St., (504) 899-0124;
Landscape design and installation, irrigation systems and maintenance are offered.

The Plant Gallery
9401 Airline Drive, (504) 488-8887;
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.



Armstrong's Supply
3600 Orleans Ave., (504) 486-0094
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;
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 Design Studio
5110 Freret St., (504) 239-3030;
The glass art and lighting studio designs, fabricates and installs custom art glass. Artist Andrew Brott and his team of artisans collaborate with architects, interior designers, museums, galleries and individuals to create kiln-fired and blown glass items, including chandeliers.

Jack's Metal Arts
7901 Earhart Blvd., Suite A, (504) 482-1825;
The lighting manufacturer offers hand-riveted gas and electric copper lanterns and wrought iron brackets made in its shop, as well as custom metal fabrication services and repairs.

Lighting Inc.
8180 Earhart Blvd., (504) 486-5761;
The full-service lighting store offers lights for the ceiling, wall, exterior, sconces, track lighting, lamps, fans, furniture and home accessories.

943 Westwood Drive.,Marrero, (504) 457-1455;
The team at this LED lighting business designs and installs energy-efficient bulbs in commercial, residential and industrial environments.

UP/ Unique Products
2038 Magazine St., (504) 529-2441;
Custom lighting, decorative accessories and interior design services are available. Products include chandeliers, lighting, home and garden accessories, glassware and more. Everything is one of a kind, and made locally from recycled objects.



Leontine Linens
3806 Magazine St., (504) 899-7833;
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/ Concrete/ Masonry

Derby Pottery and Tile
2029 Magazine St., (504) 586-9003;
The artist studio makes reproductions of Victorian tiles and New Orleans-inspired pottery, including traditional blue-and-white New Orleans street tiles, water meter cover clocks and more.

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

Palatial Stone & Tile
2052 Paxton St., Harvey, (504) 340-2229; 2203 N. Highway 190, Suite 9, Covington, (985) 249-6868;
Products offered by Palatial Stone & Tile include marble, granite, limestone, onyx, quartzite and slate. A wide variety of brands are represented, including Boyce & Bean Glass, Delos Mosaics, Landmark Metalcoat and New Bronze Age.

Pieri Tile and Marble Company
3622 Toulouse St., (504) 488-1509;
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.


Milling/ Woodwork

Northshore Millwork
1750 S. Lane, Mandeville, (985) 867-1813;
Custom cabinetry and architectural millwork are the specialties of this 40,000-square-foot millwork shop. The staff is experienced in renovations and new construction, and the shop builds outdoor kitchens, wine rooms, cabinets, drawers, windows, custom moldings and more. Northshore Millwork has a large inventory of exotic hardwoods, as well as Louisiana woods including cypress, sinker pine and antique woods.

Southern Arch
10967 Highway 23, Belle Chasse, (504) 208-1391;
Architectural salvage, custom millwork, reclaimed antique lumber, building materials, antique heart pine flooring and more are available, as well as restoration and design services. Southern Arch specializes in remilled antique heart pine lumber and flooring salvaged from local historic properties.


Mortgages/ Loans

Bank of New Orleans
1000 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 871-8747; 1600 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 834-1190; 4401 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 885-6300; 5435 Magazine St., (504) 897-9751;
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
Citywide, (800) 220-2497;
For more than 100 years, Fidelity has expanded its services and now offers commercial, consumer and residential loans. Other services offered include individual and business checking and savings accounts and online banking.

Greater New Orleans Federal Credit Union
3105 Lime St., Metairie, (504) 454-8224;
The full-service financial institution offers savings and checking accounts, low-interest loans, credit cards and mortgages and has served New Orleanians for more than 75 years.

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

Home Bank
Citywide, (866) 401-9440;
The financial institution offers multiple loan products and specializes in home equity loans.

NOLA Lending Group
Citywide, (866) 872-5399;
Specializing in direct lending, NOLA Lending Group processes, underwrites and funds all loans in-house and uses local appraisers and title companies to ensure quick closings. The lender offers residential loans for home purchase, cash-outs, debt-consolidation and refinancing.



Bayou Closets Inc.
2537 N. Rampart St., (504) 944-8388;
Storage solutions for closets, pantries, home offices and garages are developed using Organizers Direct products.

California Closets
3211 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, (504) 828-5705;
Associates in the store help customers design custom storage and organization systems. All installations are supplied with a lifetime warranty.

Organized Impressions
141 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Suite 247, (504) 421-2569;
Designer Nadine McCoy specializes in office organizing and design for small businesses. Services include helping organize office, papers, bolster time management skills — and a new paper management workshop called No Mess No Stress Office Organizing Bootcamp.


Outdoor Misters

Mist Works (504) 444-3464;
The outdoor cooling company offers eco-friendly, high-quality misting systems, including fans, mist kits, parts and service. The company engineers and manufactures pumps and offers misting products as well as dust and mosquito control systems. Estimates are free.


Paint/ Painters

Creative Finishes Studio
6504 Spanish Fort Blvd., (504) 666-2609;
There is a range of paints, including Chalk Paint and Annie Sloan products, stencils and decorative painting services and workshops.

Linfield Design
7911 Maple St., (504) 866-6557;
This shop offers Chalk Paint, decorative paint and waxes by Annie Sloan, stationery and home decor.

NOLA Paint and Supplies
2900 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 948-9620; www.nola-
A Farrell-Calhoun paint dealer, this shop sells interior and exterior low-VOC paints, latex paints, oil-based paints, stains, polyurethanes and epoxies.

Rhino Shield
150 Teal St., Suite 290, St. Rose, (504) 889-9650;
The durable ceramic coating sold at this exterior painting business bonds to building material and provides insulation, sound reduction and eliminates the need to paint your home again. It carries a 25-year warranty.


Pest Control

J&J Exterminating
416 Commerce Point, Harahan, (504) 833-6305;
J&J provides pre-treatments and elimination systems for termites and other pests, mosquito misting systems and other treatments. Sentricon and Termidor are featured products.

2329 Edenborn Ave., Metairie, (504) 834-7330;
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;
This service company uses electronic leak detection equipment to test sewage systems for commercial and residential properties.

Earl's Plumbing & Heating
5107 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-8888;
Plumbing repair services include drain cleaning, under-slab repairs, video inspection of pipes, electronic water leak detection and water heater installation.


Restoration & Repairs

Classic Chandelier & Mirror
601 S. Galvez St., (504) 309-8983;
Classic Chandelier & Mirror offers installation and restoration of chandeliers, mirrors and artwork. The focus is renovated chandeliers.

Driscoll Antiques, Restoration and Design
8500 Oak St., (504) 866-7795;
Driscoll uses 18th- and 19th-century techniques and materials to repair and restore antique and heirloom furniture, which it sells in its showroom. It 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 offers Italian fabrics, custom drapery and furniture restoration.



New Orleans Roofing & Metal Co.
3806 Orleans Ave., (504) 482-1694
In business for a century, New Orleans Roofing and Metal can replicate the styles and techniques of years past. It specializes in metal manufacturing using copper and stainless and galvanized steels to make products such as stove vents, chimney caps, back splashes and bar tops.


Swimming Pools/ Spas

Viking Leisure
8500 Oak St., (504) 866-7088;
Viking Leisure designs and develops specifications for commercial and residential saunas and steam rooms and ships the equipment from the factory to the job site.

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