Hiring a Contractor

TIPS & QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN HIRING A CONTRACTOR

Hiring a contractor can be scary.  Doing your due diligence before hiring your contractor can make the experience much easier.  Before hiring, interview your contractor and pick someone you trust and can communicate with. 

Ask your contractor: 

  1. Are they insured and bonded?
  2. Is the contractor licensed with the City?
  3. Have they passed the contractor test for which they are doing work?
  4. Ask how unexpected issues or differences might be handled (this can include change orders).
  5. Remember you might decide to add some extras (e.g. bathroom accessories) that your contractor has not priced; so ask your contractor how they will deal with those.
  6. Talk to your contractor about timelines and remember your project might take longer if you add things or if unforeseen incidents happen.

Make sure you have the following: 

  1. Be sure you have a contract that states, at a minimum, what they are doing and for how much.
  2. Be sure a permit has been obtained for the work (if required).
  3. Get lien releases from the contractors or suppliers when you pay for services and materials.

Remember that price shouldn’t always be your guide.  Technical competence and your comfort with your contractor should play an equal or greater role in your decision.

Notice May 27, 2020: On May 20, the City of Douglas experienced a damaging hail storm.  Please be aware of roofing scams!  The City of Douglas has adopted Codes and procedures to protect homeowners.  Review this memo for more details.  List of Roofing Contractors and Phone Numbers (updated July 2, 2020).  Memo re Roofing Valley Requirements.


Currently Licensed Contractors

The following contractors are currently licensed with the City of Douglas.  If you have questions, please call the Community Development Department at 358-2132. 

Updated January 3, 2023

Arborists

  • Caya Construction
  • Rodolph Brothers Inc
  • Bellwood Tree Service, LLC
  • AC Tree Service
  • All Trees, LLC
  • Trees LLC

Asphalt Maintenance


Building Contractors (Commercial & Residential)

  • Caya Construction       
  • Dray Wash Construction & Concrete
  • Baldrey Construction, LLC
  • Henson Fencing & Construction, Inc.
  • Morton Buildings, Inc.
  • Tuff Shed, Inc.
  • Cleary Building Corp.
  • York Construction
  • Ricker Construction and Home Repair, LLC
  • K&R Construction

Cellular Equipment Installer

  • B H, Inc.
  • Plains Contracting, LLC
  • Idaho Tower Construction Company, LLC

Concrete, Non-Structural

  • J-Built Homes, Inc.     
  • Mark Weiss Excavating
  • Aquatic Renovation Systems, Inc
  • Croell, Inc.
  • WYLD CARD LLC
  • Powder River Construction, Inc
  • Advanced Construction Tile & Landscaping

Concrete, Structural

  • Parkinson Concrete
  • Kindel Concrete, Inc.
  • Walter Cement Construction, Inc
  • Seim Concrete Works, LLC

Demolition

  • Mark Weiss Excavating
  • Croell, Inc.

Drilled Piers and Boring

  • Specialty Foundation Systems, LLC
  • Elco Drilling Co., Inc

Dry Stack Masonry


Electrical

  • Envision Electric, Inc.
  • Atlantic Electric, Inc.
  • Short Powerline Services, LLC
  • B H, Inc.
  • Modern Electric Co.
  • Casper Electric, Inc.
  • ITC Electrical Technologies
  • Interstates, Inc.
  • ECI, LLC
  • 7 Stones Electric, LLC
  • City Service Electric Company, Inc.
  • 307 Electric
  • Vivint, Inc.
  • Thompson Electrical Company
  • Arrow Electric, Inc.
  • Anchor Electric, Inc.
  • Intermountain Electric Service, Inc.
  • Deer Creek Electric, LLC
  • Rocky Mountain Electric, Inc.
  • Kenny Electric Service, Inc.
  • Layher's Electrical Services LLC
  • Eagle Electric 2012, LLC
  • Cunningham Electric, Inc.
  • Summit Electric LLC
  • Integrity Electrical LLC
  • 21 Electric LLC
  • Energy Electric Service, LLC

Elevator Service

  • TK Elevator Corproration
  • KONE, Inc.

Finish, Exterior (siding, windows, stucco, etc.)

  • Weathercraft Company of Scottsbluff-Gering
  • Big Dave's Carpentry (David Austin)
  • Gutter Solutions
  • G/C Building Supply, Inc.
  • Jim Sly Construction
  • Decks Unlimited, LLC
  • ARS Flood & Fire Cleanup (Viper Restoration, Inc.)
  • JS Enterprises, LLC
  • Quality Construction
  • Precision Siding & Construction Co.
  • RBCS Construction
  • R&F Seamless Gutters
  • North Star Property Maintenance, LLC
  • "Honey-Do" Services
  • WYLD CARD LLC
  • Skeeter Construction, LLC
  • Brant's Masonry, Inc

Finish, Interior  (drywall, framing, etc.)

  • Drywall Specialties
  • Advanced Wall Systems
  • Big Dave's Carpentry (David Austin)
  • RAM Insulation
  • Overhead Door Company of Casper, Inc.
  • Jim Sly Construction
  • Western Drywall, Inc.
  • ARS Flood & Fire Cleanup (Viper Restoration, Inc.)
  • Miller Insulation Co., Inc.
  • Cornerstone Detention Products, Inc
  • Prime Coat II LLC
  • Quality Construction
  • RBCS Construction
  • North Star Property Maintenance, LLC
  • Fox Construction Systems, LLC
  • "Honey-Do" Services
  • WYLD CARD LLC

Fire Suppression

  • Frontline Fire Protection, LLC
  • State Fire DC Specialties, LLC
  • Rapid Fire Protection, Inc.
  • Western States Fire Protection

Framing

  • Advanced Wall Systems

Gas Pipe Fitter

  • Black Hills Energy

 General Contractor - Residential/Commercial

  • United Construction Services
  • Ginsbach Construction
  • Caspar Building Systems
  • Transmission Distribution System (TDS)
  • Shepard Construction, Inc.
  • Mike Hagemann Construction
  • Haass Construction Co., Inc.
  • Russell Lumber Co., LLC
  • Powder River Builders, LLC
  • Pope Construction, Inc.
  • Rocky Mountain Window Distributors
  • Groathouse Construction, Inc.
  • FCI Constructors of Wyoming, LLC
  • Oakwood Construction Company
  • Sampson Construction Co., Inc
  • 71 Construction, Inc.
  • S&S Builders, LLC
  • Russell Construction Company
  • Haselden Wyoming Constructors, LLC   
  • SITI, LLC
  • Qualtek Wireless
  • Maynerd's Construction
  • T&B Construction LLC

Glazing

  • Casper Window & Door
  • Action Glass

Grading & Utilities

  • JTR Excavation, LLC
  • Mark Weiss Excavating
  • Wayne Coleman Construction, Inc
  • Knife River, Inc. (JTL Group, Inc.)
  • Brutill Construction, Inc.
  • Levi's Backhoe Service
  • Croell, Inc.
  • DRM, Inc.
  • Mark Buchanan Excavating, LLC
  • Hot Iron, Inc.
  • Sterling Excavation
  • Laramie Range Water Treatment & Plumbing

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) (Mechanical)

  • Powder River Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.
  • Kaspar Air Solutions, LLC
  • Westech Mechanical, Inc.
  • LONG Building Technologies, Inc.
  • Transform SR Home Improvement Products (Sears Home Improvement Products)
  • Bighorn Services
  • Burback Refrigeration and Appliance Repair, Inc.
  • Air Comfort Complete, Inc.
  • Sheet Metal Specialties, Inc.
  • American Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
  • CNM Plumbing & Heating, LLC
  • Air Innovations Inc.
  • 21 Electric LLC
  • Arrow Electric

Insulation

  • Allied Insulation (Builder Services Group, Inc)
  • Moore Insulation Company, Inc

Landscape

  • Stoner Lawn & Landscape (Stoner Lawn Service, Inc.)
  • Rodolph Brothers Inc
  • Swi, LLC
  • Advanced Construction Tile & Landscape, LLC
  • G&G Landscaping, Inc.
  • Goode Grounds Management
  • Chalk Buttes Landscaping, Inc.
  • AJ Enterprises
  • North Star Property Maintenance
  • CNM Plumbing

Manufactured Home Installation

  • Maz’s House & Mobile Home Movers

Masonry


Plumbing

  • Chance Your Plumber
  • Powder River Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.
  • Huber Plumbing and Heating
  • Hutch's Hi-Country Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
  • Fish's Plumbing
  • Davidson Mechanical, Inc.
  • Plumbing Masters, LLC
  • Bighorn Services
  • GW Mechanical, Inc.
  • CNM Plumbing & Heating, LLC
  • Laramie Range Water Treatment & Plumbing, LLC
  • Living Water Plumbing, LLC
  • CK Mechanical Plumbing & Heating, LLC
  • Tyler Plumbing
  • DRF Trusted Property Solutions PAC MTN, Inc.
  • Sam's Plumbing 1

Refrigeration

  • Victory Air
  • Burback Refrigeration
  • Arrow Electric

Residential Contractor (1 and 2 Family Dwellings)

  • Kaspar Air Solutions, LLC
  • Superior Structures, Inc.
  • Transform SR Home Improvement Products (Sears Home Improvement Products)
  • Grant Construction
  • Copperleaf Custom Builders of Wyoming, Inc.
  • Scott's Home Improvement
  • K-Designers (Judson Enterprises, Inc.)

Roofing, General

  • New Horizons Alternative Energy Solutions Inc
  • Breit Roofing
  • Colling Commercial Roofing, LLC
  • Excel Roofing, Inc.
  • Weathercraft Company of Scottsbluff-Gering
  • Big Horn Roofing, Inc.
  • Capitol Roofing, Inc.
  • Limmer Roofing, Inc.
  • Pete's Builders, LLC
  • Lowe Roofing of Wyoming, LLC
  • Wattle & Daub Contractors

Roofing, Shingle Only

  • Colling Commercial Roofing, LLC

Sewer/Drain Maintenance

  • Roto-Rooter
  • Sterling Excavation

Sign

  • Sign Shop Illuminated, LLC
  • Superior Signs & Supply, LLC
  • Signs Unlimited, Inc.

Steel Erector

  • Pro Steel
  • Apex Steel Montana

Traffic Control

  • Keyhole Technologies

Utilities, Outside

  • Sterling Excavation
  • Mitts Waterwell Services, LLC
  • Mark Weiss Excavating
  • Croell, Inc.
  • Installation & Service Co., Inc.
  • Hot Iron, Inc.
  • Crown Construction
  • Kindel Concrete

Voltage, Low (Communication, Alarms, Signage, etc.)

  • Communication Technologies, Inc.
  • Collins Communications, Inc.
  • Swi, LLC
  • ADT Security Services (ADT, LLC)
  • LONG Building Technologies, Inc.
  • Securitas Electronic Security, Inc.
  • Chalk Buttes Landscaping, Inc.
  • APi Systems Integrators (Western States Fire Protection Co.)
  • Rocky Mountain Telecom & Data Inc.
  • Comtronix/Mountain Alarm (Fire Protection Service Corp.)
  • Porter's 
  • Bar-D Signs, Inc.
  • Nix Signs

Water Conditioning


 Water Damage Restoration

  • Roto-Rooter