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 15, 2021

Arborists

  • Lehnen’s Treehuggers/Paint Lovers
  • AC Tree Service
  • All Trees
  • Marlatt Tree Care
  • Bellwood Tree Service


Asphalt Maintenance

  • Croell, Inc.


Building Contractors (Commercial & Residential)

  • Baldrey Construction
  • Big Johnson Construction    
  • K&R Construction
  • Henson Fencing & Construction
  • Tuff Shed
  • Caya Construction
  • Ginsbach Construction
  • Morton Buildings
  • T&B Construction
  • Rodgers Construction
  • A+ Builders
  • York Construction


Cellular Equipment Installer

  • Plains Contracting
  • Qualtek Wireless
  • B H, Inc.
  • Mountain Wireless Construction
  • Idaho Tower Construction


Concrete, Non-Structural

  • Full Contact Concrete
  • Croell, Inc.
  • Powder River Construction
  • J-Built Homes
  • Sage Landscaping
  • Mark Weiss Excavating


Concrete, Structural

  • Kindel Concrete
  • Parkinson Concrete
  • Seim Concrete Works
  • Walter Cement Construction, Inc.
  • Grand Rapids Poured Walls
  • Demolition
  • Croell, Inc.
  • Brisco, Inc.
  • Robinson Contracting
  • Mark Weiss Excavating
  • Park S. Miller Construction


Demolition


Drilled Piers and Boring

  • Elco Drilling Co.


Dry Stack Masonry

  • Miller Wall Company


Electrical

  • B H, Inc.
  • Intermountain Electric Service
  • Envision Electric
  • 307 Electric
  • City Service Electric Company
  • Short Powerline Services
  • TJ Electric
  • Interstates
  • Casper Electric
  • ECI, LLC
  • H&H Electric
  • Atlantic Electric
  • Modern Electric
  • ITC Electrical Technologies
  • Kenny Electric Service
  • Arrow Electric
  • Chadwick Electric Vivint
  • Alliance Electric
  • Rocky Mountain Electric
  • Anchor Electric
  • Shortline Industries
  • Eagle Electric 2012
  • Deer Creek Electric
  • Arc electric


Elevator Service

  • ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corporation
  • KONE
  • Otis Elevator Company


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

  • Lehnen’s Treehuggers/Paint Lovers
  • Decks Unlimited
  • North Star Property Maintenance
  • Wilson Seamless Gutter
  • Overhead Door Company of Casper
  • ARS Flood & Fire Cleanup
  • Gutter Solutions
  • Precision Siding & Construction
  • Quality Construction
  • Wyoming Seamless
  • Rome N Tile Remodeling
  • RBCS
  • JS Enterprises
  • Cutting Edge Homes
  • G/C Building Supply 
  • David Austin
  • K-Designers
  • Legacy Restoration
  • Weathercraft Company of Scottsbluff-Gering
  • Fisher Roofing & Restoration
  • ABC Seamless of Billings
  • Tactical Xteriors
  • Ace Handyman Services
  • R&F Seamless Gutters
  • Garage Door Doc

Finish, Interior  (drywall, framing, etc.)

  • North Star Property Maintenance
  • ARS Flood & Fire Cleanup
  • Quality Construction
  • Rome N Tile Remodeling
  • RBCS
  • David Austin
  • RAM Insulation
  • Fox Construction Systems
  • Commercial Carpentry Resources
  • Spectra Contract Flooring
  • James Sly
  • Usrey Paint & Drywall
  • Advanced Wall Systems
  • Fred A. Hiser Construction
  • Miller Insulation
  • Norton Construction
  • Western Drywall 
  • Drywall Specialties
  • Moore Insulation Company
  • Sage Landscaping
  • Fisher Roofing & Restoration
  • Ace Handyman Services
  • S&H Custom Builders
  • Robert A. Bergen


Fire Suppression

  • State Fire DC Specialties
  • Frontline Fire Protection
  • Rapid Fire Protection
  • Western States Fire Protection Company
  • Laramie Fire Extinguisher Service


Framing

  • RBCS
  • Advanced Wall Systems
  • Fred A. Hiser Construction


Gas Fitter

  • Black Hill Energy

 

General Contractor - Residential/Commercial

  • Paramount Construction
  • Caspar Building Systems
  • Haass Construction
  • Rocky Mountain Window Distributors
  • S&S Builders
  • Judd Construction
  • Russell Lumber Co.
  • Lakeview Construction
  • FCI Constructors of Wyoming
  • Shepard Construction
  • Pope Construction
  • TDS Construction
  • Oakwood Construction Company
  • Groathouse Construction
  • Haselden Wyoming Constructors
  • Dick Anderson Construction
  • United Construction Services
  • 71 Construction
  • Tri Mountain Construction
  • Maynerd’s Construction
  • Powder River Builders
  • Mike Hagemann Construction


Glazing

Casper Window & Door


Grading & Utilities

  • Croell, Inc.
  • Kindel Concrete
  • Brutill Construction
  • DRM, Inc.
  • Mark Buchanan Excavating
  • Levi’s Backhoe Service
  • Knife River
  • JTR Excavation 
  • Mark Weiss Excavating
  • Laramie Range Water Treatment & Plumbing
  • Park S. Miller Construction


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

  • Arrow Electric
  • Long Building Technologies
  • Tim Force Tin Shop
  • J&J Sheet Metal of Michigan
  • Air Innovations
  • Burback Refrigeration & Appliance Repair
  • Sheet Metal Specialties
  • Air Comfort Complete
  • American Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Casper Tin Shop
  • D&A Plumbing & Mechanical
  • Joe’s Plumbing & Heating
  • Powder River Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Commercial Design Engineering
  • CNM Plumbing & Heating
  • Kaspar Air Solutions
  • Transform SR Home Improvement Products
  • Laramie Range Water Treatment & Plumbing
  • Superior Air Solutions
  • Arrowhead Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Advanced Thermal Solutions


Insulation

  • Allied Insulation
  • USI Superior


Landscape

  • North Star Property Maintenance
  • Laramie Peak Fencing
  • Stoner Lawn & Landscape
  • AJ Enterprises
  • Sage Landscaping
  • Goode Grounds Maintenance
  • G&G Landscaping
  • Chalk Buttes Landscaping
  • Swi, LLC
  • CNM Plumbing & Heating


Manufactured Home Installation

  • Maz’s House & Mobile Home Movers


Masonry

  • Brant’s Masonry
  • Quick Trowel Masonry, Inc.

Plumber

  • Davidson Mechanical
  • Living Water Plumbing
  • D&A Plumbing & Mechanica
  • CK Mechanical Plumbing & Heating
  • Hutch’s Hi-Country Plumbing & Heating
  • Joe’s Plumbing & Heating
  • Powder River Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Huber Plumbing & Heating
  • DRF Trusted Property Solutions
  • GW Mechanical Plumbing Masters
  • Commercial Design Engineering 
  • CNM Plumbing & Heating
  • Tyler Plumbing
  • All Service Plumbing
  • Laramie Range Water Treatment & Plumbing
  • Haid’s Plumbing & Heating
  • JH Mechanical


Plumber - Residential Repairs Only


Refrigeration

  • Victory Air


Residential Contractor

  • Kustom Home Repair
  • Cleary Building
  • Champion Windows
  • K-Designers
  • Scott’s Home Improvement
  • Copperleaf Custom Builders of Wyoming
  • Kaspar Air Solutions
  • Paquette Family Construction
  • Transform SR Home Improvement Products
  • Grant Construction
  • Dray Wash Construction
  • Roach Construction
  • Garza Brothers Construction, Inc.
  • Superior Structures
  • Townsend Construction


Roofing, General

  • Soderburg Roofing
  • Affordable Roofing & Restoration
  • Limmer Roofing
  • Legacy Restoration
  • HUF Construction
  • Weathercraft Company of Scottsbluff-Gering
  • Wattle & Daub
  • Redd Roofing Company of Wyoming
  • New Horizons Alternative Energy Solutions
  • Big Horn Roofing
  • Capitol Roofing
  • Columbia Basin Exteriors
  • Colling Commercial Roofing
  • Breit Roofing
  • Fisher Roofing & Restoration
  • Excel Roofing
  • Lowe Roofing of Wyoming
  • ABC Seamless of Billings
  • Green Vista Roofing
  • Wright Way Roofing & Fence
  • Pete’s Builders, LLC
  • Precision Roofing


Roofing, Shingle Only

  • Pinnacle Construction & Roofing
  • Tactical Xteriors


Septic Tank Pumping

  • Emery Septic Tank Pumping


Sewer/Drain Maintenance

  • Roto-Rooter
  • Sterling Excavation
  • Laramie Range Water Treatment & Plumbing


Sign

  • Superior Signs & Supply
  • SignBoss
  • Sign Shop Illuminated
  • Bar-D Signs
  • Nix Signs


Steel Erector

  • Pro Steel


Stove Installation

  • Magic City Stoves


Traffic Control

  • Keyhole Technologies


Utilities, Outside

  • Sterling Excavation
  • Installation & Service Co.
  • Mark Weiss Excavating
  • L&M Underground
  • Park S. Miller Construction
  • Mitts Waterwell Service


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

  • Porter’s Mountain View Supply
  • Collins Communications
  • Comtronix
  • ADT Security Services
  • APi Systems Integrators
  • Securitas Electronic Security
  • ADA Station Communication
  • Dish Network Service
  • Communication Technologies
  • First Call Communications

 

Water Conditioning

  • Laramie Range Water Treatment & Plumbing


Water Restoration

  • Roto-Rooter