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.

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 September 4, 2019

Arborists

  • Wright Tree Service
  • Bellwood Tree Service
  • AC Tree Service
  • Marlatt Tree Care
  • All Trees
  • Lehnen’s Treehuggers/Paintlovers
  • 307 Tree Service, LLC


Asphalt Maintenance

  • Estes Valley Asphalt
  • Croell
  • 383 Construction


Building Contractors (Commercial and Residential)

  • Henson Fencing & Construction
  • Big Johnson Construction
  • Caya Construction
  • Rodgers Construction
  • T&B Construction
  • K&R Construction
  • Tuff Shed
  • A+ Builders
  • Jestes Cnstruction
  • Baldrey Construction
  • Ricker Construction & Home Repair
  • York Construction
  • Morton Buildings
  • Homestead Structures
  • Creative Construction


Cellular Equipment Installer

  • Plains Contracting
  • Mountain Wireless Construction
  • Idaho Tower Construction Company
  • Vertical Limit Construction


Non-Structural Concrete

  • Full Contact Concrete
  • Powder River Construction
  • Mark Weiss Excavating
  • Croell
  • Grizzly Excavating & Construction
  • Munsinger Septic Systems & Backhoe Service
  • Transmission Distribution Service
  • 383 Construction
  • Homeworx
  • M&M Construction


Structural Concrete

  • Walter Cement Construction
  • Total Concrete Works
  • Seim Concrete Works
  • Parkinson Concrete
  • All Things Concrete
  • Kindel Concrete
  • Ace Concrete & Construction


Demolition

  • Robinson Contracting
  • BRISCO
  • 383 Construction
  • Croell
  • Park S. Miller Construction
  • Mark Weiss Excavating


Drilled Piers and Boring

  • Elco Drilling Co.


Electrical

  • Edge Electric
  • Intermountain Electric Service
  • Modern Electric
  • Casper Electric
  • 307 Electric
  • Cunningham Electric
  • Envision Electric
  • H&H Electric
  • Atlantic Electric
  • Short Powerline Services
  • City Service Electric Company
  • Kenny Electric Service
  • Arrow Electric
  • Wyatt Electric
  • ECI
  • Eagle Electric 2012
  • Ludvik Electric
  • Deer Creek Electric
  • Rocky Mountain Electric
  • ITC Electrical Technologies
  • Alliance Electric
  • Anchor Electric
  • Shortline Industries
  • TJ Electric, LLC
  • Arc Electric, LLC
  • Nelson Electric, LLC
  • Voltech Electric, Inc.


Elevator Service

  • ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corporation
  • KONE
  • Otis Elevator Company


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

  • Nationwide Builders & Contractors
  • J.S. Enterprises
  • Quality Stucco and Stone
  • R&F Seamless Gutters
  • Wyoming Seamless
  • Decks Unlimited        
  • Lehnen’s Treehuggers/Pintlovers
  • 1 Handy Guy
  • Ponderosa Development Corp.
  • Al’s Construction & Landscaping
  • Rome N Tile Remodeling
  • Overhead Door Company of Casper
  • G/C Building Supply
  • Precision Siding & Construction
  • Quality Construction
  • ARS Flood & Fire Cleanup
  • Rocky Mountain Window Distributors
  • K-Designers
  • ABC Seamless of Billings
  • Weathercraft Company of Scottsbluff-Gering
  • Fisher Roofing & Restoration Co.
  • Allen’s Roofing
  • HT Plastering
  • Buffalo 25 Construction
  • Gutter Solutions
  • Mel Smith Foam Roofing
  • Wilson Seamless Gutter
  • Overhead Door Company of Gillette
  • Knecht Home Center
  • RBCS
  • Homeworkx
  • American Remodeling
  • Legacy Construction, Inc.
  • M&M Construction

Interior Finish (drywall, framing, etc.)

  • Sage Landscaping
  • Moore Insulation Company
  • United Subcontractors
  • Western Drywall
  • Usrey Paint & Drywall
  • Fox Construction Systems
  • Woods Construction
  • CCO Interiors
  • Professional Flooring & Supply
  • Norton Construction
  • Drywall Specialties
  • Garcia Drywall
  • Spectra Contract Flooring
  • Fred A. Hiser Construction
  • Miller Insulation Co.
  • Quality Construction
  • ARS Flood & Fire Cleanup
  • Lehnen’s Treehuggers/Paintlovers
  • 1 Handy Guy
  • Ponderosa Development Corp.
  • Al’s Construction & Landscaping
  • Rome N Tile Remodeling
  • Advanced Wall Systems
  • Fisher Roofing & Restoration Co.
  • M Angel Drywall
  • RBCS
  • Jorge Moreno
  • Homeworx
  • M&M Construction


Fire Suppression

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


Framing

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


Gas Fitter

  • Black Hill Energy

 

General Contractor

  • Merrill
  • Paramount Construction
  • Kobalt Construction
  • Sampson Construction
  • Judd Construction
  • S&S Builders
  • FCI Constructors of Wyoming
  • Tri Mountain Construction
  • Casper Building Systems
  • Russell Construction
  • Haass Construction
  • Haselden Wyoming Constructors
  • Rob’s Construction
  • Geoff Spiering Construction
  • Oakwood Construction Group
  • Groathouse Construction
  • Make Hagemann Construction
  • Maynerd’s Construction
  • 71 Construction
  • Rocky Mountain Window Distributors
  • Can-Do Company
  • Russell Lumber
  • Shepard Construction
  • Dick Anderson Construction
  • Pope Construction, Inc.
  • Lakeview Construction, Inc.
  • United Construction Services, LLC


Glazing

Casper Window & Door


Grading & Utilities

  • Knife River
  • High Plains Construction
  • 383 Construction
  • Bivens Construction
  • Park S. Miller Construction
  • Mark Buchanan Excavating
  • JTR Excavation
  • Brutill Construction
  • Levi’s Backhoe Service
  • Grizzly Excavating & Construction
  • Mark Weiss Excavating
  • Croell
  • Munsinger Septic Systems & Backhoe Service
  • Kindel Concrete
  • Skull Creek
  • Laramie Range Water Treatment & Plumbing
  • Ramshorn Construction, Inc.


Hazard Abatement

  • Horsley Specialties


Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

  • Shortline Industries
  • Tim Force Tin Shop
  • Powder River Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Superior Air Solutions
  • LONG Building Technologies
  • Air Comfort Complete
  • Advanced Thermal Solutions
  • Arrowhead Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Burback’s Refrigeration & Appliance Repair
  • Sheet Metal Specialties
  • American Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Air Innovations
  • Advance Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Arrow Electric
  • Joe’s Plumbing & Heating
  • D&A Plumbing & Mechanical
  • CNM Plumbing & Heating
  • Kaspar Air Solutions
  • Commercial Design Engineering
  • The Martens Company Heating & Cooling


Insulation

  • Allied Insulation
  • USI Superior


Landscape

  • G&G Landscaping
  • Skull Creek
  • Stoner Lawn Service
  • Chalk Butted Landscaping
  • AJ Enterprises
  • Sage Landscaping
  • Al’s Construction & Landscaping
  • CNM Plumbing & Heating
  • SWi, LLC
  • Advanced Construction Tile & Landscape, LLC


Manufactured Home Installation

  • Maz’s House & Mobile Home Movers
  • Paul’s Mobile Home Service

Masonry

  • Brant’s Masonry
  • Slee Enterprises Quality Masonry
  • Miller Wall Company


Plumber

  • DRF Trusted Property Solutions PAC Mtn.
  • Haid’s Plumbing & Heating
  • CK Mechanical Plumbing & Heating
  • Fast & Fair Plumbing & Sewer Services
  • Joe’s Plumbing & Heating
  • Huber Plumbing & Heating
  • D&A Plumbing & Mechanical
  • All Service Plumbing
  • Plumbing Masters
  • Commercial Design Engineering
  • CNM Plumbing & Heating
  • Tyler Plumbing
  • GW Mechanical
  • Davidson Mechanical
  • Hutch’s Hi-Country Plumbing & Heating
  • Laramie Range Water Treatment & Plumbing
  • Living Water Plumbing, LLC


Plumber - Residential Repairs Only

  • Homeworx


Refrigeration

  • Victory Air


Residential Contractor

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


Roofing – all types

  • New Horizons Alternative Energy Solutions
  • Big Horn Roofing
  • Redd Roofing Company Wyoming
  • Lowe Roofing of Wyoming
  • Wattle & Daub Contractors
  • ABC Seamless of Billings
  • Colling Commercial Roofing
  • Weathercraft Company of Scottsbluff-Gering
  • Limmer Roofing
  • Fisher Roofing & Restoration Co.
  • MC Roofing
  • Excel Roofing
  • Breit Roofing
  • Wright-Way Roofing
  • Allen’s Roofing
  • Gem City Roofing, Inc.


Roofing - Shingle Only

  • Artuso Construction Company, LLC
  • Wyoming Roofing, LLC


Septic Tank Pumping

  • Emery Septic Tank Pumping


Sewer/Drain Maintenance

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


Sign

  • Superior Signs & Supply
  • DaVinci Sign Systems, Inc.
  • Sign Boss


Steel Erector

  • Pro Steel


Stove Installation

  • Magic City Stoves


Traffic Control

  • Keyhole Technologies


Outside Utilities

  • Sterling Excavation
  • JR Civil
  • Mitts Waterwell Service
  • Installation & Service Company
  • Summit Line Construction
  • Track Utilities
  • Park S. Miller Construction
  • Grizzly Excavation & Construction
  • Mark Weiss Excavating


Low Voltage Electrical – Communication, Alarms, Signage, etc.

  • Collins Communications
  • Porter’s Mountain View Supply
  • Epcon Sign Company
  • Bar-D Signs
  • Nix Signs
  • Comtronix
  • DISH Network Service
  • ADA Station Communications
  • Vivint
  • Api Systems Integrators
  • First Call Communications
  • ATS Facility Systems
  • Westover Corporation
  • Protection One
  • Communication Technologies
  • Securitas Electronic Security
  • Black Hills Energy
  • LONG Building Technologies
  • Chalk Buttes Landscaping
  • Sage Landscaping
  • D&A Plumbing & Mechanical

 

Water Conditioning

  • Laramie Range Water Treatment & Plumbing


Water Well Drilling

  • Skull Creek


Water Restoration

  • Roto-Rooter