New Orleans Upholsterers

in New Orleans, LA

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in New Orleans

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"I sent several emails some with pictures of the piece for upholstering. I spoke to them on the phone. They kept saying they would get back to me. They never did. A real lack of concern" for a potential customer with several pieces needing work.

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Angie's Answers

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I second the original question (still unanswered). Speaking as someone who logged in today to try to find an attorney, I see this category as one that's exactly what I have my Angie's List membership for:

1. It's important that I find a good one
2. I'm not an expert enough to know myself who is a good one
3. The industry is full of advertisements and misinformation
4. I wish I knew what experiences other people have had


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I don't care about lawns--I planted mine in clover and don't have to mow it. When I do need to mow I use a rotary Fiskars mower, which is great--or a scythe. That's right--a scythe (the European type, which is smaller, and it's very good exercise). Gas-powered mowers, chemical fertilizers and weed killers--all nasty stuff that gets into everyone's air, soil, and water. I'm sure my neighbor doesn't like my wildflowers, semi-wild pockets of fruit bushes, and unmown areas and yes, dandelions (I have 10 acres) but that's too bad. It's better habitat for wildlife, especially the pollinators on which our food supply depends. I think this obsession with the Great American Lawn is a waste of time and resources. Plant some food instead.


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I'm not sure Angie et. al. want you to have a complete answer to this question. By re-subscribing at the Indiana State Fair in 2012, I think I paid $20.00 per year for a multi- year subscription. Maybe even less. At the other extreme--and I hope my memory isn't faulty about this--I think the price, for my area, for ONE year was an outrageous $70.00. And they debited me automatically without warning. I had to opt out of that automatic charge. I like Angie's List, but if some of the companies they monitor behaved the way they do in this respect, they'd be on some sort of Pages of Unhappiness. I'll be interested to see if this comment gets published or censored out of existence.
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You have to put your self in the shoes of a business that is in business to turn a profit of some sort. All businesses have different overhead which in turn decides what their bottom line would be on their services. I personally would not go with an unlicensed professional for this type of install. You are messing with gas, venting issues, electrical wiring{electric water heater} and updated code issues such as a drain pan and tempature and relief drain lines for heaters that currently do not have them. I do agree that there are some companies that are way out of line for their installs but most of these companies are the really big companies that have very high overheads  I would assume. Tank type water heaters have changed over the last several years and with these safety changes come bigger prices. The price of steel thanks to China is skyrocketing and tank type water heaters are made of steel. Most wholesale plumbing supply companies cannot match what the big box stores are selling at retail to consumers. I happen to think from research that heaters such as Rheem, Bradford White and AOSmith who have been in business forever make a better product than what you can buy in the big box outlets. You also have to take in consideration the location of the water heater that is being replaced. Is it in the house, basement, garage or attic. Most 40 and 50 gallon water heaters that are purchased in a plumbing wholesale store in Texas cost between 300-340 for a 6 year warranty heater with 6 year on parts and tank. Speaking of warranty. Most big box companies will take a least 24 hours to a week to get your warranty problem taken care of. Most reputable plumbing companies will give same day service if they installed the heater.

So lets break down a typical install at cost to a licensed plumber in Texas

Heater: $315, water shut off $6.50, water flex lines or unions to code $20, gas flex line and cut off to code $12, misc fittings $15, Total $368.50 Lets add a 35% profit which is some what low  for a business $129, Total 497.50

This doesnt  include permits, pan and drain or any venting issues. The vent must go from the heater to the outside of roof using double wall vent.

Cost of permit on average $60

Most plumbing companies allow for 3 hours of time for a water heater. This includes picking the new one up. Delivering out to house. Draining and removing old water heater. Hauling off old heater. Installing new heater up to code. Going down to city and pulling permit.

Average Labor charges for heater installs $400

That would make this install run without extras on any code issues $957.50

I just had a 50 gallon gas water heater installed in my house for $1200 but I needed a pan installed. I used a licensed plumber.

 

 

 

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That's very difficult to answer without seeing the house. As one poster said, the prep is the most important part. On newer homes that don't have a lot of peeling paint, the prep can be very minimal even as low as a couple or a few hundred dollars for the prep labor.

On a 100 year old home with 12 coats of peeling paint on it, then the prep costs can be very high and can easily exceed 50% of the job's labor cost.

A 2100 sq ft two story home could easily cost $1000 just for the labor to prep for the paint job. That number could climb too. Throw in lots of caullking  or window glazing, and you could be talking a couple or a few hundred dollars more for labor.

Painting that home with one coat of paint and a different color on the trim could run roughly $1000 or more just for labor. Add a second coat  and that could cost close to another $1000 for labor.

For paint, you may need 20 gallons of paint. You can pay from $30-$70 for a gallon of good quality exterior paint. The manufacturer of the paint should be specified in any painting contract. Otherwise, the contractor could bid at a Sherwin-Williams $60 per gallon paint and then paint the house with $35 Valspar and pocket the difference. $25 dollars per gallon times 20 gallons? That's a pretty penny too.

That was the long answer to your question. The short answer is $2000 to $4000 and up, depending upon the amount of prep, the number of coats, the amount of trim, and the paint used.

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Todd said it best.

An itemized list / cost breakdown, more often than not is used against the contractor when it is shared with other builders who will then beat it.

Good contractors use good people, and good people cost more.  Just the cost of having the appropriate insurance / bond can be the difference between winning a job or losing it ot a 'lower bid'.

It is the rule of three; there is Good, Cheap and Fast.  You can have any two:  Good and Cheap, won't be Fast; Good and Fast, won't be Cheap;  Cheap and Fast, won't be Good!

When comparing bids, it isn't the cheapest or the 'nicest' person you should select.   You should understand why there is a large price difference (it shows there are gaps in your design program or what you have asked for specifically, which means there may be arguments later).  If most of the bids are in line, and one is way high or way low,  you want to know why before dismissing or selecting them.

A price-only decision almost always costs more in the long run. 

Good luck!

All Upholsterers in New Orleans, LA

Companies below are listed in alphabetical order. To view top rated service providers along with reviews and ratings, Join Angie's List Now!

ABC UPHOLSTERY

1803 LAFAYETTE ST
Gretna

Aguilar's Upholstery

8722 Oak St
New Orleans

Amazing Carpet Cleaners

2277 Destin St
Mandeville

AUDUBON CABINETS & DESIGN

731 S SOLOMON ST
New Orleans

AUTO MOTIF

3216 4TH ST
Harvey

BAYOU UPHOLSTERY

18113 BRANCH CROSSING DR
Covington

BAYOU UPHOLSTERY

802 SHORT ST
Kenner

BENSON'S UPHOLSTERY INC

3044 GALLERIA DR
Metairie

BIG MIKE'S UPHOLSTERY & REPAIR

1309 FRANKLIN AVE
Gretna

BRIAR PATCH

70078 REDWOOD DR
Mandeville

CALICO CORNERS

480 METAIRIE RD
Metairie

CARBALLO'S UPHOLSTERY

10330 JEFFERSON HWY
New Orleans

CERTIFIED UPHOLSTERY

109 MARDI ST
Madisonville

CREATIVE LOOK UPHOLSTERY

26042 CLOVERLAND RD
Lacombe

DAN ALLEGER CUSTOM WOODWORKING

7512 Garfield St
New Orleans

Decorating Den Interiors

15137 Dendinger Dr
Covington

DuBos Refinishers Inc

400 E Law Street
Chalmette

DZ UPHOLSTERY

725 WHITNEY AVE
Gretna

FOUCHEAUX'S UPHOLSTERING CO

822 PIETY ST
New Orleans

FURNITURE FASHIONS & INTERIORS

10642 RIVER RD
Saint Rose

Gypsy Upholstery

2008 Hempstead Dr.
Slidell

HANO'S UPHOLSTERY SHOP

39790 TEEL RD
Ponchatoula

J & J UPHOLSTERY

376 SALA AVE
Westwego

JOHNNY'S UPHOLSTERY

13311 RIVER RD
Luling

JOSEPH VIOLA SR UPHOLSTRER

39173 HIGHWAY 190 E
Slidell

Lemi-Duit Property Maintenance

424 Pacific Avenue
New Orleans

LEONEL'S UPHOLSTERY

2843 PIEDMONT ST
Kenner

LOUISIANA PLASTIC COVERS

4629 SANFORD ST
Metairie

MID-CITY UPHOLSTERY

3221 26TH ST
Metairie

MID-SOUTH CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY

75095 HWY 437
Covington

PERIOD FURNITURE RESTORATION

3233 40TH ST
Metairie

PICTURE PERFECT UPHOLSTERY

1501 PRYTANIA ST
New Orleans

RUSSELL'S UPHOLSTERY

912 MILAN ST
New Orleans

SHABBY SLIPS

3522 MAGAZINE ST
New Orleans

SIMPLY SEATS & CUSHIONS

74030 HIGHWAY 1077
Covington

UNIQUE FURNITURE INC

2300 4TH ST
Harvey

UPHOLSTERESS LLC

1350 ORLEANS ST
Mandeville

UPHOLSTERY UNLIMITED

515 HICKORY AVE
New Orleans

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