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Old 12-20-2006, 09:33 AM   #1
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They aren't listed under framing contractors in Dex. This would be for a remodel. I haven't seen any other way to get a list of local framing contractors. Anyone have a good way to find one?

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I know this sounds strange. But in my area (New Orleans) there is lots of framing going on. I just stopped at a few of the sites, looked at their work, talked for a while (asked if they were insured, if they were available for another job and when, etc.) Made me feel more secure seeing and hearing, than if I would have made a bunch of phone calls.
That approach has been pretty reliable for me. (my humble opinion)

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Drive around and look for job sites...as Harry said..best way to get a look at the quality also...if it is a good job site, and they can't help you, chances are they can reccomend a crew. Reason you don't find them listed, is framers are a specialty, generally speaking...construction comapnies employ framers...usually HO's do not directly hire a framing crew...they will use a smaller construction company that may have their own crew(s)....like I do. I GC, and run my own crews also.
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Reason you don't find them listed, is framers are a specialty, generally speaking...construction comapnies employ framers...usually HO's do not directly hire a framing crew...they will use a smaller construction company that may have their own crew(s)....like I do. I GC, and run my own crews also.
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That's not true around here. I'm a framing contractor and deal directly with Homeowners all the time. I also frame for GC's and Builders that don't don't employ framers. They might frame small additions, but when it comes to big additions and Add-A-Levels, they'll call in a framing crew. Some GC's have employees that frame, but most that I know don't, Builders sub everything out.
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They aren't listed under framing contractors in Dex. This would be for a remodel. I haven't seen any other way to get a list of local framing contractors. Anyone have a good way to find one?
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Look around framing projects as mentioned. You really should go to Lumberyards and ask for framers, they will know many.
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Thanks for the replies! All very good ideas that I didn't think of. I will do so.

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