There's some misinformation floating around regarding who is who online regarding pool table movers in New Orleans. Here, I'll give you the run-down.One website many people will come across is "neworleanspooltablemovers.com". This is our sister site. We rent that website from the domain owner. They have links to this site (that you are on now). We are located here, in Metairie, LA; and, have been doing pool tables here in the New Orleans for the past 25 years!As mentioned elsewhere, we are proud members of the BCA (Billiard Congress of America). The BCA is an organization dedicated to the advancement of the billiard industry, suppliers, retailers, bar owners, and players alike. They have been in existence since 1948 (and having close ties to the National Billiard Association of America, going back to 1921). They are the ONLY nationally recognized trade association within the billiard industry. The BCA hosts trade shows annually; with hundreds of manufacturers exhibiting and thousands of retailers attending every year. The idea of industry standards for pool table installers is not a new one. However, aside from installation classes offered by Championship D&R, NO INDUSTRY STANDARD EXISTS. Anyone telling you otherwise or claiming to have instituted industry standards for table installation is not telling the truth.
Another (VERY similar) site is "pooltablemoversneworleans.com". This is NOT a local company. Although their site has all the information to make a customer think it's a local company, they are not. They are based out of Oregon. Their principle business is finders fees. They use "voice-over IP" phone lines with local numbers and post local fictitious addresses (which here, in New Orleans, happens to be a convenience store on St. Charles Ave.) all in an attempt to make customers believe they're dealing with a local company. They then farm out the work to a local installer for a fraction of the price quoted to the customer. A "whois" web search will show that this website is owned by an individual in Oregon. Now for the "ABIA" (American Billiard Installer's Association). They boast that their installers are "members" of a "trade organization" and that they offer an " industry exclusive service guarantee". If you're wanting a "guarantee" on your pool table from the "ABIA", be prepared to pay more than DOUBLE what a local installer charges! A simple search with the Oregon Secretary of State will show that the "American Billiard Installer's Association" is owned and operated by the very same people who own the website “pooltablemoversneworleans". In short, they are one in the same. The "ABIA" is a FOR-PROFIT company that exists solely to lend credibility to their other endeavors.Again, the "ABIA" is a FOR-PROFIT company! They are NOT a trade organization.If having a good service after the sale is important to you, ask your installer (whomever you choose) to provide references from customers. No one is perfect. We all make mistakes or overlook things sometimes. Ask for references from customers that the installer has had to go back and fix a problem. EVERY installer should provide excellent service after the sale. You don't need to pay DOUBLE the market rate for that guarantee!