Louisiana: A state known by many different nicknames; the Pelican state, the Bayou state, the Creole state and Sportsman's Paradise, to name a few.
When Sieur de la Salle reached the mouth of the Mississippi he claimed all the land drained by it and its tributaries for Louis XIV of France in 1682. It became a French crown colony in 1731 but was ceded to Spain in 1763 after the French and Indian wars. Louisiana reverted to France in 1800 and was sold by Napoleon to the U.S. in 1803 and became the 18th state to join the Union on April 30, 1812. New Orleans has been a popular tourist destination since the annual Mardi Gras celebrations began in 1838.
As we approach the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina (Aug. 29), 81% of homes that were damaged or destroyed have be rebuilt but there is still much work to be done.
The people of Louisiana still need countertops too, and there are plenty of places to supply them! You can find a list of countertop businesses in Louisiana here.
This is a sneak peek at our efforts to compile the most complete list of countertop fabricators in the United States from A to Z. We will be working on Maryland next and hope to give you a look at that list as soon as its available. And you will find it here first.