Clifton S.

Faubourg Marigny

I recently had the pleasure of working with Brent Theriot at JAT Construction LLC, on a complete remodel / restoration of my home in the Marigny Triangle area of New Orleans.  Brent is an extremely professional and knowledgeable contractor that made the entire experience easy from start to finish! Brent handled the process by giving very detailed estimates with several options for the project, he procured all necessary documents and permits for the project, made it easy to understand change orders and very important to me is that his crew maintained a safe and clean job site. If I ever had any questions or concerns, Brent was very responsive and made sure to address them quickly and thoroughly. In the end, he delivered the remodel on budget and time. I have been extremely happy with the quality of his work and the results. To anyone who is considering JAT Construction LLC for their own renovation project, I would highly recommend Brent and his knowledgeable team.

Larry B.


Our two-story home required renovation of an outdoor wooden balcony.  The repair included replacing 40-year-old weather-compromised columns, balcony flooring, cross-supports, and cantilevered beams.  The complex job required attention to detail and safety. Once contacted, Brent, showed up on time, carefully inspected the balcony, assessed its condition, and concisely presented a viable plan to make the repairs.   He is very knowledgeable, professional, personable, and dependable.  When the project started, the JAT Construction carpenters were experienced, highly skilled, and genuinely endeavored to produce superb results in a safe and timely manner.  When the project was done, Brent checked to make sure that every detail of work was completed.  We are very pleased with the results. The best testimonial I can give is to confidently say that I would choose JAT Construction again.  As a homeowner, the best thing one can do is hire someone who cares as much about your home as you do.  We would definitely hire JAT Construction for other renovation projects!

Brittany J.


Brent and his team did an excellent job on our master bathroom. We had a couple of kinks in our initial plan, as is the case with most older homes. In response, Brent and his team were ready to tackle these challenges, keeping us informed along the way. Not only was the work high quality, but also, they were extremely attentive and punctual. JAT Construction is a trustworthy group, and I feel confident recommending them to my family and friends.

Dr. Peter R.

New Marigny/St. Roch

Mr. Brent Theriot is an outstanding contractor.  I have worked with him on multiple occasions – each time involving an extensive gut renovation of a historic home.  The projects included restoring foundations, relaying floors and redesigning a roof.  I was impressed with the high level of craftsmanship and expertise that Brent brought to each renovation: providing the best construction possible with attention to preserving the historic character of each project.  I was especially impressed with Brent’s planning of the different phases of construction with emphasis on getting the projects done on time and staying within budget. Once completed, the projects done by Mr. Theriot have received nonstop compliments on the excellent quality of the work that he provided.  I would happily work with him again on any project – knowing that he will provide outstanding work.

Snappy J.

French Quarter

JAT Construction has performed several jobs for me over the years. Brent and his staff are responsive to our needs and do quality work in a timely manner.Our clients benefit from JAT’s way of doing business and, as a property manager, JAT provides me with piece of mind that things are done the right way.

Eric S.


I was referred to JAT/Brent by friends in the construction and design trades, for substantial repairs to metal work and columns on the large veranda of our historic home in Bywater, and could not be happier with the results. A number of tasks, including the replacement of some older column components requiring special mill work, were well coordinated and accomplished on time and in a most professional manner, followed by excellent clean up.  Options and costs were carefully explained to me. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire JAT again, or recommend them to anyone requiring high quality work made to last.

Debbie H.

French Quarter

I was very pleased with all of the work that was done on my French Quarter building by JAT Construction LLC. My building is over 200 years old and requires a very specialized contractor who understands how to correctly repair and renovate a part of our New Orleans history. Brent Theriot is now my favorite and "go to" contractor. He understands the mission of the VCC and is willing to work in the French Quarter!

Stephen F.

Faubourg Marigny

I have both observed and used the general contracting services of JAT Construction on multiple historic building rehab projects in and around New Orleans since 2012 and have nothing but good things to say about Brent Theriot and his company.  He is a smart, experienced, and very amiable person to work with, and he exhibits nothing but the very highest standards in the building and renovation jobs that he takes on. He is also smart enough not to spread himself too thin with too many jobs at once, which is a very common failing of even very good contractors. Brent is extremely knowledgeable about contemporary as well as historic building methods, materials, and finishes, is a creative problem solver, and knows all the ins-and-outs of working successfully with the historic district agencies in the area.  If you choose JAT, you will surely be satisfied with the end result of your project!

Mike D.

Faubourg Marigny

There are small jobs that almost anyone can do, and then there are big jobs that require expertise, organization, regulatory compliance, clear communication, and trust.  Our project was the latter.  The full restoration of a mid-19th-century shotgun in the Faubourg Marigny, which included new construction of a camelback, entirely new wiring, plumbing, appliances and fixtures while still preserving as much of the original structure and woodwork as possible was a massive undertaking, requiring the exercise of every skill a general contractor could muster.  Added to the picture was the fact that we were living in New York at the time, and very infrequently visiting New Orleans.  JAT Construction was selected as our general contractor, and Brent Theriot was trustworthy, organized, communicative, and responsive.  Along the way, periodic questions arose, and Brent was terrific in listening to our input and helping us to understand regulatory requirements and what was, and was not, possible.  He communicated progress exceedingly well, sending photographs of each step of the project.  We started a Google Doc to keep track of the appliances, plumbing and electrical fixtures, hardware, and other items which we’d purchased and had shipped.  While new to the concept, Brent and his wife, Rachel, jumped right in, keeping it up to date, so there was no question what was needed and what was delivered, etc.  There is more to be done on this old house, and Brent is without question our choice for contractors for the next phase.  We could not recommend him more enthusiastically.