Ingrid Thibodeaux (/ˈtɪbədoʊ/ TIB-ə-doh) was born and raised in South Louisiana.  Her French Acadian surname draws its meaning from the words “bold” and “brave,” and indeed, Ingrid’s work is testament to her spirit of determination and grit.  Founded in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Citi Approved Enterprise, LLC  (formally Citi Approved Thibodeaux Construction, LLC) was created based on Ingrid’s desire to quickly and affordably come to the aid of friends, neighbors, and relatives who had fallen victim to predatory contractor fraud.  Ingrid’s commitment to completing each job “ethically, affordably, and expediently” has led to the company’s rapid growth during the past decade.  Citi Approved helped rebuild homes on the eastern seaboard following Hurricane Sandy, and in the Gulf South after Hurricane Katrina.  Ingrid’s precision, expertise, and commitment to helping rebuild communities caught the attention of the U.S. Small Business Administration; she and her company were recognized with the “Spirit of Collaboration Award,” in 2015.  Ingrid specializes in commercial and residential projects large and small, and her work ethic has led to repeat contracts with an impressive client list that includes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Coast Guard Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, numerous disaster recovery agencies, and more than a hundred residential clients, most of whom Ingrid knows on a first-name basis. 



Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA 30)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction Quality Management for Contractors

SBA E200 Inaugural Class 2008


CPR, AED, and First Aid Certified





Citi Approved Quick Q & A

When did Citi Approved open for business?

April 10, 2006


What was your first job?

One of my biggest advocates, my late best friend Tracey, commissioned me to do a dry wall project. She was a victim of contractor fraud so it meant the world to me to do the work for her.


What's your speciality?

Although we are a full service construction firm, we take a special interest in disaster repair projects which include floods, wind, hail, and fire. We do our best to help the customer stay within the budget, while working closely with their insurance adjuster.


Are you licensed, insured and bonded?