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Local business listings for Albuquerque, NM

Total Blinds & Window Tinting

Tags: Window Blinds

(505) 366-9696

Last Updated:
September 23rd, 2018

Total Blinds and Window Tinting is the smarter choice for your residential solar control needs. When you want to have comfort and UV Protection, paired with high performance and great aesthetics for your home, the choice is clear. Total Blinds and Wi...
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1915 Menaul Blvd NE #7

Albuquerque, NM 87107

A1 Garage Door Service- Albuquerque

Tags: garage door repair Albuquerque; Albuquerque garage door repair; garage door service Albuquerque NM; garage door replacement in Albuquerque NM

(505) 365-0313

Last Updated:
May 20th, 2018

A1 Garage Door Service -Albuquerque is the #1 garage door specialist in the industry. We install, service and repair all kinds and types of garage doors in Albuquerque. We have the best team of expert professionals who know how to handle each and eve...
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6310 #C Edith Blvd. NE,

Albuquerque, NM 87107

Payless Rolloff

Tags: dumpster rental

(505) 916-6777

Last Updated:
April 5th, 2018

We have the Best Prices on Rolloff Dumpster Rental in Albuquerque and all of New Mexico. Both Commercial and Residential.
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151 Woodward Rd. SW

Albuquerque, NM 87105

Get A Grip Franchise

Tags: countertop resurfacing franchise , bathtub resurfacing franchise , bathtub refinishing franchise

(505) 268-0929

Last Updated:
November 24th, 2017

Get A Grip Franchise, a national franchise business with locations across the country.
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11840 Cochiti Rd. SE

Albuquerque, NM 87123

Echo Garage Doors Company Albuquerque NM

Tags: albuquerque garage door company

(505) 300-3550

Last Updated:
February 1st, 2018

A variety of businesses utilize swinging gates, barrier arms, and other types of entrance mechanisms to ensure traffic control and security. When you need a garage door installation in Albuquerque, it can look bad for business and create an inconveni...
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1639 Casa Florida Pl NW

Albuquerque, NM 87120

Home Inspector Albuquerque

Tags: Home Inspector in NM

(505) 333-4041

Last Updated:
October 3rd, 2017

Home Inspector Albuquerque is the top home inspection company in NM. We serve Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe and surrounding areas. I am a certified, licensed home inspector through InterNACHI and offer a "We'll Buy Your Home Back" guarantee if...
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8201 Golf Course Rd. NW Suite D-3 #181

Albuquerque, NM 87120

Echo Garage Doors

Tags: Garage door supplier

(505) 300-3550

Last Updated:
September 20th, 2017

Echo Garage Doors installs, maintains and repairs new and existing garage doors for residential as well as commercial and industrial doors. We also install and repair automatic gates. We repair or replace worn out springs, rollers and bearings.
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1639 Casa Florida Pl NW

Albuquerque, NM 87120

Luxury Bath Albuqueque

Tags: bathroom remodel

(505) 797-7330

Last Updated:
August 19th, 2017

Luxurious bathrooms are now within your budget. Our unique system will transform your bath into the luxury bath you've always wanted; faster, easier, and more affordably than you thought possible. Our exclusive MicrobanŽ technology protects your fami...
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4730 Pan American Fwy NE

Albuquerque, NM 87109

New Mexico Mold Removal

Tags: albuquerque mold removal , mold removal albuquerque nm , albuquerque mold inspection

(505) 821-3793

Last Updated:
November 15th, 2017

M Builders, a well known name among the Albuquerque mold removal companies that provides Custom Cleaning Plans To Fit Your Needs based on the inspection.
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3500 Vista Alameda Suite D

Albuquerque, NM 87113

Superior Carpet Cleaning

Tags: Carpet Cleaning

(505) 720-5884

Last Updated:
August 6th, 2017

Superior Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning with 24-hour emergency services, provide Carpet Cleaning, Fire & Water Restoration, Tile Floors Cleaners. We offer a neutralizing rinse to keep carpets soft with no residue. Call today to get a FREE estimate for ...
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3101 Tennessee NE

Albuquerque, NM 87110



How to Hire a Contractor in Albuquerque NM You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Albuquerque NM can be nerve-racking. This is especially true if it's a specialized project where you don't have the opportunity to develop a long-term relationship. While there is always a chance that you can get ripped off, the good news is that most Albuquerque contractors out there are honest people that care about providing good service. Here are the things to look for to make sure that the contractor you choose fits that description.

Licensed in Albuquerque NM

Depending on the type of work to be performed and your location, a home contractor may or may not be required to be licensed. However, most cities and states do require or at least allow businesses to register their names with the state and local government. If a license or other registration is required, not using a contractor that hasn't complied with the requirement is a no brainer. Even if it isn't required, being able to confirm the identity of a contractor and having a way to track them down if something goes wrong is definitely beneficial.

Bonded in Albuquerque NM

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a NM or Albuquerque agency to provide a source of funds to pay claims against a contractor. Like with licensing, bonds may or may not be required depending on the type or work and local laws. Bonding does provide a huge layer of protection because if a contractor performs poorly or doesn't complete the job, there is a guaranteed source of money to recover from. While you can always sue in court with or without a bond, a contractor who has gone out of business or disappeared without finishing the job is practically impossible to recover from if no bond was posted.

Insured in Albuquerque NM

Accidents happen to even the best Albuquerque contractors, and could include workers getting hurt, injuries to neighbors or people walking by your property, or property damage to a neighbor's or your own home or vehicles. Depending on the circumstances, your homeowner's policy may or may not cover the damages. If it does, you will still likely be out of the deductible and face a premium increase. A good contractor will be insured so that they can take full responsibility for any damages that arise out of mishaps during their work.

Price Quotes

Price quotes are less black and white. A good Albuquerque contractor will often be reluctant to provide a firm quote for a complex project over the phone because your home's layout or other factors can greatly affect what it will take to complete the project. To best get a feel for whether a contractor is being honest, ask questions about what could affect the price, what materials are needed, and how much time they expect the project to take. Talk to several contractors before choosing.

Depending on the nature of the project, some contractors will only give a firm quote after a home visit. They may charge a small fee for the visit because providing a good quote can be time-consuming. Don't skip a contractor who won't provide a free estimate unless you know there are several contractors in the area who do make it a standard practice to provide free estimates for similar work.

Once your quotes are in, be wary of choosing the low bidder. A slightly competitive price may be good, but if it low balls the other quotes by a lot, there is a good chance that you will receive poor work or have the contractor later trying to charge you additional fees.

Contract

Always get your price quote in writing before any work begins. A good contract should include the project deadline, whether materials are covered, what happens if expected costs change, a specific description of the work to be performed, and what happens if the work is late or unsatisfactory. A good contractor will want a good contract because it ensures they are on the same page as the customer so that they can provide good service, and it also protects them from customers who fail to pay or raise frivolous disputes.

References in Albuquerque NM

Always check references -- both online and offline. The best way to find a good Albuquerque contractor is to ask your friends and neighbors if they recommend anyone. Good contractors often get most of their business by word of mouth. When you search online, the main thing you're looking for is a string of complaints about a contractor. This is the most common reason people leave online reviews.

Positive online reviews are less useful because people are less likely to make time to leave them, they can easily be faked, and sites such as Angie's List may even require the Albuquerque contractor to pay before they are posted. If you didn't get any personal recommendations and the online feedback about a contractor is at least neutral, the best thing to do is to ask them for references you can contact and doing the rest of the due diligence outlined above.