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Local business listings for Arlington, TX

Accurate Electrical Systems

Tags: licensed electrician arlington tx

(817) 261-3855

Last Updated:
August 9th, 2018

We are the A-Team - the best electrical service in Arlington, Texas. Proud to be woman-owned and family operated, our licensed, bonded and fully insured professional electricians are capable of handling electrical projects of any size.
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2309 West Arbrook Boulevard

Arlington, TX 76015

Direct Energy

Tags: electric companies

(713) 877-3500

Last Updated:
August 8th, 2018

Direct Energy has already earned the trust of over four million home and business customers across the United States and Canada. It's time you find out why. Don't worry about our size. We may be one of the largest residential energy retailers in Nort...
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12 Greenway Plaza Suite 250

Arlington, TX 76001

Blinds, Shutters & Motorized Shades Arlington

Tags: Window Treatment Store

(817) 717-9089

Last Updated:
June 11th, 2018

Plantation Shutters, Blinds, Drapery, Solar Shades
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Arlington, TX 76001

Arlington Locksmith Service

Tags: locksmith

(817) 260-0827

Last Updated:
April 24th, 2018

We can certainly tell you where you can find the the most reliable and efficient locksmith in Arlington, Texas, Arlington Locksmith Service. Arlington Locksmith Service is the service of choice when someone in or around Arlington is in need of an Arl...
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408 N Fielder Rd

Arlington, TX 76012

Arlington Appliance Pros

Tags: Appliance Repair , Refrigerator Repair , Oven/Stove Repair

(817) 385-9600

Last Updated:
April 16th, 2018

Our name is Arlington Appliance Pros. We are experts in all types of appliance repair. We fix refrigerators, ovens, dishwashers, dryers and washers. We cover Arlington and the Dallas, Fort Worth area.
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3901 Arlington Highlands Blvd. Suite 200

Arlington, TX 76018

SunPower by Freedom Solar

Tags: solar panels , solar energy , solar panels for home

(682) 200-8991

Last Updated:
March 26th, 2018

#1 Solar Contrator in Texas
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810 East Abram Street b

Arlington, TX 76010

Alamo Doors & Gates

Tags: Garage Door Repair Arlington TX

(817) 265-2563

Last Updated:
March 8th, 2018

"We are a family owned and operated business in the garage door industry. Alamo Door was started about 18 years ago in the metroplex. We have been blessed over the years with opportunities to serve our community and grow into a thriving business i...
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300 S Bowen Rd

Arlington, TX 76013

Arlington Applinace Pros

Tags: Appliance Repair Arlington

(817) 385-9600

Last Updated:
February 9th, 2018

Our name is Arlington Appliance Pros. We are experts in all types of appliance repair for any of your household appliances. We fix refrigerators, ovens, dishwashers, dryers, washers, BBQ, etc. We cover Arlington and the Dallas, Fort Worth area, inclu...
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3901 Arlington Highlands Blvd, Suite 200

Arlington, TX 76018

Net Roofing LLC

Tags: roofing contractor

(817) 523-9373

Last Updated:
October 25th, 2017

Put Us To The Test: Don’t turn over all your roofing repair business to us. Just give us your worst leak and let us prove it. Give us the leak that nobody has been able to fix for 10 or 20 years—that’s where we will start.
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1914 E. Abram st Suite B Arlington, Tx, 76010

Arlington, TX 76010

Cleaning Services of Arlington

Tags: house cleaning

(972) 449-1515

Last Updated:
October 20th, 2017

Cleaning Services of Arlington is the best residential and commercial cleaning company in the Arlington, TX area.
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3030 Pitkin Dr

Arlington, TX 76006



How to Hire a Contractor in Arlington TX You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Arlington TX 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 Arlington 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 Arlington TX

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 Arlington TX

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a TX or Arlington 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 Arlington TX

Accidents happen to even the best Arlington 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 Arlington 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 Arlington TX

Always check references -- both online and offline. The best way to find a good Arlington 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 Arlington 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.