Contractor Directory



Local business listings for Bethlehem, PA

EVA Home Services

Tags: general contractor

(484) 222-5256

Last Updated:
August 2nd, 2018

EVA Home Services is your top choice if you're sick and tired of having to deal with the handyman that just can't get it done. We are a small, but growing company dedicated to taking care of your construction, remodeling and property management needs...
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1 E Broad. St Suite #130 PMB117

Bethlehem, PA 18018

Eagle Dumpster Rental

Tags: dumpster rental service , construction dumpsters Bethlehem , dumpsters for rent

(484) 666-4098

Last Updated:
March 14th, 2018

Eagle Dumpster Rental is Bethlehem’s top rental dumpster company. Renting a dumpster in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania shouldn’t be difficult or expensive, and it doesn’t have to be. Eagle Dumpster Rental is here to seamlessly guide you through the entire r...
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2833 Northampton St

Bethlehem, PA 18020

Deiter Bros. Heating Cooling Energy

Tags: propane

(610) 868-8566

Last Updated:
March 13th, 2018

Deiter Bros has the knowledge, experience and qualified technicians to help you with all your HVAC service needs in the Bethlehem PA area. We provide a multitude of services such as furnace installation, furnace repairs, A/C installation, A/C servici...
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1226 Stefko Blvd

Bethlehem, PA 18017

Locksmith Bethlehem

Tags: re-keying , transponder chip repair , lock replacement

(610) 200-8012

Last Updated:
September 4th, 2016

Here at Locksmith Bethlehem, assistance is available 24-7 within the Bethlehem, PA location to meet all your locksmith demands. Numerous services are provided for your convenience. These consist of home, business or automotive locksmith solutions and...
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719 Linden St

Bethlehem, PA 18018

Air Center Inc.

Tags: Air Compressor

(484) 626-0203

Last Updated:
January 24th, 2014

Air Center, Inc. is your source for the best industrial air compressor equipment & Services in Bethlehem PA. Our specialists are ready to troubleshoot and attend to any issue that may arise with your air compressor or dryer.
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6373 Winside Drive

Bethlehem, PA 18017

S. Agentis Plumbing

Tags: agentisplumbing.com

(610) 867-6001

Last Updated:
October 10th, 2013

Agentis Plumbing has been proudly servicing all of the Lehigh Valley’s plumbing needs from sewer and drain cleaning, water heaters to bathroom remodeling. Call us today, we can provide you with fast and reliable service that you can trust.
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2678 Butztown Road

Bethlehem, PA 18017

UGI Heating Cooling and Plumbing

Tags: hvac , heating services , cooling services

(877) 844-4822

Last Updated:
February 26th, 2013

We operate 24/7 for emergency services to repair your heating, cooling and water heating equipment. We specialize in Installation, Service Repairs & Maintenance. We also perform Energy Audits & Duct Cleaning.
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2121 City Line Rd

Bethlehem, PA 18017

The Maids

Tags: House Cleaning Service

(610) 439-6242

Last Updated:
June 28th, 2012

If you are looking for a maid service that will leave your home clean, then you should hire The Maids of Bethlehem maid service for impeccable results. Our team of cleaning professionals and maids serves The Bethlehem area, including Allentown, Bath,...
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1135 Stefko Blvd

Bethlehem, PA 18017

Natural Designs Lawn and Landscaping

Tags: Landscaper Bethlehem , Landscaping , Lawn Care

(610) 844-3604

Last Updated:
March 17th, 2011

Natural Designs Lawn and Landscaping is composed of experienced landscaping contractors you can trust with a growing reputation for quality work.
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5477 Mauser St.

Bethlehem, PA


How to Hire a Contractor in Bethlehem PA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Bethlehem PA 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 Bethlehem 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 Bethlehem PA

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 Bethlehem PA

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a PA or Bethlehem 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 Bethlehem PA

Accidents happen to even the best Bethlehem 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 Bethlehem 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 Bethlehem PA

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