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Top Team Garage Door Repair

Tags: Garage Door Repair Blaine

(717) 707-7021

Last Updated:
February 22nd, 2018

Need a Garage Door Repair in Blaine, MN? Call us at Top Team Garage Door for affordable, fast, friendly garage door sales and service in the Greater Blaine, Minnesota area!
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1512 125th Ave NE #148

Blaine, MN 55449

Roofing Masters of Coon Rapids

Tags: hail in coon rapids mn

(763) 401-7485

Last Updated:
October 9th, 2017

We are a roofing contractor in Blaine MN, Coon Rapids MN and throughout Anoka County using superior roofing products and craftsmanship. Our priority is to provide the best roof leak repair in Anoka county area and do affordable roof installation. L...
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1128 116th Ave NE

Blaine, MN 55434

Twin Cities Finest

Tags: carpet cleaning , steam cleaning , best carpet cleaning

(612) 999-4508

Last Updated:
June 21st, 2017

No one does a finer job cleaning your carpets ducts and tile!
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9155 Davenport St. NE

Blaine, MN 55449

Roofs R Us

Tags: Roofing Contractors Blaine MN , Blaine MN Roofing , Blaine MN Roofer

(612) 282-8092

Last Updated:
April 20th, 2017

Roofs R Us is the premier roofing company in the Twin City area and surrounding suburbs. As a roofing contractor located in Blaine, MN that specializes in roof and gutter repair we serve the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Our clients tell u...
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10078 Flanders Ct NE #150

Blaine, MN 55449

Innovative Building & Design

Tags: Roofing

(612) 470-4733

Last Updated:
March 18th, 2017

At Innovative Building we take pride in knowing we lead the roofing and remodeling industry in the greater Minneapolis Area. Visit our website, http://innovativebuilding.com, or call us today for a free quote on your project.
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12527 Central Ave NE #108

Blaine, MN 55434

Nitti Rolloff

Tags: demolition

(763) 755-0303

Last Updated:
February 15th, 2016

Minneapolis Demolition Contractor
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12351 Cloud Drive N.E.

Blaine, MN 55449

Foss Swim School

Tags: Swimming Instructor

(763) 398-3399

Last Updated:
February 20th, 2015

Located in Blaine, Foss Swim School is a talented and energetic group of professional swimming instructors dedicated to executing the world's best learn-to-swim program for your family. Since 1993, FOSS has redefined the ""swim lesson"" experience fo...
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12440 Aberdeen St NE

Blaine, MN 55449

Garage Door Repair Blaine MN

Tags: Garage Door Repair Blaine MN

(763) 307-8668

Last Updated:
January 19th, 2015

Garage Door Repair Blaine MN , fast service from Blaine MN 55449 , visit our website for additional info http://garagedoorsrepairblainemn.com/
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10452 Baltimore Street Northeast

Blaine, MN 55449

The Pool Store Inc

Tags: jacuzzi hot tubs minneapolis

(763) 786-9563

Last Updated:
February 5th, 2014

The Pool Store Inc. is one of Minnesota’s largest dealers in spas and above-ground pools, offering installation, service and maintenance on all pools and spas.
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10100 HWY 65 NE

Blaine, MN 55434

Above and Beyond Flooring

Tags: Minneapolis Hardwood Flooring , Minneapolis Hardwood Floors , Minneapolis Flooring

(612) 256-2845

Last Updated:
June 10th, 2010

Minneapolis Hardwood Flooring experts Above and Beyond Flooring are your local hardwood floor experts.
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1520 130th Lane NE

Blaine, MN


How to Hire a Contractor in Blaine MN You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Blaine MN 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 Blaine 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 Blaine MN

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 Blaine MN

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a MN or Blaine 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 Blaine MN

Accidents happen to even the best Blaine 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 Blaine 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 Blaine MN

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