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Local business listings for Bossier City, LA

Expert Roofing Shreveport

Tags: Bossier City

(318) 402-4320

Last Updated:
February 6th, 2016

Roofing contractor in the Shreveport-Bossier area who has been installing repairing and replacing roofs since 1993.
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2146 Airline Dr. Ste 100-B

Bossier City, LA 71111

CW Floors ( Formerly Fischer Carpets)

Tags: Bossier City

(318) 230-7638

Last Updated:
September 3rd, 2015

Featuring carpet, hardwood flooring, tile floors, laminate, vinyl, Luxury Vinyl Tile - LVT, stone flooring and lighting. Serving Bossier City
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1700 Old Minden Road, Suite 183

Bossier City, LA 71111

Mattress Firm

Tags: Mattress Store Bossier City

(318) 747-0727

Last Updated:
October 8th, 2013

Mattress Firm 2646 Beene Blvd Bossier City, LA 71111, United States 318-747-0727 http://www.mattressfirm.com/ Our specialty mattress stores in the Shreveport, LA area guarantee your happiness, whether it's your comfort, price or delivery...
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2646 Beene Blvd

Bossier City, LA 71111

Window World of Northwest Louisiana

Tags: replacement window

(318) 742-9011

Last Updated:
October 26th, 2012

Window World of Northwest Louisiana is a local franchise of Window World Inc. renowned as the largest replacement window company in the United States of America.
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5903 E. TEXAS ST.

BOSSIER CITY, LA 71111

Alpha Home Security Concepts Bossier City LA

Tags: Alpha Home Security Concepts Bossier City LA , Home Security Systems Bossier City LA , Home Security Alarms Bossier City LA

(318) 742-4395

Last Updated:
July 15th, 2012

In the event of an intruder or fire at your home or business the monitoring company can notify you and the police or fire department in Bossier City LA immediately. Security for your home, if your residence could talk to you and tell you exactly what...
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2008 Airline Drive Suite 300

Bossier City, LA 71111

blmbg general construction

Tags: General Construction

(318) 505-2840

Last Updated:
August 24th, 2011

General Construction, New Construction, Remodeling, Pressure Wash, Paint, Tile, Masonry, Rockwork, Roofing, Sheetrock, Wood Floor, Wrought Iron, Dry-in, Remodeling
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2163 airline dr pmb 272

bossier city, LA 71111


How to Hire a Contractor in Bossier City LA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Bossier City LA 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 Bossier City 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 Bossier City LA

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 Bossier City LA

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a LA or Bossier City 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 Bossier City LA

Accidents happen to even the best Bossier City 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 Bossier City 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 Bossier City LA

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