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Local business listings for Brick, NJ

G & W Construction Group

Tags: Home Improvement

(732) 202-7895

Last Updated:
August 11th, 2017

The land surveyors and home improvement contractors at G & W Construction Group in Brick, NJ, we believe if we come out of our comfort zone our boundaries of success will be limitless!
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821 Mantoloking Rd

Brick, NJ 08723

Zarrilli Homes

Tags: Custom-Modular-Homes-Brick-NJ

(732) 262-4848

Last Updated:
May 4th, 2017

Zarrilli Homes has over 50 years of experience building custom modular Beach Style Homes throughout New Jersey and espeically Ocean, Monmouth and Atlantic Counties.
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186 Mantoloking Rd

Brick, NJ 08723

Green Apple Roofing

Tags: roofs

(732) 564-4099

Last Updated:
December 15th, 2016

Green Apple Roofing provides exceptional residential and commercial home exterior services in Brick, NJ . From roof repairs, seamless gutters, vinyl siding and new home exterior system we do it all. Our Green Apple trucks can be seen all over New Jer...
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710 Barberry Dr

Brick, NJ 08723

Proficient Plumbing & Heating

Tags: Plumber

(848) 448-3539

Last Updated:
April 12th, 2016

Proficient Plumbing and Heating’s licensed plumbers have been providing residential and commercial customers with quality service at affordable rates since 2010. No plumbing or heating issue is too large or small for us. We provide free estimates for...
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11 Hollycrest Drive

Brick, NJ 08723

The Brick Township Movers

Tags: movers Brick

(732) 276-1442

Last Updated:
March 26th, 2016

Here at The Brick Township Movers, moving is what we do best. Based on the happy return of many of our clients, we seem to do it well! The local knowledge, combined with our professional reputation, country-wide certifications and personal service ma...
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737 Barberry Dr

Brick, NJ 08723

Coastal Restorations, Inc.

Tags: coastal-restorations-inc

(800) 400-0701

Last Updated:
November 23rd, 2015

Coastal Restorations, Inc. is New Jersey’s premier pressure washing company. Offering numerous exterior cleaning services and building repair options.
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1692 Route 88

Brick, NJ 08724

Brick by Brick Pavers and Landscaping, LLC.

Tags: Ocean County Landscaping

(732) 860-8074

Last Updated:
March 10th, 2013

Brick by Brick specializes in creating outdoor living spaces that become an extension of your home. Our passion and dedication to your satisfaction is what sets us apart from other contractors. With a combined experience of over 50 years in the lands...
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308 Tennessee Dr.

Brick, NJ 08723


How to Hire a Contractor in Brick NJ You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Brick NJ 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 Brick 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 Brick NJ

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 Brick NJ

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a NJ or Brick 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 Brick NJ

Accidents happen to even the best Brick 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 Brick 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 Brick NJ

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