Contractor Directory

Local business listings for Brighton, MI

FireSide Hearth & Home

Tags: Brighton MI's Certified Chimney Professionals

(810) 775-5300

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

FireSide Hearth & Home serves the Brighton and Royal Oak MI area. Owned by Justin Peoples, the NFI certified team provides chimney and fireplace products, and can even handle your installations.
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7041 Grand River

Brighton, MI 48114

Rogalski & Son Garage Door Service

Tags: garage door repair brighton mi

(810) 522-8992

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Whether you need a garage door replacement or a routine annual inspection of your garage door components, we are confident that we will be able to get the job done quickly and efficiently. We even offer emergency services open 24 hours a day, 7 days ...
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7030 Whitmore Lake Rd.

Brighton, MI 48116

Livingston Asphalt

Tags: Asphalt Contractor

(866) 892-8104

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

When your next Brighton asphalt repairs & maintenance project needs to be completed correctly and on time, choose a Livingston Asphalt. We provide you with quality workmanship and use only the highest quality materials. Whether your need is seal coat...
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7452 Ore Lake Road

Brighton, MI 48116

SMP Contracting

Tags: seawall services

(734) 657-8105

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

SMP Contracting performs a variety of marine construction services including new seawalls and repairs of ones in need. Our promise to you is plain and simple, to use only top quality materials to get the task at hand done. While the installati...
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8067 Woodland Shore Dr

Brighton, MI 48114

Home Pro Roofing Michigan

Tags: shingle roofing contractors

(810) 225-9080

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Home Pro Roofing, a professional roofing contractor specializing in new roofs and roof repairs. Contact now for metal and shingle roof installation options.
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9901 E Grand River Ave

Brighton, MI 48116

Security Access Controls & Fence, LLC

Tags: Automatic Gates

(810) 227-1613

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

SAC Fence is an industry leader in state-of-the-art gate automation, access control, CCTV, and security fencing. We are a full-service residential, industrial, and commercial fence contractor with over 35 years of fencing experience. We offer both al...
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5315 Glenway Dr.

Brighton, MI 48116

BladeRunners Landscaping, Inc.

Tags: Landscaping

(810) 923-5111

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

BladeRunners Landscaping, Inc. is celebrating its 15th year in business. Since 1996, our landscaping services have expanded to include complete landscape installation, general lawn maintenance and snow plowing services. Throughout the years, we striv...
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8789 Maltby

Brighton, MI 48116

D & R Energy Services, Inc

Tags: energy , wind , renewable energy

(810) 229-2390

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Solar, Solar Thermal, Wind, Biogas, Biomass Consulting,Engineering and Installation Services
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P.O. Box 1013

Brighton, MI

How to Hire a Contractor in Brighton MI You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Brighton MI 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 Brighton 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 Brighton MI

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 Brighton MI

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a MI or Brighton 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 Brighton MI

Accidents happen to even the best Brighton 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 Brighton 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.


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 Brighton MI

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