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Local business listings for Brookfield, WI

Brookfield Contractor

Tags: roofing contractors

(262) 333-0111

Last Updated:
May 4th, 2016

Brookfield Roofing is the leading company in all the surrounding areas of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We provide you with the any roofing services you need. We provide new roofs, re-roof, or re-decking. Brookfield Contractor also provides you with new gutt...
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12605 W North Ave. Ste 154

Brookfield, WI 53005

Brookfield Safe and Lock

Tags: Brookfield locksmith

(262) 510-0133

Last Updated:
January 25th, 2016

Brookfield safe and lock is a local brookfield, WI locksmith company. We provide locksmith services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, any weather. Call us today!
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200 S Executive Dr, Suite 101

Brookfield, WI 53005

Brookfield Safe and Lock

Tags: brookfield locksmith

(262) 510-0133

Last Updated:
January 18th, 2016

Brookfied Safe and lock is a local Brookfied, WI locksmith company. We provide services 24 hours, 7 days a week. Our professional locksmiths will take care of all your needs.
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200 s Executive Dr Suite 101

Brookfield, WI 53005

Alpine Plumbing Inc

Tags: Milwaukee plumber

(262) 797-4130

Last Updated:
September 14th, 2015

"Alpine Plumbing is a full scale plumbing corporation capable of meeting all of your plumbing needs. From large scale plumbing design projects to water heater repair and drain cleaning - we are the plumbing company for you. We service Milwaukee and a...
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14580 West Greenfield Avenue

Brookfield, WI 53005

Fireplace Construction and Design

Tags: MILWAUKEE FIREPLACE CONSTRUCTION

(414) 588-7854

Last Updated:
September 11th, 2015

"Serving all of Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin with quality fireplace and chimney construction and repair! Choosing to install a new fireplace is a huge commitment, and one that requires great design and planning. It will be a focal point f...
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18280 Elm Terrace Drive

Brookfield, WI 53045

Top Cut Lawn Care Service

Tags: lawn cutting service

(262) 309-7452

Last Updated:
March 31st, 2015

Top Cut Lawn Care Service is a lawn care and landscape service provider in the Southeastern Wisconsin area. We specialize in Lawn Maintenance, Landscaping, Mulch Installation, over seeding, Lawn Aeration, Fall and Spring Cleanups, and Shrub and Tree ...
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3815 N Brookfield Rd. #104-166

Brookfield, WI 53045

Top Cut Lawn Care Service

Tags: Lawn Care Service

(262) 309-7452

Last Updated:
March 14th, 2015

Top Cut Lawn Care is an established lawn care company providing the best lawn care services like lawn maintenance, mulch installation, landscaping, over seeding, aeration, seasonal cleanup and shrub and tree trimming in Southeastern Wisconsin serving...
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3815 N Brookfield Rd. #104-166 http://www.mytopcut.com/

Brookfield, WI 53045

ClearCom, Inc. Security & Communication

Tags: Home Security System Brookfield , Security System Supplier , Burglar Alarm System

(262) 784-2020

Last Updated:
February 6th, 2012

We offer high quality affordable electronic home security protection for your home or business using the latest in Communications, Alarm Systems, Video, CCTV, Security Cameras, Sensors, and Detectors
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200 South Executive Drive, Suite 101

Brookfield, WI 53005

Roof Xperts

Tags: Roofing Contractor Brookfield , Roofing Brookfield , Commercial Roofing Brookfield

(262) 373-0830

Last Updated:
August 29th, 2011

Roof Xperts is dedicated to providing quality workmanship and proudly serves Brookfield and the surrounding area.
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12760 West Lisbon Avenue

Brookfield, WI 53005


How to Hire a Contractor in Brookfield WI You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Brookfield WI 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 Brookfield 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 Brookfield WI

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 Brookfield WI

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a WI or Brookfield 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 Brookfield WI

Accidents happen to even the best Brookfield 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 Brookfield 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 Brookfield WI

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