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Local business listings for Brooklyn, NY

Aandemillwork LTD.

Tags: Millwork Services , Home Design , Home improvement

(718) 618-0627

Last Updated:
February 12th, 2018

At Aande Millwork our team strives to provide only the highest quality of millwork services to our clients. Founded in 2005, our business has completed countless of different projects both in the residential and commercial area, which has gained us g...
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178 Walworth Street

Brooklyn, NY 11205

Delta Kitchen Faucets

Tags: Kitchen Remodeling

(718) 749-9622

Last Updated:
February 12th, 2018

Modern Kitchen Remodeling Inc. provides quality, custom and state-of-the-art kitchen and bathroom remodeling services to customers all over NYC, including Brooklyn. Featuring the latest styles, most superior products, most cutting-edge design ideas a...
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1802 Benson Ave,

Brooklyn, NY 11214

Curtain Wall Installation

Tags: Aluminium casement windows

(718) 313-1373

Last Updated:
February 10th, 2018

Hours: Mon – Fri 08.00 a.m – 5.00 p.m payment Cash, all cc, checks Description: Our wide experience with glass has allowed us a unique ability to control quality at each stage. We have expertise in the designing, creation, and f...
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3311 Shore Pkwy

Brooklyn, NY 11235

NYC Windows & Doors

Tags: Brooklyn Window Replacement Brooklyn Door Replacement NYC Commercial Building Windows And Doors Brooklyn Commercial Building Windows And Doors Replacement of windows in NYC Replacement of windo

(347) 974-0565

Last Updated:
February 3rd, 2018

NYC Windows & Doors has been providing replacement windows services for all types of clients, Residential and Commercial for over 25 years. Our focus and expertise is window and door replacement projects, nothing else. We offer a variety of different...
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1923 McDonald Ave Suite #163

Brooklyn, NY 11223

Solar Panels Energy Systems

Tags: solar panels for home

(718) 971-2334

Last Updated:
January 25th, 2018

The solar systems offered by Sun Power are ideal because of the fact that they can produce energy for your home at a rate that is far better than other company's panels. Thanks to the advanced inverter technology, every solar panel can operate at pea...
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2900 Ocean Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11235

House and Home Locksmith Services

Tags: Locksmith

(347) 343-7143

Last Updated:
January 23rd, 2018

By giving customers the service and respect they deserve, Fried's Lock and Key Services has been rewarded with a loyal following of satisfied customers. And by word of mouth, these customers have referred family and friends who have joined the ever g...
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4322 18th Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11205

Ez carpet & Flooring sale install repair

Tags: carpet installation

(718) 701-6264

Last Updated:
January 19th, 2018

We offer all name brand of carpet and flooring. These top brands include Shaw, Mohawk, Milliken, Floor/Interface and many others. Everything is in wholesale pricing.We offer wall to wall carpet, laminate flooring, hardwood flooring,Linoleum flooring ...
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3311 Shore Parkway

Brooklyn, NY 11235

Home Improvement General Contractors

Tags: General construction

(718) 313-1331

Last Updated:
January 17th, 2018

Led by a team of young, energetic professionals, Home Improvement General Contractors takes pride in implementing the latest building technologies to successfully deliver our projects.
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61A 9th St.

Brooklyn, NY 11215

House and Apartment Renovation

Tags: General construction

(718) 971-2402

Last Updated:
January 6th, 2018

It’s easy for a construction company to claim that they are the best or their prices are the lowest, but more often than not that’s all just talk. At House and Apartment Renovation of New York, we’re not about puffing our chests or patting ourselves ...
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190 Marcy Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11211

Noble Blinds Inc

Tags: honeycomb shades

(929) 294-9440

Last Updated:
December 11th, 2017

At Noble Blinds we consider window treatment as so much more than sun protection or a simple tool to privacy. Well designed window coverings enhance and complement your home décor. They create soothing atmosphere, raise ceilings, change the shape of...
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67 West Street, store #6

Brooklyn, NY 11222



How to Hire a Contractor in Brooklyn NY You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Brooklyn NY 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 Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn NY

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 Brooklyn NY

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a NY or Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn NY

Accidents happen to even the best Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn NY

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