Contractor Directory

Local business listings for Brooklyn, NY

Indicator Lock

Tags: restroom indicator lock

(347) 492-7497

Last Updated:
September 25th, 2018

Indicator Lock's mission is to help business owners give their guests a reassuring sense of privacy, especially in one of the busiest environments - public restrooms!
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2906 E14 Street

Brooklyn, NY 11235

SSI Locksmith LLC

Tags: locksmith

(718) 290-7220

Last Updated:
September 1st, 2018

Lost your key or lockout your house? We are here just one call away. We provide 24-hour emergency locksmith service. Installation of new house locks. Call for the best locksmith service in Brooklyn and NYC & receive 10% off any service. 24 Hour Lock...
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1406 East 4th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11230

Eddie and Sons Locksmith - Commercial Locksmith Brooklyn - NY

Tags: locksmith

(347) 535-3638

Last Updated:
June 26th, 2018

Eddie and Sons Locksmith - Commercial locksmith Brooklyn
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Serving Area

Brooklyn, NY 11230

Nostrand 24 hr Locksmith

Tags: Locksmith

(917) 475-0650

Last Updated:
June 18th, 2018

"Nostrand 24 hr Locksmith - Finest Locksmith Solutions in NYC Area! Are you on a hunt for the best commercial locksmith around here? Or, do you have a lock-related issue at home, so you are searching for residential locksmith services providers? Aft...
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347A Empire Blvd

Brooklyn, NY 11225

SSI Locksmith LLC

Tags: Locksmith service

(718) 290-7220

Last Updated:
June 15th, 2018

24 Hour emergency Locksmith service in Brookyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx. All five boroughs of NYC serviced.Lockouts, lock replacement and installations. Car lockouts and lost automobile keys replaced. Push to start key and remo...
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1406 E 4th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11230

Locksmith Jet.

Tags: Auto Locksmith Service

(718) 502-9211

Last Updated:
May 26th, 2018

For Fast, Skilled Locksmithing Services, Call Locksmith Jet! We Respond Rapidly To Requests For Our Help. We'll Send A Team Of Licensed Mobile Locksmiths To Your Location To Solve Any Type Of Automotive, Commercial, Residential, Or Emergency Key Or L...
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763 E New York Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11203

Brooklyn TV Guys

Tags: tv installation nyc , tv installation nyc , tv wall mount installation service

(917) 348-5572

Last Updated:
May 20th, 2018

We can install any type of TV you have, whether it is LED, LCD, Plasma, Flat, Curved, 3D, or newest 4K HD Ultra, or OLE, on any type of wall you have in your house, with any type of bracket you desire, whether, it's a swivel, full motion, flat, or ti...
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1414 E 14th St

Brooklyn, NY 11230

Epic Air Cooling & Heating

Tags: hvac repair brooklyn

(718) 473-9080

Last Updated:
May 1st, 2018

Epic Air Cooling & Heating can provide service for all your heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration needs. All our licensed and trained technicians can provide you with expert solutions to help you get the highest efficiency out of ...
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2252 East 59th Pl

Brooklyn, NY 11234

Window Tinting Brooklyn

Tags: window tinting Brooklyn NY

(347) 377-2717

Last Updated:
April 21st, 2018

Window tinting Brooklyn provides the best window tinting services in all five boroughs. Residential, Commercial automotive, marine, aircraft window tinting options available. We also provide clear bra paint protection, vinyl car wrapping, business lo...
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1703 East 14th Street #9

Brooklyn, NY 11229

Eddie and Sons - Locksmith Brooklyn Heights

Tags: Locksmith

(347) 708-9377

Last Updated:
April 10th, 2018

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Serving area

Brooklyn, NY 11201

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.


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.