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Local business listings for Brooklyn, NY

Glass Shower Doors Inc

Tags: window replacement

(646) 506-9978

Last Updated:
July 13th, 2017

Glass Shower Doors NY is prepared to provide you with the manufacturing of, design, and installation of all types of shower doors and enclosures in the NY area. We service all of the nearby cities and have been called the best glass shower door insta...
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839 Avenue Z

Brooklyn, NY 11235

Prime Aire Mold Services Inc

Tags: mold removal nyc

(877) 307-5166

Last Updated:
June 16th, 2017

PrimeAire has earned the honor of being named the most trusted mold company in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut tri-state region. When reliability, honesty and integrity are important - call PrimeAire mold services for your assessment. With o...
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7713 17th Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11214

DNA Kitchen Cabinets

Tags: Kitchen Contractor

(718) 709-9030

Last Updated:
June 14th, 2017

Wish to make your kitchen look stunning? DNA Kitchens is your one stop destination. Starting from contemporary to traditional kitchen cabinet styles, options are limitless. At DNA Kitchens, you will get customized services at affordable prices.
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1676 E 35th St

Brooklyn, NY 11234

Atlas Showroom

Tags: Home Improvement

(646) 548-3588

Last Updated:
June 9th, 2017

My experiences living in both Europe and the United States and my passion for international travel have enabled me to appreciate different cultures and, most importantly, helped me to better reflect on my home country of Morocco and the rich, diverse...
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141 Atlantic Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11209

MBA Supply Company

Tags: wholesale janitorial supplies

(718) 245-0077

Last Updated:
June 6th, 2017

MBA Supply is a family owned and privately held company that provides Garbage bags, janitorial supplies, Faucets, Lighting, Electric & paper products and serve the various industries like apartments, healthcare, and educational institutes.
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1634 Atlantic Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11213

CAA United Group, LLC

Tags: install custom fire places

(800) 365-3213

Last Updated:
June 5th, 2017

CAA United Group are experts in marble, tile and wood product installation. Get the flooring you’ve always wanted with the help of CAA United Group.
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1582 E 34th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11234

Roofing Brooklyn NYC

Tags: professional

(718) 395-5951

Last Updated:
May 27th, 2017

Roofing Brooklyn NYC is the best roofing contractor for Brooklyn, NY, Manhattan and also the NYC location. We offer roof and also industrial roof services as well as domestic and also shingle roofing along with totally free quotes and assessments, ou...
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2077 East 56 St.

Brooklyn, NY 11234

Affordable cleaning service Brooklyn

Tags: Apartment Cleaning

(347) 974-3551

Last Updated:
April 26th, 2017

"Affordable cleaning nyc knows that first #impressions count and so do second and third impressions and every impression after that. Affordable cleaning #Affordable offers general facilities cleaning and building maintenance services with the goal ...
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1770 Bay Ridge Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11204

Brooklyn, NY 11204

Emergency Plumbing Squad

Tags: Emergency Plumber Brooklyn

(718) 635-1696

Last Updated:
April 23rd, 2017

Here at the Emergency Plumbing Squad, we handle are 24-hour plumber type emergencies in the Brooklyn, NY area. Your emergency plumber in Brooklyn should be fast, knowledgeable and affordable and should be a master plumber. We are open 24/7 to serve y...
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472 Lafayette Ave Apt 1F

Brooklyn, NY 11205

Prime Glass

Tags: window replacement window replacement brooklyn

(718) 266-2653

Last Updated:
April 22nd, 2017

Prime Glass is a full-service glass company - specializing in commercial and residential glass doors and windows. We are located at 840 McDonald Ave, Brooklyn NY 11218 and can be reached at (718) 266-2653. For over 8 years, our reputation for provid...
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840 McDonald Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11218



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.