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Local business listings for Canton, MA

Ambassador Pools

Tags: Above Ground Pools NJ , Above Ground Pools CT , Above Ground Pools MA

(800) 752-9000

Last Updated:
October 27th, 2017

Ambassador Pools offers above ground swimming pools, many different models, styles and features. We install the finest above ground swimming pools and decks.
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1030 Turnpike Street

Canton, MA 02021

Work Dog Property Solutions

Tags: Air Duct Cleaning

(855) 665-3911

Last Updated:
June 29th, 2017

The Work Dog Property Solutions provides mold testing, mold removal, air duct cleaning, dryer vent cleaning and water damage restoration services for residential and commercial properties throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Southern New Hamps...
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35 North Street

Canton, MA 02021

Basement Technologies

Tags: basement waterproofing boston

(508) 584-4148

Last Updated:
September 19th, 2016

At Basement Technologies, we design and manufacture best-in-class basement waterproofing solutions. Whether you need a full perimeter interior basement drainage system or just a crawlspace vapor barrier, dehumidifier, battery backup or sump pump - we...
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35 North Street

Canton, MA 02021

Lux Renovations, LLC

Tags: Basement Finishing

(781) 821-0060

Last Updated:
February 26th, 2016

Lux Renovations is the premier New England provider of the Owens Corning™ Basement Finishing System™. We will turn your unused space into a place your family will love for years to come.
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60 Shawmut rd

Canton, MA 02021

Garage Door Repair Canton

Tags: Garage Door

(781) 519-7966

Last Updated:
August 24th, 2015

Top experts in Massachusetts repair overhead doors of all sizes and makes fast. Garage Door Repair Canton offers emergency assistance and complete solutions to complex issues with springs and openers.
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48 Will Dr #870

Canton, MA 02021

ProTect Painters of Canton, Milton, Sharon

Tags: painter

(781) 821-1750

Last Updated:
October 22nd, 2014

ProTect Painters interior and exterior house painting. Begin with a free detailed painting estimate printed and presented to you on the spot. Customers compliment us on how easy our house painting estimates are to read and comprehend. We are licensed...
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95 Washington Street, Suite 104-153

Canton, MA 02021

Owens Corning Basement Finishing Systems of Boston

Tags: basement Finishing

(508) 674-0324

Last Updated:
October 20th, 2014

At Owens Corning, we understand that investing in any home remodeling project is a big decision. You want to make sure that when you invite a contractor into your home that you are comfortable with the design plan, are well versed on the numerous fea...
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960 Turnpike St.

Canton, MA 02021

Lux Renovations, LLC

Tags: Basement Refinishing

(781) 828-1105

Last Updated:
October 1st, 2014

At Lux Renovations, we understand that investing in any home remodeling project is a big decision. You want to make sure that when you invite a contractor into your home that you are comfortable with the design plan, are well versed on the numerous f...
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60 Shawmut Rd.

Canton, MA 02021

SynergyOne Solutions, Inc.

Tags: synergyonesolutions

(781) 343-1599

Last Updated:
June 19th, 2013

Located in Canton MA, SynergyOne Solutions, Inc. is largest, most respected and experienced independently owned emergency restoration, environmental and reconstruction company.
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1 Colgate Way

Canton, MA 02021

How to Hire a Contractor in Canton MA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Canton MA 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 Canton 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 Canton MA

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 Canton MA

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a MA or Canton 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 Canton MA

Accidents happen to even the best Canton 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 Canton 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 Canton MA

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