Contractor Directory

Local business listings for College Station, TX

Texas Premier Locksmith

Tags: Locksmith , residential locksmith , commercial locksmith

(979) 476-9418

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

We provide complete locksmith services to Texas cities and metro areas.
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2151 Harvey Mitchell Pkwy S Ste 305

College Station, TX 77840

Sunshine Fun Pools

Tags: college station pools

(979) 690-3343

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

If you are looking for a skilled Custom Pool Builder in College Station, our expert Construction team is here to help! Whether you're looking for a lap-swimming pool to enjoy the health benefits of swimming or for a family-fun backyard pool, we creat...
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4200 State Highway 6S

College Station, TX 77845

Grandchamp Roofing

Tags: Roofing contractor

(979) 215-7330

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Voted by common consent among its customers in the Bryan and College Station area in Texas as being the best residential roofing company, the Grandchamp Roofing company invite you to understand why by asking them to provide you with a free quote on y...
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2435 Newark Circle

College Station, TX 77845

America's Choice Roofing

Tags: college station roofer , roofing college station tx , college station roofing

(979) 776-5292

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Founded in 1995 by Gary and Frances Spivey, America’s Choice Roofing is delighted to see that our hard work and commitment to excellent customer service has made us one of the top roofing contractors in Texas. The company has evolved from a full serv...
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4301 Alexis Ct

College Station, TX 77845

Modern Amenity Homes, Inc.

Tags: Home builder

(979) 314-4074

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Your custom home should be just that- custom. We work with highly-skilled and accredited local designers to help you realize your dream house. From exterior paints to tilework and granite, Modern Amenity Homes guides you through the steps of making y...
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2151 Harvey Mitchell Parkway S.Suite 215

College Station, TX 77840

Schulte Roofing College Station

Tags: Roofer , Google Plus , youtube

(979) 485-2949

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Schulte Roofing is Home of the Bulletproof Roof™ Guarantee, the roofing industry's best warranty. It backs all of our commercial and residential roofing with a no blame guarantee. Quotes and scheduling in College Station and surrounding areas are don...
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111 University Dr #206

College Station, TX 77840

Schulte Roofing, Inc.

Tags: Roofing Contractors

(936) 825-7590

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Schulte Roofing is a residential and commercial roofing company located in Navasota, Texas, just 20 minutes south of College Station. Our main service area includes Brazos, Grimes, Washington, Waller, and Austin counties. In addition, we have also do...
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College Station

College Station, TX 77840

JB Plumbing LLC

Tags: College Station Plumbing

(979) 690-5311

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Established in 2005, JB Plumbing has become the premier plumbing company in College Station for residential, commercial, and service work. JB Plumbing is a family owned and operated College Station plumbing company. Our mission is to provide excelle...
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6736 Koppe Bridge Rd

College Station, TX 77845

Stearns Design Build

Tags: Custom Home Builder , Green Builder , Kitchen Remodeler

(979) 696-0524

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Custom Home Builder specializing in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, room additions, and green building. By connecting people to their natural and community environments Stearns Design Build is able to design and build happiness and sustainability in...
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2151 Harvey Mitchell Parkway #219

College Station, TX 77840

My college Station Roofing

Tags: Roofing

(979) 314-0585

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

My College Station Roofing is your #1 one source for roofing in the Bryan/College Station area. We have quality plumbers and all of our work is guarenteed for 90 days. whether you just need a roof patch or you need a completely new roof installed we ...
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13353 Hopes Creek Rd N/A

College Station, TX 77845

How to Hire a Contractor in College Station TX You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in College Station TX 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 College Station 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 College Station TX

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 College Station TX

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a TX or College Station 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 College Station TX

Accidents happen to even the best College Station 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 College Station 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 College Station TX

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