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Local business listings for Coram, NY

Ram Asphalt Paving

Tags: Long Island Paving Contractors

(631) 306-4426

Last Updated:
February 4th, 2018

Long Islandís best paving companyóRAM Asphalt Paving has been serving the Suffolk and Nassau County areas for over 18 years! They offer a wide variety of pavement services including asphalt paving, sealing and patching, masonry, colored stone and gra...
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26 Ridge Rd

Coram, NY 11727

Metro Accessibility Lifts

Tags: Elevator

(631) 484-6208

Last Updated:
December 21st, 2016

At Metro Accessibility Lifts, we are dedicated to our clients complete satisfaction.With each and every job, we ensure qc, code compliance, and unique craftsmanship for each elevator that we offer. We specialize in many services including: home eleva...
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7 Northridge Drive

Coram, NY 11727

Coram Garage Door Repair

Tags: Coram Garage Door Repair

(631) 352-0313

Last Updated:
September 20th, 2016

Coram Garage Door Repair may be a dependable twenty four hour garage door service, together with our emergency repair service, accessible to any or all Coram residents. We offer sales, service and installation of garage doors and openers to the resid...
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408 Middle Country Rd

Coram, NY 11727

Coram Locksmith

Tags: 24*7 Locksmith Services

(631) 419-5823

Last Updated:
July 20th, 2016

A Locksmith Coram might give arranging and different administrations to help with another or utilized auto or building. Search for a smith Coram at whatever point you need assistance with your locks or require new bolts and related administrations. I...
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129 Pauls Path

Coram, NY 11727

Coram Locksmith

Tags: 24*7 Locksmith Services

(631) 419-5823

Last Updated:
December 24th, 2015

Coram Locksmith Here at Havers's , our experience has taught us that each customer is unique.
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129 Pauls Path

Coram, NY 11727

RAM Asphalt

Tags: driveway

(631) 306-4426

Last Updated:
December 23rd, 2015

RAM Asphalt is a family owned and operated business that has served Suffolk County NY for the past 18 years. Free estimates are always given by the owner / operator, Richard Marcus, not a salesman. Richard's primary goal is that of customer service, ...
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26 Ridge Road

Coram, NY 11727

Water Damage in Coram NY

Tags: Water Damage Coram NY , Fire DamageCoram NY , Smoke Restoration Coram NY

(631) 830-0174

Last Updated:
May 9th, 2014

We are a full service emergency response company, serving Long Island the five boroughs, Westchester and soon the South Florida market. Enviral Restoration Fire and Water Corporation is a family owned business, that has been in business approximatel...
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Serving Coram New York

Coram, NY 11727

Autumn Masonry Again

Tags: masonry long island

(631) 828-1687

Last Updated:
April 29th, 2014

Looking for a masonry contractor? Look no further with Autumn Masonry Again. At Autumn Masonry Again we do it right the first time to prevent the homeowner from costly repairs in the future. Contact us for all your masonry needs on Long Island.
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10 Locust Ave

Coram, NY 11727


How to Hire a Contractor in Coram NY You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Coram 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 Coram 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 Coram 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 Coram NY

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

Accidents happen to even the best Coram 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 Coram 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 Coram NY

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