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Local business listings for Crown Point, IN

M&M Home Remodeling Services

Tags: Roof Replacement

(219) 661-1600

Last Updated:
August 22nd, 2016

M&M Home Remodeling Service (Crown Point Branch) has been proudly serving Crown Point, the surrounding cities and the greater Chicagoland area for over 40 years! We provide all manner of exterior renovation services, including roofing repair and remo...
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1877 E. Summit St.

Crown Point, IN 46307

Above All Overhead Door

Tags: Garage Door Supplier

(219) 798-6931

Last Updated:
July 6th, 2016

Garage Door Repair, Garage Door Opener Repair. Free sales estimates. Sales, Repairs, Installations Residential & Commercial Prompt Efficient Service Emergency Service Available Lowest Prices.
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4997 W 86th Pl

Crown Point, IN 46307

Davis Concrete Correctors

Tags: Basement Waterproofing

(219) 972-1195

Last Updated:
April 4th, 2016

Owning a secure, watertight home gives your family a sense of confidence, a nurturing environment, and a warm, dry living space. It is Davis Concrete Correctors’ mission to improve your sense of satisfaction in your home with every experience you ha...
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12605 Polk St

Crown Point, IN 46307

Nick's Building Supply, Inc.

Tags: Wood-Doors

(219) 663-2279

Last Updated:
February 19th, 2015

Nick's Building Supply is a leading door wholesaler over 30 years. Selling exterior wood doors and interior wood doors is our specialty, and we sell to individuals, contractors, builders, developers and resellers. We also sell garage doors and entry ...
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11100 Broadway Ave

Crown Point, IN 46307

Steiner Homes LTD.

Tags: Indiana Home builder

(219) 781-9583

Last Updated:
April 17th, 2014

Steiner Homes is here to guide you through the difficult process of home-building. We love to build beautiful and affordable homes in Northwest Indiana. Meet with our free home designer and start planning your dream home today.\r\n
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12888 Baker Court Crown Point, Indiana 46307

Crown Point, In 46307

EDCO Environmental Services Inc

Tags: Air Conditioning Merrillville

(888) 675-2050

Last Updated:
April 7th, 2014

EDCO Environmental Services Inc. has been in business for nearly two decades now, with a combined experience of one hundred years. We offer a variety of commercial products and services. We pride ourselves in our factory trained staff, and our impres...
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10769 Broadway

Crown Point, IN 46307


How to Hire a Contractor in Crown Point IN You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Crown Point IN 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 Crown Point 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 Crown Point IN

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 Crown Point IN

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a IN or Crown Point 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 Crown Point IN

Accidents happen to even the best Crown Point 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 Crown Point 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 Crown Point IN

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