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Local business listings for Dallas, TX

Fresh Coat of North Dallas

Tags: Painting

(214) 888-6840

Last Updated:
August 25th, 2017

From house painting, to deck staining, to wallpaper removal, Fresh Coat of North Dallas offers a wide range of painting and painting-related services. Your team of professional painters will approach every job with service in mind, working every proj...
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7324 Gaston Ave., Ste. 124-447

Dallas, TX 75214

Lavender Care Air Duct Cleaning

Tags: water removal dallas

(972) 441-4049

Last Updated:
August 21st, 2017

Lavender Care Dallas TX offers a variety of cleaning services in Dallas and Fort Worth TX including: air duct cleaning, carpet cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, water removal, water damage restoration and dryer vent cleaning services. Call us at (97...
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18308 Michaelangelo Dr

Dallas, TX 75287

Locksmith University Park

Tags: change lock

(214) 905-3205

Last Updated:
August 20th, 2017

If you have a difficult locksmith problem and can’t figure out how to handle it, let us handle it for you at Locksmith University Park. When you need to know how to handle a serious lock and key issue, let us handle it for you at Locksmith University...
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4649 Cole Ave

Dallas, TX 75205

Apollo Roofing

Tags: Roofing Dallas

(972) 994-1612

Last Updated:
August 19th, 2017

Apollo Roofing is Dallas and the surrounding area’s premiere roofing company providing a variety of roofing and gutter services. We offer residential roofing services including roof repair and roof replacement, including asphalt shingles roofing, woo...
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11816 Inwood Rd #3098

Dallas, TX 75244

Maid Magic

Tags: Maid Service

(214) 509-8779

Last Updated:
August 11th, 2017

Fast and Reliable Home Cleaning and Maid Service in the Dallas,TX area! Book Online In 60 seconds! 200% Satisfaction Guarantee! Licensed, Insured and Bonded!
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11816 Inwood Rd #1035

Dallas, TX 75244

Tornado Shelters of Dallas TX

Tags: Tornado Shelter

(972) 698-4050

Last Updated:
August 9th, 2017

Manufacturer, retailer and installer of storm shelters, tornado shelters and safe rooms both below and above ground. We offer manufacturer direct pricing to the public and service the DFW Metroplex and areas surrounding, including Grand Prairie, Arli...
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11816 Inwood Rd., Suite 3032

Dallas, TX 75244

Texas Leather Furniture & Accessories

Tags: Retail Leather Furniture

(469) 374-4820

Last Updated:
August 7th, 2017

We are a leather specialty retail store. Leather Furniture, sofas, sectionals made to order. Choose from 400 leathers, 150 styles and 50 different shapes. Top grain Leather, full grain leather 100% top grain leather. Recliners, Sleeper sofas, Dining ...
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13460 Inwood Rd Suite 100

Dallas, TX 75244

Apollo Air Conditioning & Heating

Tags: hvac companies Dallas

(972) 954-4851

Last Updated:
August 4th, 2017

Apollo Air Conditioning and Heating is your #1 source for all your HVAC needs! Professionals that take pride in their work, Apollo is committed to 100% satisfaction. So whether you need an air conditioner tune up, or a whole new heating system, we ca...
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12895 Josey Lane #124-1030

Dallas, TX 75234

Jacksons Home and Garden

Tags: Home and garden

(214) 350-9200

Last Updated:
July 31st, 2017

Jacksons Home & Garden is offering indoor and outdoor décor and furniture solutions. Whether you need a new grill for outdoor entertainment or new dishware for a special event, they offer a large selection of products designed to enhance the experien...
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6950 Lemmon Ave

Dallas, TX 75209

AM Roofing Company

Tags: roofers

(214) 980-4366

Last Updated:
July 28th, 2017

AM Roofing Company is your resource for top-notch roofing throughout the Dallas TX area. From re-roofing to repairs to replacement, our team brings many years of experience to roofing projects of all kinds. Contact the AM Roofing team today to schedu...
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8600 Chancellor Row

Dallas, TX 75247



How to Hire a Contractor in Dallas TX You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Dallas 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 Dallas 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 Dallas 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 Dallas TX

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

Accidents happen to even the best Dallas 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 Dallas 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 Dallas TX

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