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American Pride Roofing

Tags: Dallas Roofing

(214) 838-1125

Last Updated:
February 16th, 2018

American Pride Roofing - Dallas Roofing Company & Dallas Roofing Contractor providing roof repairs & new roofs in Dallas TX. For Local Roofing Contractor & Repair Servics Call our roofers For a Free Estimate Today!
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4100 Spring Valley Rd #600

Dallas, TX 75244

Dallas Flooring Warehouse

Tags: Carpet Store Near Me

(214) 205-0116

Last Updated:
February 7th, 2018

Carpet store flooring stores Dallas TX hand scraped hardwood wood flooring contractors installation laminate engineered hardwood floors vinyl tile.
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8717 Directors Row

Dallas, TX 75247

Hardwood Flooring Pros Dallas

Tags: Laminate Flooring Dallas TX

(214) 761-3135

Last Updated:
February 5th, 2018

We welcome you to the best and brightest Hardwood Flooring Pros Dallas TX team. Hardwood Flooring Pros Dallas team rebuilds and builds your flooring from the ground up, giving it a natural feel. Contact us today at (214) 761-3135 to see how our partn...
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1621 S Malcolm X Blvd #36,

Dallas, TX 75226

Curtain Wall

Tags: Aluminium casement windows

(469) 242-3349

Last Updated:
February 4th, 2018

Glass wall systems are very popular today, due to their elegance, transparency, and style! Thesessystems give you the greatest possible design freedom, allowing you to be creative in decorating your residential or commercial space and brightening up ...
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3813 McKinney Ave

Dallas, TX 75204

Eastwood Plumbing Services

Tags: plumbing service in dallas

(469) 205-2518

Last Updated:
February 4th, 2018

Eastwood Plumbing Services is a full service plumbing and sewer company serving Dallas. In fact other local plumbers often call us to help them when they have a large job as they don't always have the needed trucks or equipment to do the work. We pro...
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6025 Owens St

Dallas, TX 75235

Justin's Tree Service

Tags: Justinstreeservice

(214) 802-9296

Last Updated:
January 24th, 2018

Justin's Tree Service is your number one Dallas tree maintenance and other tree services. What are you waiting for call us now at 214-802-9296.
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10944 Grissom Ln

Dallas, TX 75229

Granite Foundation Repair, Inc.

Tags: Foundation Repair

(214) 865-8609

Last Updated:
January 23rd, 2018

Granite Foundation Repair Inc. is a family run business established in 2003 by Jim Oursler. They specialize in foundation repair services in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Granite offers steel pier foundation repair, concrete pier foundation repair and...
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3010 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway 1200-A

Dallas, TX 75234

Galaxy Granite & Stone

Tags: Galaxy Granite & Stone

(972) 501-9348

Last Updated:
January 20th, 2018

Homeowners have trusted Galaxy Granite and Stone for quality service and products for over ten years. Galaxy uses only the best materials and machinery available.
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9011 John W. Carpenter Frwy Suite B-104

Dallas, TX 75247

Executive Cleaning Services

Tags: Ecsdfw

(214) 887-3415

Last Updated:
January 15th, 2018

Executive Cleaning Services offers high-quality professional cleaning services in the surrounding Dallas area.
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9959 Royal Lane, Suite 4

Dallas, TX 75231

Hooper Plumbing & Air Conditioning

Tags: plumbing

(214) 363-2543

Last Updated:
January 11th, 2018

Hooper Plumbing & Air Conditioning was started in 1923 in Dallas. We provide services for all heating repair, ac repair, and plumbing repair needs. We strongly believe most air conditioners need repair instead of being replaced. Call us today to sche...
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6725 Hillcrest Ave Suite A

Dallas, TX 75205



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.