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Local business listings for Denton, TX

Denton Roofing Pro

Tags: Roof Repair

(972) 979-1070

Last Updated:
July 13th, 2018

Problems with roof? We can help you sort it anytime. The roofing company in Denton tx can help you do hail damage repair, roof replacement, roof repair and so on. Get in touch with us for the best of commercial roofing and residential roofing service...
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1501 S Loop 288 Suite 104 - 171

Denton, TX 76205

Denton Locksmith

Tags: locksmith

(214) 461-4858

Last Updated:
April 24th, 2018

A lot of times homeowners will call on a high-end, expensive security service to add necessary security to their homes. At Denton Locksmith we are able to offer you the service that you need to maximize your home and commercial business security.
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211 E Oak St

Denton, TX 76201

Metro Electrician

Tags: Denton Electrician

(940) 239-4164

Last Updated:
February 11th, 2018

Electrician Denton. Metro Electrician is your full-service electrical contractor. We service Denton, Fort Worth and Dallas areas. We offer Residential, Industrial, and Commercial electrician services. We are here to serve you no matter if you are...
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2704 Pinto Drive

Denton, TX 76210

Cross Timbers Equipment

Tags: equipment for rent

(940) 367-8084

Last Updated:
April 30th, 2016

We specialize in the marketing and selling of used heavy equipment for the construction industry. We also offer heavy equipment for rent. We are located in Denton, Texas which is 40 miles north of both Dallas and Ft. Worth, Texas, USA. The nearest po...
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2212 Fairfax Trail

Denton, TX 76205

Tree Services of Denton

Tags: tree service

(940) 374-6021

Last Updated:
April 25th, 2016

Tree Services Denton is Denton's #1 Tree Cutting, Trimming, and Removal Company. For over a decade, our professionals have been helping homeowners, apartment and commercial property managers, and local parks services preserve their landscapes, ...
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111 E University Dr. #105-219

Denton, TX 76209

Reilly Roofing & Gutters

Tags: denton roofing company

(940) 222-4373

Last Updated:
April 21st, 2016

Reilly Roofing & Gutters is the commercial & residential roofer in Denton TX. We will complete your roofing project with professional care and superior service. We deliver what we promise. Our professional roofing contractors are fully licensed and i...
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1308 Teasley Ln. #113

Denton, TX 76205

Garage Door Repair Denton

Tags: Garage door

(940) 735-3489

Last Updated:
March 24th, 2016

The best specialists in Texas for the installation and maintenance of all branded electric operators! The professionals of Garage Door Repair Denton have experience and show zeal during opener troubleshooting and garage door installation.
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114 Industrial Street #56

Denton, TX 76201

ACES Private Investigations Dallas

Tags: private investigation personal security dallas

(214) 451-3185

Last Updated:
February 18th, 2016

ACES Dallas Private Investigations is a fully serviced Private Investigation and Security Services company located in Dallas Texas. We provide personal security, background checks, elderly abuse cases, cheating spouses, theft investigations, fraud as...
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723 S I-35 E Suite 222

Denton, TX 76205

Denton Locksmith

Tags: Locksmith Services

(940) 239-1402

Last Updated:
February 15th, 2016

Locks are a piece of your security, so you don't need Locksmiths doing not very impressive work on the locks that give you the security you depend on.
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116 N Austin St

Denton, TX 76201

Denton Stucco Contractor

Tags: stucco repair

(940) 220-4467

Last Updated:
January 20th, 2016

Our services specialize in Stucco Repair and Stucco Siding for existing homes, new construction along with commercial office buildings. Whether a small or large project we can provide impeccable Stucco work to repair or finish off a wall or dream hom...
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1501 S Loop 288 Suite 104-220

Denton, TX 76205



How to Hire a Contractor in Denton TX You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Denton 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 Denton 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 Denton 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 Denton TX

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

Accidents happen to even the best Denton 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 Denton 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 Denton TX

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