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Local business listings for East Northport, NY

Bathroom and Kitchen Remodeling

Tags: Bathroom remodel

(631) 486-8388

Last Updated:
November 3rd, 2017

The process of designing your kitchen or bathroom is supposed to be fun; however, a project that is meant to breathe new life into your home and improve the look of your décor can very quickly become a needlessly complicated hassle.
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3010 Jericho Turnpike

East Northport, NY 11731

Brian Gundlach Carpet Cleaning

Tags: Carpet Cleaning

(516) 807-5961

Last Updated:
January 11th, 2017

Brian Gundlach Carpet Cleaning is a reliable high quality carpet and tile cleaning company. Established in 2010, we are an owner-operated and fully insured business that provides the Carpet Cleaning, Tile Floor Cleaning and Upholstery Cleaning for r...
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9 Wendy Lane

East Northport, NY 11731

Garage Door Repair East Northport

Tags: Garage door

(631) 478-6721

Last Updated:
October 12th, 2015

The dependable professional services of Garage Door Repair East Northport produce excellent results with numerous benefits. The expert company offers a full range of solutions to customers in New York.
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1 Hewitt Square East

East Northport, NY 11731

Garage Door Repair East Northport NY

Tags: Garage Door Repair East Northport NY

(631) 609-4990

Last Updated:
January 28th, 2015

Garage Door Repair East Northport NY , service provided from East Northport NY 11731 vsit: http://garagedoorsrepaireastnorthportny.com/ for more info.
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243 A Larkfield Road

East Northport, NY 11731

Delea Sod Farms

Tags: sod

(631) 368-8022

Last Updated:
August 29th, 2014

For more than 83 years, DeLea Sod has offered premium sod at competitive prices. Our knowledgeable, friendly staff has the experience to assist you in selecting the best solution for any turf application from residential sod, to sports turf, to golf ...
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444 Elwood Rd

East Northport, NY 11731

Callahan Brothers Floors

Tags: Hardwood Floors

(631) 757-2663

Last Updated:
October 18th, 2013

Callahan Brothers Floors, Inc specializes in installing, finishing, designing and sanding hardwood floors. We have been offering quality labor and products to Long Island and New York City since 1989.
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12 Tiffany Lane

East Northport, NY 11731

Marina Carpet

Tags: East Northport Floor Covering

(631) 499-5353

Last Updated:
October 18th, 2013

As the premier floor covering showplace in East Northport, Marina Carpet is your one-stop showroom for all of your floor covering needs. We are a Family Owned company serving the East Northport area since 1953. Our desire is to provide the bes...
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2035 East Jericho Tpke.

East Northport, NY 11731

Pool Doctor

Tags: Swimming Pool Supply Store

(631) 368-1330

Last Updated:
June 15th, 2012

Here you can take a look at all of our Long Island pool supplies and pool services. Our pool supplies are priced right and our pool services are sure to leave your pool looking good and clean.
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317 Larkfield Rd

East Northport, NY 11731


How to Hire a Contractor in East Northport NY You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in East Northport 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 East Northport 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 East Northport 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 East Northport NY

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

Accidents happen to even the best East Northport 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 East Northport 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 East Northport NY

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