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Local business listings for Framingham, MA

JBL Drain Specialist

Tags: plumbing

(774) 707-6222

Last Updated:
October 10th, 2018

At JBL Drain Specialist in Framingham, we offer full drain related plumbing services. This includes installs, services, repairs, renovations, remodels, drain snaking, jetting, replacements and excavating.
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432 Hollis St.

Framingham, MA 01702

Trust Commercial Cleaning

Tags: office cleaning Massachusetts commercial cleaning commercial cleaning business commercial cleaning companies office cleaning in boston commercial cleaning in boston office cleaning in boston ma clean

(877) 459-1733

Last Updated:
February 25th, 2018

We are commercial cleaning services that provides janitorial services for business communities since 1999. Our Office cleaning services crew work during the day and after hours.
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100 Concord Street 1C

Framingham, MA 01702

Nicholson Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning

Tags: HVAC Contractor

(508) 858-5476

Last Updated:
June 15th, 2017

Nicholson Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning serves Framingham, Ashland, Natick, Sudbury, Hopkinton and MetroWest with high quality plumbing and HVAC service.
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35 Hastings St

Framingham, MA 01701

Better Air of Massachusetts

Tags: air duct cleaning , vent cleaning , hvac duct cleaning

(800) 382-8227

Last Updated:
May 24th, 2017

At Better Air of Massachusetts we take pride in providing Quality HVAC Air Duct Cleaning services for your home and office. Our certified and trained professionals provide HVAC Air Duct cleaning services that meet and exceed what is required by the N...
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954 Concord St

Framingham, MA 01701

Framingham Tree Pros

Tags: framingham ma tree service

(508) 969-1875

Last Updated:
May 3rd, 2017

Expert tree care service for residential and commercial customers in the Framingham, Massachusetts area. Our team provides a wide range of services that include tree trimming, tree removal, stump grinding, and emergency tree services. We make it easy...
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1630 Worcester Rd Unit 604

Framingham, MA 01702

Emily's Interiors Inc

Tags: kitchen cabinets

(508) 925-8895

Last Updated:
February 15th, 2017

We are the designer and seller of Kitchen Cabinets, Hardware, Lighting, Home Decor, and Plumbing. With its location above an established showroom, it's the perfect place to select an entire project's materials within one building.
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248 Worcester Rd

Framingham, MA 01702

Framingham Carpet Cleaning

Tags: Carpet Cleaning

(508) 203-7630

Last Updated:
September 19th, 2016

Chances are if you are visiting our website you are looking for a professional carpet cleaning company that you can trust and can meet all of your carpet cleaning needs and we want to let you know right up front that you have come to the right place....
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1671 Worcester Road STE 520

Framingham, MA 01701

Door Systems Inc.

Tags: Garage doors

(508) 875-3508

Last Updated:
June 29th, 2016

Welcome to the Door Systems Inc. website, and thank you in advance for considering us for your garage door or entry door needs in New England (Arlington, Boston, Natick, Dedham, Framingham, Lexington, Marlboro, Milford, Needham, Newton, Wellesley and...
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120 Alexander St

Framingham, MA 01702

Daniel Fox Roofing Co., Inc.

Tags: Roofing Contractor

(617) 965-1294

Last Updated:
April 30th, 2016

We have extensive hands on experience with installing new roofs, roof repairs, roof installations, gutters, custom copper work, and carpentry. We use all types of roofing materials including fiberglass asphalt, rubber, copper, clay tiles and slate.
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65 Flanagan Dr

Framingham, MA 01701

Newman Bros Contracting

Tags: painting contractors

(508) 509-5046

Last Updated:
August 6th, 2015

3rd Generation Contractors Welcome to Newman Brothers Contracting With over 17 years in business, and following three generations of trusted, skilled craftsmen in his family, Newman Brothers Contracting gives personal, trusted quality service w...
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195 Old Connecticut Path

Framingham, MA 01701



How to Hire a Contractor in Framingham MA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Framingham MA 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 Framingham 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 Framingham MA

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 Framingham MA

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a MA or Framingham 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 Framingham MA

Accidents happen to even the best Framingham 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 Framingham 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 Framingham MA

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