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Local business listings for Gaithersburg, MD

Capital Garage Works

Tags: Capital Garage

(882) 339-3059

Last Updated:
May 16th, 2018

Capital Garage Works is a Garage Door Company serving Maryland, Virginia and DC since 2003. Our garage company covers the full spectrum of home and commercial Garage Door Services including repair, installation, organization, and enhancement. Not onl...
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19200 Chennault Way

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Potomac Garage Solutions

Tags: Local Service Providers

(240) 650-2622

Last Updated:
May 15th, 2018

Potomac Garage Solutions has offered a wide variety of garage renovation services for commercial and residential garages throughout the Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC areas since 2003. From home gyms and workshops, to custom storage solutions, ...
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19200 Chennault Way

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Flood Damage Pro

Tags: mold remediation

(301) 355-2154

Last Updated:
February 6th, 2018

Flood Damage Pro offers water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, and mold remediation for homes and businesses in Gaithersburg, MD. Call us 24/7, because property damage doesn’t keep business hours. 301-355-2154.
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8 Russell Ave

Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Harvey W Hottel, Inc

Tags: Plumbing and HVAC

(240) 912-8900

Last Updated:
December 31st, 2017

Harvey W Hottel was founded in 1945 as a commercial heating and air conditioning design and installation company. As our company grew, we added a service repair division. Today we proudly offer a wide variety of mechanical and plumbing contracting an...
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18900 Woodfield Road

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

TemperaturePro Central Maryland

Tags: Maryland air conditioning

(301) 945-7700

Last Updated:
July 1st, 2017

At TemperaturePro of Central Maryland, our philosophy is to provide you with excellent and individualized customer service. From estimates to maintenance calls, you can expect professional and courteous service every time you call TemperaturePro.
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8652 Dakota Dr

Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Gaithersburg Carpet Pros

Tags: Carpet Cleaning

(301) 200-8170

Last Updated:
September 24th, 2016

We are a premiere carpet cleaning company that is fully licensed and insured and dedicated to providing quality carpet cleaning services to the residents of Gaithersburg and the surrounding area.
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600 S Frederick Ave, STE 465 , MD STE 465

Gaithersburg, MD 20877

JDS Home Improvement LLC

Tags: Egress Windows Maryland

(240) 388-8275

Last Updated:
June 30th, 2016

Egress Window Installers, Kitchen & Bath Remodeling, , Entry Doors Sales And Installation Specialists Located in Gaithersburg, Maryland, we are a full-service home remodeling company specializing in kitchen and bath remodeling, basement egress windo...
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20113 Woodfield Road

Gaithersburg, MD 20882

Accel Heating and Cooling

Tags: Heating Services Gaithersburg

(301) 947-8140

Last Updated:
February 23rd, 2016

Accel Heating and Cooling offers competitive pricing on all Air Conditioning and Heating System installation, repair and maintenance services in Gaithersburg, MA & surrounding areas. Contact us at 301-947-8140.
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16021 Industrial Drive

Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Locksmith Gaithersburg MD

Tags: Locksmith Gaithersburg in Maryland

(301) 798-5227

Last Updated:
August 20th, 2015

Locksmith Gaithersburg MD provides commercial locksmith services and key systems. Call (301) 798-5227 to receive expert technicians known for damage free services.
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151 N Frederick Rd

Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Garage Door Repair Gaithersburg MD

Tags: Garage Door Repair Gaithersburg MD

(301) 476-4244

Last Updated:
January 6th, 2015

Garage Door Repair Gaithersburg MD , fast service from Gaithersburg MD 20877 , for more info visit http://garagedoorrepairgaithersburgmd.com/
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129 North Frederick Avenue

Gaithersburg, MD 20877



How to Hire a Contractor in Gaithersburg MD You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Gaithersburg MD 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 Gaithersburg 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 Gaithersburg MD

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 Gaithersburg MD

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a MD or Gaithersburg 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 Gaithersburg MD

Accidents happen to even the best Gaithersburg 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 Gaithersburg 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 Gaithersburg MD

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