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All States Air Duct Pro - Galveston

Tags: Air Duct Cleaning Galveston

(409) 344-5815

Last Updated:
March 8th, 2018

Our awesome team of experts is now the fastest growing Air Duct and Carpet Cleaning Company in Galveston. All States Air Duct Pro is a company concerned about the wellbeing of every individual in our community.
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3828 Broadway Avenue J

Galveston, TX 77550

Goliath Garage Door Repair

Tags: Garage Door Repair Galveston , Garage Doors Galveston TX

(409) 750-7555

Last Updated:
February 26th, 2017

Goliath Garage Door Repair in Galveston TX, is the biggest provider in the area for garage doors repair, installation and maintenance services.
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4012 Avenue Q

Galveston, TX 77550

Garage Door Repair Galveston

Tags: Garage door

(409) 225-9073

Last Updated:
June 27th, 2015

Top experts in Texas providing swift and effective solutions to hardware, panel, and opener issues! Take advantage of the superb professional services of the dedicated team of Garage Door Repair Galveston.
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9420 Seawall Boulevard #831

Galveston, TX 77554

Immaculate Painting & Construction

Tags: Commercial Paint

(409) 750-9973

Last Updated:
May 11th, 2015

Immaculate Painting And Conctruction, LLC is a full service Houston painting company with over 15 years experience. Owner, Juan Carcano say's: "We focus on high quality work with complete customer satisfaction." Immaculate Painting & Construction's ...
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4202 Ave S

Galveston, TX 77550

Garage Door Repair Galveston TX

Tags: Garage Door Repair Galveston TX

(409) 299-3038

Last Updated:
January 14th, 2015

Garage Door Repair Galveston TX , service provided from Galveston TX 77550 , visit us at http://garagedoorrepairgalvestontx.com/
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608 25th Street

Galveston, TX 77550

Prestige Garage Door Repair

Tags: Prestige Garage Door Repair in Galveston Texas

(409) 761-1449

Last Updated:
November 20th, 2014

We provide professional, prompt, same-day garage door service at low, affordable prices. Our courteous technicians will tackle your garage door related issue and explain everything including the exact cost to you so that you can evaluate if you want ...
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1309 Milam Dr

Galveston, TX 77551

Galveston Cargo Lifts

Tags: Beach House Cargo Lifts

(409) 682-3324

Last Updated:
August 26th, 2014

Galveston Cargo Lifts is in the business of providing safe, reliable cargo lifts for coastal residences. Not only do we supply affordable lifts, if you are in the DIY mode, you can purchase one of our cargo lift kits and install it yourself.
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4820 Pean

Galveston, TX 77554

DFW Texas Builders

Tags: general contractor

(281) 779-0721

Last Updated:
February 17th, 2012

DFW Texas Builders in Galveston TX is a local general contractor with 35 years in home improvement; replacement windows & doors, siding, room additions and any build or remodel project. Save 5% on any project by mentioning you saw this post. We alway...
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12532 W. Ventura Dr.

Galveston, TX 77554


How to Hire a Contractor in Galveston TX You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Galveston 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 Galveston 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 Galveston 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 Galveston TX

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

Accidents happen to even the best Galveston 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 Galveston 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 Galveston TX

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