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Local business listings for Germantown, TN

Magnolia Homes Inc.

Tags: new homes Memphis

(901) 309-0710

Last Updated:
May 5th, 2018

Magnolia Homes Inc. is a home building company based in Germantown, Tennessee. They focus on providing craftsmanship, originality, superior materials, and dedication to their clients’ total satisfaction with four different neighborhoods and a variety...
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3023 Centre Oak Way

Germantown, TN 38138

Memphis Fence and Deck Contractors

Tags: fencing contractor

(941) 685-3580

Last Updated:
December 20th, 2017

Are you looking for a professional fencing and deck building company in the Arlington, TN area to revive the look of your backyard? Perhaps you're looking for a covered, wraparound or front porch. We can handle the job as well as custom build a porti...
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7006 Wynterhall Dr.

Germantown, TN 38138

Memphis Concrete Contractors

Tags: Memphis Concrete Contractors; Memphis Masonry

(901) 203-4790

Last Updated:
August 19th, 2017

We are the leader in concrete and masonry contracting in Memphis, TN. We work hard to be the best Sarasota Masonry, Brick Contractors, Paving Contractors, Driveway Contractors, Patio Contractors and Pool Deck Contractors
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7776 Farmington Blvd #38928

Germantown, TN 38183

Germantown Roofing

Tags: Roofing

(901) 531-9132

Last Updated:
August 6th, 2016

Germantown Roofers are the local experts in roof repair. With years of experience under their belt dealing with roof damage and storm damage (usually from hail or other weather) we have found the best ways to prove to your insurance company that the...
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2587 Cedarville Dr.

Germantown, TN 38138

Midsouth Moving and Storage

Tags: moving

(901) 351-0676

Last Updated:
January 3rd, 2016

At Midsouth Moving and Storage our Company motto is"Perfection is Possible." Now we all know that no one is perfect in life. However, our Business history of 41 years of A+ BBB Accredited Professional Experience with zero complaints is the real tell ...
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3407 Crestwyn Dr

Germantown, TN 38138

RoofMD

Tags: roofer

(901) 305-9136

Last Updated:
January 2nd, 2015

RoofMD 7574 Old Mill Cove Germantown, TN 38138, United States 901-305-9136 http://roofmd.net/
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7574 Old Mill Cove

Germantown, TN 38138

AirMasters Germantown TN

Tags: Heater & Furnace Repair Germantown TN , HVAC Service & Repairs Germantown TN , Air Cooling Service & Repairs Germantown TN

(901) 654-5130

Last Updated:
September 30th, 2012

What makes your home or office an enjoyable place to live in, is the environmental conditions surrounding it. It can be quite challenging to live a comfortable life if the summers are too hot, the winters are too cold or there is too much humidity if...
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Serving Shelby County Since 2001

Germantown, TN 38139


How to Hire a Contractor in Germantown TN You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Germantown TN 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 Germantown 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 Germantown TN

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 Germantown TN

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a TN or Germantown 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 Germantown TN

Accidents happen to even the best Germantown 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 Germantown 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 Germantown TN

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