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Great Neck Carpet Cleaning

Tags: carpet cleaning

(516) 399-4240

Last Updated:
August 24th, 2016

At Great Neck Carpet Cleaning, you should know that our organic cleaning experts are way more than just cleaners. In complete terms, they are true professionals in the field of cleaning services. However, to know the worth of our services, you donít ...
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44 Park Circle

great neck, NY 11024

Garage Door Repair Great Neck NY

Tags: Garage Door Repair Great Neck NY

(516) 340-1205

Last Updated:
January 29th, 2015

Garage Door Repair Great Neck NY , service provided from Great Neck NY 11021 vsit: for more info.
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31 Cutter Mill Road

Great Neck, NY 11021

Garage Door Co Great Neck

Tags: Garage door

(516) 283-5138

Last Updated:
January 25th, 2015

Examples of garage door offers of this Great Neck, New York, garage door service provider are Stanley garage door keypad and Skylink garage door opener.
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15 Cuttermill Road

Great Neck, NY 11021

Garage Door Co Great Neck

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(516) 283-5138

Last Updated:
December 9th, 2013

Examples of garage door offers of this Great Neck, New York, garage door service provider are Stanley garage door keypad and Skylink garage door opener.
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15 Cuttermill Road

Great Neck, NY 11021

The Construction Experts

Tags: long island contractor , long island home improvement , nassau contractor

(516) 805-1193

Last Updated:
July 20th, 2012

Long Island based premier general contractors and remodelers specializing in interior renovations.
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158A Middle Neck Road

Great Neck, NY 11021


Tags: "window treatments"

(516) 487-0334

Last Updated:
May 25th, 2012

North Shore Decor offers all types and styles of window coverings. Blinds, Shades, Shutters, Custom Drapery, Top Treatments, and upholstered furniture are included. Major brands like Hunter Douglas, Graber, Comfortex, Norman, Kravet, Duralee, Rober...
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136 Northern Blvd #2


Long Island Carpet Cleaning

Tags: carpet cleaning long island

(516) 483-8666

Last Updated:
February 16th, 2012

Long Island Carpet Cleaning Services is your number one choice for all your carpet/upholstery cleaning needs. In addition, we are one of the largest service providers for the Tri State area.
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50 Baker Hill Rd

Great Neck, NY 11021

Great Neck Carpet & Upholstery Cleaners

Tags: carpet cleaning great neck

(516) 362-2008

Last Updated:
November 11th, 2011

We offer any type of cleaning from Rug cleaning to Drapery. We also specialize in Water Damage Restoration & Flood Clean-Up. We use state of the art equipment.
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10 Grace Ct N #2

Great Neck, NY 11021

How to Hire a Contractor in Great Neck NY You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Great Neck 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 Great Neck 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 Great Neck 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 Great Neck NY

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a NY or Great Neck 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 Great Neck NY

Accidents happen to even the best Great Neck 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 Great Neck 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.


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 Great Neck NY

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