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Local business listings for Green Bay, WI

Top Tier Roofing & Siding

Tags: Roofing Contractor

(920) 713-2221

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Roofing contractor serving Green Bay and the Fox Valley of WI. Offering roofing, siding, gutters, windows, and insulation services.
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2001 Bellevue St

Green Bay, WI 54311

Reliant Carpet Cleaning

Tags: Carpet Cleaning Green Bay

(920) 412-4880

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Reliant Carpet Cleaning company is a carpet and upholstery cleaning service in Green Bay and surrounding area. We restore your carpeting and furniture at your office, apartment or home with dry foam. 100% hypoallergenic formula that is safe for ki...
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1801 August Street #5

Green Bay, WI 54302

Green Bay Carpet Cleaning

Tags: Green Bay Carpet Cleaning

(920) 264-9445

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

We do this so that we have a head up on the competition in delivering the best possible carpet cleaning service. At Green Bay Carpet Cleaners we feel that our best marketing is repeat business and referral business. This is why we have a 100% custom...
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535 11th Ave

Green Bay, WI 54303

Great Lakes Glass LLC

Tags: windshield replacement

(920) 391-6000

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Great Lakes Glass LLC serves more than 1000 customers a year in the Green Bay area. We are devoted to providing a wide array of auto glass repair and replacement services both in-house at our locations and via our mobile glass repair services, which ...
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2315 University Ave

Green Bay, WI 54302

K. Kelly, Inc.

Tags: Air Conditioning

(920) 260-4040

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Since their humble beginnings as a one truck operation in 1986, K. Kelly, Inc. has been providing the Green Bay, WI community residents with heating, cooling and plumbing services you can trust and rely on. Whether you need a furnace replaced, a new ...
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2057 Bellevue St.

Green Bay, WI 54311


Tags: Green Bay Vacuums ans Sewing

(920) 499-2728

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Sales, Service and Parts for all makes of Vacuum Cleaners and SEWING MACHINES.

505 S. Military Ave. In The Beacon Center

Green Bay, WI 54303

How to Hire a Contractor in Green Bay WI You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Green Bay WI 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 Green Bay 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 Green Bay WI

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 Green Bay WI

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a WI or Green Bay 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 Green Bay WI

Accidents happen to even the best Green Bay 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 Green Bay 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 Green Bay WI

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