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Local business listings for Gulfport, MS

Aqua Force: Professional Pressure Washing Services

Tags: Pressure Washing Services

(228) 265-4806

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

We are the pressure washing specialists. We offer the best pressure washing, driveway and sidewalk cleaning, deck restoration, and fence restoration Why Choose Us? We guarantee a top quality job. You can expect a quick response to all requests....
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2305 19th Ave

Gulfport, MS 39501

Gulfport Roofing Contractors

Tags: Roof Repair

(228) 222-2962

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Gulfport roofing contractors?is not the typical roof repair company that you think of. The image in your head of roofers is not who we are. We are a group of service-oriented professionals who focus on providing the best roof repair service possible ...
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45 Hardy Court Shopping Center Unit 122

Gulfport, MS 39507


Tags: impactwindows

(845) 125-7185

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

It provides Window and Door Installation,Window and Door Service and Maintenance Programs,Window and Door Permitting and Engineering Services,Window and Door Project Management,Window and Door Exports,Window and Door Design and Shop-Drawings. It is s...
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844 Kelley Road

Gulfport, MS 39507

Deep Blue Pool & Spa

Tags: swimming pool builders

(228) 223-1911

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

We are a Swimming Pool Contractor that provides the very best in quality construction and service. Contact us for any of the following: New Pool Construction, Pool Decks, In-ground Spa, Custom Swimming Pool, Pool Builders, Swimming Pool Builder, Swim...
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14285 Cable Bridge Rd

Gulfport, MS 39503

Teddy Bear's Services

Tags: carpet cleaners

(228) 896-8446

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Teddy Bear's Services are your go-to home maintenance & repair contractors with superior workmanship and 24-hour emergency service. We offer carpet & tile cleaning, HVAC & duct cleaning, fire & water damage restoration including the knowledge, traini...
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9230 Old Lorraine Road

Gulfport, MS 39503

Gulf Coast Heating and Cooling L.L.C.

Tags: HVAC

(228) 236-4822

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

We provide Residential/Light Commercial HVAC Maintenance, Service, Repairs and Installations. We pride ourselves on doing quality work and providing a valuable service to our customers.
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16450 Shaw Rd

Gulfport, MS 39503



(228) 831-1046

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018



Gulfport, MS 39503

Ready Rooter

Tags: Plumber

(228) 313-1208

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Ready Rooter specializes in many areas. Drain cleaning, unclogging sinks, toilets, washer drains, showers, bathtubs, floor drains. We also repair Water lines & sewer lines.
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10481 Trace Avenue

Gulfport, MS 39503

How to Hire a Contractor in Gulfport MS You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Gulfport MS 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 Gulfport 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 Gulfport MS

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 Gulfport MS

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a MS or Gulfport 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 Gulfport MS

Accidents happen to even the best Gulfport 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 Gulfport 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 Gulfport MS

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