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Cleaning Please

Tags: Maid Services , Maid Services

(201) 561-8420

Last Updated:
May 16th, 2015

Cleaning Please serves all of New Jersey with reliable cleaning services and professionally-trained maids. As a fully bonded and insured cleaning company, Cleaning Please gives customers the peace of mind they need to trust housekeepers inside their ...
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1315 Ringwood Ave

Haskell, NJ 07420

Tapestry Landscape Architecture

Tags: Landscape Architect Haskell NJ

(973) 616-6888

Last Updated:
November 21st, 2014

We are proud to be a team of Licensed Landscape Architects. From our years of education, practical experience, and a state issued certification by examination, we are well qualified to practice our trade. Through our professional society, the America...
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7 Argyle Street

Haskell, NJ 07420

Tranquility Pools, Inc.

Tags: Indoor/Outdoor Inground Pool & Spa Design

(973) 248-1777

Last Updated:
November 21st, 2014

Tranquility Pools, Inc. is an elite swimming pool design and build firm servicing both residential and commercial properties. Recipient of numerous International and National Awards of Excellence, Tranquility Pools can custom build the swimming pool ...
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7 Argyle Street

Haskell, NJ 07420

Tranquility Pools, Inc.

Tags: NJ pools

(973) 248-1777

Last Updated:
July 6th, 2013

New Jersey based Tranquility Pools is a one stop shop for everything you need when planning to add a pool to your home. We promise only professional standards and unparalleled customer service from day one of the project through the final completion....
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7 Argyle Street

Haskell, NJ 07420

Tapestry Landscape Architecture

Tags: NJ landscaping

(973) 616-6888

Last Updated:
June 26th, 2013

Tapestry Landscape Architecture is a team of NJ Landscape Architects and designers who take pride in what they do. We are residential property master planners, garden designers and qualified site planners for commercial and multi-unit projects.
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7 Argyle St

Haskell, NJ 07420

Scenic Landscaping LLC

Tags: nj landscaping

(973) 616-9600

Last Updated:
June 17th, 2013

Scenic Landscaping Company offers complete landscape installation with landscape contractors, designers, and architects in NJ.
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7 Argyle Street

Haskell, NJ 07442


How to Hire a Contractor in Haskell NJ You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Haskell NJ 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 Haskell 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 Haskell NJ

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 Haskell NJ

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a NJ or Haskell 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 Haskell NJ

Accidents happen to even the best Haskell 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 Haskell 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 Haskell NJ

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