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Local business listings for Hauppauge, NY

Global Mold Solutions

Tags: Mold Removal

(631) 806-6644

Last Updated:
February 27th, 2018

Global Mold Solutions provides expert mold and mildew remediation services, at competitive costs. Our professionals understand that time is sensitive for mold and mildew removal and offer quick response services to prevent your minor mold problem fr...
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785 Terry Rd

Hauppauge, NY 11788

Sump Pump Repair Long Island

Tags: Pump repair

(631) 449-7338

Last Updated:
August 15th, 2017

We are Sump Pump Repair Long Island, and we can fix any sump pump problem in the area. We also offer competitive sump pump installation prices. If you have experienced basement flooding problems and you don't already have a way to remove water, our s...
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960 Wheeler Rd #5229

Hauppauge, NY 11788

Stairbuilders Long Island

Tags: Stair Builders

(631) 449-7669

Last Updated:
March 17th, 2018

Stairbuilders Long Island is a leading stair and handrail builder. We specialize in custom jobs in a variety of formats. We work in all areas of residential, retail and commercial. At Stairbuilders Long Island, since every job is a custom job, we tre...
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150 Oser Ave #13422

Hauppauge, NY 11788

Long Island Tree Works

Tags: Tree Removal

(631) 352-2443

Last Updated:
April 22nd, 2016

The most experienced tree services throughout Long Island, NY. Stump grinding, tree removal, pruning, trimming, tree surgery and other arborist services.
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1A Saturn Blvd

Hauppauge, NY 11788

Garage Door Repair Hauppauge

Tags: Garage door

(631) 478-6694

Last Updated:
January 12th, 2016

The heritage of Garage Door Repair Hauppauge ensures its quality. The company is committed and has the skills to provide the best garage door maintenance and opener repair services in New York.
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373 Smithtown Bypass

Hauppauge, NY 11788

Garage Door Repair Hauppauge

Tags: Garage door

(631) 478-6700

Last Updated:
February 3rd, 2015

Get your garage door opener springs all repaired in your Hauppauge home in New York by getting this garage door service company. This is the best amongst other garage door operators in town.
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1600 Express Drive S

Hauppauge, NY 11788

Garage Door Repair Hauppauge NY

Tags: Garage Door Repair Hauppauge NY

(631) 609-4990

Last Updated:
January 30th, 2015

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339 Smithtown Bypass

Hauppauge, NY 11788

Irwin Contracting Inc

Tags: Irwin Contracting Inc

(631) 434-8400

Last Updated:
October 23rd, 2013

Long Island builder and contractor for Nassau,Suffolk,Long Island,NYC,New York. Construction of new homes,home remodeling and commercial construction.
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671 Old Willets Path

Hauppauge, NY 11788

Island Wide Palm Trees

Tags: Hauppauge Plant Nursery

(631) 714-7256

Last Updated:
September 17th, 2013

Island Wide Palm Trees offers a wide selection of palm trees that will last all summer long outdoors and can be taken insider during winter. We proudly serve Nassau, Suffolk, NYC, and tri-state area.
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339 Bridge Road

Hauppauge, NY 11788


How to Hire a Contractor in Hauppauge NY You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Hauppauge 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 Hauppauge 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 Hauppauge 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 Hauppauge NY

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

Accidents happen to even the best Hauppauge 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 Hauppauge 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 Hauppauge NY

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