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Local business listings for Honolulu, HI

HAWAII TREE SERVICE

Tags: tree service

(808) 201-6209

Last Updated:
May 16th, 2018

We are Hawaii's most foremost tree care contractor servicing all of Oahu. We are a client service business that just so happens to be in the tree service industry. We are honored to be the tree service Hawaii businesses and homeowners have trusted si...
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3370 Likini Street

Honolulu, HI 96818

Freshcoat Painting Hawaii

Tags: Oahu painters

(808) 425-9262

Last Updated:
February 16th, 2018

Freshcoat Painting Hawaii is Hawaii's professional painting company! Quality painting services at reasonable prices. Free Estimates & Consultation - call us today at (808) 425-9262. We provide Oahu with residential and commercial painting servi...
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2424 S Beretania St Suite A305

Honolulu, HI 96826

Bentley Harvard Home Inspection Hawaii

Tags: Above and Underground Home Inspection Services

(808) 237-9737

Last Updated:
May 3rd, 2017

Bentley Harvard retains a team of seasoned experts with local experience in construction and home inspections. By crafting and redefining the inspection process, Bentley Harvard’s services allow our clients a new window into their property above and ...
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1888 Kalakaua Ave - Suite C312

Honolulu, HI 96815

Appliance Repair Oahu

Tags: appliance repair oahu

(808) 561-4833

Last Updated:
April 14th, 2017

Here at Appliance Repair Oahu we have years of experience in this business, and consumer satisfaction is paramount to us. We assure you, you will have no doubts that you will receive the best quality service at a very affordable price. Our team consi...
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445 Seaside Ave

Honolulu, HI 96815

Ingersoll Rand

Tags: ingersoll rand air compressor

(808) 847-2695

Last Updated:
October 18th, 2016

The Gellert Co., Inc. was formed in 1985 by merging the machinery departments of Hawaiian Equipment Company and Durant-Irvine Company.
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444 Waiakamilo Road

Honolulu, HI 96817

Bentley Harvard Inspection Services

Tags: Home Inspection Service Hawaii

(808) 237-3797

Last Updated:
October 17th, 2016

The Gold Standard… When buying or selling a home in Hawaii, the main goal is to know the facts and protect your assets. Bentley Harvard Home Inspectors understands that an excellent home inspection can provide an advantage in our competitive local re...
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1888 Kalakaua Ave - Suite C312

Honolulu, HI 96815

airprohawaii

Tags: Hawaii air specialists

(808) 832-1178

Last Updated:
October 7th, 2016

AIRPRO Indoor Air Solutions is a locally owned and operated company providing HVAC systems cleaning and restoration, dryer exhaust, kitchen exhaust, trash chute cleaning, and trash chute maintenance services. AIRPRO Indoor Air Solutions is a member o...
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1916 Democrat Street

Honolulu, HI 96819

KleenPro, LLC

Tags: carpet steam cleaning

(808) 679-6873

Last Updated:
July 20th, 2016

KleenPro,LLC Honolulu Hawaii offer a wide range of cleaning services catering to both residential and commercial clients. Services includes carpet steam cleaning, upholstery cleaning, rug cleaning
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1655 Makaloa Street

Honolulu, HI 96814

Structural Systems Inc

Tags: concrete restoration hawaii

(808) 845-2474

Last Updated:
June 2nd, 2016

Structural Systems Inc specializes in new and remedial foundation construction, commercial and residential drilling, concrete restoration and premium railing systems in Honolulu, Hawaii (HI). Call on 808-845-2474 to know more.
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1275 Mikole Street

Honolulu, HI 96819

HTM Contractors

Tags: tree care honolulu

(808) 456-3311

Last Updated:
March 9th, 2016

H.T.M. Contractors Inc. is a locally owned and operated company providing the best tree care, crane, firewood and roll off services at a reasonable price in Pearl City, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii (HI) & surrounding areas. Call us at 808-456-3311.
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1816 Auiki Street

Honolulu, HI 96819



How to Hire a Contractor in Honolulu HI You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Honolulu HI 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 Honolulu 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 Honolulu HI

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 Honolulu HI

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a HI or Honolulu 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 Honolulu HI

Accidents happen to even the best Honolulu 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 Honolulu 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 Honolulu HI

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