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Local business listings for Hot Springs, AR

Hughes Design and Construction, Inc

Tags: custom home builders hot springs

(501) 262-2100

Last Updated:
May 17th, 2018

Hughes Design and Construction, Inc. (HDC), a central Arkansas creative Design/Build firm, was founded in 1997 by engineer and home builder Ralph Hughes. A graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Engineering, Ralph enjoys assisting in the de...
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1401 Malvern Ave. Suite 150

Hot Springs, AR 71901

T and T Lawn Care Hot Springs

Tags: Lawn Care Service

(870) 828-8839

Last Updated:
April 10th, 2018

T and T Lawn Care Hot Springs provides affordable quality lawn care services for Commercial and Residential customers. Our service include mowing, bush trimming, edging, blowing, debris removal and even tree service. In addition, we offer home improv...
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216 McMahan St

Hot Springs, AR 71913

Goghzart Air Conditioning

Tags: Air Conditioning Repair in Hot Springs

(501) 249-0812

Last Updated:
May 10th, 2017

Goghzart is the premier Air Conditioning Company in the Hot Springs, Arkansas Area. Our HVAC technicians have extensive training and experience with repair and various heating and cooling equipment. When your Air Conditioner is not working properly w...
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620 Central Ave ARE #42

Hot Springs, AR 71901

Sandy Sutton's Design Center

Tags: Interior Designer

(501) 624-6700

Last Updated:
March 2nd, 2016

The application of Design Excellence has always been a trademark of mine. A hallmark of my ongoing success is that I have a rare ability to absorb my clientís personality and lifestyles then transform that into rooms of distinction. I have vast exper...
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4112 Central Ave

Hot Springs, AR 71913

Wilsonís Home Improvement Company - 5012629900

Tags: wilson home improvement

(501) 262-9900

Last Updated:
September 20th, 2014

Our Home Improvement company was founded in 2002 by Paul and Sandy Wilson and specializes in siding, new & replacement windows and home improvements. We offer "the Best of the Best, for Less" which means we promise each and every homeowner the best p...
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1964 E Grand Ave

Hot Springs, AR 71901

Advanced Pest Control

Tags: Pest Control Service

(501) 623-5888

Last Updated:
May 14th, 2013

We are a family-owned and operated pest control company, dedicated to excellent customer service. Each of our technicians are experienced in termite, rodent and wildlife removal. Contact us today!
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906 Hobson Avenue

Hot Springs, AR 71913


How to Hire a Contractor in Hot Springs AR You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Hot Springs AR 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 Hot Springs 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 Hot Springs AR

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 Hot Springs AR

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a AR or Hot Springs 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 Hot Springs AR

Accidents happen to even the best Hot Springs 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 Hot Springs 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 Hot Springs AR

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