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Local business listings for Houston, TX

Howard Safe & Lock Co

Tags: locksmith houston

(713) 869-0581

Last Updated:
July 12th, 2018

Howard Safe & Lock has provided the Greater Houston area with exemplary locksmith service since 1946. Our expert technicians seamlessly provide all manners of lock related services including residential, commercial, and automotive lock installation, ...
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826 E 14th St

Houston, TX 77009

Everhart Construction

Tags: Home Remodeling Contractors Houston

(713) 597-7457

Last Updated:
July 9th, 2018

The Everhart Construction is a full service design and build firm based in Houston Texas. We do everything from a cracked tile floor to a leaky roof and everything in-between. Over the past 3 years, we have completed over 1,300 remodeling projects an...
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1655 Townhurst Drive 100

Houston, TX 77043

Texas Metal Roof Contractors

Tags: Water damage restoration

(713) 999-1016

Last Updated:
June 14th, 2018

As a Houston commercial roofing contractor, Texas Metal Roof Contractors understands the importance of quality roofing materials and workmanship. Whether installing a new roof or restoring a leaking one, you can count on us to use quality roofing mat...
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1756 W Main Street

Houston, TX 77098

ASAP Locksmith

Tags: Locksmith

(832) 404-0102

Last Updated:
June 13th, 2018

Honest, reliable and professional call center and referral service for independent locksmiths nation wide. Our expert team of emergency locksmith professionals are trained & experienced in using the latest equipment and locksmith methods. We provide...
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14520 Memorial Dr #68

Houston, TX 77079

Robinson Water Well Service Inc

Tags: Water Well Drilling

(281) 445-5661

Last Updated:
June 7th, 2018

In Houston, TX, to meet the water well plugging experts, that ensure to maintain the equilibrium in what they give and what they take from the customers, contact Robinson Water Well Service Inc!
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11819 W Montgomery Rd

Houston, TX 77086

Grand Entrance Chandelier

Tags: Chandeliers

(800) 622-4504

Last Updated:
June 5th, 2018

Grand Entrance Chandelier is the finest chandelier lighting company in the United States. We provide an upscale look to any room in your home with high quality Swarovski, Egyptian, and K9 chandelier crystals. We sell Chandeliers worldwide and servic...
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2500 Wilcrest Dr

Houston, TX 77042

Ready Set Maids

Tags: maid service Houston

(832) 463-2625

Last Updated:
June 1st, 2018

Your home is important to you and so is living easier. We understand this and strive to deliver a great experience and consistent clean. We take great pride in caring for your house the same way you do. Our cleaners are professional, friendly and tak...
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10919 West Road #733

Houston, TX 77064

Dryer Vent Pro USA

Tags: dryer vent cleaning

(281) 407-6860

Last Updated:
May 29th, 2018

Are you looking for a reliable dryer vent cleaning company? Get in touch with Dryer Vent Pro USA for the best air duct cleaning service.
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9100 Westheimer Rd. 4212

Houston, TX 77063

A1 Garage Door Service- Houston

Tags: garage doors Houston; Houston garage door installation; best garage door opener in Houston; custom garage doors Houston TX

(713) 766-5585

Last Updated:
May 25th, 2018

A1 Garage Door Service -Houston is the #1 garage door specialist in the industry. We install, service and repair all kinds and types of garage doors in Houston. We have the best team of expert professionals who know how to handle each and every type ...
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14205 Aston St

Houston, TX 77040

Jose Ramos Tree Service

Tags: Tree Service Houston TX

(832) 566-1727

Last Updated:
May 18th, 2018

Tree Service Houston Texas, Tree Trimming, Dangerous Tree Removal. Emergency Tree Service:Tree Service
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3818 Kashmere St

Houston, TX 77026



How to Hire a Contractor in Houston TX You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Houston TX 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 Houston 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 Houston TX

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 Houston TX

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a TX or Houston 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 Houston TX

Accidents happen to even the best Houston 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 Houston 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 Houston TX

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