Contractor Directory

Local business listings for Houston, TX

AHM Furniture Service

Tags: repair wood furniture

(832) 904-4960

Last Updated:
September 24th, 2018

Here at AHM Furniture, we repair every piece of furniture with the utmost care, restoring its beauty and durability with quality craftsmanship. Our dedication to outstanding service has made us one of the most trusted furniture repair and restoration...
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10825 Barely Lane Suite N

Houston, TX 77070

Aladdin Garage Doors Houston

Tags: Garage Door Repair

(281) 252-3346

Last Updated:
September 21st, 2018

Aladdin Garage Doors Houston offers a large selection of reliable garage doors and openers. Our services include garage door, opener & spring repair and installation.
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1029 Hwy 6 North Suite 650-186

Houston, TX 77079

Drane Ranger

Tags: Commercial Grease Trap Cleaning

(281) 489-1765

Last Updated:
September 19th, 2018

Drane Ranger offers septic tank cleaning, grease trap, lift station cleaning, vacuum truck services, etc. in Houston, Pearland, Alvin, and Sugar Land. For more info, visit us at &
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13911 India St

Houston, TX 77047

Houston Louvered Roof

Tags: Equinox Louvered Roof

(281) 761-6316

Last Updated:
September 12th, 2018

Houston Louvered Roof provides premier automated patio covers. Our Equinox Louvered Roofs increase comfort by maximizing functionality in your outdoor space. Both homeowners and business owners enjoy increased usability. The fact that the louvers ar...
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1305 West 11th Street, PMB # 4043

Houston, TX 77008

Revitalize Pressure Washing

Tags: commercial pressure washing houston

(281) 888-4043

Last Updated:
September 10th, 2018

Revitalize Pressure Washing is the ONLY building washing company in the Pearland, Sugar Land, and greater Houston area that specializes in the removal of this fungus and mold (SAFELY), while boosting the curb appeal of your home, increasing the value...
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15183 South Post Oak Road

Houston, TX 77053

BH Locksmith Heights

Tags: Locksmith

(832) 831-2391

Last Updated:
September 1st, 2018

BH Locksmith Heights has been attending to the locksmith service needs of people in the Houston area as well as in the nearby areas for many years. We have a solid reputation of reliability and trustworthiness.
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2200 N Shepherd Dr

Houston, TX 77008

Courtesy Air Conditioning & Heating

Tags: Air Conditioning

(713) 278-9933

Last Updated:
August 31st, 2018

Family-owned and operated; serving Houston for over 25 years! A heating and cooling system is one of the biggest investments you will make as a home-owner. Keeping it running efficiently is essential to your family's comfort and key to managing your ...
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2323 South Voss Road, Suite 610

Houston, TX 77057

Water Mold Fire Restoration of Houston

Tags: water damage restoration services

(713) 496-2066

Last Updated:
August 29th, 2018

Water Mold Fire Restoration of Houston provides free quotes on restoration projects across the city of Houston and surrounding communities. Whether dealing with an emergency situation or needing general restoration and cleaning, you can depend on Wat...
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14106 Maple Lane

Houston, TX 77396

Clean Air Houston Pro

Tags: Clean Air Houston Pro offers the professional air duct cleaning services in Houston

(832) 368-9937

Last Updated:
August 17th, 2018

Clean Air Houston Pro offers the professional air duct cleaning services in Houston, Texas and surrounding areas to the customer. If you move to the new place, it is necessary to determine the condition of the air ducts in the required place. You can...
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3363 McCue Rd.

Houston, TX 77056

Everhart Construction

Tags: Bathroom Remodeling Houston

(713) 597-7457

Last Updated:
August 14th, 2018

EVERHART CONSTRUCTION TODAY The Everhart Construction of today is a full service design and build firm. 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 remodel...
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1655 Townhurst Drive Suite #100

Houston, TX 77043

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.


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.