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Local business listings for Houston, TX

Total HVAC Houston

Tags: Total HVAC Houston

(281) 749-1195

Last Updated:
April 25th, 2019

Total Houston HVAC working residential and commercial air conditioning, heating and filtration buildings since 2012. Our company values honesty and our HVAC contractors are held to high standards for all repairs and installation in Houston, TX.
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4265 San Felipe St Suite 1100

Houston, TX 77027

Custom Wine Cellars Houston

Tags: Houston custom wine cellars , Houston wine cellar builder , wine cellar refrigeration

(281) 809-7283

Last Updated:
April 2nd, 2019

At Custom Wine Cellars Houston, our expert wine cellar builders and designers can transform any room into a functional and gorgeous wine cellar. Whether it be in a residential or commercial setting, we do our best to meet our client's requirements in...
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337 Garden Oaks Blvd #70371

Houston, TX 77018

Duct Kings Houston

Tags: water damage restoration , mold remediation , dryer vent cleaning

(832) 968-6456

Last Updated:
March 25th, 2019

At Duct Kings Houston, we have the experience, knowledge, and equipment you need for air duct cleaning, mold remediation, and more. Our affordable pricing and reliable staff help us truly stand out from the competition. Call Duct Kings today for your...
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255 Pine Hollow Ln #35

Houston, TX 77056

Hestia Home Services

Tags: Construction , remodeling , Bathroom Remodeling Houston

(832) 871-5577

Last Updated:
March 12th, 2019

Hestia Home Services delivers stunning remodeling and renovation contractor services throughout the greater Houston TX area. Hestia Home Services specializes in top in class kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling and home improvement contract...
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950 Echo Ln Suite 2093

Houston, TX 77024

D-Max Carpet Care

Tags: Carpet Cleaning Houston , Houston carpet cleaning carpet , cleaning in Houston

(281) 444-3629

Last Updated:
March 4th, 2019

D-Max Carpet care is a local family owned small business and has been serving Houston and surrounding cities since 2006. We have thousands of satisfied customers and hundreds of 5-Star reviews on 5 different platforms. As always, your satisfaction is...
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2343 Weathersfield Trace Cir

Houston, TX 77014

WeKnowRugs

Tags: Area Rugs , Kitchen Rugs , traditional rugs

(737) 209-3886

Last Updated:
January 21st, 2019

WeKnowRugs is the largest online store in the USA for RUGS, WeKnowRugs offer best quality rugs from a wide range of brands. we have top selling rugs from the top brand around the world
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7903 Ashford Trace

Houston, TX 77082

AWA Mold Inspections

Tags: mold inspection houston , mold inspection & testing houston , mold inspection company houston

(713) 401-9751

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

At AWA Environmental Mold Inspections are our core focus. We are Texas certified mold inspectors that pride ourselves in bringing the latest in innovative testing technology. Providing you and your family with the safest and best in home inspections....
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100 Glenborough Drive Suite #400

Houston, TX 77067

Polished Concrete Houston Texas

Tags: Polished Concrete Houston Texas

(713) 766-0674

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Polished concrete has a lot to offer. A stained polished concrete floor can blend seamlessly with your decor, make your home feel clean and open, and withstand all types of abuse, even pets and moisture. A polished concrete floor can be rustic and co...
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223

Houston, TX 77012

Appliance Repair West University Place

Tags: appliance repair service

(832) 324-3867

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

We never settle for anything less than the best appliance repair services in the industry. Our technical prowess allows us to get things done no matter the brand or model of your malfunctioning home appliances. We handle washers, dryers, microwave ov...
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5310 Kirby Dr Suite 209

Houston, TX 77005

Bathtub & Tile Refinishing Houston

Tags: Bathroom Cabinets

(832) 527-9647

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

At Bathtub and Tile Refinishing Houston, we carry a huge selection of Kitchen Cabinets, Kitchen Counters, Cabinet Refinishing, Kitchen Tile, Kitchen Sinks and more. Shop modern Bathroom Vanities, Bathroom Cabinets, Bathroom Tile, Bathtubs and accesso...
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4407 Hull St

Houston, TX 77021



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.