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Local business listings for Houston, TX

EnSiteUSA Inc.

Tags: pipeline survey services

(713) 456-7880

Last Updated:
November 14th, 2017

EnSiteUSA is focused on the oil and gas sector. Our client base includes companies in the transmission, midstream, distribution, and storage businesses. We serve the natural gas, oil and liquid products, CO2, coal bed methane, electric power and meth...
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3100 S Gessner Rd.

Houston, TX 77063

URETEK ICR Gulf Coast

Tags: Foundation Repair

(281) 894-4990

Last Updated:
November 8th, 2017

URETEK ICR Gulf Coast is Houston's foundation repair authority for clean, non-invasive foundation repair solutions.
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11603 Windfern Rd Ste A

Houston, TX 77064

Air Conditioning Corp

Tags: Air Condition

(761) 324-3389

Last Updated:
November 8th, 2017

Air Conditioning has been serving the Palm Springs area with the highest quality Air Conditioning services since 1954. Call us if you're looking for a Heating and Air Conditioning contractor today!
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10185 Westview Dr

Houston, TX 77043

Modular Homes Texas (Houston)

Tags: Modular home dealer

(281) 994-9775

Last Updated:
November 6th, 2017

Discover why Texas Modular Homes is the industry leading modular and manufacutred home dealer in Houston, TX. Our team of edxperts can help you find the perfect home. Whether you're a first time home buyer or already own land, our team of highly-trai...
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13030 Gulf Freeway, Suite B

Houston, TX 77034

Hestia Home Services

Tags: Home Improvements

(832) 871-5577

Last Updated:
October 26th, 2017

Our professional roofing contractors in Houston carry out the little jobs that can make a huge difference. We do work such as caulking around your skylights, making repairs to the flashing, fixing or replacing shingles that are damaged, and we do muc...
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950 Echo Ln Ste 2093

Houston, TX 77024

Empire Floors

Tags: Houston Flooring

(855) 272-7655

Last Updated:
October 10th, 2017

One of the most common complaints of customers who need new flooring is that they struggle to find the right contractors to supply the materials and get the job done. This all changes though, when they decide to contact Empire Floors because each cus...
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11807 Westheimer Rd

Houston, TX 77077

BMT Houston

Tags: Sheetrock Drywall Plywood in Houston

(713) 270-1888

Last Updated:
October 8th, 2017

eaming up with the top brands in the wholesale building metrials industry, we have one simple pledge: to get the right products into our customers’ hands as quickly and safely as possible.
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8403 WestglenDr

Houston, TX 77063

Westpaq Cleaning Solutions

Tags: commercial cleaning services in Katy TX

(832) 429-8619

Last Updated:
October 6th, 2017

We are a commercial cleaning service company servicing Katy Texas and Sugar Land Texas
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3418 Hwy. 6 South, Suite B #129

Houston, TX 77082

Troy's Painting Services

Tags: Houston Painters

(281) 904-1214

Last Updated:
September 19th, 2017

Always professional, punctual and polite—Troy’s Painting Services is an outstanding residential and commercial painting company serving the Houston area in Texas. Our team is professionally trained to paint with precision and never leaves a mess! We ...
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4450 Sherwood, Ln, #31

Houston, TX 77092

Creative Blinds

Tags: Blind

(281) 763-2526

Last Updated:
September 19th, 2017

Creative blinds has been providing the highest quality custom window treatments in Friendswood Tx. Visit our website to view our products and services.
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5808 Kirby

Houston, TX 77005



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.