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Local business listings for Huffman, TX

Air Houston Mechanical

Tags: Heating Cooling

(832) 777-1521

Last Updated:
August 8th, 2017

Air conditioner contractor residential and commercial ac repair, maintenance, & installation in the North Houston area.
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314 Highpoint Crossing

Huffman, TX 77336

Locksmith Huffman

Tags: locksmith service

(281) 819-7052

Last Updated:
February 17th, 2016

24/7 Emergency services by Locksmith Huffman in Texas. The company offers home, auto and commercial lock change, trunk opening, lockout service, key replacement, lock repair and rekeying. Provides mobile service!
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Sunny Glen Drive

Huffman, TX 77336

Garage Door Repair Huffman

Tags: Garage door

(281) 375-3139

Last Updated:
December 15th, 2015

Garage Door Repair Huffman is a dynamic company with the skills to offer thorough opener maintenance. The response of its emergency contractors is the fastest in Texas and the quality of their work is exceptional.
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25928 Fm 2100 Rd

Huffman, TX 77336

Huffman Carpet Cleaners

Tags: carpet cleaners

(281) 764-1377

Last Updated:
April 25th, 2015

We’ve been serving the Huffman community for years as carpet cleaners and have a strong track record of success. Our crew has years of experience and are knowledgable on how to get you the best results possible.
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1601 Havard Rd #3B

Huffman, TX 77336

Garage Door Repair Huffman

Tags: Garage Door Repair Huffman

(281) 375-3139

Last Updated:
December 4th, 2013

Garage door maintenance and repair services provider in Huffman, Texas. Services include repairs for garage door openers that are not working, doors that have gone off track, and damaged panels.
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25928 Fm 2100 Rd

Huffman, TX 77336


How to Hire a Contractor in Huffman TX You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Huffman 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 Huffman 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 Huffman 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 Huffman TX

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

Accidents happen to even the best Huffman 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 Huffman 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 Huffman TX

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