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Local business listings for Huntsville, AL

Garage Door Access of Huntsville

Tags: GARAGE DOORS & Repair DEVICES

(256) 639-3667

Last Updated:
October 11th, 2018

We provide a 24 hour repair service. Our Service and Repair department take great pride in our work and reputation. We know your garage door is the largest moving part of your home, and we understand it is essential that your garage door operates saf...
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1313 Putnam Drive NW

Huntsville, AL 35816

Southern Comfort HVAC LLC

Tags: air conditioning huntsville al

(256) 858-0120

Last Updated:
April 19th, 2018

Southern Comfort HVAC LLC provides professional Heating and Air Conditioning system installations and repairs to keep your home comfortable all year round in Huntsville and Madison, AL. Call us at 256-858-0120 for more details.
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1011 Jordan Rd.

Huntsville, AL 35811

XMC, Inc

Tags: xerox

(256) 890-4258

Last Updated:
February 18th, 2018

XMC Inc is a Xerox office printer and office copier dealer that focuses on providing excellent customer service to match the quality of their products. They offer office solutions, production solutions, and document management that will make their cl...
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8097 Madison Boulevard, Suite 105

Huntsville, AL 35758

10Sharks Pro | 10Sharks.com

Tags: emergency garage door servise

(256) 469-8699

Last Updated:
December 11th, 2017

10Sharks Pro is a professional garage door and garage door opener installers. We are also experts in garage door and garage door opener repair and maintenance. We serve Huntsville AL, Madison AL, Decatur AL, Athens AL and other surrounding areas. Vis...
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600 Boulevard S SW, Suite 104G

Huntsville, AL 35802

Alabama Pest Control TC

Tags: Pest Control

(514) 891-2145

Last Updated:
November 5th, 2017

Alabama Pest Control is proud to offer its award-winning pest control services in Northern Alabama. Our family owned and operated Huntsville office caters to the entire Huntsville metro area, including Madison, Athens, Tanner, Hazel Green, Harvest, T...
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203 Turnbrook Dr SW

Huntsville, AL 35824

Legacy Homes

Tags: Home Builders Huntsville AL

(256) 361-9104

Last Updated:
June 20th, 2017

Legacy Homes is your premier new home builder in Madison and Huntsville Alabama. Our communities feature our award-winning designs with stunning amenities, excellent schools, and convenient access to Redstone Arsenal, Bridge Street, and more.
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2000 Andrew Jackson Way NE

Huntsville, AL 35811

Dean Plumbing Co Inc

Tags: Plumbing Repair Madison AL

(256) 883-6130

Last Updated:
February 23rd, 2017

If you are looking for Plumbing, Air Conditioning, Heating & HVAC Repair services in Madison & Decatur Alabama, (AL), Dean Plumbing Co Inc is your ideal choice. Call us at (256) 883-6130 for FREE estimates with visual inspections.
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3100-B Leeman Ferry Rd SW

Huntsville, AL 35801

Better Built Homes of Alabama Inc.

Tags: huntsville custom home builder

(256) 690-8003

Last Updated:
January 16th, 2017

Better Built Homes of Alabama is Huntsville Alabama's premier custom home builder. The owner Sammy Brown has over 20 years as a custom home builder. We can fit to your exact needs. Give Better Built Homes of Alabama a call today!
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112 Haley Morgan Dr

Huntsville, AL 35811

Huntsville Carpet Cleaning

Tags: Carpet Cleaning

(256) 403-0159

Last Updated:
October 9th, 2016

Whether you need emergency carpet stain cleaning, deep water damage treatment, move in/ move out carpet cleaning, or just wish your carpets could go back to being as pristine as the day they were installed, we've got you covered. Huntsville Carpet Cl...
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4800 Whitesburg Dr Ste 30-237

Huntsville, AL 35802

Huntsville Roof Solutions

Tags: roofers

(256) 826-0009

Last Updated:
September 26th, 2016

Huntsville Roof Solutions offers superior roofing installation, repair, replacement, and inspections for all of the Huntsville, AL area and surrounding communities. We offer professional services with affordable pricing and pride ourselves in our hig...
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4800 Whitesburg Drive Suite 30-192A

Huntsville, AL 35802



How to Hire a Contractor in Huntsville AL You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Huntsville AL 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 Huntsville 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 Huntsville AL

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 Huntsville AL

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a AL or Huntsville 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 Huntsville AL

Accidents happen to even the best Huntsville 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 Huntsville 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 Huntsville AL

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