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Amber Electrical Contractors, Inc.

Tags: Electrical Contractors

(972) 579-9333

Last Updated:
October 10th, 2018

Amber electrical is a commercial electrical contractor providing services since 1989 in Dallas,Texas. Located in Texas, we provide the 24*7 electric installations services with highly professionals, delivering the quality output. We take up the compl...
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2251 Century Center Boulevard

Irving, TX 75062

Locksmith Irving TX

Tags: locks

(817) 374-4866

Last Updated:
June 5th, 2018

"In Irving, everyone knows who the top rated locksmith service is, Locksmith Irving TX. With the help of Locksmith Irving TX, we can help take care of any residential, automotive or commercial locksmith problem you may be experiencing. Donít wait too...
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200 W Union Bower Rd

Irving, TX 75061

Bulldog Locksmith

Tags: Irving Locksmith

(682) 717-2064

Last Updated:
April 13th, 2018

Our locksmiths provide affordable residential, commercial, automotive and emergency locksmith services to all of Irving, TX and surrounding areas. We are licensed and insured locksmith professionals that believe in providing only the very best Irving...
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445 N Briery Rd

Irving, TX 75061

Lindamood Demolition and Excavation

Tags: demolition contractors dallas

(972) 721-0898

Last Updated:
November 28th, 2017

Lindamood Demolition and Excavation Services is committed to providing the best demolition, implosion, tree hauling, and excavation services in Irving, TX. With the largest high-reach boom in the south, we are able to tackle pretty much any job, rega...
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2020 S Nursery Rd

Irving, TX 75060

On Top Roofing Irving

Tags: roofer

(214) 740-4749

Last Updated:
November 22nd, 2017

On Top Roofing Irving is simply the best roofer in Irving TX area. We offer all types of services from commercial and residential roofing services to emergency roofing and roof leak repair. We do roof inspections to make sure your roof WILL NOT fall ...
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1615 Belmead Lane

Irving, TX 75061

Garage Door Repair Irving, Dallas

Tags: Garage door repair , Garage Door Installation & Replacement

(972) 999-9322

Last Updated:
July 10th, 2017

Our Garage Door Company is here to make sure that your garage door operates beautifully. Whether you need repair, replacement or installation help, we have you covered. Locals love our already-affordable prices, but they also appreciate that we frequ...
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526 Wildwood Drive,

Irving, TX 75060

Champion Contractors

Tags: Commercial Roofing

(877) 242-6748

Last Updated:
May 24th, 2017

Champion Contractors provide the commercial roofing service nationwide. We have years of experience to bring to your project. Whether you are looking for a full roof replacement, one-time repairs or regular maintenance, we are here to serve with p...
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1431 Greenway Dr., Suite 800

Irving, TX 75038

Oh Lights

Tags: Light Fixtures

(000) 000-0000

Last Updated:
May 3rd, 2017

Oh Lights! is a lighting blog with informative posts and articles on interior lighting of residences and offices. This blog is updated with info on various types of lighting fixtures including chandeliers, pendants, onion lights, wall sconces & more....
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1874 K Irving Blvd

Irving, TX 75061

Roofing Repair of Irving

Tags: Irving roofing

(972) 200-4770

Last Updated:
March 1st, 2017

Roofing Repair of Irving is undoubtedly a roofer offering repair, assembly together with replacing of residential and commercial roof, exterior siding, window, doorway, or ridge vents in Irving. References upon request. Call right now to lear
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1117 Brandon Ct.

Irving, TX 750604948

R&R Grass Cutting Service

Tags: irving tx lawn care service company

(469) 208-5445

Last Updated:
January 27th, 2017

Looking for grass cutting company to keep your front lawn beautiful and well-maintained? Call R&R Grass Cutting Service at 469-208-5445, the best lawn care service in Irving, TX. At R&R we take great pride in our work and we love to show potential...
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2010 Scarlet Oaks Dr.

Irving, TX 75060



How to Hire a Contractor in Irving TX You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Irving 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 Irving 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 Irving 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 Irving TX

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

Accidents happen to even the best Irving 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 Irving 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 Irving TX

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