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Local business listings for Kansas City, KS

Fluesbrothers Chimney Service

Tags: Kansas City's Certified Chimney Professionals

(913) 236-7141

Last Updated:
January 18th, 2018

Fluesbrothers Chimney Service is owned by Jeremy Biswell and provides chimney and fireplace services to the Kansas City KS area. The CSIA and NFi certified team for over a 10 years.
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1701 Southwest Blvd

Kansas City, KS 66103

KC Water Damage

Tags: water treatment companies

(816) 256-0798

Last Updated:
November 10th, 2016

KC Water Damage offers 24-hour emergency water extraction in addition to carpet cleaning services. We provide you with a host of high quality cleaning services 6 days a week.
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400 Cypress Avenue, MO 64124 400 Cypress Avenue, MO 64124, Kansas City,

Kansas City, KS 64124

Kansas City Roofing Masters

Tags: Roofing Contractors

(816) 298-8178

Last Updated:
May 13th, 2016

We offer the best roofing services in Kansas City area using superior and durable products, and all our roofing products are Kansas City Jackson County approved. We make use of the latest construction equipment and technology in our work. Our experts...
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1713 Meadowlark Court Suite 108

Kansas City, KS 66102

Kansas City Restoration Team

Tags: Water Damage

(816) 216-4095

Last Updated:
May 4th, 2016

Water, Mold and Smoke/Fire Remediation work. We work directly with insurance companies when your home suffers from water, mold or fire/smoke damage. Professional team dedicated to getting your home back to the way it was as quickly as possible.
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4407 Eaton Street

Kansas City, KS 66103

Kansas City Tree Care, LLC

Tags: Tree Service

(913) 894-4767

Last Updated:
March 14th, 2016

When you want something done right, don't do it yourself. Call the professionals at Kansas City Tree Care, LLC. Our quality-oriented team of seasoned experts have years of experience performing tough tasks in Johnson County, Jackson County and Kansas...
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1505 Merriam Lane

Kansas City, KS 66103

Ellerman LLC

Tags: Roofers in Kansas City

(816) 358-7669

Last Updated:
November 6th, 2015

Ellerman is a full-service construction company specializing in residential roofing, concrete, and remodeling since 1932, fully insured and a member of the Better Business Bureau.
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1035 McAlpine Ave

Kansas City, KS 66105

Mid-West Home Comfort

Tags: air conditioning company , air conditioning repairs , hvac contractor

(913) 209-7150

Last Updated:
September 2nd, 2015

Kansas City HVAC contractor specializing in heating & air conditoning for all homeowners.
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6200 Webster Ave.

Kansas City, KS 66104

KC Foundation Pros

Tags: Foundation Repair Kansas City

(816) 535-1308

Last Updated:
May 9th, 2015

We are a total foundation specialist company. We specialize in basement waterproofing, crawl space encapsulation, sump pump repair, and foundation repair. Our trained service technicians can be at your home quickly to figure out what is causing your ...
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4626 Shawnee Drive S 47th St

Kansas City, KS 66106

All Flooring and Window Treatments

Tags: window installation company Kansas City

(816) 309-7121

Last Updated:
July 12th, 2014

All Flooring and Window Treatments provides top quality commercial flooring and window treatment installation to meet the needs of your business in the greater Kansas City area. We install all kinds of flooring, including broadloom carpet, carpet til...
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1940 S. Foxridge Drive

Kansas City, KS 66106

All America Fine Finishes

Tags: bathtub refinishing

(913) 850-3308

Last Updated:
May 26th, 2014

Providing ultra pristine bathtub, tile and countertop refinishing since 1998
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830 S. 11th Street

Kansas City, KS 66105



How to Hire a Contractor in Kansas City KS You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Kansas City KS 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 Kansas City 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 Kansas City KS

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 Kansas City KS

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a KS or Kansas City 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 Kansas City KS

Accidents happen to even the best Kansas City 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 Kansas City 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 Kansas City KS

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