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NM Solar Group - Solar Company Las Cruces NM ( Solar Panels Solution )

Tags: las cruces electric solar

(575) 303-4503

Last Updated:
June 14th, 2018

NM Solar Group - Solar Company Las Cruces NM ( Solar Panels Solution ) offer 100% satisfaction and are proud to boast a 5 Star rating. There are so many benefits to working with NM Solar Group. Being a local Las Cruces solar company is that we also o...
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4887 Galina Dr

Las Cruces, NM 88012

Medical Alert Las Cruces NM

Tags: Mobile Medical Alerts Las Cruces NM , GPS Medical Alert Las Cruces NM , Medical Alert Alarm Las Cruces NM

(877) 647-9008

Last Updated:
March 25th, 2015

When the phone rings in the Rescue Medical Alert affiliated Response Center, a highly-trained operator scans your vital statistics on the computer and carefully handles your call so you get the help you need quickly and efficiently.
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Serving Las Cruces New Mexico

Las Cruces, NM 88001

LE Electric

Tags: Las Cruces Electrician , El Paso Electrician , New Mexico Electrical Contractor

(575) 526-8483

Last Updated:
August 24th, 2011

LE Electric has provided Electrical Contractor Services to the Las Cruces, NM area for over 30 years. We also specializing in retrofitting for energy efficiency purposes. LE Electric is a family owned business.
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4558 Gerald Drive 88007-5312

Las Cruces, NM 88007-5312


How to Hire a Contractor in Las Cruces NM You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Las Cruces NM 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 Las Cruces 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 Las Cruces NM

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 Las Cruces NM

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a NM or Las Cruces 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 Las Cruces NM

Accidents happen to even the best Las Cruces 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 Las Cruces 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 Las Cruces NM

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