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Local business listings for Lincoln, NE

Over The Top Roofing and Construction

Tags: roofing lincoln ne

(402) 217-2459

Last Updated:
September 15th, 2017

Over The Top Roofing & Construction provides quality roofing services including repairs, installations and replacements of roofs, gutters sidings and windows at best prices in Lincoln, NE. Call our roofing contractors at 402-217-2459.
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4223 Progressive Ave #5

Lincoln, NE 68504

All Pro Heating and Air Conditioning

Tags: ac service lincoln

(402) 405-2959

Last Updated:
May 19th, 2017

Hello, my name is Constantine Syiny owner for All Pro Heating and Air. My approach to life and business is based on the advice of Zig Ziegler, "help enough people get what they want and you will get what you want." I want you to be 100% satisfied ...
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3500 N 44th St,

Lincoln, NE 68504

Lincoln Custom Home Builders

Tags: Home Builder in Lincoln Nebraska

(402) 275-1888

Last Updated:
January 12th, 2017

Lincoln Custom Home Builders, located in Lincoln, NE, is a premier, yet affordable, custom home builder. We will walk you through the entire process - from selecting the perfect lot to choosing the final touches. Let us design and build the house of ...
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2840 S. 70th, Suite #7243

Lincoln, NE 68506

Billís Heating & Air Conditioning

Tags: Lincoln HVAC

(402) 477-1371

Last Updated:
October 24th, 2016

We are a family owned and operated, 3rd generation HVAC company. We service, repair, and maintain all makes and models and install American Standard HVAC and Mitsubishi ductless air conditioning systems. We install Bosch geothermal heating and coolin...
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526 Garfield St.

Lincoln, NE 68502

Greenscapes Landscape

Tags: landscaping service

(402) 432-8830

Last Updated:
August 15th, 2016

Since 1976 we have been designing and creating colorful, low maintenance landscapes in Lincoln, NE and surrounding areas. We are dedicated to providing quality landscaping service, with a personal touch at an affordable price. Your garden is a person...
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2401 W Ridgewood Blvd

Lincoln, NE 68523

Classic Garage Solutions

Tags: Garage storage

(402) 413-7707

Last Updated:
May 11th, 2016

Classic Garage Solutions is your garage storage expert. We specialize in garage shelving, garage flooring, garage cabinets, and overhead racks. We can help you get your garage organized.
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6721 NW 6th St

Lincoln , NE 68521

Homebase Storage - North Lincoln

Tags: RV Storage

(402) 475-4500

Last Updated:
March 15th, 2016

Homebase Storage is Lincoln, Nebraska’s #1 storage facility, offering a comprehensive approach to the process of packing and storing your belongings. The convenience we provide is unsurpassed by any other facility in the Lincoln area. Featuring cli...
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7480 N. 56th Street

Lincoln, NE 68504

Homebase Storage - Main Office

Tags: home

(402) 875-5328

Last Updated:
March 10th, 2016

Homebase Storage is Lincoln, Nebraskaís #1 storage facility, offering a comprehensive approach to the process of packing and storing your belongings. The convenience we provide is unsurpassed by any other facility in the Lincoln area. Featuring clima...
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1909 N. 1st St

Lincoln, NE 68528

FleetRight

Tags: Industrial Equipment

(888) 518-5456

Last Updated:
January 15th, 2016

FleetRight is an online equipment auction company. We recognize that in order to best serve our customers, we need to stay up-to-date regarding how buyers and sellers of equipment prefer to do business. Our online model allows us to do just that. Wit...
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7300 Jacobs Creek Dr #216

Lincoln, NE 68512

Rahn's Best Lock

Tags: Locksmith

(402) 730-5625

Last Updated:
November 26th, 2015

For more than three decades, Rahnís Best Lock has been serving the residents of Lincoln, Nebraska and its surrounding communities. With 24-hour emergency service, Rahnís helps you gain access to your home, business, or vehicle with attention to your ...
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2840 S 70th St.

Lincoln, NE 68506



How to Hire a Contractor in Lincoln NE You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Lincoln NE 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln NE

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 Lincoln NE

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a NE or Lincoln 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 Lincoln NE

Accidents happen to even the best Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln NE

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