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Local business listings for Little Elm, TX

DFW Fencing

Tags: Arbors

(469) 546-5010

Last Updated:
July 20th, 2017

Secure and protect your home or your building through cedar wood fencing, redar wood fencing etc. by our DFW Fencing team in Liitle ELM, Texas at a best market rates. We are running this business since long time and care your needs by offering qualit...
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2404 spruce ct LITTLE ELM

Little Elm, TX 75068

Dunhill Homes

Tags: New homes , new home builder , Custom home builder

(972) 483-0967

Last Updated:
July 11th, 2016

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13508 Cortes De Pallas Dr.

Little Elm, TX 75068

Garage Door Repair Little Elm

Tags: Garage door

(972) 512-0976

Last Updated:
January 9th, 2016

The services of Garage Door Repair Little Elm amaze everyone! It's the first choice in Texas for those who search for a reliable and quick emergency contractor. It excels in opener troubleshooting.
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3569 Kayewood Drive #127

Little Elm, TX 75068

Dunhill Homes

Tags: New homes , new home builder , home builder

(972) 746-2199

Last Updated:
July 2nd, 2015

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1604 Flamingo Drive

Little Elm, TX 75068

Dunhill Homes

Tags: New homes , new home builder , new homes for sale

(972) 591-0227

Last Updated:
July 2nd, 2015

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13505 Bluebell

Little Elm, TX 75068

Dunhill Homes

Tags: New homes , new home builder , home builder

(972) 483-0976

Last Updated:
June 10th, 2015

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2902 Lakefield Drive

Little Elm, TX 75068

S & E A/C & Heating, LLC

Tags: Hvac contractor

(214) 912-7900

Last Updated:
April 11th, 2015

S & E A/C & Heating is a full-service HVAC company, specializing in heating and air conditioning repair and maintenance. Call our team of HVAC contractors for a free quote.
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300 Sheridan Road

Little Elm, TX 75068

Benchmark Security Systems Little Elm TX

Tags: Commercial Security Systems Little Elm TX , Commercial Security Cameras Little Elm TX , Online Security Alarm System Directory Little Elm TX

(214) 473-5082

Last Updated:
January 23rd, 2013

Security Cameras Little Elm TX A wireless network residential security and safety system gives technicians the versatility they need to get over obstacles like stone surfaces, concrete or hard wood flooring surfaces and tall ceilings; and with no dr...
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Serving Denton County

Little Elm, TX 75068


How to Hire a Contractor in Little Elm TX You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Little Elm 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 Little Elm 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 Little Elm 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 Little Elm TX

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

Accidents happen to even the best Little Elm 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 Little Elm 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 Little Elm TX

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