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Local business listings for Livonia, MI

Kapi Construction

Tags: Restoration Contractor

(313) 207-5361

Last Updated:
May 17th, 2018

Kapi Restoration Company provides you with the most valuable and professional construction management services in the insurance restoration market. We are able to accomplish this by adhering to our core values and maintaining excellent relationshi...
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16161 Middlebelt Rd. https://www.kapirestoration.com/

Livonia, MI 48154

Pressure Washer Tech

Tags: electric pressure washer , pressure washers , gas pressure washer

(734) 382-9988

Last Updated:
August 24th, 2017

Pressure Washer Tech is a website dedicated to providing you with the most accurate, up to date, and useful reviews of the best pressure washers currently on the market. Trying to decide which model is best on your own can be difficult and time consu...
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13685 Otterson Ct.

Livonia, MI 48150

American Dryer Inc

Tags: washroom hand dryer

(734) 421-2400

Last Updated:
October 19th, 2016

Since 1952, American Dryer has been a leading manufacturer of hand dryers. We offer a full line of hand and hair dryers for every application and user preference. Call us on 800.485.7003.
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33067 Industrial Road

Livonia, MI 48150

Mario Brothers Handyman Services Livonia

Tags: Handyman in Livonia

(248) 720-1979

Last Updated:
July 29th, 2015

Mario Brothers handyman services Livonia is your one-stop shop for repair work, renovations, odd jobs and maintenance. We understand that finding the right contractor to complete your work can be time-consuming. Cut out the hassle of finding the righ...
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20305 Gillman St

Livonia, MI 48152

Americas Best llc

Tags: carpet cleaning livonia

(313) 817-5392

Last Updated:
July 12th, 2014

Americas Best floor care is your one stop shop for all of your floor care and upholstery care needs. With over 10 years of industry experience and with the best training in the industry you can rest assured that Americas Best is gonna be able to hand...
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15886 deering st

livonia, MI 48154

DT City Locksmiths

Tags: home security&safety , home security , Door Closers

(248) 783-6043

Last Updated:
September 29th, 2013

I am providing 24 Hours locksmith services: Lock Change, Car Lockouts, House Lockouts, replacing car ignitions, and more. Real Estate welcome to contact also.
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29000 Lancaster

Livonia, MI 48154

Clearwater Michigan

Tags: Heating and Cooling Detroit

(734) 502-5060

Last Updated:
February 4th, 2013

Clearwater Michigan is a Livonia Heating and Cooling Company specializing in New Furnaces and Furnace Repair. We are proud to serve the following communities, Livonia, Plymouth MI, Canton MI, Westland MI and the Metro Detroit area. At Clearwater Mi...
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12351 Stark

Livonia, MI 48150

Temperature Maintenance Co.

Tags: Livonia HVAC , HVAC Livonia MI , Heating and Air Livonia MI

(734) 722-7755

Last Updated:
July 7th, 2011

For many years, our name has been synonymous with first-rate furnace and air conditioning repair. Our range of heating and cooling services has grown to meet today's ever-changing demands.
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18755 Blue Skies

Livonia, MI 48152

AFM Heating & Cooling

Tags: Livonia heating and cooling

(734) 464-6700

Last Updated:
July 7th, 2011

We have been providing immediate, same-day service to over 5,000 homeowners and businesses in the Metro Detroit area throughout our 23+ years of operation. When you request a service call, you'll work with our helpful, fully insured technicians who w...
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37676 Northfield Avenue

Livonia, MI 48150


How to Hire a Contractor in Livonia MI You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Livonia MI 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 Livonia 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 Livonia MI

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 Livonia MI

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a MI or Livonia 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 Livonia MI

Accidents happen to even the best Livonia 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 Livonia 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 Livonia MI

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