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Local business listings for Miami, FL

Miami Painting & Tile Contractor

Tags: painter

(786) 602-0777

Last Updated:
July 27th, 2017

Renovation 1 started in 2009 with the intention to reduce paint-induced indoor/outdoor pollution at home and in our own workplace, and to bring out people's self-expression through personalized Color Designs that make them feel good and at Home.We're...
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13010 Ne 9th Ave

Miami, FL 33137

Centurian Wildlife Control

Tags: Animal Control

(305) 560-5386

Last Updated:
July 26th, 2017

Centurian Wildlife Control is here for you when you need us any time, Day or Night, in Sanford, FL. We promise to solve your Animal Control and Wildlife Removal needs in a professional, humane and affordable way. Centurian Wildlife Services, is the l...
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611 SW 71st Ave

Miami, FL 33144

Miami Concrete Artisans

Tags: decorative concrete miami

(786) 899-2146

Last Updated:
July 25th, 2017

With 20+ yrs. of experience in decorative concrete industry, Miami Concrete Artisans offers the best concrete repair, resurfacing & refinishing solutions in the area. Specializing in stamped, stained, epoxy and other concrete applications.
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80 SW 8th St Suite 2000

Miami, FL 33130

Homes Design Dec

Tags: Miami Painting , Miami FL Home Improvement , Miami FL Kitchen Remodelling

(305) 443-3147

Last Updated:
July 9th, 2017

Homes Design Dec is dedicated to providing the highest quality service and workmanship for kitchen and bath remodeling, siding installation and repair, windows, decks, and a wide range of other home improvement needs.
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2999 SW 32nd Ave

Miami, FL 33133

Pfuner Design

Tags: Interior Design

(305) 571-8440

Last Updated:
July 7th, 2017

Leading luxury interior design studio - commercial & residential. - Turning Spaces into an Experience.
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990 Biscayne Blvd. Office 503

Miami, FL 33132

CertaPro Painters of South Miami, FL

Tags: Interior Painting

(786) 358-5554

Last Updated:
June 28th, 2017

CertaPro Painters of South Miami, FL provides residential house painting services to residents of South Miami and the surrounding areas. From prep, priming and painting to light carpentry repairs. We also offer color consultations, cabinet refin...
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4051 Woodridge Road https://south-miami.certapro.com

Miami, FL 33133

Ready Windows

Tags: Construction Company

(305) 269-3999

Last Updated:
June 22nd, 2017

For over 29 years, Ready Windows has been a contractor and supplier of choice for home owners and high-end construction companies in and around Miami. Thanks to the brilliant ideas and vast experience of our head, Jose Mendez, our company continues t...
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4851 NW 36 Ave

Miami , FL 33142

Blanco Flooring

Tags: marble tile floor installation

(305) 513-8447

Last Updated:
June 18th, 2017

We specialize in natural stone - Sales and Installation of Floors and Countertops. Marble, Granite, Limestone, Travertine, Onyx. Tiles and Slabs.
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7850 NW 32nd street

Miami, FL 33122

Downtown Maid

Tags: Cleaning Service

(305) 699-6243

Last Updated:
May 30th, 2017

Downtown Maid Miami is an eco-friendly cleaning service for all your residential cleaning needs. We are proudly servicing the Downtown-Brickell area, specializing in condo cleaning. Providing services such as deep cleaning, move-in/move-out cleaning ...
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1110 Brickell Ave #430K-59

Miami, FL 33131

Blade City

Tags: knives

(786) 580-3802

Last Updated:
May 29th, 2017

Blade City has a huge collection of quality folding knives and blades. We have Karambits, CS GO, Balisongs, Swords, Pocket Knives Butterfly Knives, Tactical Knives, tactical knife box, stiletto knife subscription, and much more. To buy now visit us o...
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5201 nw 37th ave suite #3

Miami, FL 33142



How to Hire a Contractor in Miami FL You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Miami FL 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 Miami 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 Miami FL

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 Miami FL

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a FL or Miami 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 Miami FL

Accidents happen to even the best Miami 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 Miami 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 Miami FL

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