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Local business listings for Miami, FL

Elite Impact Windows

Tags: Impact Front Doors

(888) 354-8304

Last Updated:
August 18th, 2018

Elite Impact Windows offers the ultimate in impact glass for your home or commercial storefront. As a result of direct access to manufacturers Elite Impact Windows and Doors is able to offer the best possible grade of Impact Glass for your budget. ...
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14921 sw 120 st

Miami, FL 33186

Pressure Klean Solutions Miami

Tags: roofcleaningmiami

(786) 558-1088

Last Updated:
August 10th, 2018

At Pressure Klean Solutions, we proudly provides residential, commercial, and pressure cleaning services to Miami-Dade County, and is #1 in the area. We are a trustworthy company, based in Homestead, Florida, that takes pride in helping people by pro...
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1110 Brickell Ave #430-K40

Miami, FL 33131

LawnStarter Lawn Care Service

Tags: miami lawn care

(786) 724-1148

Last Updated:
August 3rd, 2018

LawnStarter makes lawn care easy for homeowners. Our end-to-end platform connects customers with highly skilled, professionally vetted lawn care services to take the hassle out of lawn maintenance. LawnStarter delivers a high quality, efficient exper...
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12486 SW 120th Ave

Miami, FL 33186

24 Hour Pinecrest Locksmith

Tags: locksmith service

(786) 233-6725

Last Updated:
June 8th, 2018

"In Pinecrest, locksmith service really can be fast responding, affordably priced and available 24-hours a day. How? Just call 24Hour Pinecrest Locksmith shop and put our licensed, bonded and insured technicians to the test. We offer the region's fin...
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9355 SW 77th Ave

Miami, FL 33156

Custom Concepts Miami

Tags: Aluminum Fence Panels

(305) 333-6335

Last Updated:
June 7th, 2018

Custom Concepts Miami is your first and last stop when it comes to designing, engineering and fabricating innovative aluminum solutions. They are located at 7242 NW 32rd St, Miami, FL 33122 and have an extraordinary team of craftsperson who work alon...
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7242 nw 32rd st

Miami, FL 33122

Chills Air Conditioning Miami

Tags: Air Conditioning Contractor

(305) 767-7040

Last Updated:
May 27th, 2018

Florida is known for its hot summers and mild but humid winters. Operating in different locations in Miami-Dade County and South Florida, Chills Air Conditioning is your number one solution when it comes to installing brand new or repairing old air c...
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12351 SW 128th Ct, #305

Miami, FL 33186

Lighting Miami

Tags: LightingMiami

(844) 285-5885

Last Updated:
May 10th, 2018

Business Email: info@lightingmiami.com About the business: LightingMiami.com is your one stop shop for all your lighting needs. From LED bulbs to modern lamps and top quality lighting fixtures available at distributor direct prices. Whether you a...
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13100 SW 87th Avenue

Miami, FL 33176

Azhar's Oriental Rugs

Tags: Miami Rug Cleaning

(305) 666-3451

Last Updated:
May 4th, 2018

Azhar's Oriental Rugs offer specialized cleaning and repair services for premium handmade rugs in the Miami area. We have a professional cleaning service that uses specialized equipment to deep clean rugs and remove any odors or stains without damagi...
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10175 South Dixie Hwy

Miami, FL 33156

Pristine Pool Coatings | Fiberglass Pool & Painting Specialists

Tags: fiberglass pool and painting specialists

(786) 464-0066

Last Updated:
April 27th, 2018

We are a fully licensed (CC#10P000462) and insured business and a proud member of Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP). In addition, we are certified with AquaGuard and have successfully completed the Professional Development Certification ...
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8900 SW 117 Ave Suite C-108

Miami, FL 33186

Top Steamer

Tags: Miami carpet cleaning , carpet cleaning miami

(305) 631-5757

Last Updated:
April 25th, 2018

Local carpet cleaning Miami let us beautify your carpet with our powerful deep carpet cleaning service in Miami call today 305-631-5757 enjoy walking on a sparkling clean carpet again.
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3700 SW 8 Street

Miami, FL 33135



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.