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New York Digital

Tags: Lighting

(212) 462-0088

Last Updated:
September 14th, 2017

At New York Digital, we represent New York’s strongest portfolio of leading, innovative brands who are pioneering the world of digital lighting and building technology. Our team of professionals have decades of experience serving our metropolitan New...
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5 Pennsylvania Plaza, Floors 24-26

New York, NY 10001

Glass Storefronts

Tags: glass storefronts

(718) 971-9645

Last Updated:
August 24th, 2017

If you own a business anywhere in New York you are likely aware that one of the biggest sources of customers is the simple ‘walk-in,’ where people happen to be walking by and stop in to see what you are offering. One of the best ways to entice more p...
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315 Madison Ave #3094

New York, NY 10017

NY Brite

Tags: New York Cleaning Service

(212) 763-0042

Last Updated:
August 17th, 2017

NY Brite provides professional, affordable cleaning services to homes, apartments and businesses throughout New York City, including Manhattan, Astoria, Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg and Long Island City. Green cleaning and pet friendly. We also off...
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509 Grand St

New York, NY 10002

New York Hood Cleaning

Tags: hood cleaning

(917) 746-5036

Last Updated:
August 10th, 2017

New York Hood Cleaning - Commercial Kitchen Cleaners in NYC. If your a restaurant owner, kitchen manager, school cafeteria, church kitchen, than you are at the right place! Here at NYC Hood Cleaning, we provide exceptional hood cleaning services for ...
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332 Bleecker St Unit #K37

New York, NY 10014

PrimeAire Mold Services Inc

Tags: mold removal nyc

(212) 203-5906

Last Updated:
August 8th, 2017

PrimeAire has earned the honor of being named the most trusted mold company in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut tri-state region. When reliability, honesty and integrity are important - call PrimeAire mold services for your assessment. With o...
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1710 1st Avenue #109

New York, NY 10128

Oushak Rugs

Tags: moroccan rug

(212) 586-0135

Last Updated:
August 6th, 2017

Oushak Rugs is one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers antique rugs and carpets carpets in the world. We have been a leader in this category for the last five decades and continue to be the center of attraction in the design community and the ...
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979 3rd Avenue #625

New York, NY 10022

White Glove Bathtub And Tile Reglazing

Tags: bathtub refinishing

(212) 547-9054

Last Updated:
August 4th, 2017

If you are looking to improve your bathroom or kitchen in NYC, then you have come to the right place. Our team of professionals makes sure that everything is in tip top condition, from your counters and shower to sinks and tiles. A beautiful Brookly...
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224 West 35 St Suite 1008

New York, NY 10001

Persian Rug Cleaning & Repair

Tags: New York carpet cleaning

(212) 294-5971

Last Updated:
August 3rd, 2017

Here at Magic Touch Carpet Cleaning in New York City, NY we offer a wide range of different cleaning services. Of course, we specialize in carpet cleaning, but that is just the beginning. Whether you are looking for someone to come and clean your hom...
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119 W 23rd St #200

New York, NY 10011

Roth Built Works

Tags: construction company

(646) 646-1955

Last Updated:
August 3rd, 2017

HOME RENOVATION DESIGNER & CONTRACTOR
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358 5th Ave #901

New York, NY 10001

Barros Construction Corp

Tags: Home Improvements

(646) 996-7282

Last Updated:
August 3rd, 2017

Welcome to Barros Construction Corp. in South Richmond Hill NY! Are you rlooking for affordable dumpster rentals? We offer dumpster rentals in many different sizes from 10 yards, 15 yards, 20 yards, and 30 yards to South Richmond Hill NY and surround...
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St South Richmond Hill

New York, NY 11419



How to Hire a Contractor in New York NY You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in New York NY 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 New York 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 New York NY

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 New York NY

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a NY or New York 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 New York NY

Accidents happen to even the best New York 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 New York 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 New York NY

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