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Local business listings for Phoenix, AZ

Firesky Coatings LLC

Tags: walk decks

(480) 299-0590

Last Updated:
November 21st, 2017

Walk Deck & Waterproofing Specialist in Phoenix, AZ. Installation, Maintenance, and Repair.
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625 W Deer Valley Rd STE 103 Box 135

Phoenix, AZ 85027

Laveen Locksmith

Tags: locksmith Phoenix , Phoenix locksmith , lockout

(520) 233-7476

Last Updated:
November 5th, 2017

Are you looking for a locksmith? Make your lock and key dollars stretch farther with expert service from Laveen Locksmith.
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6150 S 35th Ave

Phoenix, AZ 85041

Phoenix Artificial Grass Pros

Tags: Phoenix Artificial Turf Installation

(623) 377-9382

Last Updated:
October 30th, 2017

Apart From Supplying High Quality Artificial Grass Materials And Services, We Can Also Help You Design The Look Of Your Lawn. Our Company Has Some Of The Best Landscape Design Consultants You Can Find, And We Have Successfully Completed All Kinds Of ...
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2155 W Pinnacle Peak Rd Suite 201

Phoenix, AZ 85027

Phoenix Pool Deck Resurfacing Pros

Tags: Swimming Pool Redecking

(602) 663-9925

Last Updated:
October 26th, 2017

When you have a pool and a lovely pool deck that you need help maintaining, we’re happy to assist you in this capacity at Pool Deck Resurfacing Phoenix. Our contractors have worked in the industry for more than 15 years and they keep up with ever cha...
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2339 W Northern Ave Apt 108

Phoenix, AZ 85021

Custom Plumbing of Arizona, LLC

Tags: Plumber in Phoenix

(602) 866-2665

Last Updated:
October 26th, 2017

$69 Drain Cleaning. Free Camera Inspection. Hurry, Offer Ends Soon. Custom Plumbing offers a variety of different services for the plumbing needs of our customers in Phoenix, AZ. We have a history of delivering impeccable services for homes and bu...
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3702 E. Roeser Rd., Suite 1

Phoenix, AZ 85040

Arizona Best Painting Company-Truly Painting & More

Tags: arizona painting company

(520) 280-1599

Last Updated:
October 18th, 2017

Truly Painting & More LLC is a locally owned and operated business which has helped keep Arizona colorful and beautiful for many years. We are painting contractors for both residential and commercial customers. We consistently deliver the highest qua...
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Phoenix, AZ 85004

PV Trimmers

Tags: Tree Trimming Phoenix Tree Removal Phoenix Tree Service Phoenix Palm Tree Trimming Phoenix Tree Trimming Paradise Valley Tree Removal Paradise Valley Tree Service Paradise Valley Palm Tree Trimming Pa

(602) 992-6212

Last Updated:
October 14th, 2017

For professional tree trimming, Phoenix residents demand service from a company of experts. Tree trimming can provide a number of benefits depending on the needs of the property owner. The experienced arborists and skilled tree care specialists at PV...
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3110 E Northern Ave

Phoenix, AZ 85028

OCP Bed Bug Exterminator Phoenix AZ

Tags: bed bug exterminator phoenix az

(480) 418-7594

Last Updated:
October 9th, 2017

OCP Bed Bug Exterminator Phoenix AZ consistently has more bed bug issues than other major cities in US, according to studies by major bed bug exterminators. When locals in Phoenix AZ have a problem with bed bugs they want fast and reliable bed bug ex...
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2049 N 1st Ave

Phoenix, AZ 85013

Industrial Inspection & Consulting, LLC

Tags: nace certified coating inspection

(480) 993-8999

Last Updated:
August 23rd, 2017

Industrial Inspection and Consulting is the leading NACE-certified coating inspection company located in Phoenix, AZ. Our team is highly qualified, conducting coating failure analysis, inspections and evaluations. From nuclear and natural gas p...
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4928 East Hazel Drive Unit#2

Phoenix, AZ 85044

Highland Cabinetry Inc

Tags: Kitchen Cabinets

(480) 787-0817

Last Updated:
August 13th, 2017

Highland Cabinetry is Arizona's premium wholesale kitchen and bathroom cabinet supplier. All of our cabinets are meticulously designed and constructed from only the most beautiful and durable materials. Whether you are a contractor, a vendor, or a h...
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6342 E. University Drive

Phoenix, AZ 85034

How to Hire a Contractor in Phoenix AZ You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Phoenix AZ 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 Phoenix 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 Phoenix AZ

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 Phoenix AZ

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a AZ or Phoenix 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 Phoenix AZ

Accidents happen to even the best Phoenix 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 Phoenix 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.


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 Phoenix AZ

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