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Local business listings for Phoenix, AZ

Synthetic Grass Warehouse

Tags: Landscape Supply Store

(602) 466-2646

Last Updated:
February 18th, 2018

Synthetic Grass Warehouse Phoenix provides artificial grass for landscapes, playgrounds, putting greens, & pets - all at wholesale prices & fast same-day shipping.
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1840 S 7th Ave

Phoenix, AZ 85007

Scott Roofing Company

Tags: Roofing

(602) 442-7663

Last Updated:
January 29th, 2018

Scott Roofing, Phoenix & Tucson Roofing Contractors Scott Roofing Company started out in 1982 when Jesse Scott’s flat roof needed major repairs. Since he couldn’t afford to hire a roofing company, he decided to fix it on his own. His two sons Brian a...
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3601 N. 36th Ave.

Phoenix, AZ 85019

A Quality Electric

Tags: Electrical Contractor

(602) 867-0806

Last Updated:
January 22nd, 2018

When it comes to providing electrical service, for the qualified and experienced electrical contractors for whom there are no external factors they have to depend on, call A Quality Electric in Phoenix, AZ!
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12620 North Cave Creek Rd #10

Phoenix, AZ 85022

1stCity Locksmith - 24 Hour Phoenix Locksmith

Tags: Phoenix locksmith

(480) 522-1028

Last Updated:
January 9th, 2018

1stCity Locksmith offers 24-hour emergency mobile locksmith services in Phoenix, Arizona. When you find yourself in a situation where you can't get in your home or your car, because either you lost your keys or left it inside your house and/or your c...
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2102 N 26th Pl

Phoenix, AZ 85008

Pankow Construction Inc

Tags: kitchen renovation Phoenix

(602) 595-0799

Last Updated:
January 4th, 2018

Pankow Construction is a professional home remodeling company offering kitchen, bathroom, exterior, and interior solutions. Founded in 2000 and located in the heart of Phoenix, AZ. We are proud members of Pella Certified Contractors, Guild Quality, N...
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3620 E. Campbell Ave, Suite D

Phoenix, AZ 85018

Phoenix Window Installation Pros

Tags: Window Replacement Phoenix

(602) 737-3322

Last Updated:
December 27th, 2017

The Phoenix Window Installers company is providing the highest quality, most energy efficient windows. Their products have the best filtration and heat efficiency ratings which are ideal for the arid climate Arizona . As window installers with a repu...
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3120 N.35h Ave. Suite 4

Phoenix, AZ 85017

Orange Tree Pool Service

Tags: Pool-Maintenance

(623) 738-0128

Last Updated:
December 27th, 2017

Orange Tree Pool Service provides Residential and Commercial Pool Cleaning Services and Repairs around Phoenix. Our pool cleaning technicians are experts in water chemistry and equipment to keep your pool at its best. Our professional technicians can...
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2640 E Rose Garden Ln #3

Phoenix, AZ 85050

Phoenix Home Remodeling

Tags: Phoenix home remodeling

(602) 492-8205

Last Updated:
December 14th, 2017

My name is Jeremy Maher and I am the owner and founder of Phoenix Home Remodeling. Like most people, you want to live in a home you love and are proud to show off to friends, family, and neighbors. Working with a remodeling contractor can be frustr...
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14061 S 40th St

Phoenix, AZ 85044

RAYTEK Lighting, Signs & Electrical

Tags: electrical signs

(480) 266-7004

Last Updated:
December 5th, 2017

Quality Lighting, Sign and Electrical Service in the Phoenix area Since 2009.
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2510 W Morningside Dr

Phoenix, AZ 85023

Custom Plumbing of Arizona, LLC

Tags: Plumbing

(602) 883-2761

Last Updated:
December 1st, 2017

Custom Plumbing traces its roots back to 2001 in Arizona. With thousands of successful projects under our belt, we can proudly say that we are one of the most trusted Plumbing companies in the Western United States performing both commercial and re...
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3702 E. Roeser Rd Suite 1

Phoenix, AZ 85040



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.

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 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.