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Acuity Builders

Tags: Water damage restoration

(480) 430-9978

Last Updated:
July 13th, 2018

Acuity Builders is your one-stop-shop for all of your water damage and general contracting needs in Mesa, Chandler, Tempe, Phoenix, Scottsdale, AZ, and the surrounding areas. With over three decades of experience, you can rest assured knowing that we...
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2231 W Shangri La Rd Ste R

Phoenix, AZ 85029

Acuity Builders

Tags: Water damage restoration

(480) 430-9978

Last Updated:
July 12th, 2018

Acuity Builders is your one-stop-shop for all of your water damage and general contracting needs in Mesa, Chandler, Tempe, Phoenix, Scottsdale, AZ, and the surrounding areas. With over three decades of experience, you can rest assured knowing that we...
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2231 W Shangri La Rd Ste R

Phoenix, AZ 85029

Valcon General, LLC

Tags: Commercial and Residential Remodeling

(602) 518-5624

Last Updated:
June 26th, 2018

Commercial and Residential Remodeling, Complete Home Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling, Bedroom Remodeling, Kitchen Remodeling, Guest House Remodeling, and more
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18631 N. 19th Avenue, Suite 158, #441

Phoenix, AZ 85027

Dependable Plumbers Phoenix

Tags: Plumber Phoenix

(623) 243-4509

Last Updated:
June 22nd, 2018

Dependable Plumbers Phoenix offers quality plumbing repair services to Phoenix, AZ including commercial and residential installation, repair and more! We provide fast and dependable plumbing repair services to get your drains flowing freely 24/7. Con...
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527 W Wilshire Dr

Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phoenix Garage Master

Tags: garage door repair company

(602) 344-9392

Last Updated:
May 25th, 2018

We provide Same-Day services for garage door repair in Phoenix, AZ and are available when you need us: 24 hours/day 7 days/week including holidays.
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2211 N 24th St

Phoenix, AZ 85020

Creative Carpet Repair Phoenix

Tags: Carpet Repair in Phoenix

(480) 320-0872

Last Updated:
May 22nd, 2018

Call us now(480) 320-0872 for Expert Carpet Repair Services, Carpet Stretching, Carpet Patching, Carpet Dyeing, Berber Carpet Repair, Carpet Burn Repair
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3608 W Harmont Dr

Phoenix, AZ 85051

Finncraft Sauna LLC

Tags: Sauna Builder

(602) 242-4007

Last Updated:
May 18th, 2018

Keywords: Sauna Builder, Commercial And Residential, Sauna Heaters Sales, Repairs installation
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1308 E Las Palmaritas Dr

Phoenix, AZ 85020

NeheMiah Builders Inc

Tags: Phoenix Remodeling

(602) 888-0899

Last Updated:
May 18th, 2018

NEHEMIAH has been in the Phoenix Construction & Remodeling field since 2001. Serving the Phoenix Scottsdale area with Home Improvement & General Contracting, Custom homes & Custom Remodeling in Paradise Valley. We Specialize in Kitchen, Bathroom...
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2930 E Camelback Rd # 135A

Phoenix, AZ 85016

Coffee Gear Spy

Tags: coffee machines

(971) 213-8949

Last Updated:
April 30th, 2018

Coffee Gear Spy is your #1 source for the best espresso machines information. Find the best coffee reviews & coffee products with us!
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2510 N Richland St

Phoenix, AZ 85006

DiamondBack Plumbing

Tags: plumber

(602) 674-3255

Last Updated:
April 20th, 2018


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17423 N 25th Ave

Phoenix, AZ 85023



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.