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Home Advisor is a top notch contractor referral service. At no cost, you have access to a database of over 80,000 quality contractors across the nation. If you're in need of a home improvement or repair, Home Advisor should be your first stop.

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Angie's List has a strong history of offering a large database of contractor and doctor reviews so that customers can make informed decisions on who they hire as their service providers. In business since 1995, this company has grown into one of the top providers of authentic contractor reviews. Customers can count on over 60,000 new reviews each month.

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Service Live offers a free database of over 30,000 independent contractors. A user friendly website and strong BBB rating make Service Live a good choice for your home repair needs.

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Networx started in 2004 and works to provide customers access to a free database of contractors as well as articles on home improvement projects. The size of the contractor network is not disclosed but we know they have relationships in many of the larger cities of the U.S.

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Quality Smith provides a clean and easy-to-use database of contractors. However, we had issues finding any contractor in some of the zip codes we tested. Quality Smith has a long history of doing good business but might not meet the needs of every homeowner.

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Cal Finder offers a short list of contractors and a limited list of repair and remodel options. We did like the current BBB rating but didn't find much more we liked at Cal Finder.

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KGR Contractors didn't impress us. The charge for an estimate and the lack of forthcoming website information were concerning. We also didn't have a good feel about the lack of BBB rating.

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Handy is not your typical contractor locator site. This company specifically targets providing help with household cleaning and light duty chores. Handy is new to the marketplace and thus far hasn't had a great response to their customer service staff.

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iHome Experts wasn't what we expected. We found the real purpose of their business to be questionable when we called to speak to a representative. The lack of a BBB rating and short tenure were also red flags.

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Across the country, people are looking for contractors every day. When the shower quits working, it's time to replace a window, or you'd like to repaint your house, you need a contractor.

Where do you turn to find a good, qualified contractor Finding the right contractor to repair or improve your home can be a stressful event. We've all heard of contractors that perform badly on the job and leave homeowners in the lurch.

Today, many people use home repair and improvement referral companies to minimize the stress of finding a reliable contractor. These referral services can be a great way for you to feel confident in your search for a professional contractor.

However, not all contractor referral companies are the same. Before you jump online to find your next contractor, consider the following:

  • Database. How large is the database of contractors Does the service offer contractors across the nation or is it limited to only specific areas
  • Cost. Who pays for the referral service - the homeowner or the contractor Are contractor quotes and bids free of charge
  • History. Does the company have a long, reliable history of supplying quality contractors What's the current Better Business Bureau rating of that company has reviewed and ranked the best contractor services available today. We hope these reviews help you find the right contractor for your home project!

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Intelligence Community Contractors Gain Whistleblower Protections

The Senate's approval on Thursday of a controversial six-year reauthorization of the National Security Agency's surveillance authority means that contractors in the intelligence community will regain protections that encourage responsible whistleblowing.

Published:  Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

After 9 inches of snow, private contractors stay busy clearing the way

It was too much of a good thing. "I love snow, but 9 inches of it has created a headache," Robert Martin said after a day of plowing out parking lots in Danville, Blairs and Chatham. Martin, of Martin Landscaping & Lawn Care, of Danville, has three ...

Published:  Fri, 19 Jan 2018 06:43:00 GMT

What VA's and OR's new licensing laws mean for contractors

Virginia and Oregon lawmakers last year adopted new rules around construction contractor bonds, according to Builder. Class A and B contractors in Virginia are now able to provide a $50,000 licensing bond rather than demonstrating a minimum net worth of $ ...

Published:  Fri, 19 Jan 2018 06:28:00 GMT

Wednesday Sector Leaders: Music & Electronics Stores, General Contractors & Builders

In trading on Wednesday, music & electronics stores shares were relative leaders, up on the day by about 2%. Leading the group were shares of Conns (CONN), up about 3.3% and shares of Best Buy (BBY) up about 2.5% on the day.

Published:  Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:17:34 GMT

How an insurance rating could unfairly cost contractors jobs

A complicated calculation for determining workers compensation premiums has evolved into a do-or-die benchmark on whether contractors are qualified to bid on many jobs, and some say that's not fair, especially for smaller contractors. It's called the ...

Published:  Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Intuit's QuickBooks Brings Small Businesses and Independent Contractors Closer at Tax Time - and More

Financial software giant Intuit announced Wednesday that it is adding two new tax-related features to its QuickBooks products. The release of two features might seem like small potatoes, but we'll elaborate on why that's not quite true. The release ...

Published:  Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:38:00 GMT

We've not been paid - GETFund contractors contradict Nana Addo

Some contractors working on projects for the Ghana Education Trust Fund [GETFund], have disputed the claims by President Akufo-Addo that the government has paid more than half of the 1.6 billion cedis owed contractors in the country. According to them ...

Published:  Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:27:00 GMT

Podcast Episode 97 - Contractors, Components, and Keeping Craft Alive

No wait! First the guys talk about raising money for #KeepCraftAlive scholarships (links below). And Rob wants to talk about hiring contractors " without losing his status as a fine home builder! Then to questions " Listener John asks about drain-waste ...

Published:  Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:41:00 GMT

Despite regulatory uncertainty, contractors, engineers seize opportunities in pot business

A few years back, pioneers in a new industry out West came knocking at the door of Michael E. Greenblatt, an entrepreneur who owns and operates a specialized flooring company in Lancaster County. They needed a flooring system that would be durable but also ...

Published:  Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:48:00 GMT

SPD arrests former parks and recreation director, contractors

Starkville police arrested three suspects with ties to the Starkville Parks and Recreation Department for embezzlement Thursday afternoon, including former director Herman Peters. Police also arrested 33-year-old Anthony Stevenson, of Starkville and 46 ...

Published:  Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:18:00 GMT

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