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61. Shiloh Construction Inc

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2042 E 3rd Ave Ste BAnchorage, AK 99501

(907) 349-1958

Shiloh construction has been in business for a long time. The business and expertise has been passed on and overseen by father to sons. Regrettabl…

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62. Dt Services

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7511 Rovenna StAnchorage, AK 99518

(907) 230-3447

This is my personal cell number that I have reported at least 100 times to be the incorrect number for DT Services. The correct number is 907-227-36…

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63. Ak Supply Inc

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BBB Rating: A+

8000 King StAnchorage, AK 99518

(907) 562-3422

SHENZHEN TOPBAND NEW ENERGY Co.,LTD Add:Topband Industrial Park, LiYuan industrial Zone ShiYan Town,Bao'an District, Shenzhen, China. Tel: +86-75…

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64. Frigid North Co

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3309 Spenard RdAnchorage, AK 99503

(907) 561-4633

These folks have great technical knowledge, a great inventory, provide great customer service and are always staffed adequately. Last technician I w…

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65. 907 Plow Kingz

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PO Box 231101Anchorage, AK 99523

(907) 743-0655

Plow Kingz Has been working for me for the last 5 years both summer & winter for both my commercial properties and my personal home. The give me pei…

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66. Central Plumbing & Heating IncServices

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212 E Intl Airport RdAnchorage, AK 99518

(907) 562-2511

I did a complete remodel of my home last year. As part of this project, I made my home more efficient by installing a new heating system and Rinnai…

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67. Geneva Woods Health Care Services

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BBB Rating: A+

501 W International Airport RdAnchorage, AK 99518

(907) 565-6100

I was discharged from providence with instructions to call Geneva woods about a supply of IV antibiotics, and the people I spoke with were very kind…

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68. Cassidy's Plumbing & HeatingServices

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BBB Rating: A+

6651 Wes WayAnchorage, AK 99518

(907) 522-8126

I had a fantastic experience with Cassidy's for the first time. My emergency call was placed on a weekend, and the technician that responded was fri…

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69. Fred Meyer Jewelers

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800 E Dimond Blvd # 153Anchorage, AK 99515

(907) 344-2413

From Business: Fred Meyer is a multidepartment store chain operated by The Kroger Company, which is one of the largest grocery retailers in the United States that owns many grocer…

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70. Hannah General Contracting

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851 E 100th AveAnchorage, AK 99515

(907) 349-2014

I have worked with Tony Hannah and his crew(s) on Residential improvements. Raised my house to make a new lower floor addition. Later they built a…

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71. Once Upon A Child

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BBB Rating: A+

1016 W Northern Lights BlvdAnchorage, AK 99503

(907) 562-8777

YOu can trade clothes that no longer fit your child for ones that do ( n a way but not literally) They have a big selection and most of the time sor…

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72. Fourth Ave Boutique

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610 E 4th AveAnchorage, AK 99501

(907) 277-4425

Horrible. They're rude to customers not respectful and just horrible business owners. The girl in the store is very judgmental and mean, (I overhear…

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73. Klebs MechanicalServices

1107 E 72nd AveAnchorage, AK 99518

(907) 365-2500

From Business: OUR efficiency experts will thoroughly inspect. Clean and tune UP your furnace or boiler for optimal efficiency – and reduce utility bills – either annually or bian…

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74. Electric IncServices

(1)

6151 A StAnchorage, AK 99518

(907) 792-2402

They get the job done that they are supposed to get done...however, watch that bill. I would strongly suggest you get a FIRM bid from this company.…

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75. Kay Jewelers

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320 W 5th Ave Ste 370Anchorage, AK 99501

(907) 258-3363

Will never reccomend this place and company. They practice very unprofessional way of business etiquette

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76. JCPenney

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3202 Arctic BlvdAnchorage, AK 99503

(907) 561-5306

Dont shop there. We paid for our sectional on a late saturday afternoon by thursday night they sold our furniture to some one else. Not only did t…

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77. Rusty Harpoon

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411 W 4th Ave Ste 12Anchorage, AK 99501

(907) 278-9011

I was at the little shop today looking for gifts with my child a 5yr old. As kids do the touch things. I was told by one of the female clerks please…

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78. Powerclean

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BBB Rating: A+

631 E 48th AveAnchorage, AK 99503

(907) 346-4000

use this company if you want to have them come back a couple days later & then still not do the job good where you then end up removing all the furn…

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79. Providence Hickel House

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3967 Piper StAnchorage, AK 99508

(907) 212-4100

this place is a complete dump. it has been trashed and not cared for. it is dirty and the staff bordering on rude. If you are paying out of pock…

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80. House Surgeons Of AlaskaServices

(1)

6641 Wes WayAnchorage, AK 99518

(907) 337-3984

Had the utmost displeasure of speaking to the owner, it is no wonder their customer service is deplorable. DO NOT USE.

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81. Hearts & Hands Of Care Inc

(1)

8130 Old Seward HwyAnchorage, AK 99518

(907) 929-5826

I would not trust this business with any of my family at all...they are just getting rich off of the state and all of our family information/records…

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82. Alaska Decks and More LLC.Services

(1)

5701 Whispering Spruce Dr.Anchorage, AK 99516

(907) 748-5938

This company is awful. They have employees that talk bad about other races and make fun of people with disabilities. They may do good work(idk I wou…

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83. Action Drywall

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BBB Rating: A+

5801 Azalea DrAnchorage, AK 99516

(907) 349-9971

Action did a terrible job on our shop, they slopped mud all over and left screws everywhere. I spent 2 days cleaning up after them. They even left M…

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84. Cook Inlet Region Inc

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2525 C St Ste 500Anchorage, AK 99503

(907) 274-8638

Company execs promise their Native shareholders jobs through their subsidiary Cook Inlet Tribal and the employment counselors do nothing more than c…

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85. Affordable ConstructionServices

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BBB Rating: A

2907 Turnagain StAnchorage, AK 99517

(907) 245-5722

I talked to the owner of the company very rude doesn't care about anything but big money so affordable is a bunch of crap come on everybody know wh…

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86. Tilmo PaintingServices

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520 W 41st Ave Ste CAnchorage, AK 99503

(907) 339-2088

This contractor has no experience in the business. Tilmo painting cuts every corner possible, wont return phone calls, unless you have a check for h…

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87. Skyriver Films

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6251 Tuttle Pl Ste 102Anchorage, AK 99507

(907) 243-3332

TO: Producers & promoters of Skyriver films Recently I purchased the updated version of “Alaska’s Coolest Animals” because I could not find …

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88. Marathon ConstructionServices

(1)

750 W Dimond Blvd Ste 201Anchorage, AK 99515

(907) 561-5262

Worst of the worst construction companies you could find. Flooded my backyard for months with the smell of diesel. Was unable to fully enjoy my prop…

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89. Crown Pointe Home Bldr

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5669 Yukon Charlie LoopAnchorage, AK 99502

(907) 346-3156

We were assured that we would be made aware of every step in the process of building our dream home. We were informed that we were $56,000 over bud…

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90. Mjm Services

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Anchorage, 99501Anchorage, AK 99501

(907) 522-5424

This company has the most unprofessional owner I've ever had to work with. We paid them 9500.00 to pave our driveway and less than a year later it i…

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Shiloh Construction Inc
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Outstanding quality and service

Shiloh construction has been in business for a long time. The business and expertise has been passed on and overseen by father to sons. Regrettably we did not choose their bid initially - even though they offered a very competetive bid and we had a good feeling about their business and references. In the end the contractor that we did select was overpriced, took for ever to complete the remodel, and completely botched the job. SHILOH TO THE RESCUE. Paul bidded our bathroom 'fix' for completion within two weeks and was done in less then ten days (despite a wind storm that removed several people's roofs and at least quadrupled their work load). His price was more than competitive and the quality of workmanship was outstanding. Here is the real reason to select Shiloh over the competition, though - Even though each job site will have a qualifiied crew and lead you can expect Paul to act as an extremely competent General Contractor and will oversee the work on close to a daily basis. This means that you will not have to do the job twice, like we did, and will end up with a job that you are happy with and proud of - THE FIRST TIME. Thanks Shiloh - you restored our faith in contractors. Scott and Karen

Geneva Woods Health Care Services
Azure J. rated

I was discharged from providence with instructions to call Geneva woods about a supply of IV antibiotics, and the people I spoke with were very kind, answered all my questions, and sent a nurse over to my house right away. The nurse herself was understanding of my situation, very helpful in teaching me how to perform infusions myself, and even came back to help me when I realized my PICC was exposed to air that same night. Another nurse they sent to change my dressing was so great, not only was he very careful about replacing the dressing, but he also explained all the things he needed to do to it or put on the PICC line, and for that I'm very thankful. I don't know how they got so many 1 star reviews, maybe I was just lucky, but I will go back to Geneva woods if I ever need home healthcare again.

Did You Know?

There has perhaps never been a better tool for do-it-yourself home handymen than the internet. With detailed instructions and videos explaining how to perform a number of common maintenance and renovation tasks around a house, an untrained homeowner might be surprised at how much he or she can accomplish with a quick search online. But even with all of this information, there are still many jobs that lie far outside the scope of most DIY enthusiasts. General contractors are there to fill in this gap.

A general contractor specializes in seeing a home remodel or repair project through from start to finish. To do this, the contractor works with the client - whether they are a homeowner or business - to nail down the scope of the work. Then he or she will turn to one or more subcontractors for specific tasks, like equipment operation, design, electrical work or whatever else is needed.

In essence, general contractors could be thought of as middlemen between a homeowner or business owner and any number of specialists. To get their money's worth, many assume they should just "cut out the middleman" and hire specialists directly, but this often proves more difficult in practice. General contractors won't be completing an entire project by themselves, but should have a long list of dependable experts who can work together and accomplish any task. They might also serve as the manager on the site of a construction project, overseeing workers and providing guidance and assistance when needed. For larger projects, though, the contractor might only handle administrative matters and employ a foreman or other professional for on-site supervision.

Common Jobs

There are many general contractors who also specialize in certain tasks themselves. There is usually at least one general contractor on hand to organize the construction of an entire home, for example. But general contractors could also help a homeowner add an additional bedroom, build an in-ground pool or complete a major landscaping project. They could also work with a business to add or improve office space, whether that means making more room or converting a commercial building from a nail salon to a restaurant. Basically, if it's a job that involves building or repairing, a general contractor probably knows how to get it done.

No matter what the exact job may be, a contractor will probably need to accomplish several other essential tasks in pursuit of the ultimate goal, which may include:

  • Understanding and applying for building permits to meet local regulations
  • Organizing a budget and adhering to it throughout the project
  • Gathering all the necessary tools and equipment, from hammers and shovels to large excavators and generators
  • Securing the construction site and equipment after work hours
  • Working with personnel on-site to address any issues
  • Keeping records of materials, labor and all other expenses

Licensing

Every general contractor performing any kind of work on a project must be licensed to do so in their state. The guidelines for the specifics on licensing vary from state to state. Some states might only require registration of contractors, which is different from licensing. Registration typically means that there must be a written record of what work is being performed and by whom, but it does not guarantee professional knowledge. Licensing, on the other hand, involves an examination process to assess professional competence.

Whether your state requires licensing or registration of contractors, there should be a record of most professionals willing to complete certain projects in your area. Check your state or county website for more information. In states that require licensing, every licensed contractor's contact information is available online or from another public source.

Not every project needs to be completed by a licensed or registered contractor. If it's just a minor job that won't take more than a day or two, and will cost less than a few hundred dollars, it's likely not necessary to find a licensed or registered contractor. However, anything bigger or more expensive, or a project involving plumbing or electrical work, needs to be completed by a licensed or registered professional.

General contractors also must be covered by an insurance policy. This should include liability coverage for any property damage that could be inflicted in the course of a job. It should also include a worker's compensation policy in case anyone is injured on the job. Before hiring a contractor for anything, ask for written proof of this insurance to see exactly what is covered. 

Trade Associations

A number of trade associations for contractors in the U.S. exist. Some of the biggest include:

  • Associated General Contractors of America: Represents more than 6,500 general contracting firms and more than 9,000 specialty contractors nationwide.
  • Associated Builders and Contractors: Represents non-union contracting firms.

Most trade associations for general contractors will provide references for anyone looking to hire a contractor for a specific project. They may also provide a number of benefits for their members, including assistance with licensing, training, insurance and business development.

Hiring a General Contractor

No matter what you need accomplished, you want to choose a contractor who can get the job done right at a reasonable price. Obviously, this is easier said than done, but there are a few steps you can take to ensure you find a trustworthy general contractor.

Finding general contractors

The first, and perhaps most reliable, way to find a general contractor is to ask friends and family members for a recommendation. If you know anyone who has had major work done on their home, particularly if it's a similar job, ask them who they hired and if they were pleased with the result. You could also ask neighbors about who they've hired if you notice work being done on their house. Many remodeling contractors post signs in front of homes to advertise their services. As a general rule, it's rarely a good idea to hire a contractor who solicits work by going door to door.

If you are considering hiring a contractor without a personal recommendation, ask the contractor for references from past clients, and do as much background research on them as possible. Look for any complaints (or compliments) online to get a better idea of their track record. There are a number of websites specializing in connecting contractors with people or businesses who need work done. These sites may also allow past clients to submit their own reviews of the contractor. 

Budget

Before hiring a contractor, make sure you are both in agreement on the project's budget. It's normal for most contractors to charge clients a premium not only for the labor expenses and zoning expertise, but for acquiring the materials as well. Be as clear and concise as possible regarding what you'll be purchasing yourself and what you will be paying the contractor to complete. Homeowners may be able to find a better deal on raw materials when they purchase these directly, but they first need to be sure they aren't buying the wrong things.

Don't forget to discuss how the project will be finalized and what will be done about cleanup. Plans for how the work site will be cleaned at the end of each day as well as at the conclusion of work need to be put in writing. An experienced general contractor should make every effort to keep the workspace clean and prevent dirtying or damaging any other area. Even so, talk with the contractor about the daily schedule, the logistics of transporting workers and equipment, and how cleanup will be handled.

Prioritizing Safety

As previously mentioned, you need to make sure to follow any state and local regulations regarding construction work, which includes hiring a licensed or registered general contractor. Ask the contractor for proof of their certification before signing anything, as well as their proof of insurance. You should also check your homeowners insurance policy to see if they offer coverage for contracted work. You may want to call your insurance provider and ask for more details on what your plan will and won't cover.

Perhaps the best way to feel safe about a contractor and the work being done is to hire a contractor you trust. This is why relying on personal references from friends and family is so important, and will often provide a great deal of peace of mind. If you aren't able to obtain a reference, work to conduct extensive research on the contractor as well as the work you are hiring them to perform. This should bring everyone's expectations into alignment and result in a safe work environment.

Financial safety

Before any money changes hands, there should be a contract to sign. Make sure the specifics of the work to be done and all costs are listed in the contract, right down to the most precise details. If you forget to have something included in the contract after signing it, there's rarely a chance of recourse. 

Once the specifics of the job are nailed down, be sure to discuss the payment schedule with the contractor. This is important because paying too much up front offers the homeowner minimal leverage if the quality of work does not meet expectations or contractual specifications. Try to establish a reasonable pay schedule with the contractor, such as paying 10 percent of the total cost for each 10 percent of the work that is completed. It's a good idea to include this payment plan in the contract as well.

Finally, look into getting a lien release signed before work begins. If there is ever a dispute regarding payment over the course of the project, a contractor or subcontractor could place a payment claim, or lien, on your property. This can trigger a long legal process that may be frustrating. To avoid this, ask the contractor to sign a lien release, which is a legal agreement that states that any payment accepted is final. This can come in handy if a contractor has his or her own payment issues with their subcontractors. Signing a lien release form certifies that any payment made by a client to the contractor is enough to pay for any goods or services rendered. A lien dispute could also be prevented by performing due diligence prior to picking a contractor, as any contractor with good credit and a long track record of satisfied clients should have no trouble paying for materials and labor once all contract conditions have been met.

Once work is underway, it's never a bad idea to check up on the progress of the job, either by staying in touch with the contractor over the phone or visiting the site in person. If you work with a trustworthy professional, it's probably best to keep your distance and allow everyone to stay busy. If you want to keep an eye on things, make sure workers wear the right safety gear and that everything looks to be moving along according to schedule. Finally, once work is finished and you are satisfied, be sure to thank your contractor and tell friends or family members about your experience.

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