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1. Piedmont Contractors, Inc.

1201 West Loop N , #150Houston, TX 77055

(713) 682-1682
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2. Piedmont Contractors Inc

4444 W 12th StHouston, TX 77055

(713) 682-1682
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3. Piedmont Operating Partnership

1414 Enclave PkwyHouston, TX 77077

(281) 496-0117
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4. Piedmont Office Management

1430 Enclave PkwyHouston, TX 77077

(281) 497-2400
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5. Piedmont Plastics Houstin

13279 N Promenade BlvdStafford, TX 77477

(281) 565-2002
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6. Piedmont Apartment Homes

7510 Decker DrBaytown, TX 77520

(281) 424-2100
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Diversified General Contractors Inc

12. Diversified General Contractors Inc

Humble, TX 77347

(832) 590-0445

From Business: Commercial Build Outs, Renovations, Tenant Finishes, Retail Build Outs, Medical / Health Facilities, Industrial WH Build Outs, Commercial General Contractors, Comme…

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Texas Bulkhead & Construction

15. Texas Bulkhead & Construction

34 Nassau DrRockport, TX 78382

(713) 352-0866

From Business: Texas Bulkhead and Construction Company is a general contractor that serves all of Texas and Louisiana. We specialize in the design and installation of all types of…

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24. Arrow Plumbing

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Sugar Land, TX 77478

(281) 240-6868

I had a problem with a drain/vent issue in a house and called to ask them to perform a service that I thought would help. Ann called one of their ma…

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Texas Master Plumber LLC

27. Texas Master Plumber LLCServices

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BBB Rating: A+

6301 Broadway StPearland, TX 77581

(832) 850-4378

Thank you for your posts as it always helps improve the services we provide our customers at Texas Mater Plumber.

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Quantum Builders
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Our roof was damaged after Hurricane Ike but like many other Houstonians our insurance company denied paying for our roof several times after many negotiotions we finally got the ok and funds needed from our insurance company to replace our roof. We were given Quantum's number by one of our neighbors; We contacted Quantum and two other contractors. Quantum's rep came out the same day. The other contractors one was able to come out on Saturday only (seemed like they were scheduling around there schedule not mine) and the other said they were coming out and then never showed up he finally did call three days later and wanted me to re-schedule the appointment and when I would not reschedule he said well I have another appointment in your neighborhood tonight so I will just stop by when I told him that was not necessary he seemed upset and hung up. My husband called there office and left a message for the office manager which never returned the call. After some research, we choose quantum because we felt they were a professional company and had been in business way longer than several other contractors and had an A rating with the BBB. Our roof was replaced in one day with very minimal inconvenience to us. We are very pleased with our new roof.

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I wanted to write a quick note to express how happy I am with my new laminate flooring. The upstairs rooms were the last 2 rooms to get the makeover, and I'm so glad I found CJ. Not only did y'all match the "internet price" for the flooring, but you were able to give me a great price on the installation. Great price is important, but service & quality go hand in hand, also. The crew was professional & on time & great to work with. The quality of the workmanship was great. I fully expect to use CJ again as I have a lot of work left in this old house! What I also appreciate is the fact that you "showed up." I can't tell you how many contractors don't & it irritates me to no end to wait & then they call at the end of the day. You were always here when promised & kept in touch during the day. You get lots of points in my book when this happens. I was also excited when my carpeting came in, my stairs look great!

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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