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2207 S Clear Creek Rd Ste 201Killeen, TX 76549
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3801 S Clear Creek RdKilleen, TX 76549
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The entire staff have been just great. My pain level has decreased over time. No longer taking painkillers. Thanks and keep up the great work.
Staff does not relay messages to the Dr. Medication refills seem to fall by the wayside...if the staff even puts them in to the pharmacy...Dr does not seem to have a clear sense of urgency, does not return phone calls, probably because the Spanish secretary doesn't know what needs to be relayed to the Dr with urgency. This Dr is out of the office more than she is there, most days she only comes in half a day, if that...leaves a lot to be desired...
To start, this place is horrible! I've taken my son there for a year, and i am totally done! When the staff is rude, and people are talking you around in circles, when the front or the back or whoever can't keep track of the your child's records, when the doctor comes in and is rude, that is when enough is enough! Please do not take your children here! I
James Storie is a veteran that steals from Veterans and does not pay his employees. Takes clients’ money and uses it for anything but the project he was hired to do. This coward ran away to Indiana in the middle of a project that was originally supposed to take 3 weeks. 2 1/2 months later project is not finished. I also know of other projects left in the same situation. The employees are still working on my house and I feel bad about it. They have young children they need to feed and provided for. He even convinces several employees to take out loans to pay for the projects under the pretense of becoming partners. He stole from me and is cheating these employees out on months of pay. Contact the city of Killeen and report him. Let’s make sure he does not do this to anyone else anywhere in the US. Google the following and learn about your rights.- Fair Labor Standards Act - U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.- Department of Labor - Occupational Safety and Health Act
Please do not use this man Very shady. He has had people quit because he has not paid them People he served with in the army.
What crazy reviews this place has received! This place was awesome! I went to this urgent care because it was closest to my home and $65 to be seen by the doctor. I do not have insurance, but no one treated me any differently. I came in with trouble breathing and chest pain. Not only did the doctor give me two free inhalers, but also took the time to have his nurse call around to find me the cheapest prescription for my antibiotics. He was able to find a pharmacy close that had a coupon for another free rescue inhaler (as I have asthma) and I only paid $8 for my two prescriptions! The nurse also found me another coupon for my inhaler while I waited. All without insurance. Even though I did wait an hour, I figure this to be expected in a FULL urgent care facility. The doctor took an honest concern for me and did everything he possibly could to make sure I was taken care of. Front desk staff was pleasant, polite, and friendly. I would most defiantly suggest this urgent care to anyone.
My Son has been in this clinic since he was 3 months old.....I have had terrible experience I wanted to change doctors but they refused saying it would cause conflict in the office....if YOU ARE PROFESSIONAL they should not be any conflict....my doctor who is a new patient now is seeing the doctor I wanted for my son....so now instead of them both seeing the same Doctor I have to make separate appointments I AM LOOKING FOR A NEW PLACE TO TAKE MY KIDS
The worst doctor ever! Unbelievably long wait times, lack of urgency on lab results (a month was how long it took to get a urinalysis) and did not refill a very much needed medication for a diabetic two weeks after being asked to do so. This woman is the worst excuse for a doctor I have ever seen!
I will continue to recommend Webster Family Practice to anyone I know because of how professional and knowledgeable everyone is there. am very satisfied with the care provided to me by Webster Family Practice.
The overall dentistry is super friendly and makes you feel comfortable throughout the whole dental process. They were able to provide the dental care I needed in a timely manner as well.
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.
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:
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.
A number of trade associations for contractors in the U.S. exist. Some of the biggest include:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.