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- 520 Lunalilo Home Road 8404, Honolulu, HI 96813
|Business Categories||Handyman in Honolulu, HI|
- Painting Tasks
- Exterior Painting Tasks
- Electrical Tasks
- Plumbing Tasks
Business Hours Please call to confirm
Monday 8AM - 6PM
Tue 8AM - 6PM
Wednesday 8AM - 6PM
Thursday 8AM - 6PM
Friday 8AM - 6PM
Saturday 8AM - 6PM
Best Questions to Ask a Handyman Contractor
Do you work with subcontractors?
The question is great for some industries and non-applicable for others. A general contractor, for example, will by definition employ subcontractors. Most Honolulu Handyman companies do not, but there are exceptions. You should always ask this question to your service providers. If they do use subcontractors, ask if they're all licensed and insured independently.
Does the Handyman job require permits? If so, will you be pulling them yourself?
Many jobs in Hawaii will require municipal permits in order to be approved by the town's inspector. It's always good to ask who will be responsible for pulling those permits, and if you'll be expected to do it. You'll almost never be told to pull your own, but knowing that Honolulu Handyman permits are required makes you appear to be a well informed customer.
How much do I have to give as a deposit?
Some companies may require a 10% deposit, some may not require any. For larger projects, you'll almost always need to give a deposit, and it's good to ask how much the deposit will be before going forward with a project. The Honolulu contractor will know how much they need for a deposit when they've given you the estimate, so ask early.
How long have you been in Handyman business for/How long have been serving the Honolulu area?
You'll always want to ask how long the company has been in business in Honolulu. While this isn't a guarantee that the company will do good work, companies with longevity on their side must be doing something right. That being said, there are newer companies that do great work. If the company is under three years old, ask where the owner was employed before and for how long. If he/she has a long history of employment, it's reasonable to infer that he or she decided to go into business for themselves after so many years of experience.