Freelance Labor and Home Contractors

Top Sites

1

HomeAdvisor

Tools and resources including a cost estimator and contractor reviews. Owned by ANGI Homeservices Inc

2

Houzz

Assists home remodeling projects start to finish with helpful photos

3

Yelp

Review site for small companies

4

Porch

Free resources and advice

  Advice  

When your home is in need of repair or remodeling, a good contractor can help fix it up. To ensure that you hire someone skilled and trustworthy, you should vet sites and contractors for licenses, pre-screening, background checks, references, and insurance information. Many websites offer some type of guarantee to provide you with peace of mind. Before making a final decision on a contractor, you might want to solicit quotes from multiple vendors and compare what you find.

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More Websites
(Listed alphabetically)

1-800-Remodel

Receive bids from contractors

Amazon Home Services

Convenient for Amazon users

Angi

Popular review site for finding services nearby. Owned by ANGI Homeservices Inc

Bark

Free quotes from contractors. Headquartered in the UK

Better Business Bureau (BBB)

Private nonprofit organization for checking if a business is trustworthy

Bing Places for Business

Integration with Bing search engine. Owned by Microsoft

BuildZoom

Trustworthy contractor search site

Facebook

Connecting with businesses and customers

Foursquare

Read reviews of local businesses

Google My Business

Uses the power of Google to compile information

Handy

Home maintenence, improvement, and furniture assembly. Owned by ANGI Homeservices

Homeflock

Comprehensive directory of home improvement contractors

Judy's Book

Local reviews and recommendations from neighbors

LinkedIn

Large network of businesses. Owned by Microsoft

Mr. Handyman

Wide range of home maintenence and repair needs. Owned by The Dywer Group

Networx

Free quotes from contractors

Pro Referral

Search for contractors by category. Owned by Home Depot

QualitySmith

Free resources and articles. Owned by BuyerLink LLC

ServiceWhale

Instant online quotes

TaskRabbit

Find and hire people who are able to do the jobs you need done. Owned by IKEA

Thumbtack

Offers great guarantees

TrustedPros

Simple and powerful search

Yellow Pages

Popular online directory for all businesses. Owned by Thryv, Inc, subsidiary of DexYP

* Footnote:

Amazon
• The AmazonSmile program donates 0.5% of purchases to your favorite charity, and all you need to do is start your shopping at https://smile.amazon.com.
• Amazon frequently introduces their own products to compete directly with their long-time suppliers. They often pay no federal income taxes (e.g., 2017, 2018).
• Amazon is being investigated on antitrust issues by the US Federal Trade Commission, State Attorneys General & House Subcommittee on Antitrust.

Facebook
• Fosters info bubbles, political division, polarization, dis/misinformation & conspiracy theories in the US & worldwide. Despite pressure to address these issues, they have repeatedly insisted they have little capability to address the problem.
• Facebook is being investigated on antitrust, users privacy & content moderation by the Federal Trade Commission, State Attorneys General, House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Senate Judiciary Committee & Federal Communications Commission.