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Lowe's

16301 Heritage Blvd
Bowie, MD 20716301-805-8000

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Home Depot

4121 NE Crain Hwy
Bowie, MD 20716301-809-3455

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How we gather (and how to interpret) our data

No matter your fix-it skillset and toolset, every do-it-yourselfer also needs a reliable hardware store at the ready—preferably one that charges reasonable prices. Our ratings of area hardware stores for quality and price should help you find one.

Since most garden centers buy—rather than raise—most of what they sell, there is room for tremendous variation in buying ability and buying standards. The opinions we collected from consumers on garden centers reflect this big variation in quality.

Finding the right appliance, buying it, and getting it delivered and installed without hassles can be an aggravating experience. Fortunately, some area stores serve their customers well, and you don’t have to pay more to get this kind of treatment.

To make sure your heating and air-conditioning systems work when needed, they must be properly installed and maintained. We’ve rated area heating and air-conditioning services for quality and price.

You’ll want to do your shopping at stores where you can get good advice, good selection, quality installation services, and honest business practices—at reasonable prices.

In our surveys of area consumers who have used electricians, too many comments include the words “incompetent,” “no-show,” “overcharged,” and “unresponsive.” Although our ratings reveal outfits to avoid, they also identify several you can count on.