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Local business listings for Sarasota, FL

Chills Air Conditioning Sarasota

Tags: Air Conditioning Contractor

(941) 803-1345

Last Updated:
August 27th, 2018

Chills Air Conditioning (License #CAC1816279) is a Sarasota based air conditioning company servicing all of Miami-Dade county and South Florida. We specialize in sales, service & installation of all major A/C brands. Services include A/C repair, main...
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2618 Biltmore Way

Sarasota, FL 34231

Accutech Restoration & Remodeling

Tags: Water Removal

(941) 378-0700

Last Updated:
June 24th, 2018

In Sarasota, Florida, Accutech Restoration & Remodeling, since 1984, specializes in fire damage repairs, emergency restoration of water damages, and mold remediation and removal. Contact us, restoration experts, for testing and inspection of mold, an...
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1600 Barber Rd

Sarasota, FL 34240

Deans Tree Services

Tags: tree Service

(941) 234-9525

Last Updated:
June 12th, 2018

Deans Tree Services has been serving the Sarasota and Bradenton Florida area for over 20 years. Its because of our loyal customers that we have stayed in business this long. We strive to provide a quality and professional service to all of our custom...
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2933 Randa Blvd

Sarasota, FL 34235

Chills Air Conditioning Sarasota

Tags: Air Conditioning Contractor

(941) 803-1345

Last Updated:
May 28th, 2018

If your home or office is located in Miami Dade, Broward or Sarasota Counties and you're experiencing problems with your A/C or heating systems - consider giving us a call and we will give you an estimate free of charge. Chills Air Conditioning emplo...
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2618 Biltmore Way

Sarasota, FL 34231

Respectable Solutions

Tags: Sarasota Pressure Washing

(941) 391-2467

Last Updated:
May 27th, 2018

Pressure Washing, Sealing and Coating Specialists. We are a local women owned and managed business who's goal is to exceed every one of our customers expectations 100% of the time. We employ highly trained technicians who are closely managed ...
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2341 Porter Lake Drive

Sarasota, FL 34240

UCoconut Cowboy Tree Service LLC

Tags: sarasota county oak tree removal

(941) 375-8365

Last Updated:
May 15th, 2018

You need an affordable tree services company and you found one. Coconut Cowboy Tree Service is a top tree services company serving Sarasota and Manatee counties in Florida for over 15 years. Perhaps you just purchased a property, and you need tree fe...
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846 Albritton Ave

Sarasota, FL 34232

Command Air, LLC.

Tags: Heating & Cooling

(941) 219-5205

Last Updated:
April 26th, 2018

We are family owned and operated since 2010 and experts when it comes to your cooling and heating needs. We care about the needs of our community and treat all of our customers like our own family.
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6503 D 19th Street E.

Sarasota, FL 34243

G&G Garden and Lawn Care

Tags: lawn care

(941) 600-9004

Last Updated:
April 14th, 2018

You Deserve Exceptional Lawn Care Service and The Most Powerful Lawn Care Guarantee In Sarasota! G&G Garden and Lawn Care caters to residential home owners in Sarasota, and we do that EXTREMELY well. Our attention is fully dedicated to you, the resid...
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3331 Rowena St

Sarasota, FL 34231

Angela Rodriguez Interiors

Tags: interior designers Sarasota , Sarasota interior designers , interior designers Tampa

(941) 556-9012

Last Updated:
March 31st, 2018

Interior design with soul
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7357 International Place #105

Sarasota, FL 34240

Jc General Contractors Llc | General Contractor Sarasota FL

Tags: Construction services

(941) 330-5095

Last Updated:
March 28th, 2018

If you are planning on having your dream house constructed, you need a company that will go that extra mile to make sure that you will get nothing short of what you have always desired. We are proud to be among the most reliable commercial and reside...
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5190 Indian Mound St.

Sarasota, FL 34232

How to Hire a Contractor in Sarasota FL You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Sarasota FL can be nerve-racking. This is especially true if it's a specialized project where you don't have the opportunity to develop a long-term relationship. While there is always a chance that you can get ripped off, the good news is that most Sarasota contractors out there are honest people that care about providing good service. Here are the things to look for to make sure that the contractor you choose fits that description.

Licensed in Sarasota FL

Depending on the type of work to be performed and your location, a home contractor may or may not be required to be licensed. However, most cities and states do require or at least allow businesses to register their names with the state and local government. If a license or other registration is required, not using a contractor that hasn't complied with the requirement is a no brainer. Even if it isn't required, being able to confirm the identity of a contractor and having a way to track them down if something goes wrong is definitely beneficial.

Bonded in Sarasota FL

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a FL or Sarasota agency to provide a source of funds to pay claims against a contractor. Like with licensing, bonds may or may not be required depending on the type or work and local laws. Bonding does provide a huge layer of protection because if a contractor performs poorly or doesn't complete the job, there is a guaranteed source of money to recover from. While you can always sue in court with or without a bond, a contractor who has gone out of business or disappeared without finishing the job is practically impossible to recover from if no bond was posted.

Insured in Sarasota FL

Accidents happen to even the best Sarasota contractors, and could include workers getting hurt, injuries to neighbors or people walking by your property, or property damage to a neighbor's or your own home or vehicles. Depending on the circumstances, your homeowner's policy may or may not cover the damages. If it does, you will still likely be out of the deductible and face a premium increase. A good contractor will be insured so that they can take full responsibility for any damages that arise out of mishaps during their work.

Price Quotes

Price quotes are less black and white. A good Sarasota contractor will often be reluctant to provide a firm quote for a complex project over the phone because your home's layout or other factors can greatly affect what it will take to complete the project. To best get a feel for whether a contractor is being honest, ask questions about what could affect the price, what materials are needed, and how much time they expect the project to take. Talk to several contractors before choosing.

Depending on the nature of the project, some contractors will only give a firm quote after a home visit. They may charge a small fee for the visit because providing a good quote can be time-consuming. Don't skip a contractor who won't provide a free estimate unless you know there are several contractors in the area who do make it a standard practice to provide free estimates for similar work.

Once your quotes are in, be wary of choosing the low bidder. A slightly competitive price may be good, but if it low balls the other quotes by a lot, there is a good chance that you will receive poor work or have the contractor later trying to charge you additional fees.


Always get your price quote in writing before any work begins. A good contract should include the project deadline, whether materials are covered, what happens if expected costs change, a specific description of the work to be performed, and what happens if the work is late or unsatisfactory. A good contractor will want a good contract because it ensures they are on the same page as the customer so that they can provide good service, and it also protects them from customers who fail to pay or raise frivolous disputes.

References in Sarasota FL

Always check references -- both online and offline. The best way to find a good Sarasota contractor is to ask your friends and neighbors if they recommend anyone. Good contractors often get most of their business by word of mouth. When you search online, the main thing you're looking for is a string of complaints about a contractor. This is the most common reason people leave online reviews.

Positive online reviews are less useful because people are less likely to make time to leave them, they can easily be faked, and sites such as Angie's List may even require the Sarasota contractor to pay before they are posted. If you didn't get any personal recommendations and the online feedback about a contractor is at least neutral, the best thing to do is to ask them for references you can contact and doing the rest of the due diligence outlined above.