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Local business listings for Addison, IL

Top Team Garage Door Repair

Tags: Garage Door Repair Addison

(331) 300-0228

Last Updated:
February 25th, 2018

Garage Door Repair Addison For many years now, Top Team Garage Door has provided the Addison area with fast, affordable, friendly garage door service and sales. Are you interested in replacing your out-of-date or dented and dinged garage door?
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860 Heritage Dr

Addison, IL 60101

Robinson Maintenance & Repair, Inc.

Tags: Chicago CSIA Certified Chimney Professionals

(847) 290-1883

Last Updated:
January 22nd, 2018

Robinson Maintenance & Repair, Inc. is owned by Robert Hoegner and is located in Addison, Illinois. Serving the Greater O'Hare area, services include chimney sweeping, cleaning, rebuilding, and repairs. Additional services include masonry and firepla...
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919 W. National Ave

Addison, IL 60101

Am Trans Expedite

Tags: Logistics Service

(847) 238-9999

Last Updated:
January 3rd, 2018

Am Trans Expedite has been providing transportation, shipping, warehousing and distribution services to the Chicagoland area since 2002. We are relentlessly committed to building strong relationships with our customers. Am Trans is an asset based tru...
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710 West Belden Avenue

Addison, IL 60101

Connelly Electric

Tags: commercial electrical contractor

(630) 543-9059

Last Updated:
January 19th, 2017

Connelly Electric is proud of our rich history and bold growth in the electrical contracting industry. For more than 35 years, we have embraced opportunities to push our limits and exceed our customers’ expectations at every turn. We believe our succ...
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40 S. Addison Road, Suite 100

Addison, IL 60101

A. Roto Restoration & Budget King Carpet Cleaning

Tags: Cleaning Service

(630) 543-0668

Last Updated:
December 28th, 2016

We provide professional restoration and cleaning services in the Chicagoland area to both residential and commercial customers. All of our services are 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Contact us today for a Free Quote.
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4N326 2nd Avenue

Addison, IL 60101

Addison IL Locksmith

Tags: Locksmith Services

(331) 684-9893

Last Updated:
March 11th, 2016

Addison technician offer a complete scope of fantastic locking gadgets to cover all your security needs from auto keys; private locks frameworks introduced; mix latches for a business premises, we can supply the most recent specialized backing at agg...
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459 W Lake St

Addison, IL 60101

Garage Door Repair Addison

Tags: Garage door

(630) 239-2155

Last Updated:
September 2nd, 2015

The commitment of Garage Door Repair Addison is extraordinary! All professionals are totally dedicated to customers and cover their overhead door needs fast. They are the best in Illinois for garage door installation.
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1250 West Lake Street

Addison, IL 60101

AMG Garage Door Repair

Tags: Garage door supplier

(630) 449-3478

Last Updated:
July 27th, 2015

Are you looking for a garage repair in Addison IL ? Tired of dealing with broken springs, or beat up garage, or just old garage doors? If so then you have come to the right place. All you have to do is call the garage door experts of Addison,IL We...
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881 N Swift Rd

Addison, IL 60101

Addison Garage Door Repair Illinois

Tags: Addison-Garage-Door-Repair-IL

(630) 626-0514

Last Updated:
June 2nd, 2015

Addison Garage Door Repair Illinois supply and install new garage doors and specialise in automatic garage door repairs & services in Addison. We are your one-stop shop for your problem. Call us for free estimate and get our technicians with best exp...
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E North Ave

Addison, IL 60101

Addison Garage Door Repair

Tags: Addison Garage Door Repair

(540) 531-2402

Last Updated:
May 7th, 2015

Addison Garage Door Repair offers superior garage doors repair & installation services, opener installation & real spare parts. We are one of the top leaders in residential garage door repair with best service to supply with extremely trained technic...
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N Wesley Dr, Addison, IL

Addison, IL 60101



How to Hire a Contractor in Addison IL You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Addison IL 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 Addison 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 Addison IL

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 Addison IL

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a IL or Addison 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 Addison IL

Accidents happen to even the best Addison 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 Addison 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.

Contract

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 Addison IL

Always check references -- both online and offline. The best way to find a good Addison 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 Addison 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.