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Local business listings for Algonquin, IL

Leonard and Sons Building Service Inc

Tags: Chicagoland's Certified Chimney Professionals

(847) 658-7659

Last Updated:
January 18th, 2018

Providing chimney and masonry care to the Northwest Chicagoland area. Services include: Chimney Sweeping Chimney Inspections Gas Log Service/Installation Chimney & Fireplace Repairs Masonry Restoration Fireplace Refacing & Changeout...
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1201 W Algonquin Rd.

Algonquin, IL 60102

A OK Chem-Dry

Tags: Carpet Cleaning Chicago

(847) 380-5636

Last Updated:
November 17th, 2017

A OK Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning is the go-to Algonquin, Illinois carpet cleaning and pet stain and odor removal company servicing Elgin, Schaumburg, Geneva, Algonquin, and other suburbs north and west of Chicago, Illinois. We're locally owned, locally ...
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1129 West Algonquin Road

Algonquin, IL 60102

VP Garage Doors

Tags: Garage Door

(224) 400-9091

Last Updated:
November 9th, 2017

VP Garage Doors When you choose VP Garage Doors you receive the best in service, selection and style in the industry. We don't make you happy only with our professional and high quality garage door repair services but also with the best customer ser...
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Algonquin, IL 60102

VP Garage Doors

Tags: Garage Doors

(224) 356-1943

Last Updated:
October 19th, 2017

When you choose VP Garage Doors you receive the best in service, selection and style in the industry. We don't make you happy only with our professional and high quality garage door repair services but also with the best customer service experience. ...
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Algonquin, IL 60102

Seasonal Landscape Solutions

Tags: Outdoor Living Spaces

(847) 652-8458

Last Updated:
September 20th, 2017

Seasonal Landscape Solutions is a full service landscape contractor based out of Algonquin Illinois with more than 20 years of experience providing high quality Landscape design and installation for all of the Chicago northwest suburban area. We offe...
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1210 Winaki Trail

Algonquin, IL 60102

Creative Carpet Repair Chicago

Tags: creativecarpetrepair.com

(312) 636-5214

Last Updated:
March 10th, 2017

Customer contacts us with request of carpet repair. We set up an appointment with customer and make sure Creative Carpet Repair expert takes care of customer. Customer pays Creative Carpet Repair and we back our work up with a 100% Unlimited Uncondit...
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1740 Ridgefield Ave

Algonquin, IL 60102

Algonquin Garage Door Repair Illinois

Tags: Algonquin-Garage-Door-Repair-IL

(847) 629-4011

Last Updated:
June 2nd, 2015

Algonquin Garage Door Repair Illinois is the premier Algonquin garage Door Company and host to quality garage doors, openers, sales, installations and services. We are a leader in garage doors and related services in Algonquin in Illinois.
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S Main St

Algonquin, IL 60102

Garage Door Repair Algonquin IL

Tags: Garage Door Repair Algonquin IL

(847) 230-4813

Last Updated:
February 20th, 2015

Garage Door Repair Algonquin IL , service provided from Algonquin IL 60102 , for more info visit http://garagedoorrepairalgonquinil.com/
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306 South Main Street

Algonquin, IL 60102

Algonquin Locksmith

Tags: Algonquin Locksmith

(847) 453-3913

Last Updated:
December 24th, 2014

Locksmith Algonquin provide you mix security-related organizations. They are specific aptitudes that you can not likely get by simply any kind of possible specific.
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S Hubbard St

Algonquin, IL 60102

Patmar Janitorial Service

Tags: Janitorial Service

(800) 679-0771

Last Updated:
April 16th, 2014

Patmar Janitorial Service is aware of its responsibilities with regards to environmental safety and is presently undergoing a policy change with regards to environmentally friendly products, moving towards the use of green seal approved products.
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9560 S Route 31

Algonquin, IL 60102


How to Hire a Contractor in Algonquin IL You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Algonquin 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 Algonquin 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 Algonquin 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 Algonquin IL

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

Accidents happen to even the best Algonquin 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 Algonquin 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 Algonquin IL

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