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Local business listings for Aloha, OR

EMC Pest Control and Cleaning Services

Tags: pest control

(907) 433-9576

Last Updated:
April 10th, 2017

EMC Pest Control and Cleaning Services. We are your number 1 family operated Pest Control and Janitorial Services in Aloha, Oregon. We have been in business for many years in Alaska. We moved to Oregon to serve in a volunteer program and decided to o...
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20449 SW Tualatin Valley Hwy Ste 351

Aloha, OR 97003

Aloha Garage Door Repair

Tags: Aloha Garage Door Repair in Oregon

(971) 245-2828

Last Updated:
December 9th, 2014

If you’re looking for a garage door company that specializes in sales, installation and repair of garage doors , then you’re lucky! You’ve come to the right company where the focus is entirely on your satisfaction! Aloha Garage Door Repair is a priva...
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1248 SW Kalyca Way

Aloha, OR 97006

Garage Door Repair Aloha

Tags: garage door repair aloha

(503) 765-8944

Last Updated:
November 25th, 2014

You will certainly love to suggest Garage Door Repair Aloha OR for your relatives and friends as complete satisfaction in the job is guaranteed through them. We provide garage door repairing work completed within time schedule using wonderful workman...
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4474 SW Stoddard Dr

Aloha, OR 97007

Aloha Heating and Cooling

Tags: hvac

(503) 213-3854

Last Updated:
November 7th, 2013

Aloha Heating and Cooling is a FULL-SERVICE Company that specializes in every part of you're HVAC system, Call Us Today at 503-213-3854. We can help you Everything from a simple Furnace Repair to to the Installation of complete comfort system for you...
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18645 SW Farmington Rd Suite #191

Aloha, OR 97007

How to Hire a Contractor in Aloha OR You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Aloha OR 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 Aloha 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 Aloha OR

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 Aloha OR

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a OR or Aloha 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 Aloha OR

Accidents happen to even the best Aloha 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 Aloha 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 Aloha OR

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