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Local business listings for Alpharetta, GA

My Alpharetta Locksmith, LLC

Tags: lock change

(678) 271-3850

Last Updated:
October 15th, 2018

"Getting you the best residential, automotive, commercial and emergency locksmith service in Alpharetta as possible is our priority at My Alpharetta Locksmith. We not only make it our priority to get you the best service possible but we are also comm...
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730 Cirrus Dr

Alpharetta, GA 30022

ARC American Residential & Commercial LLC

Tags: Handyman in Alpharetta

(678) 978-1498

Last Updated:
May 10th, 2018

Call ARC Residential and Commercial for all of your handyman needs in North Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell, Cumming and surrounding areas. We provide home repair, remodeling services at affordable prices and ethical and honest work!
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4920 Atlanta Highway Suite #102,

Alpharetta, GA 30004

Paradise Pool Services, LLC

Tags: pool renovation company

(470) 655-1412

Last Updated:
March 31st, 2018

Paradise Pool Services, LLC is an Atlanta swimming pool renovation company with over 30 years experience in the industry. Our main office is located in Alpharetta, but we service all of North Georgia and North Metro Atlanta. We specialize in pool lin...
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44 Milton Avenue, Suite 217

Alpharetta, GA 30009

Alpharetta Optimal Locksmith

Tags: locksmith

(678) 568-2244

Last Updated:
March 27th, 2018

Welcome to Alpharetta Optimal Locksmith! How can we help you today? If you’re having lock problems in GA, we are the company to call. As a local company that is trusted by all locals in Alpharetta, we take pride in the quality of our locksmithing ser...
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67 S Main St, Ste 12

Alpharetta, GA 30009

Granite & Marble Solutions

Tags: kitchen countertop options Alpharetta

(678) 319-0498

Last Updated:
December 18th, 2017

At Granite and Marble Solutions in Alpharetta also serving Cumming and Atlanta, our portfolio of designs and installations range from a complete kitchen remodeling to the simplest powder room. With each and every job, we know that no matter the size,...
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1246 Old Alpharetta Rd

Alpharetta, GA 30005

Tree Services Alpharetta

Tags: tree service

(770) 288-5872

Last Updated:
November 13th, 2017

Tree Services Alpharetta is dedicated to providing the best tree service in all of Alpharetta! Our service consists of arborists, tree specialists, and all the other technicians that assess the tree. Whatever results you need in regards to trees, be ...
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2300 Lakeview Parkway 700-14

Alpharetta, GA 30009

Georgia Tree Company

Tags: tree removal

(404) 418-7628

Last Updated:
September 6th, 2017

Georgia Tree Company(GTC) in Alpharetta, GA is a commercial and residential tree service that specializes in a wide variety of tree work from tree removal, trimming, wood chipping, and stump grinding to emergency cleanups.
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2370 Justin Trail B

Alpharetta, GA 30004

Duffy Roofing & Restoration

Tags: roofer

(770) 691-0637

Last Updated:
September 6th, 2017

Our professional and licensed team has decades of experience and always uses the best quality materials to give you durable and great-looking results. With 100% customer satisfaction as our top priority, we take the time to walk you through everythin...
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2370 Justin Trail

Alpharetta, GA 30004

Alpharetta Garage Door Repair

Tags: garage door repair

(678) 671-5025

Last Updated:
August 1st, 2017

"Are you in need of handy solutions for garage door repair in Alpharetta? If so, you need to talk with the experts at Alpharetta Garage Door Repair. Alpharetta, GA residents have used us for a variety of services, from opener installation and opener ...
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10945 State Bridge Rd

Alpharetta, GA 30022

Bells Roofing

Tags: roofing

(770) 249-4483

Last Updated:
July 24th, 2017

Bells Roofing, a full-service business oriented and domestic roofing and siding contractor, we serve the , community with the finest quality products at an affordable price.
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190 Crestwood Ct

Alpharetta, GA 3009



How to Hire a Contractor in Alpharetta GA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Alpharetta GA 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 Alpharetta 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 Alpharetta GA

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 Alpharetta GA

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a GA or Alpharetta 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 Alpharetta GA

Accidents happen to even the best Alpharetta 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 Alpharetta 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 Alpharetta GA

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