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Local business listings for Alpine, CA

Triple Crown Arenas

Tags: Horse Arena Construction

(619) 396-3391

Last Updated:
June 2nd, 2018

Triple Crown Arenas brings decades of experience to the building and maintenance of horse arenas. Dressage, Hunter / Jumper and Practice arenas. Located in Southern California.
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1545 Ramblewood Lane

Alpine, CA 91901

Locksmith Alpine

Tags: Locksmith Service

(619) 824-3186

Last Updated:
August 14th, 2016

Alpine 24 hour residential locksmith provides help to those in apartment lockout or house lockout situation. Services ensure that you will get inside your home as soon as possible.
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Alpine Boulevard #111C

Alpine, CA 91901

Garage Door Repair Alpine

Tags: Garage door

(858) 410-1905

Last Updated:
November 27th, 2015

The great capacities of Garage Door Repair Alpine indicate its experience and underline its excellence. It's the favorite contractor for many people in California. It's quick, honest and offer top electric garage door service.
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1345 Tavern Road

Alpine, CA 91901

Drain Cleaning Alpine CA

Tags: Sewer Cleaning Alpine CA , Drain Clogs Alpine CA , Drain Cleaning Alpine CA

(619) 717-8427

Last Updated:
September 12th, 2014

Does your home use a septic tank? If so, make sure to keep up with the maintenance of it. Taking care of it can be an annoying, but simple chore. However, if this simple chore is neglected, it can cause a catastrophe! If a septic tank fails it can ba...
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Serving Alpine California

Alpine, CA 91903

SOS Plumbing Alpine CA

Tags: SOS Plumbing Alpine CA , Sewer Back Ups Alpine CA , Tankless Water Heater Alpine CA

(619) 717-8427

Last Updated:
June 3rd, 2014

Does your home use a septic tank? If so, make sure to keep up with the maintenance of it. Taking care of it can be an annoying, but simple chore. However, if this simple chore is neglected, it can cause a catastrophe! If a septic tank fails it can ba...
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Serving Alpine California

Alpine, CA 91901

Locksmith Alpine

Tags: Locksmith Alpine Overview

(619) 824-3186

Last Updated:
May 14th, 2014

Alpine 24 hour residential locksmith provides help to those in apartment lockout or house lockout situation. Services ensure that you will get inside your home as soon as possible.
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Alpine Boulevard #111C

Alpine, CA 91901

Alpine Garage Door-Repair

Tags: garage doors Alpine

(619) 320-4844

Last Updated:
March 2nd, 2014

At Alpine Garage Doors we are a well-informed and skilled authority for all types and styles of garage doors, gates and fences. We have been offering many years of industry expertise and training. Our experience of new garage door sales, garage door ...
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2110 Alpine Blvd

Alpine, CA 91901

Automatic Garage Door Alpine

Tags: Automatic Garage Door Alpine

(858) 410-1905

Last Updated:
January 30th, 2014

Offering the most reasonable garage door opener prices in Alpine. Garage door company in California employs skilled technicians who can do all types of fixes.
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1345 Tavern Road

Alpine, CA 91901


How to Hire a Contractor in Alpine CA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Alpine CA 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 Alpine 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 Alpine CA

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 Alpine CA

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a CA or Alpine 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 Alpine CA

Accidents happen to even the best Alpine 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 Alpine 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 Alpine CA

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