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All Star Garage Doors

Tags: Garage Door Service

(801) 763-1114

Last Updated:
August 27th, 2018

All Star Garage Doors Inc. is a locally owned and operated business that was founded in 2004 in American Fork, UT. We specialize in both commercial and residential overhead door sales, installation and repair. We are dedicated to offering the highest...
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165 W Frontage Rd

American Fork, UT 84003

Home and Office Technologies

Tags: Home Automation Utah

(801) 367-3407

Last Updated:
November 23rd, 2017

Connect your lighting, security, audio & video, heating & air, showers, and draperies, with the touch of a few buttons.
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P.O. Box 741

American Fork, UT 84003

Young Yard Care

Tags: Lawn Care

(801) 784-0697

Last Updated:
November 17th, 2016

Young Yard Care is your one stop shop for all your landscaping, sprinkler and lawn care maintenance needs
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PO Box 94

American Fork, UT 84003

Garage Door Repair American Fork UT

Tags: Garage-Door-Repair-American-Fork-UT

(801) 806-0579

Last Updated:
August 10th, 2015

Garage Door Repair American Fork UT provides expert level service & installation to all garage doors. We are specialized in installation, repair, and service to commercial and residential services.
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N Center St

American Fork, UT 84003

Locksmith American Fork

Tags: Locksmith American Fork

(801) 503-9759

Last Updated:
June 18th, 2015

Locksmith American Fork provides a full range of commercial locksmith services for all properties and business clients. 24/7 Emergency call out with no charge for call.Locksmith American Fork offers a wide range of professional and reliable commercia...
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W 9600 N

American Fork, UT 84003

Quality Garage Door Repair American Fork

Tags: Garage Door Repair American Fork Utah

(801) 980-3414

Last Updated:
November 18th, 2014

Quality Garage Door Repair American Fork local service from American Fork UT call (801) 980-3414 or visit http://garagedoorrepairamericanforkutah.com/
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71 East Main Street

American Fork, UT 84003

American LockMen

Tags: Locksmith

(801) 871-8765

Last Updated:
July 27th, 2014

American LockMen. 801-871-8765. 751 E 700 S #101 American Fork UT, 84003. 24/7 Mobile locksmith in American Fork. Auto & Residential Locksmiths, locks, keys.
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751 E 700 S #101

American Fork, UT 84003

Flying Wrench Mobile Repairs

Tags: lawnmower

(801) 763-8575

Last Updated:
April 3rd, 2014

Flying Wrench Mobile Repairs can come to you and make quality lawnmower and weed trimmer repairs onsite, reducing your downtime. It's fast and convenient.
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53 E. Main Street, Suite C

American Fork, UT 84003

Gunthers Comfort Air

Tags: HVAC Utah

(801) 756-9683

Last Updated:
March 28th, 2014

Gunthers Comfort Air is a full-service residential Utah heating and air conditioning company. Our technicians are licensed professionals who have the training, tools, and experience to handle all your heating, air conditioning, and air quality servic...
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81 S 700 E

American Fork, UT 84003

American Fork Heating and Air Conditioning

Tags: american fork heating

(801) 980-9244

Last Updated:
October 23rd, 2013

We specialize in honest, affordable and accurate heating and air conditioning services in American Fork, UT and the surrounding cities. Whether your furnace needs a repair, your A/C unit needs attention or you are just looking for regular maintenance...
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502 South 1040 East #132

American Fork, UT 84003


How to Hire a Contractor in American Fork UT You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in American Fork UT 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 American Fork 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 American Fork UT

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 American Fork UT

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a UT or American Fork 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 American Fork UT

Accidents happen to even the best American Fork 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 American Fork 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 American Fork UT

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