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Local business listings for Anchorage, AK

The 10th Circle

Tags: gardening

(907) 261-9253

Last Updated:
January 19th, 2018

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790 Veltri Drive

Anchorage, AK 99503

Anchorage Moving Company

Tags: Moving Anchorage Alaska

(907) 312-2137

Last Updated:
July 15th, 2017

We are a moving company located in Anchorage Alaska. If you need professional movers who will do the job right you have come to the right place.
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4420 view circle #2B

Anchorage, AK 99507

Anchorage Roofing Services

Tags: anchorage roofing

(907) 312-1102

Last Updated:
March 31st, 2016

Anchorage Roofing Services is Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley's favorite full service roofing contractor. We service both residential and commercial customers. With over 30 years of combined experience, our residential and industrial roofing professi...
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200 W 34th Ave #431a

Anchorage, AK 99503

Anchorage Trusted Tree Services

Tags: tree service

(907) 312-2482

Last Updated:
March 28th, 2016

At Anchorage Trusted Tree Services, we love everything green and look forward to working with you to keep your home & property in top-notch condition. Our goal is to keep your beautiful trees strong & healthy for decades to come. Our services includ...
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200 W 34th Ave #431b

Anchorage, AK 99503

Giant Don's Flooring America

Tags: Hardwood Flooring

(907) 522-5775

Last Updated:
November 24th, 2015

Giant Don's Flooring America 7725 Old Seward Hwy. Anchorage, AK 99518, United States 907-522-5775 brittany@giantdons.com http://www.giantdons.com/index.php Timing Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM Sat: 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM Sun: 11:00 AM to...
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7725 Old Seward Hwy.

Anchorage, AK 99518

Kelly Lawn And Landscaping, LLC

Tags: Lawn and Garden

(907) 441-8923

Last Updated:
November 23rd, 2015

Since 1999, Kelly Lawn and Landscaping has been providing high-quality lawn care to the residents of Anchorage, AK. Founded by Colby Kelly 15 years ago, the company has since grown into one of Anchorageís most prized businesses. Kelly Lawn and Landsc...
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725 E. 81st Ave., Suite 5

Anchorage, AK 99518

Discount Mechanical

Tags: Heating

(907) 336-3100

Last Updated:
June 15th, 2015

Comfortable living in Alaska just isnít possible without an efficient, reliable heating system, which is why you need a plumbing and heating service you can trust. In Anchorage, look no further than Discount Mechanical and their highly trained, court...
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500 W. 41st Ave.

Anchorage, AK 99518

Blind Factory LLC

Tags: Blinds

(907) 344-4600

Last Updated:
April 10th, 2015

Blind Factory LLC 10800 Northfleet Dr. Anchorage, AK 99515, United States (907) 344-4600 http://www.alaskablindfactory.com Hours of Operation:Mon-Fri 9:00 am-4:30 pm Blind Factory LLC is a locally owned and operated window coverings retai...
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10800 Northfleet Dr.

Anchorage, AK 99515

BEK of Alaska, Inc.

Tags: Fireproofing contractor

(907) 563-6471

Last Updated:
November 15th, 2014

BEK of Alaska, Inc. is a subcontractor specializing in Commercial Walls and Ceiling Systems which include Metal Stud Framing, Drywall, Fireproofing, Intumescent, Urethane and Specialty Ceilings.
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1115 E. 80th Avenue

Anchorage, AK 99518

Big Bobs Flooring Outlet

Tags: Achorage

(907) 561-2121

Last Updated:
August 14th, 2014

Big Bob's Flooring, Anchorage AK in stock carpet store inc.commercial,binding & install. Hardwood flooring, tile flooring, vinyl flooring and rugs. Visit us at Big Bob's Flooring 660 E Dowling Rd. Anchorage, Alaska 99518 or call us at 907-561-2121
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660 E Dowling Rd.

Anchorage, AK 99518



How to Hire a Contractor in Anchorage AK You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Anchorage AK 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 Anchorage 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 Anchorage AK

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 Anchorage AK

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a AK or Anchorage 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 Anchorage AK

Accidents happen to even the best Anchorage 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 Anchorage 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 Anchorage AK

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