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Local business listings for Apopka, FL

Florida Fabrication Inc

Tags: Steel Fabrication Companies

(407) 212-0105

Last Updated:
May 7th, 2018

We're a full-service Structural Steel Fabrication, Manufacturing and General Contracting Company, specializing in custom structural steel fabrication, erection and installation. We work with and service the commercial construction industry in Central...
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800 Johns Rd

Apopka, FL 32703

Elijahs Plumbing

Tags: plumbing contractor

(407) 890-0917

Last Updated:
March 19th, 2018

Do you currently have a leaking faucet, or perhaps a leaking toilet or maybe your sink leaks? Our plumbers fix all water leak problems. We are a complete quality plumbing service company that has been around for many years. Our trained team of profes...
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2412 Votaw Road

Apopka, FL 32703

J & J Lawn and Tree Service

Tags: Tree Service

(407) 744-2076

Last Updated:
October 24th, 2017

J & J's Lawn and Tree Service was established in 1988 and is now run by Jeffrey McMillan who is a State Certified Arborist and UF Landscaping Architect. His deep knowledge and understanding of complete tree analysis and care are what puts him above t...
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522 South Hunt Club Blvd. #333

Apopka, FL 32703

On Point Painters

Tags: painter

(407) 467-1738

Last Updated:
December 28th, 2016

At On Point Painters, we provide interior and exterior painting for commercial and residential customers. Florida climate is unique and requires proper application to withstand the hot sun and moisture. We use top of the line materials and proper app...
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522 S Hunt Club Blvd Ste 351

Apopka, FL 32703

UTS Locksmith Apopka

Tags: locksmith

(407) 517-4872

Last Updated:
September 21st, 2015

For the last decade UTS Locksmith Apopka has serviced Apopka, FLís residents and business owners with professional, reliable and quick locksmith solutions for home, office & automotive needs. With 24/7 emergency service, you can trust us with any loc...
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429 Jordan Stuart Cir

Apopka, FL 32703

Arborshield Tree Care

Tags: tree service

(407) 920-9335

Last Updated:
August 10th, 2015

By giving Arborshield Tree Care a chance to take care of your property you are giving your tree's the chance they deserve to live to their fullest potential. We pride ourselves on treating your property as if it was our own. We recommend what's best ...
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1832 Lake Francis Dr

Apopka, FL 32712

ProTect Painters

Tags: painter

(321) 354-1018

Last Updated:
April 26th, 2015

ProTect Painters is a full-service, fully insured interior and exterior painting contractor serving the Apopka and Ocoee area. We specialize in repainting residential and commercial properties with stucco and masonry surfaces. Local owner-operators, ...
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522 Hunt Club Blvd Ste 564

Apopka, FL 32703

Garage Door Repair Apopka

Tags: Garage Door Repair

(407) 432-4978

Last Updated:
March 10th, 2015

Another reason as to why you would be advised against trying the repairs yourself is because garage doors have parts such as the springs which can cause bodily harm. This is because these parts are usually subjected to a lot of pressure while others ...
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217 Sterling Rose Ct

Apopka, FL 32703

Locksmith Apopka

Tags: locksmith Apokpa

(407) 432-4978

Last Updated:
December 7th, 2014

Extravagant 24 hour locksmith Apopka crisis administrations are likewise offered by them with the industry necessity smart prepared and ensured locksmith specialist.
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2023 Lake Alden Dr

Apopka, FL 32712

Evergreen Lawn & Pest Control

Tags: Pest Control Service

(407) 880-6655

Last Updated:
February 17th, 2014

Evergreen Pest Control provides premier lawn care service in and around the Orlando Area. With more than 20 years of experience in Orlando, we know what to look for with all of your lawn care needs.
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1200 Tilden Ave

Apopka, FL 32704



How to Hire a Contractor in Apopka FL You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Apopka FL 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 Apopka 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 Apopka FL

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 Apopka FL

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a FL or Apopka 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 Apopka FL

Accidents happen to even the best Apopka 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 Apopka 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 Apopka FL

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