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Local business listings for Appleton, WI

Appleton Carpet Cleaning

Tags: Carpet Cleaning

(920) 843-9297

Last Updated:
August 9th, 2018

At, we are a name that is synonymous with quality, with affordability and with professionalism. We take great pride in providing our residential and commercial customers with the best carpet cleaning services in Ap...
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W6127 Aerotech DR

Appleton, WI 54914

Appleton Carpet Cleaning

Tags: Carpet Cleaning and restoration

(920) 843-9297

Last Updated:
April 29th, 2018

We are all about carpets. Whether you need a commercial carpet cleaning company in Appleton or you need a residential carpet cleaning company, we are regarded as the number 1 choice. Give Appleton Carpet Cleaning a call today at 920-843-9297 to make ...
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W6127 Aerotech DR,

Appleton, WI 54914

Appleton Tree Service WI

Tags: tree service

(920) 212-4460

Last Updated:
February 23rd, 2018

Appleton Tree Service provide complete tree care services to include tree removal, tree trimming, stump grinding, and all other tree-related services. Family owned and operated since 1995.
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1605 West Rogers Avenue

Appleton, WI 54914

Appleton Roofing Company

Tags: Roofing

(920) 214-0333

Last Updated:
July 13th, 2017

Outagamie County roofing contractor offering high quality exterior remodeling services such as roofing replacement and repair for shingle and metal roofing systems to residential customers throughout the Fox Cities of Northeastern Wisconsin. Call for...
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1807 S Walden Ave

Appleton, WI 54915

Appleton Water Removal

Tags: water damage repair Appleton

(920) 472-4050

Last Updated:
September 22nd, 2016

Appleton Water Removal is a full service water damage restoration company that specializes in water and storm damage restoration for homes and businesses. We have the resources and experience to help alleviate the stress associated with water damage ...
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1835 E. Edgewood Dr.

Appleton, WI 54913

CLA Landscapes

Tags: landscaping

(920) 507-1111

Last Updated:
May 6th, 2016

CLA Landscapes is a full-service landscaping & hardscape company based in Appleton, WI, servicing the Fox Cities and beyond since 1993. By full service; we mean it. We offer hardscape & landscape design, mulch / stone installation, lawn installati...
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1004 South Olde Oneida Street Suite 2C

Appleton, WI 54915

Wolfrath's Curb

Tags: curbing , curb , landscaping

(920) 212-2872

Last Updated:
April 6th, 2016

Your landscaping will thank you!
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313 E Pershing St

Appleton, WI 54911

Danae Herrmann Photography

Tags: wedding photographer

(920) 574-6198

Last Updated:
January 30th, 2015

Capturing elegant weddings and bold and stylish seniors with timeless photography.  Based in Appleton, WI, covering all of Wisconsin.
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101 West Edison Ave, Suite 240

Appleton, WI 54915

Motto and Sons Construction

Tags: Roofing Contractor

(920) 725-5803

Last Updated:
August 4th, 2014

Motto and Sons Construction is a family owned and operated business providing superior roofing services in Appleton, Neenah & Oshkosh, Wisconsin (WI) and the surrounding areas. Visit our website or call us at 920-725-5803 for a free estimate!
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4650 W Spencer St.

Appleton, WI 54914

Hanson's Quality Plumbing Inc

Tags: Plumbing

(920) 730-0205

Last Updated:
March 21st, 2014

Hanson's Quality Plumbing provides the best plumbing repairs, installations, kitchen and bathroom remodeling services in Appleton and Neenah WI.
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550 N Bluemound Dr

Appleton, WI 54914

How to Hire a Contractor in Appleton WI You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Appleton WI 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 Appleton 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 Appleton WI

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 Appleton WI

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a WI or Appleton 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 Appleton WI

Accidents happen to even the best Appleton 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 Appleton 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.


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 Appleton WI

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