Contractor Directory

Local business listings for Arlington, VA

Legacy Home Comfort

Tags: Gas Fireplaces Arlington VA , Air Conditioning Arlington VA , Heating Arlington VA

(703) 505-0148

Last Updated:
March 22nd, 2019

We are family owned heating and air conditioning company, driven by honesty, integrity and quality. Our customers are our only priority. Legacy Home Comfort is servicing VA. We have over 12 years experience in both residential and commercial equipme...
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14th St N

Arlington, VA 22209

Carpet Cleaning Arlington

Tags: Carpet Cleaning Arlington VA , Tile and Grout Cleaning Arlington VA , Upholstery Cleaning Arlington VA

(571) 758-5620

Last Updated:
March 1st, 2019

People often neglect their carpets, walk on them with their shoes on and forget what a utopia of bacteria and dirt can live there. While this is the main one, there are many reasons why carpet cleaning is extremely important. We here, at Carpet Clean...
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1220 North Scott St. #302

Arlington, VA 22209

H & M Rollup Gates

Tags: Rolling Gate

(703) 213-5224

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

We specialize in gate repair services and never leave the premises before we test the movement of the door, the efficiency of the sensors and the safety of the operation. We are not only experienced in Roll up Gate Maintenance but care to keep you ...
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1128 N Irving St

Arlington, VA 22201

Same Time Rolling Gate Service

Tags: Emergency 24 Hour rolling gate & roll up doors repair

(703) 213-5228

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

We specialize in gate repair services and never leave the premises before we test the movement of the door, the efficiency of the sensors and the safety of the operation. We are not only experienced in Roll up Gate Maintenance but care to keep you ...
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701 N Wayne St

Arlington, VA 22201


Tags: arlington lawn care

(202) 791-4004

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Wikilawn is a leading resource on lawn care and landscaping. Pulling from academic and industry knowledge, Wikilawn strives to provide tailored lawn care and landscaping guides for each U.S. city and suburb. Wikilawn covers everything from seasonal l...
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2221 S Clark St

Arlington, VA 22202

LawnStarter Lawn Care Service

Tags: Arlington Lawn Care

(703) 991-6398

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

LawnStarter makes lawn care easy for homeowners. Our end-to-end platform connects customers with highly skilled, professionally vetted lawn care services to take the hassle out of lawn maintenance. LawnStarter delivers a high quality, efficient exper...
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900 Stuart St.

Arlington, VA 22203

Arlington Plumbing Service

Tags: plumber arlington va

(703) 952-3558

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Serving Arlington Virginia with professional plumbing services, handling both residential and commercial service. When it comes to plumbing, we handle it all. We offer our services 24/7, 365. If you're in need of help with general plumbing or even se...
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5614 5th St. S

Arlington, VA 22204

Flood Damage Pro

Tags: water damage restoration

(703) 269-9842

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Flood Damage Pro offers top notch water damage restoration & repair services. Whether your pipe just burst or heavy rain flooded your basement, don't waste time. Just call the experts at Flood Damage Pro. We'll be happy to take care of the mess.
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2020 N Scott St

Arlington, VA 22209

Kitchen & Bath Factory Inc

Tags: kitchen remodel

(703) 522-7337

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Kitchen & Bath Factory offers professional service specializing in kitchen and bathroom remodeling services. They offer high-quality products including cabinets, countertops, shower doors, and enclosures.
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4624 Lee Highway

Arlington, VA 22207

Perry Aire Services Inc

Tags: Arlington Virginia

(703) 521-2226

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Our Electricians, Plumbers, and HVAC contractors will assist you for service repairs In Arlington, Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia.
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640 20th St S

Arlington, VA 22202

How to Hire a Contractor in Arlington VA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Arlington VA 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 Arlington 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 Arlington VA

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 Arlington VA

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a VA or Arlington 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 Arlington VA

Accidents happen to even the best Arlington 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 Arlington 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 Arlington VA

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