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Local business listings for Arvada, CO

Flatirons Plumbing

Tags: plumbing

(720) 630-1784

Last Updated:
June 27th, 2018

Flatirons Plumbing is a family owned and operated plumbing and 24 hour emergency drainage company serving the Denver Metro Area. Call us at (720) 630-1784 for help with your residential plumbing and water heater needs today!
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6234 W 78th Place

Arvada, CO 80003

Arvada Plumbing Services

Tags: plumbers arvada co

(720) 744-3979

Last Updated:
June 9th, 2018

We offer an unrivaled level of customized plumbing services, Partnered with P & A Plumbing Services they and our client-centered approach always considers the budgetary constraints of our customers and includes a FREE cost estimate. We extend our per...
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7795 W. 52nd Ave, #210

Arvada, CO 80002

Arvada Garage Door Repair

Tags: Garage door repair

(720) 310-1856

Last Updated:
November 22nd, 2017

At Arvada Garage Door Repair we are able to not only repair your garage door but we have technicians who are capable of installing your next garage door. We have a variety of garage doors for you to select from. If you want a practical option, you'll...
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11262 W 58th Ave

Arvada, CO 80002

CanAm Steel Building Corporation

Tags: steel building manufacturer

(303) 953-3250

Last Updated:
July 10th, 2017

At CanAm we take pride in delivering durable superior grade custom and pre-engineered steel building systems but its excellence in Customer Service thatís made us an industry leader.
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14560 W 52nd Ave

Arvada, CO 80002

21st Century Garage Doors Repair

Tags: Garage doors

(720) 259-6126

Last Updated:
April 27th, 2017

Fast local garage doors repair service, lic. and insured, best price in town
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9800 W 59th Pl Ste 101

Arvada, CO 80004

Smart Garage Door Repair Arvada CO

Tags: garage door repair arvada , gate repair arvada , gates repair arvada

(720) 613-6009

Last Updated:
October 5th, 2016

Tired of dealing with broken springs, or beat up garage, or just old garage doors? Call us now at (720) 613-6009.
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8768 Wadsworth Blvd

Arvada, CO 80003

Arvada Tree Care

Tags: tree care

(720) 410-6364

Last Updated:
August 18th, 2016

If you want the best tree care specialists you can find, and you live in Arvada, Westminster, Wheat Ridge or Lakewood, call Arvada Tree Care, LLC.Arvada Tree Care is the premier tree care service in all of Jefferson County. So you can be sure that yo...
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7795 W. 52nd Ave, #210A

Arvada, CO 80002

Arvada Lawn care Services

Tags: arvada lawn care

(720) 410-5909

Last Updated:
August 1st, 2016

Arvada Lawn Care Services has been a leader in Denver's lawn care industry for over thirty years.
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7795 W. 52nd Ave, #210B

Arvada, CO 80002

Premium Panels Inc

Tags: Roofing

(303) 420-8538

Last Updated:
July 12th, 2016

Metal roof manufacturers know that the products they provide have to outperform their competition physically, financially, and consistently in order to win customers approval in today's very price and quality conscious marketplace. At Premium Panels,...
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6270 Joyce Dr

Arvada, CO 80403

Arvada Plumbing

Tags: Allentown Emergency Plumber

(303) 432-2092

Last Updated:
May 14th, 2016

Specializing in Emergency Plumbing services, Plumbing repairs, kitchen, bathroom, water heaters
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5885 Allison St

Arvada, CO 80004



How to Hire a Contractor in Arvada CO You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Arvada CO 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 Arvada 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 Arvada CO

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 Arvada CO

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a CO or Arvada 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 Arvada CO

Accidents happen to even the best Arvada 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 Arvada 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 Arvada CO

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