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Local business listings for Atlanta, GA

Certified Roofing and Gutters

Tags: Roofing Contractor Atlanta GA

(770) 939-5165

Last Updated:
May 18th, 2018

Certified Roofing and Gutters provides various kinds of services. Do you know removing rainwater effectively from a roof is crucial for keeping it watertight and prolonging its life? That’s why Certified Roofing and Gutters provide you with the most ...
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3301 Buckeye Rd #205

Atlanta, GA 30341

McCall Enterprises

Tags: Electricians

(770) 484-6402

Last Updated:
May 15th, 2018

Atlanta's Premier Electrical Contractors
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3620 Piedmont Road, Suite B140

Atlanta, GA 30305

McDalton Garage Door

Tags: garage roll up gates

(678) 582-1309

Last Updated:
April 26th, 2018

"If you want to know who you can depend on for all of your garage door service needs, look no further than McDalton Garage Door. McDalton Garage Door has been able to help hundreds of garage door services over the years. Whether you need a garage doo...
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235 Pharr Rd Ne

Atlanta, GA 30305

Atlanta Mobile Locksmith

Tags: automotive key

(678) 444-2019

Last Updated:
April 23rd, 2018

"Atlanta Mobile Locksmith provides locals in Atlanta, GA with the residential, automotive and commercial services that they want and need to make sure their property is as safe as could possibly be. It takes an expert to know how to properly install ...
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4353 Tilly Mill Rd, Ste 255

Atlanta, GA 30360

Appliance Repair Atlanta

Tags: appliance repair

(678) 780-4404

Last Updated:
March 31st, 2018

Our residential appliance services in Atlanta Georgia include: Refrigerator repair, stove repair, icemaker repair, range repair, freezer repair, washer repair, dryer repair, oven repair, washer and dryer repair, microwave repair and dishwasher repair...
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3280 Howell Mill Road

Atlanta, GA 30327

Quick Stop Locksmith LLC

Tags: locksmith

(678) 619-1088

Last Updated:
March 29th, 2018

Quick Stop Locksmith in Atlanta, Georgia offers the lock and security solutions that are needed to keep properties safe. Whether one is looking for assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week due to an emergency which arose unexpectedly (like a lockout)...
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2021 Moody Dr SW

Atlanta , GA 30315

Shoppersdock

Tags: lights

(732) 795-0292

Last Updated:
March 28th, 2018

State –Of –The –Art Products At Unbeatable Prices! Welcome To Shoppersdock! Feast your eyes on our large selection of products from home décor, Gadgets, Lights, Survival to fitness designs items all available at the most competitive prices! Passi...
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2723 Summit Pkwy SW

Atlanta, GA 30331

Buckhead Efficient Locksmith

Tags: locksmith

(678) 882-1441

Last Updated:
March 27th, 2018

Did you accidentally lock the keys inside your car or lost the keys to your house? Don’t worry; you don’t have to walk 10 blocks to work or spend a night at your friends’ just because you can’t get into your vehicle or house. All you have to do is ca...
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520 Main St NE, Ste 12

Atlanta, GA 30324

Atlanta Accurate Locksmith

Tags: locksmith

(404) 410-1100

Last Updated:
March 27th, 2018

If you live in Atlanta, GA and are having problems with the doors on your home or car, then contact Atlanta Accurate Locksmith as soon as possible. We specialize in residential, commercial and automotive locksmith services, and are the best company a...
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251 Peters St SW, Ste 102

Atlanta, GA 30313

Georgia Tree Company - Tree Removal Services Atlanta

Tags: Tree service atlanta

(404) 418-7628

Last Updated:
March 7th, 2018

The Tree Technicians at Georgia Tree Company(GTC) in Cumming, GA are THE experts for all emergency / residential / commercial tree services. We offer 24 hour telephone service, and are unparalleled in our commitment to safety and customer service. Fu...
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1260 Weatherstone Dr NE

Atlanta, GA 30324



How to Hire a Contractor in Atlanta GA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Atlanta GA 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 Atlanta 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 Atlanta GA

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 Atlanta GA

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a GA or Atlanta 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 Atlanta GA

Accidents happen to even the best Atlanta 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 Atlanta 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 Atlanta GA

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