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Atlanta FLOOR FINISHING & POLISHING LLC. Concrete, Stamped, Overlays, Stained & Epoxy Flooring

Tags: polished concrete floor atlanta

(404) 476-7229

Last Updated:
February 14th, 2018

Do you need fine concrete floor polishing, Stained Concrete & Decorative Concrete Floors? We can come to your rescue. Atlanta FLOOR FINISHING & POLISHING LLC. Concrete, Stamped, Overlays, Stained & Epoxy Flooring offers professional concrete staining...
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730 Peachtree Street NE, #570

Atlanta, GA 30308

Roofer of Sandy Springs

Tags: Roofer Professional Sandy Springs

(404) 609-0760

Last Updated:
February 13th, 2018

Contact us for all your roofing replacement and repair needs in the Sandy Springs and Atlanta, GA Metro Area. We Offer Residential, Commercial, and Emergency Services at competitive rates.
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3620 Piedmont Rd NE Ste B 5141

Atlanta, GA 30305

Blind Selection

Tags: Blind Selection

(404) 423-2322

Last Updated:
February 12th, 2018

Wood blinds are the classic choice for adding the warmth and beauty of wood to any room of the home or office. Blind Selection offers wood blinds of 2’’ and 2 ½’’ slat sizes 3 ¼ & 3 ½ ‘’. We also provide Poly Blinds, Mini Blinds. Our selection consis...
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Hampton Inn

Atlanta, GA 30309

North Atlanta Garage Door Pro

Tags: garage door Atlanta , Atlanta garage door , opener installation

(404) 902-5680

Last Updated:
January 28th, 2018


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4280 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 232

Atlanta, GA 30319

All Pro Appliance and Refrigerator Repair

Tags: appliance

(678) 765-7774

Last Updated:
January 24th, 2018

All Pro Appliance and Refrigerator Repair is your trusted source for home appliance repair including dryers, washing machines, refrigerators, and more in Atlanta, Georgia and the surrounding area. All work is guaranteed.
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1170 Peachtree St NW

Atlanta, GA 30309

Five Star Garage Door

Tags: garage door repair

(404) 996-0967

Last Updated:
January 23rd, 2018

When you’ve had the chance to try other garage door services and they have failed to provide you with the services that you desire, now is the time to call Five Star Garage Door. At Five Star Garage Door we’re able to provide you with both garage doo...
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396 Piedmont Ave NE

Atlanta, GA 30308

Bathtub Refinishing Pro

Tags: Bathtub Refinishing Atlanta

(404) 800-6502

Last Updated:
January 21st, 2018

Bathtub Refinisher. Refinishing Bathtubs and Reglazing shower tiles. Cheaper, cleaner, and easier than replacing Bathroom fixtures. 20+ years of making old bathrooms look new.
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250 Pharr Rd. NE #204

Atlanta, GA 30305

Chris Junk Removal LLC

Tags: eviction clean-up

(678) 598-0037

Last Updated:
January 17th, 2018

We are more than just a junk removal company. We clean out garages, basements, and storage units as well. To include warehouses and ANY commercial buildings. Realtors and property management companies use us to remove debris and furniture that past t...
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4700 Longmire Ext. suite 47244

Atlanta, GA 30340

Total Construction & Remodeling

Tags: construction

(404) 386-5149

Last Updated:
January 15th, 2018

Atlanta based construction company specializing in new construction and remodeling. We have been serving Atlanta and the surrounding areas since 1990. With hundreds of happy customers in and around Atlanta.
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122 4th Ave SE

Atlanta, GA 30317

Total Construction & Remodeling

Tags: construction

(404) 386-5149

Last Updated:
January 15th, 2018

Atlanta based construction company specializing in new construction and remodeling. We have been serving Atlanta and the surrounding areas since 1990. With hundreds of happy customers in and around Atlanta.
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122 4th Ave SE

Atlanta, GA 30317



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.