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1st Choice Remodel ATL

Tags: Kitchen Remodeling Contractors Atlanta

(678) 640-2272

Last Updated:
October 16th, 2018

1st Choice Remodel Atl based in Atlanta, GA provide hassle-free remodeling service in different locations. General remodeling contractors located in Brookhaven, GA provide full-service home remodeling. They provide other services such as bathroom rem...
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3535 Peachtree Rd. NE, Ste 520 #701

Atlanta, GA 30326

Wikilawn

Tags: atlanta lawn care

(470) 378-1200

Last Updated:
October 1st, 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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1040 West Marietta St NW

Atlanta, GA 30318

LawnStarter Lawn Care Service

Tags: Atlanta Lawn Care

(404) 998-4354

Last Updated:
September 28th, 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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400 Colony Square NE #200

Atlanta, GA 30361

LawnStarter Lawn Care Service

Tags: atlanta lawn care

(404) 998-4354

Last Updated:
September 25th, 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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400 Colony Square NE #200

Atlanta, GA 30361

Orange Cat Flooring

Tags: flooring contractor

(404) 936-7155

Last Updated:
September 23rd, 2018

A Step Above the Rest
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2170 Medfield Trl NE

Atlanta, GA 30345

Immediate Services Air Conditioning & Heating

Tags: air conditioning

(678) 525-8897

Last Updated:
September 18th, 2018

Immediate Services Air Conditioning & Heating provides emergency service to the people of Dawson, Forsyth and North Fulton counties. Contact us now.
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Galleria Parkway Southeast

Atlanta, GA 30339

Garage Door Repair Hapeville

Tags: garage door repair

(404) 902-5729

Last Updated:
August 29th, 2018

Homeowners in Hapeville, Georgia turn to Garage Door Repair Hapeville for all of their garage door needs. If you need a Hapeville garage door service to help you install a garage door opener, overhead garage door repair, garage door spring repair, ga...
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3640 S Fulton Ave

Atlanta, GA 30354

360 FLOOR CLEANING SERVICES

Tags: Concrete Restoration Services

(404) 913-9082

Last Updated:
July 31st, 2018

When you call us for your warehouse and concrete floor cleaning, an insight into what you would get is that you should first expect only the best-trained staffs to come and work on your concrete floors, not only do we have experienced staffs but also...
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1100 Peachtree St NE #250

Atlanta, GA 30309

Pool Filters

Tags: Pool Filters

(888) 300-2552

Last Updated:
June 25th, 2018

Pool Filters is a Georgia and California based company that delivers range of quality swimming pool/spa accessories and tools for residential, commercial and industrial properties that includes Pleated Pool & Spa Filters, All D.E Grid Filters, Toss N...
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3645 Marketplace Blvd. Suite 130-330, East Point

Atlanta, GA 30344

All Pro Appliance and Refrigerator Repair

Tags: appliance

(678) 765-7774

Last Updated:
June 9th, 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. Call today for a free estimat...
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2443 E Club Dr NE # 206B

Atlanta, GA 30319



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.