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Local business listings for Atlanta, GA

Garage Door Repair NDH

Tags: locksmith

(678) 671-4147

Last Updated:
August 31st, 2017

Don't give it a second thought when you pick up the phone to call Garage Door Repair NDH for your garage door installation and garage door repairs. North Druid Hills homeowners have Garage Door Repair NDH to help them with the following: Garage Door ...
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2217 Briarcliff Rd NE

Atlanta, GA 30329

Atlanta GA Locksmith

Tags: Atlanta GA Locksmith

(678) 392-1332

Last Updated:
August 11th, 2017

Inconveniences don't send any sign before assaulting you. Assume you are on street trip and got stuck in your auto out of the blue. What first would strike your psyche? Obviously, you will begin attempting independent from anyone else, yet when you w...
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1425 Oxford Rd NE, Atlanta GA 30307

Atlanta, GA 30307

Central Heating and Air Conditioning

Tags: Atlanta Air Conditioning , Air Conditioning Repair Service , Air Conditioning Contractor

(404) 261-2280

Last Updated:
August 8th, 2017

Finding reliable and affordable HVAC repair and maintenance services in Greater Atlanta area Georgia is now easy. Simply call up Central Heating and Air Conditioning for any kind of emergency repair or maintenance and they will send a technician to y...
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3575 McCall Place

Atlanta, GA 30340

Atlanta Artificial Grass

Tags: Artificial Grass

(404) 458-9590

Last Updated:
July 5th, 2017

At Atlanta Artificial Grass, we can turn your lawn, playground, or yard into an amazing retreat with no maintenance cost. We put greens for homes, businesses, establishments, and municipalities in Atlanta, GA. Artificial turf maintenance is minimal...
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1870 The Exchange Suite 100 #34

Atlanta, GA 30339

J&M Locksmith

Tags: atlanta locksmith

(404) 824-3777

Last Updated:
July 1st, 2017

J&M Locksmith is an Atlanta locksmith that is locally owned and one that you can trust. We provide car, residential and commercial locksmith services.
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40 Peachtree Valley Road Northeast

Atlanta, GA 30309

HOODZ of Atlanta & Central Georgia

Tags: Atlanta GA hood cleaning , Atlanta GA commercial oven cleaning , Atlanta GA concrete restoration

(770) 558-6315

Last Updated:
June 29th, 2017

HOODZ is the nation’s largest and most reputable commercial kitchen exhaust hood and oven cleaning franchise. Since HOODZ began franchising in 2009, it became one of the fastest growing franchises and has more than 150 territories nationwide, includi...
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860 Johnson Ferry Rd, Ste 140-338

Atlanta, GA 30342

DLB Antique & Vintage Rugs

Tags: moroccan rug

(404) 263-0172

Last Updated:
June 22nd, 2017

DLB Vintage & Antique Rugs is one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers antique rugs and carpets carpets in the world. We have been a leader in this category for the last five decades and continue to be the center of attraction in the design com...
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32266 W Andrews Dr NW

Atlanta, GA 30305

Quality Garage Door Service

Tags: garage door repair

(678) 214-4077

Last Updated:
June 18th, 2017

If you seek quality garage door services you can when you rely on Quality Garage Door Service. When you want and need garage door repairs made, we’re the ones that you can always depend on for your servicing needs. If you are interested in having a n...
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1295 Dresden Dr NE

Atlanta, GA 30319

K&M Floors: Atlanta Hardwood Flooring Installation & Refinishing

Tags: hardwood flooring

(678) 619-3754

Last Updated:
June 14th, 2017

K&M Floors store provides the best value and service in custom floors and flooring installation. Based in Dalton, GA serving Atlanta.
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1119 Logan Cir NW Suite 101

Atlanta, GA 30318

Elite Deep Cleaners

Tags: Deep Cleaning Services

(678) 829-9607

Last Updated:
June 12th, 2017

Elite Deep Cleaners provides you with One-time deep cleaning solutions and Janitorial Cleaning Services for whatever project you may have, and cover the Atlanta metropolitan area.You don't have to worry about hiring other cleaning companies for diffe...
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1755 The Exchange SE Ste 112

Atlanta, GA 30339



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.