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Local business listings for Auburn, AL

Ever Green Outdoor Services

Tags: Landscaper

(334) 501-1538

Last Updated:
March 13th, 2018

Ever Green is a full service professional lawn and landscape company specializing in commercial and residential design, installation/construction, maintenance, and irrigation. We are centrally located in Auburn, Alabama and we now service Alabama, Mi...
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2415 Moores Mill Rd #265

Auburn, AL 36830

Top Hat Chimney Sweeps

Tags: Auburn AL's Certified Chimney Professionals

(334) 749-3559

Last Updated:
January 18th, 2018

Top Hat Chimney Sweeps is owned by Trent Simmons and is located in Auburn, Alabama. Serving the East Central Alabama and West Central Georgia areas. Services include: Chimney Cleaning/Sweeping/Inspection Chimney & Fireplace Construction & Installa...
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1280 Financial Circle

Auburn, AL 36830

Holland Homes

Tags: Home Builder

(334) 332-7157

Last Updated:
March 26th, 2017

Holland Homes is a home builder in Auburn Alabama. At Holland Homes, we take pride in the quality craftsmanship that goes into each project.
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421 Opelika Road

Auburn, AL 36830

RoofPro LLC

Tags: Roofing Contractor

(334) 707-0383

Last Updated:
March 24th, 2017

RoofPro is the area's premier roofing contractor. Specializing in roof replacements, RoofPro provides complimentary consultations and estimates. From asphalt shingle roofs to metal roofs, RoofPro can replace or repair any roofing problem that you may...
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421 Opelika Road Suite B

Auburn, AL 36830

Down South Roofing

Tags: Roofing , roofing contractors , metal roofing

(334) 539-9591

Last Updated:
March 14th, 2017

Down South Roofing is your roofing experts in the Auburn AL area. At Down South Roofing our number 1 goal is your satisfaction with the quality of work we provide you. We specialize in residential and commercial roofing. From asphalt to metal roofing...
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357 East Thach Ave #102

Auburn, AL 36830

Bolt Movers LLC

Tags: Auburn Alabama movers

(334) 521-2092

Last Updated:
September 24th, 2016

Bolt Movers is owned by two brothers, Stephen and Patrick Bolton. The Bolton brothers were born and raised in a small town in Alabama and both graduated from Auburn University. While each has their own interests, Stephen and Patrick are incredibly mo...
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650 Dekalb St

Auburn, AL 36830

Auburn Lawn & Landscaping

Tags: Lawn care auburn al

(334) 581-3753

Last Updated:
April 7th, 2016

Auburn Lawn & Landscaping is the premier lawn care in Auburn, AL. We service Auburn & Opelika as well as the surrounding areas. Best Lawn Care Auburn AL Services: Lawn Care & Maintenance Landscaping & Landscape Design Weed...
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777 Hunter Ct

Auburn, AL 36832

Auburn Opelika Pest Control

Tags: pest control

(334) 370-9855

Last Updated:
May 21st, 2015

Serving the Lee County and surrounding areas. Providing the best pest control customer service in the area.
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2662 Hamilton Rd

Auburn, AL 36830

Medical Alert Auburn AL

Tags: Mobile Medical Alerts Auburn AL , GPS Medical Alert Auburn AL , Medical Alert Alarm Auburn AL

(877) 647-9008

Last Updated:
February 26th, 2015

Our world-class Rescue Medical Alert professionals can assist with any need. Fall, Fire, Home Invasions, or just a simple need to reach a loved one for a minor instance, our specialists will help you with the service you expect and deserve.
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Serving Auburn Alabama

Auburn, AL 36830


How to Hire a Contractor in Auburn AL You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Auburn AL 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 Auburn 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 Auburn AL

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 Auburn AL

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a AL or Auburn 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 Auburn AL

Accidents happen to even the best Auburn 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 Auburn 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 Auburn AL

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