Contractor Directory

Local business listings for Auburn, WA

Drain Away Plumbing

Tags: plumbing

(253) 941-7920

Last Updated:
June 25th, 2018

Our phones are answered by our staff 24 hours a day. We use "Straight Forward Pricing", so you know the exact amount before the work begins. Our goal is to service the customer the same day. We will give you a scheduled time so you don't have to wa...
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3401 C Street NE Suite 14

Auburn, WA 98002

Crest Janitorial Services Auburn

Tags: Commercial And Residential Cleaning

(206) 902-0427

Last Updated:
April 15th, 2018

We started the company at the end of 2011, with the help of my wife Esthefanie and a good Friend named Gerardo. My wife and I worked for other cleaning services and recognized there was a serious problem with conventional janitorial and cleaning s...
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1443 W Valley Hwy N

Auburn, WA 98002

Auburn WA Locksmith

Tags: locksmith Auburn , Auburn locksmith , lockout

(253) 218-6285

Last Updated:
December 8th, 2017

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1241 Auburn Way N, Suite A-10

Auburn, WA 98002

Marquez Pro Painting Services

Tags: Painting contractor

(206) 257-8349

Last Updated:
July 12th, 2017

Here at Marquez Pro Painting Services, we understand just how much painting your house can benefit you as a homeowner. With over 17 years of experience, you can count on us to to be best choice for your residential and commercial projects in the Aubu...
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4248 A St SE #306

Auburn, WA 98002

Jorve Roofing

Tags: roofing

(206) 933-8275

Last Updated:
July 11th, 2017

We specialize in beautiful roofs to match classic Seattle style homes and ask for our Redmond, Kirkland and Bellevue roofing consultants about contemporary and traditional styles for our Eastside homes. We offer some great examples of roofing styles ...
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1400 West Main Street, Suite B

Auburn, WA 98001

Auburn Garage Door Repair

Tags: Garage Door Repair

(253) 330-5425

Last Updated:
October 19th, 2016

Auburn Garage Door Repair specializes in residential garage door and opener repair and replacement with best experts and low cost. Our local technicians can help get that garage door opener fixed in no time with best rates in the Auburn area.
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56 A Street Southeast

Auburn, WA 98002

Auburn Locksmith

Tags: Locksmith Auburn WA

(253) 617-7499

Last Updated:
October 10th, 2016

If you’re looking for fast and professional Auburn locksmith services for your home, office, car, or other property, call Auburn Locksmith for the BEST locksmith services in the area! Our skilled Auburn locksmith technicians will be at your location ...
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Auburn Way S

Auburn, WA 98002

Infinity By Signature

Tags: french doors Seattle

(206) 297-6888

Last Updated:
September 7th, 2016

Replacement of windows and doors including interior and exterior trim as well as modified openings. We serve King, Pierce, Snohomish, and Kitsap counties. We have received the Angie’s List “Super Service Award” 8 years in a row. Received Consumers Ch...
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1604 15th Street SW, Suite 110

Auburn, WA 98001

Locksmith Auburn

Tags: Locksmith Service

(253) 561-0407

Last Updated:
April 24th, 2016

Emergency local locksmith in Auburn, Washington provides lockout service 24/7. Other services include lock repair, key replacement and the right locks replaced.
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31900 104th Avenue SE #1765

Auburn, WA 98092

Auburn Attic & Crawl Space Cleaning

Tags: Auburn Attic & Crawl Space Cleaning

(253) 426-3396

Last Updated:
April 18th, 2016

Our company specialize in Auburn air duct cleaning, Auburn dryer vent cleaning, and Auburn Crawl Space & Attic cleaning, for more info call as at (253) 426-3396
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260 E Main St

Auburn, WA 98002

How to Hire a Contractor in Auburn WA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Auburn WA 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 WA

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 WA

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a WA 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 WA

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.


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 WA

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.