Contractor Directory

Local business listings for Aurora, IL

Best Buy Carpet and Granite

Tags: Carpet & Rug Dealers

(630) 791-5472

Last Updated:
September 7th, 2018

The Best Buy Carpet and Granite is one of the leading home improvement companies in the Naperville / Aurora area, specializing in floor coverings, granite counters, custom cabinets and semi-custom cabinets. At the Best Buy Carpet and Granite, we prov...
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585 South Route 59

Aurora, IL 60504

Garage Door Repair Pro Aurora

Tags: garage door service

(630) 559-0443

Last Updated:
July 23rd, 2018

Garage Door Repair Pro Aurora is a reliable provider of garage door services. We are deemed the top ranking company because of our trusted works like spring replacement and garage door cables and tracks repair. Hundreds of homeowners have attested to...
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3950 Sussex Ave

Aurora, IL 60504

Aurora Garage Door Repair Central

Tags: garage door service

(630) 530-6889

Last Updated:
July 22nd, 2018

Aurora Garage Door Repair Central provides garage door services that are par with international sized names. Despite this, we offer our services for rates that are cheap at twice the price. Our lineup of services include maintenance, garage door adju...
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320 N Highland Ave

Aurora, IL 60506

Top Team Garage Door Repair

Tags: Garage Door Repair Aurora

(331) 303-6677

Last Updated:
February 25th, 2018

Garage Door Repair Aurora For many years now, Top Team Garage Door has provided the Aurora area with fast, affordable, friendly garage door service and sales. Are you interested in replacing your out-of-date or dented and dinged garage door?
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616 Morton Ave

Aurora, IL 60506

Aurora Garage Door Services

Tags: Best Garage Door Repair Aurora

(801) 221-5931

Last Updated:
December 26th, 2016

Aurora Garage Door Services is a repair and Installation Company serving Aurora with experts to work for you with high training for working on any kind of garage door. We are one of the top leaders in residential garage door repair with best service ...
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1452 Beau Ridge Dr

Aurora, IL 60506

Aurora Garage Repair Service

Tags: Garage Door Repair

(734) 779-1501

Last Updated:
December 23rd, 2016

Aurora Garage Repair Service of Illinois offers the high quality comprehensive garage door repair services in the area. We can replace or install any garage door, garage door part, broken spring service, maintenance and much more.
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2651 Wheatfield Ct

Aurora, IL 60502

Aladdin Garage Doors of Aurora

Tags: garage door repair aurora , garage door repair , garage door repair aurora il

(630) 256-8999

Last Updated:
November 17th, 2016

Aladdin Garage Doors of Aurora offer professional services for your garage door repair and installation services.
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2112 West Galena Boulevard

Aurora, IL 60506

Johnís Locksmith

Tags: locksmith , Lock Repair , emergency locksmith

(630) 216-8933

Last Updated:
June 7th, 2016

John's Locksmith is a licensed Aurora locksmith providing residential, commercial, and automotive locksmith services to Aurora, IL and surrounding cities. Trust John's Locksmith to rekey your home, get you back in to your locked car, or to do a compl...
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30 S Stolp Ave Suite 314

Aurora, IL 60506

Garage Door Repair Aurora

Tags: Garage Door Repair

(630) 423-3676

Last Updated:
December 19th, 2015

You have a lot on your hands already, and the last thing you want to do is mess around with a broken garage door everyday. Itís an extra chore added your day and yet. The worst is, you donít have the tools to fix it yourself. Fortunately, Garage Doo...
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2028 Palmer Dr

Aurora, IL 60564

Locksmith Aurora IL

Tags: Locksmith Aurora IL

(206) 736-7781

Last Updated:
September 2nd, 2015

When something horrible happens, you need to know you can trust the people you call to help. At Locksmith Aurora we have highly trained for any locksmith services. Use Locksmith Aurora to improve your home security with our professionally trained res...
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1791 Diamond Creek Ln

Aurora, IL 60503

How to Hire a Contractor in Aurora IL You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Aurora IL 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 Aurora 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 Aurora IL

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 Aurora IL

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a IL or Aurora 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 Aurora IL

Accidents happen to even the best Aurora 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 Aurora 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 Aurora IL

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