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Local business listings for Batavia, IL

Prime Bath Chicago

Tags: prime-bath-chicago

(630) 465-5989

Last Updated:
November 6th, 2017

You do not have to live with an outdated, drab, grimy bathroom any longer! In as little as one day, our bathroom remodelers can completely transform your old bathroom into a brand new spa-like getaway. Our stylish, durable bathtubs, showers, and wall...
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1921 West Wilson, Suit A-291

Batavia, IL 60510

AMERICAN IRISH CONCRETE LLC

Tags: concrete

(855) 278-6834

Last Updated:
June 29th, 2017

American Irish Concrete LLC specializes in all types of residential concrete work and has been serving Chicagoland's Western Suburbs for over 20 years. Learn more about our concrete design and installation services online, visit www.americanirishconc...
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143 S Randall Road, Suite 333

Batavia, IL 60510

Ajax Heating & Air Conditioning

Tags: hvac companies

(630) 250-5680

Last Updated:
March 28th, 2017

Ajax Heating & Air Conditioning is your #1 source for all your HVAC needs! Professionals that take pride in their work, Ajax is committed to 100% satisfaction. So whether you need an air conditioner tune up, or a whole new heating system, Ajax can he...
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143 S Randall Rd #A9-23

Batavia, IL 60510

Moonscape Landscape Illumination, LLC

Tags: Outdoor Lighting , Landscape Lighting , Lighting Contractor

(708) 903-4001

Last Updated:
February 11th, 2017

Moonscape Landscape Illumination is a family owned company which has been designing, installing, maintaining and enhancing outdoor lighting systems across Chicagoland for over 25 years.
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1485 Louis Bork Drive, Suite 113

Batavia, IL 60510

Moonscape Landscape Illumination Inc

Tags: Landscape Lighting

(708) 903-4001

Last Updated:
May 30th, 2016

Batavia and St. Charles premier landscape lighting company. We provide elegant outdoor lighting solutions so you can showcase your beautiful landscape at dusk.
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1485 Louis Bork Dr Unit 13

Batavia, IL 60510

AMD Interiors Inc

Tags: raised access flooring

(630) 632-2720

Last Updated:
July 13th, 2015

Helping lead the industry in raised access flooring and soundmasking, AMD Interiors is the answer to all of your interior office design needs. The quality products and materials used is just one of the many reasons AMD is the premier choice for your ...
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1694 Sauk Dr

Batavia, IL 60510

Garage Door Repair Batavia IL

Tags: Garage Door Repair Batavia IL

(630) 206-3736

Last Updated:
February 21st, 2015

Garage Door Repair Batavia IL , service provided from Batavia IL 60510 , for more info visit http://garagedoorrepairbataviail.com/
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5 South Batavia Avenue

Batavia, IL 60510

CertaPro Painters

Tags: batavia painters , Residential Painters , Commercial Painters

(630) 355-9400

Last Updated:
August 8th, 2013

With every painting project, CertaPro Painters of Fox Valley, IL are committed to providing the highest quality work and professional residential and commercial painting services in Kane, DeKalb, and DuPage counties. Schedule a free painting estimate...
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1921 W. Wilson St, A #109

Batavia, IL 60510


How to Hire a Contractor in Batavia IL You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Batavia 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 Batavia 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 Batavia 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 Batavia IL

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

Accidents happen to even the best Batavia 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 Batavia 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 Batavia IL

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