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Local business listings for Baton Rouge, LA

Louisiana Title Services, Inc - Title Insurance Agency

Tags: Restoration

(225) 769-2900

Last Updated:
September 10th, 2018

We have set the pace for excellence in customer service and communication. We strive for that excellence in every transaction we take on. Our loyalty and dedication to our community is unsurpassed.
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8801 Bluebonnet Blvd

Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Stucco Repair Masters

Tags: Stucco Repair Baton Rouge

(225) 304-5959

Last Updated:
May 28th, 2018

Stucco Repair Masters specializes in providing customers in Baton Rouge Louisiana with the best possible services when it comes to stucco repair. We are Stucco Repair Baton Rouge - Stucco Contractor Baton Rouge - Stucco Repair Baton Rouge LA - Stucco...
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840 N 5th St #149

Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Geaux Maids

Tags: house cleaning service baton rouge

(225) 725-9824

Last Updated:
May 4th, 2018

Geaux Maids is locally owned and operated in Baton Rouge, LA and has a 200% guarantee where, if you are not satisfied with your cleaning simply notify us within 24 hoursand we will send another cleaning provider back out to re-clean your home.Geaux M...
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811 Pastureview Dr

Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Joles Tree Service

Tags: Tree Service

(225) 938-8733

Last Updated:
April 19th, 2018

Your trees are valuable green assets. When healthy, they give your home a beautiful, elegant appearance. The experts at Joles Tree Service are here to keep them healthy, beautiful, and safe. We are a trusted Baton Rouge Tree Service company that perf...
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2900 Westfork Dr Ste 401

Baton Rouge, LA 70816

Basic Chimney Sweep and Repair, LLC

Tags: Baton Rouge CSIA Certified Chimney Professionals

(225) 929-9973

Last Updated:
January 19th, 2018

Basic Chimney Sweep and Repair is owned by Ronald Caillais and is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Since 2003, the CSIA certified technicians have provided the Baton Rouge area with chimney, dryer vent, and fireplace services. Hours of operation ar...
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8359 West El Cajon Dr.

Baton Rouge, LA 70815

Bayou Cajun Termite and Pest Control

Tags: Pest control service

(225) 261-4198

Last Updated:
January 11th, 2018

Bayou Cajun Termite and Pest Control is an industry-leading, family owned and operated full service termite and pest extermination company. At Bayou, we pride ourselves on treating our staff and customers like members of our family and, because of th...
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301 Main St., Ste 220

Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Geaux Maids

Tags: House Cleaning Service

(225) 725-9824

Last Updated:
November 27th, 2017

Our maids at https://www.geauxmaids.com/ are professional to the highest degree. All of our cleaning maids are prompt to arrive at your home and they are also very thorough in the work that they do. What’s more, we only employ staff that have a pleas...
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811 Pastureview Dr

Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Sparky Carpet Cleaning

Tags: carpet cleaning Baton Rouge

(225) 963-6731

Last Updated:
August 26th, 2017

At Sparky Carpet Cleaning Every member of our team is a highly-specialized expert in his or her field. From our customer service experts to our carpet cleaning technicians, they are all trained experts with many years of experience. Our company is w...
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3150 Nicholson Drive

Baton Rouge, LA 70802

PaintForce1 LLC

Tags: Painter

(225) 937-9986

Last Updated:
August 21st, 2017

Baton Rouge Painter painter in the baton rouge area Been serving the Baton Rouge area since 2008 as a business. Been in Baton Rouge as a individual painter since July 31,1996. The owner has made his entire 20 years Painting In Baton Rouge Louisian...
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4617 Earl Gros Ave

Baton Rouge, LA 70820

Baton Rouge Home Remodeling

Tags: Home Remodeling Baton Rouge

(225) 399-4470

Last Updated:
August 6th, 2017

Experts in Bathroom remodeling, Kitchen remodeling, and many other Home remodeling varieties in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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15094 Old Hammond Hwy

Baton Rouge, LA 70816



How to Hire a Contractor in Baton Rouge LA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Baton Rouge LA 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 Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge LA

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 Baton Rouge LA

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a LA or Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge LA

Accidents happen to even the best Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge LA

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