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Local business listings for Bellevue, WA

Roof Pros NW

Tags: roofing bellevue wa

(206) 319-7096

Last Updated:
June 7th, 2018

At Roof Pros NW Service, we realize that peace of mind is what is most important to our customers, and we work very hard for that! Using high quality material is important for both product and function. We strive to satisfy hundreds of residential an...
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2620 Bellevue Way NE #172

Bellevue, WA 98004

Eco Square Roofing, LLC

Tags: General Contractor-Roofer

(425) 372-7276

Last Updated:
April 20th, 2018

Eco Square Roofing, LLC is a locally-owned roofing business in the Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Issaquah, Sammamish, Mercer Island, Renton, and Bothell, WA area. As members of the Roofing Contractors Association of Washington that are also GAF certif...
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40 Lake Bellevue Drive Ste 100

Bellevue, WA 98005

Zip Locksmith

Tags: Locksmith Bellevue

(425) 559-9959

Last Updated:
March 11th, 2018

Call Bellevue Locksmith for getting your issues solved by using the advanced technology. Believe in our assistance because we are accessible night and day and we ensure that we reach our clients whenever they want us in the least time possible and at...
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3204 Richards Rd

Bellevue, WA 98005

A1 Garage Door

Tags: garage door repair Bellevue

(425) 230-3330

Last Updated:
October 25th, 2017

A1 Garage Door Repair Bellevue, WA provides garage door spring and opener repairs, garage door installation and replacement in Bellevue, Washington. When you require garage doors fixed by a knowledgeable and knowledgeable specialist, you have to call...
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6535 127th PL SE

Bellevue, WA 98006

Seattle Garage Works LLC

Tags: Garage Door Repair

(206) 953-3470

Last Updated:
July 27th, 2017

After working for 9 years in a national garage door company I decided to builds my own local garage door service In order to make the service professional local and satisfaction guaranteed with warranty for Seattle and surrounding area Residents for ...
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14433 SE 16th St

Bellevue, WA 98007

Ron's Garage Door Repair - Bellevue

Tags: Garage door repair

(425) 233-8833

Last Updated:
June 29th, 2017

We are a family owned and operated, licensed, bonded and insured company. At Ron's Garage Doors, we Repair / Replace any type of residential garage doors in the Bellevue Area. Services- Garage Door Repair, Garage Door Spring Repair, Garage Door Ope...
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10700 ne 10th st Unit C513

Bellevue, WA 98004

Einstein Plumbing and Heating

Tags: plumber bellevue wa , plumbers bellevue wa , plumbing bellevue wa

(425) 372-5880

Last Updated:
November 9th, 2016

Bellevue Plumbers and HVAC Technicians, THE SMART CHOICE is Einstein Plumbing and Heating in Bellevue, Washington Whether you need a new water heater, a toilet repaired, you’ve sprung a leak, or your entire house needs to be re-piped, our Bellevue ...
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9 Lake Bellevue Dr

Bellevue, WA 98005

Fischer Heating & Air Conditioning

Tags: Heating and Air Conditioning Contractor.

(425) 786-0100

Last Updated:
October 23rd, 2016

Fischer Heating and Air Conditioning is one of the best and most reliable HVAC contractors in the Seattle area. Our HVAC technicians are licensed and bonded ensuring top quality work. Our expert technicians have years of on the job training and striv...
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Skyline Tower, 10900 N.E. 4th Street, Suite 2300

Bellevue, WA 98004

Bellevue Garage Door Repair

Tags: Garage Door Repair

(425) 533-0943

Last Updated:
October 20th, 2016

Bellevue Garage Door Repair provides quality services like garage door repair & replacement, new garage doors, openers, installation & a lot of. We have Garage door installations, repairs, replacements services with well-trained consultants to reach ...
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11212 Main Street

Bellevue, WA 98004

Bellevue Water Fire Damage Pros

Tags: Damage Restoration Services

(425) 230-3038

Last Updated:
September 20th, 2016

Our staff is here to help. We can assess the damage and help you plan out the restoration process one step at a time. We will also provide a free, in home quote so that you can understand all the costs involved. We understand this is a stressful time...
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2620 Bellevue Way NE #161

Bellevue, WA 98004



How to Hire a Contractor in Bellevue WA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Bellevue 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 Bellevue 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 Bellevue 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 Bellevue WA

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

Accidents happen to even the best Bellevue 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 Bellevue 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 Bellevue WA

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