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Locksmith Plus, Inc. Bend, OR

Tags: Locksmith

(541) 249-4547

Last Updated:
February 28th, 2018

If you canít get into your safe, or even if you are having problems getting into a wardrobe, a filing cabinet, or a chest, our Bend locksmith can help you out. We can provide you with the professional assistance that you need, and we will not cause a...
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527 NE Bellevue Dr, #208

Bend, OR 97701

Einstein Heating and Cooling

Tags: HVAC

(888) 671-7767

Last Updated:
September 29th, 2017

We specialize in the service and repair of Residential and Commercial Heating & Air Conditioning systems. We also service and repair AC units, air condition repair, furnace repair and service, heater repair, air duct repair, and much much more.
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3475 N Hwy 97 Building B

Bend, OR 97701

Pack, Ship & More

Tags: passport photos bend oregon

(541) 389-6165

Last Updated:
June 10th, 2017

Pack, Ship & More is the go-to resource in Bend, Oregon, for packing, shipping, printing and business service needs. We can professionally package, ship and track your items nearly anywhere in the world through the United States Postal Services, UPS ...
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1900 NE 3rd St. Ste 106

Bend, OR 97701

Pack, Ship & More

Tags: passport photos bend oregon

(541) 388-0389

Last Updated:
June 8th, 2017

Pack, Ship & More is the go-to resource in Bend, Oregon, for packing, shipping, printing and business service needs. We can professionally package, ship and track your items nearly anywhere in the world through the United States Postal Services, UPS ...
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70 SW Century Dr. Ste 10

Bend, OR 97702

Guarantee Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning

Tags: carpet cleaning , air duct cleaning , area rug cleaning

(541) 389-2211

Last Updated:
April 15th, 2017

Bend & Central Oregon's Most Referred CLEANING SERVICES COMPANY
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62900 Mercury Ct

Bend, OR 97701

Deschutes Plumbing

Tags: Plumber

(541) 385-6060

Last Updated:
August 21st, 2016

Deschutes Plumbing is a family-owned, full line plumbing business, serving Bend, Redmond, Lapine, Sunriver, Sisters, and all Central Oregon for over 16 years. Our company is large enough that we can be flexible in scheduling jobs, and are on the ...
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615 Southeast Glenwood Drive

Bend, OR 97702

Bend Roofing Service

Tags: roof repair , hail damage , commercial roofing

(541) 408-9346

Last Updated:
July 19th, 2016

Bend Roofing Service in Bend, Oregon is the number one roof repair service in the area. They will go above and beyond the competition at every step of the roofing process, from the original estimate to the repair, installation, cleanup and inspection...
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70 S.W. Century Drive, #212

Bend, OR 97702

Sage Scapes

Tags: landscaping service

(541) 444-5161

Last Updated:
June 28th, 2016

Sage Scapes is a family owned company in Bend, Oregon serving all of Central Oregon. We pride ourselves on being the hardest working, most professional landscape and maintenance service in Central Oregon. Are you looking for a landscape or irrigati...
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61654 Fargo Lane

Bend, OR 97708

Bend Parr Lumber

Tags: Bend

(541) 385-7277

Last Updated:
May 26th, 2016

Parr Lumber has been serving homeowners and professional contractors alike by providing great service, competitive pricing and the best products available for over 80 years. Parr Tacoma offers a wide array of products and services for professional co...
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1311 SE Wilson Avenue

Bend, OR 97702

Pointe Pest Control

Tags: Pest Control

(541) 371-2965

Last Updated:
December 7th, 2015

Pointe Pest Control is the premiere pest control agency in the North West. Why? We believe in providing excellent service to every customer.
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63004 NE 18th St. #103

Bend, OR 97701



How to Hire a Contractor in Bend OR You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Bend OR 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 Bend 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 Bend OR

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 Bend OR

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a OR or Bend 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 Bend OR

Accidents happen to even the best Bend 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 Bend 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 Bend OR

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