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Local business listings for Bonita Springs, FL

Johnson's Tree Service & Stump Grinding Inc.

Tags: Johnson's Tree Service & Stump Grinding Inc. , Commercial Tree Service Fort Myers FL

(239) 947-4720

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Johnson's Tree Service & Stump Grinding Inc. is a family-owned and operated general contracting business. Our dependable, honest, and skilled general contractors strive to provide excellent tree services to the community of Bonita Springs, FL all the...
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PO Box 366848

Bonita Springs, FL 34136

Pool Cleaning Bonita Springs

Tags: Pool Cleaning Service

(239) 558-1911

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Pool Cleaning Service in Bonita Springs, FL
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211 1st St. #101

Bonita Springs, FL 34134

Naples Fence & Deck Contractors

Tags: fence contractor Naples

(239) 307-2215

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Naples Fence Contractor doesn't have fence in the name for no reason. We also specialize in building beautiful fences to accommodate and home or garden design, whether you're looking to build a fence for the purpose of beauty or of privacy. Perhaps y...
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26150 Old 41 Rd #367462

Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Apollo Air Conditioning & Heating

Tags: hvac companies Bonita Springs

(239) 558-1190

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Apollo Air Conditioning and Heating is your #1 source for all your HVAC needs! Professionals that take pride in their work, Apollo is committed to 100% satisfaction. So whether you need an air conditioner tune up, or a whole new heating system, Apoll...
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12870 Trade Way Four #107-665

Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Centurian Wildlife Control

Tags: Animal Control

(239) 330-4809

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Animal Control, Wildlife Control, Animal Removal, Wildlife Removal, Bat Removal, Raccoon Removal, Rat Removal, Squirrel Removal, Opossum Control
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10980 Enterprise Ave

Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Creative Carpet Repair Bonita Springs

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(239) 321-5128

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

You contact us with request of carpet repair. We set up an appointment with you and make sure Creative Carpet Repair expert takes care of you. You pay Creative Carpet Repair and we back our work up with a 100% Unlimited Unconditional Lifetime Labor G...
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4717 Springcreek Rd

Bonita Springs, FL 34134

Jordan's Shutters Inc

Tags: Rolling Shutters

(239) 947-0300

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Family owned and operated in Florida for the past 25 years, Jordanís Shutters is committed to servicing the community with the best security and hurricane protection available in todayís market.
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24951 Old 41 Road Suite 2

Bonita Springs, FL 34135

EZ Steamer Carpet Cleaners

Tags: Carpet Cleaning Fort Myers

(239) 200-7372

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

EZ Steamer Capet Cleaners offers steam carpet, upholstery and tile cleaning to all of Fort Myers, Naples, Cape Coral, Bonita Spring and the rest of beautiful SW Florida. EZ Steamer cleaners take care of your carpet like it was their own paying attent...
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10911 Bonita Beach Rd SE Suite 2043

Bonita Springs, FL 34135

How to Hire a Contractor in Bonita Springs FL You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Bonita Springs FL 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 Bonita Springs 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 Bonita Springs FL

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 Bonita Springs FL

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a FL or Bonita Springs 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 Bonita Springs FL

Accidents happen to even the best Bonita Springs 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 Bonita Springs 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 Bonita Springs FL

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