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Local business listings for Boulder, CO

2 Buckets Cleaning

Tags: House Cleaning Boulder CO , Maid Service Boulder CO

(720) 526-0439

Last Updated:
December 14th, 2017

2 Buckets Cleaning provides eco-friendly house cleaning and maid services throughout Boulder County including the communities of Boulder, Gunbarrel, Erie, Lafayette, Longmont, Louisville, Lyons and Superior.
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1750 30th St #426

Boulder, CO 80301

Garage Door Repair Boulder

Tags: garage door

(303) 747-5451

Last Updated:
August 20th, 2017

At Garage Door Repair Boulder, we make sure our customers know their money was well spent by providing them with quality, efficient work. If you want a new door or repairs made to your old door, let us handle it for you. We have a great track record ...
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1722 Arapahoe Avenue

Boulder, CO 80302

Ajax Roofing

Tags: Roofing Boulder

(720) 500-6285

Last Updated:
July 24th, 2017

Ajax Roofing is Boulder and the surrounding area’s premiere roofing company providing a variety of roofing and gutter services. We offer residential roofing services including roof repair and roof replacement, including asphalt shingles roofing, wood...
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1750 30th St #429

Boulder, CO 80301

Love Cleaning Co

Tags: Cleaning Services

(720) 352-1654

Last Updated:
July 7th, 2017

Love Cleaning Co (formerly WindowKing) is a full service window, gutter and carpet cleaning service located in Boulder CO. They also install Christmas lighting seasonally.
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4171 Piedra Place

Boulder, CO 80301

Ajax Air Conditioning and Heating

Tags: hvac companies

(720) 410-9974

Last Updated:
April 1st, 2017

Ajax Air Conditioning and Heating 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, we can he...
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2525 Arapahoe Ave #E4-557

Boulder, CO 80302

Mountainback Homes

Tags: Contractor

(303) 913-7692

Last Updated:
November 10th, 2016

Boulder's Premier Custom Home Builder is Mountainback Homes. Providing the Boulder Community with custom homes since 2001. Call (303) 913-7692 for your Free Consultation today! Mountainback Homes offer the best living in Colorado, offering you m...
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4958 Carter Ct

Boulder, CO 80301

Foothills Painting Boulder

Tags: Painter

(303) 390-4305

Last Updated:
October 18th, 2016

We are painters Boulder CO. If you are looking for Boulder CO painters, then give us a call for your next painting project.
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2480 Kittredge Loop Drive Suite 949

Boulder, CO 80310

Smart Garage Door Repair Boulder CO

Tags: garage door repair boulder , gate repair boulder , gates repair boulder

(720) 613-6866

Last Updated:
October 10th, 2016

Tired of dealing with broken springs, or beat up garage, or just old garage doors? Call us now at (720) 613-6866.
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6810 Winchester Cir

Boulder, CO 80301

Boulder Emergency HVAC Master

Tags: Air Conditioning repair

(720) 575-1555

Last Updated:
September 22nd, 2016

Emergency 24/7 Cooling & Heating Master in Boulder Colorado. We offer 24-hour air conditioning and heating repair, emergency HVAC and affordable services
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4845 Pearl East Circle

Boulder, CO 80301

Broomfield Flood & Fire

Tags: Broomfield water damage

(720) 307-6340

Last Updated:
September 22nd, 2016

24/7 expert water and fire damage cleanup services serving Broomfield and surrounding area. At your door in 60 minutes. Fully licensed and insured professionals who can solve your repairs fast. Call us at 720-307-6340
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2350 Broadway Street

Boulder, CO 80304



How to Hire a Contractor in Boulder CO You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Boulder CO 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 Boulder 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 Boulder CO

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 Boulder CO

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a CO or Boulder 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 Boulder CO

Accidents happen to even the best Boulder 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 Boulder 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 Boulder CO

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