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Sarasota Bradenton Outdoor Kitchens

Tags: Outdoor Kitchens

(941) 212-0720

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Sarasota Bradenton Outdoor Kitchens offers the top quality outdoor kitchens in all of Bradenton and Sarasota. Call today for a free estimate!
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4136 53RD AVE W #708

Bradenton, FL 34210

Flat Fee Movers Bradenton

Tags: mover

(941) 357-1044

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Are you looking efficient and professional movers Bradenton FL? Then leave all your moving woes to the able hands of Flat Fee movers. Licensed, bonded and insured movers, the team in Flat Fee movers, have undergone rigorous training and certificat...
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4204 20th St W,

Bradenton, FL 34205

South Bradenton Locksmith

Tags: locksmith

(727) 897-5424

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

What are the most important things to you when it comes to your home? Likely, safety and security tops your list! There are so many things to think about when you move into a new place, but one of those things that just canít be neglected is security...
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4210 14th Street W Suite A-3

Bradenton, FL 34205

Bayko Irrigation

Tags: Irrigation Systems

(941) 404-5420

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

To contact the lawn sprinkler system contractors in Bradenton, FL, for whom losing their face is never an issue not because they do not have it, but for their competence, call Bayko Irrigation!
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822 62nd St Cir E #102

Bradenton, FL 34208

Shower Doors Of Bradenton

Tags: Shower Door Shop

(941) 877-6455

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Bradenton Shower Doors offers the top quality in shower door repair and installation. Give us a call today to get a free quote!
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824 Manatee Ave W #9151

Bradenton, FL 34205

Permacast LLC

Tags: Concrete Fence Walls

(941) 234-8879

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Established in 2006, Permacast has quickly grown as the go-to provider for developers and HOAs looking for a reliable yet affordable product in precast concrete fencing. Permacastís products, PermaWall and PermaFence are, available in a variety of di...
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6015 21st St East

Bradenton, FL 34203

Dovetail Wood Traditions

Tags: Custom Woodworking

(941) 752-7779

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

We create imaginative design solutions using high standards of detailing and craftsmanship, unique wood finishes, and innovative installation techniques.
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2029 58th Avenue Circle East

Bradenton, FL 34203

Bradenton Tree Service

Tags: Bradenton FL Tree Service Company

(941) 357-1020

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

You have found the best and most affordable Tree Service Company in Bradenton, FL! We are proud to be the best tree removal service, tree trimming service and tree stump removal service company in Bradenton. We look forward to earning your business. ...
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11161 E State Road 70 #110

Bradenton, FL 34202

Phillips Custom Woodworking

Tags: Carpenter

(941) 650-7753

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

For over Thirty-five years, Phillips Custom Woodworking has been providing the most astonishing carpentry services for the residents of Bradenton, FL and surrounding areas. We have a team of expert craftsmen who have experience in crown molding, stai...
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4654 State Road 64 East

Bradenton, FL 34208

Coastal Air Cooling and Heating

Tags: Air Conditioning Contractors

(941) 782-0704

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Coastal Air Cooling and Heating is a full service heating and cooling repair and installation company. We service residential and commercial clients in Manatee, Sarasota, and Southern Hillsborough counties. Coastal Air has been in business servin...
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5620 14th St W

Bradenton, FL 34207



How to Hire a Contractor in Bradenton FL You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Bradenton 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 Bradenton 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 Bradenton 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 Bradenton FL

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

Accidents happen to even the best Bradenton 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 Bradenton 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 Bradenton FL

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