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Local business listings for Buford, GA

Buford Locksmith LLC

Tags: Locksmith

(678) 329-3182

Last Updated:
August 27th, 2018

We are a 24 emergency locksmith service in the Buford, Georgia. We service the entire Metro Atlanta area. We are open 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week.
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1525 Laurel Crossing Pkwy NE, Suite 111

Buford, GA 30519

Five Star HVAC Repair of Buford

Tags: hvac contractor

(678) 831-6965

Last Updated:
August 17th, 2018

If you are looking for a trustworthy company to help you with your Heating, Ventilation or Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems, you have come to the right place. Our customer service representatives are ready to answer your questions and explain the bene...
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3276 Buford Dr Ste 104-203

Buford, GA 30519

North Georgia Roofing - Buford Division

Tags: roofing contractor

(678) 841-8918

Last Updated:
July 30th, 2018

Our technicians are experts in all areas of roofing, from fixing simple leaks, to installing new roofs. No matter the size of the job, we’ve got you covered! We will make sure the job is done right—the first time.
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3276 Buford Dr Ste 104-209

Buford, GA 30519

Buford Mold Removal Experts

Tags: water damage restoration service

(678) 931-8280

Last Updated:
June 25th, 2018

Buford Mold Removal Experts has been proudly serving mold removal needs of the greater Buford area for years, and our highly trained team are experts in a wide range of different mold removal and remediation services. Whether you, or, someone in your...
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3276 Buford Dr Ste 104-203

Buford, GA 30519

Buford Locksmith Services

Tags: locksmith service

(770) 544-1038

Last Updated:
April 26th, 2018

"Buford Locksmith Services is a locksmith in Buford, Georgia that stands out from all other companies. What makes us stand out? First of all, we have a team of Buford locksmiths who have been trained to understand that the customer comes above all el...
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1525 Laurel Crossing Pkwy NE, #203,

Buford, GA 30519

Balanced Garage Doors

Tags: Garage Door

(770) 880-0376

Last Updated:
March 15th, 2018

Balanced garage doors is a locally and family owned business located out of Buford, Georgia. Customer Service is our #1 priority. We take pride in the quality of work we provide to all of our Customers, backed by great warranties on parts and workman...
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6494 Blue Water Dr

Buford, GA 30518

Buford GA Locksmith

Tags: locksmith service

(770) 405-1805

Last Updated:
November 7th, 2017

"We understand your dilemma: living in Buford, locksmiths can be hard to find. Moreover, living in Buford, locksmith professionals tend to charge an absurd amount just for basic solutions for your properties, yet our locksmith in Buford, GA does not ...
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1525 Laurel Crossing Pkwy NE

Buford, GA 30519

Gordon Pro Tree Service LLC

Tags: tree service

(770) 282-1616

Last Updated:
August 5th, 2017

Looking for a professional tree service in Buford, Ga and surrounding areas? Look no further than Gordon Pro Tree Service.
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5126 Bristol Industrial Way

Buford, GA 30518

Septic & Sewer Solutions

Tags: septic tank pumping gainesville ga

(404) 316-8854

Last Updated:
March 29th, 2017

Septic and Sewer Solutions, Inc. is a full service septic company based out of Buford, Georgia. We specialize in septic pumping, installation, maintenance, drain field repair, replacement of sewer lines, sewer line repair and alternative septic syst...
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882 E Jones Alley, http://septicandsewersolutions.com

Buford, GA 30518

A-1 National Sewer and Drain

Tags: Septic Tank Pumping , Sewer Line Repair , Septic Inspections

(770) 945-7600

Last Updated:
October 21st, 2016

A-1 National Sewer and Drain is your source for comprehensive septic services. Our fully licensed and insured specialists can provide septic tank pumping and cleaning.
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Buford, GA 30518



How to Hire a Contractor in Buford GA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Buford GA 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 Buford 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 Buford GA

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 Buford GA

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a GA or Buford 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 Buford GA

Accidents happen to even the best Buford 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 Buford 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 Buford GA

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