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Local business listings for Caldwell, ID

Rainy Day Irrigation and Landscaping

Tags: Landscaping

(208) 407-5123

Last Updated:
October 18th, 2016

Irrigation, sprinkler systems design, retaining walls, outdoor kitchens, hardscapes, tree services, nursery, and rock work are just a few of the many services we offer.In order to satisfy our clients at Rainy Day Irrigation we commit entirely to givi...
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14452 Hwy 44

Caldwell, ID 83607

Weathertight Roofing Inc.

Tags: roofing contractor Boise

(208) 895-6642

Last Updated:
July 22nd, 2016

We are a full service roofing company that provides and installs many different roofing systems in and around the Boise, Idaho area. We service and install: Metal roofs, shingle roofs and flat roofs both in residential and commercial applications. ...
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1429 Andy Lane

Caldwell, ID 83605

Upson Company

Tags: Commercial roofing

(208) 459-6978

Last Updated:
July 12th, 2016

Do you have that leak in your roof that is just getting worse? Call Upson Company today for the best commercial roofing service that you could possibly ask for. Call us today to see what deals we have to offer you!
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4512 E Utsick Rd.

Caldwell, ID 83605

Great Western Painting

Tags: Industrial Painting

(877) 708-7919

Last Updated:
February 28th, 2016

We have been the first choice for all Industrial Painting and Commercial Painting across the United States by everyone from Farmers, Banks, Hospitals, Commercial Buildings, Government Institutions. We have over 100 years of combined experience prov...
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3103 Owyhee Ln

Caldwell, ID 83605

Caldwell Bartlett Homes and Roofing

Tags: roofing

(208) 614-1333

Last Updated:
December 8th, 2015

With the high demand for our experienced roofing crews to help our customers we have in recent years added a full time roofing division to Bartlett Homes. We currently run a full time roofing division and we have our own crews (not subcontractors) to...
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211 E. Logan 2A

Caldwell, ID 83605

JB's Roofing inc.

Tags: roofing

(208) 454-9162

Last Updated:
June 24th, 2013

We are licensed in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Nevada. Call for a free estimate.
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510 West Laurel

Caldwell, ID 83605

Braided Rugs Hut

Tags: braided rugs

(208) 860-9750

Last Updated:
May 31st, 2013

We offer modern and more traditional styles that will fit any decor. With free shipping and our satisfaction guarantee, you can feel confident you are getting the best deal on the top brand braided rugs.
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15188 Griffin

Caldwell, ID 83607

Right Now, Inc. - Radon Testing and Mitigation

Tags: radon mitigation

(888) 407-1954

Last Updated:
November 11th, 2011

Radon Mitigation and Radon Testing Specialists in Idaho. We service Idaho, including Boise, Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Nampa, Meridian, Caldwell, Twin Falls, Rexburg, Blackfoot, Mountain Home, and surrounding areas.
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212 Evans

Caldwell, ID 83605


How to Hire a Contractor in Caldwell ID You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Caldwell ID 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 Caldwell 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 Caldwell ID

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 Caldwell ID

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a ID or Caldwell 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 Caldwell ID

Accidents happen to even the best Caldwell 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 Caldwell 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 Caldwell ID

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