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Tree Service Dayton OH

Tags: tree service

(937) 500-0255

Last Updated:
March 25th, 2018

We are the Greater Dayton area's premier tree service company, serving Montgomery, Miami, Greene, and Warren counties. We are a customer service business that just happens to be in the tree business - our customer's are our #1 priority. The next...
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290 Glenburn Drive

Centerville, OH 45459

Ziehler Lawn and Tree Care

Tags: Ziehler Lawn Care

(937) 312-9575

Last Updated:
June 12th, 2017

Ziehler is a locally owned family business offering lawn maintenance services in Dayton and Cincinnati since 1999.
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8411 Clyo Road

Centerville, OH 45458

Blinds Plus And More

Tags: Window Treatments & Shades

(937) 535-2800

Last Updated:
March 9th, 2015

Blinds Plus And More 288 North Main Street Centerville, OH 45459, United States 937-535-2800 http://blindsplusandmore.com Sunday: Closed Monday: 11:00 am-5:00 pm Tuesday: 11:00 am-5:00 pm Wednesday: 11:00 am-5:00 pm Thursda...
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288 North Main Street

Centerville, OH 45459

Wayne Overhead Door Sales & Home Improvements

Tags: garage doors

(937) 885-4545

Last Updated:
October 11th, 2013

For over 20 years, Wayne Overhead Door Sales & Home Improvements has been providing different kind of entry doors, garage doors, gutters and much more in Centerville, OH. We provide 24/7 emergency service.
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9073 State Route 48

Centerville, OH 45458

Ziehler Lawn and Tree Care

Tags: Lawn Care Cincinnati

(937) 312-9575

Last Updated:
October 10th, 2013

Landscaping Services Cincinnati, Dayton, Springboro, Mason, Westchester, Centerville & surrounding! Lawn, Tree Shrub. Pest Control.
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8411 Clyo Rd.

Centerville, OH 45458

Ziehler Lawn and Tree Care

Tags: Lawn Care , Lawn Fertilization , Tree Care

(937) 312-9575

Last Updated:
August 7th, 2013

Ziehler Lawn and Tree Care is a professional lawn care company based in Ohio offering a wide array of services including: lawn care, lawn fertilization, tree care, emerald ash borer treatment, pest control and more. The company also uses many eco-fri...
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8411 Clyo Rd

Centerville, OH 45458

The Carpet Store

Tags: carpet dayton

(937) 436-1601

Last Updated:
June 28th, 2013

The Carpet Store provides carpet installation, hard wood flooring, tiles, and floors in Dayton, Centerville & Beavercreek area in Ohio. For more details call 937-436-1601 or visit thecarpetstoreinc.net
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7999 A Clyo Rd

Centerville, OH 45459

Top Locksmith Guys

Tags: locksmith centerville oh

(937) 964-7675

Last Updated:
May 15th, 2013

Top Locksmith Guys is a mobile locksmith service that proudly services all of Centerville OH and the greater Dayton Area. If you are in need of a lockout, a rekey, a repair or any other locksmith service - we are the company to call!
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876 E Franklin St

Centerville, OH 45459

Rembrandt Enterprises

Tags: Dayton Ohio Roofing Contractor

(937) 746-7377

Last Updated:
July 14th, 2011

Rembrandt Enterprises is a full service contractor specializing roofing, siding, gutters and many other construction services. Rembrandt's main focus is helping property owners how have storm related insurance claims. We work with all insurance compa...
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156 E. Spring Valley Pike, Suite B,

Centerville, OH 45458


How to Hire a Contractor in Centerville OH You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Centerville OH 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 Centerville 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 Centerville OH

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 Centerville OH

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a OH or Centerville 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 Centerville OH

Accidents happen to even the best Centerville 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 Centerville 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 Centerville OH

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