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Local business listings for Chantilly, VA

Academy Door & Control Corp

Tags: Garage Door Supplier

(703) 541-0300

Last Updated:
April 26th, 2017

Academy Door & Control Corp is your one stop source for residential and commercial installation, service, and repair of garage doors and openers throughout the Fairfax & Alexandria, VA areas. Contact us today at 703-541-0300 for a free estimates!
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3931 Avion Park Court Suite C104

Chantilly, VA 20151

Beyond Exteriors

Tags: Home Contractor

(703) 854-9820

Last Updated:
February 28th, 2017

Beyond Exteriors is the premier home contractor for those whose expectations are beyond average throughout Northern Virginia and the DC Metropolitan area. Beyond Exteriors provides exceptional workmanship, utilizes high quality materials made to last...
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14524 Lee Road, Unit E

Chantilly, VA 20151

Chantilly locksmith

Tags: 24*7 Locksmith Services

(703) 348-2499

Last Updated:
July 21st, 2016

Would you like to finish a security work all alone as opposed to procuring a Locksmith? Consider how important you home, auto or business is to you. It is safe to say that you are willing to hazard it? Utilize the accompanying counsel to locate the r...
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11278 Peacock Market Plaza #140

Chantilly, VA 20152

Locksmith Chantilly VA

Tags: Locksmith Chantilly

(571) 598-1253

Last Updated:
July 25th, 2015

Locksmith Chantilly VA is 24-hour mobile commercial locksmiths in Chantilly to offer at reliable rates. Call (571) 598-1253 and get free quotes for locksmith service.
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3921 Chantilly Rd, Chantilly, VA

Chantilly, VA 20151

Junk Jitsu

Tags: Junk Remova

(703) 957-9481

Last Updated:
October 29th, 2013

Junk Removal / Delivery Services - Low rates No job too large or too small. We do furniture and household items deliveries in fairfax and Loudoun va. We can beat most quotes by more then 10% Call us
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25050 Riding Plaza #130-118 25050 Riding Plaza #130-118

Chantilly, VA 20152

ProBuild

Tags: lumber yards , lumber yards , lumber yard

(703) 471-9062

Last Updated:
September 16th, 2012

Offering quality products and value-added services, ProBuild features premium windows and doors, wood double-hung shop windows, locks, custom millwork and mouldings and a complete complement of install services. We stock hundreds of well-known brands...
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25279 Pleasant Valley Road

Chantilly, VA 20152

Everest Granite, LLC

Tags: granite countertops

(703) 263-3330

Last Updated:
April 27th, 2012

Everest Granite is a full service custom granite and marble fabricator and installer. We are a family owned company serving Virginia, Maryland and Washington.
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14524 Lee Road

Chantilly, VA 20151


How to Hire a Contractor in Chantilly VA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Chantilly VA 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 Chantilly 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 Chantilly VA

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 Chantilly VA

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a VA or Chantilly 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 Chantilly VA

Accidents happen to even the best Chantilly 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 Chantilly 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 Chantilly VA

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