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Local business listings for Chula Vista, CA

Velarde Builders, Inc.

Tags: general contractor

(619) 735-0203

Last Updated:
September 21st, 2018

Velarde Builders Inc. provides the best value in San Diego County for new home construction and remodeling services. As a fully licensed and insured Class B general contractor with more than 30 years of experience, we’re qualified to handle a wide ra...
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750 Broadway #17

Chula Vista, CA 91910

Chula Vista Air Conditioning & Heating Specialists

Tags: hvac

(619) 373-0181

Last Updated:
September 11th, 2018

Local HVAC company located in Chula Vista offering AC repair services.
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1635 Santa Flora Rd

Chula Vista, CA 91913

Renovado Construction

Tags: handyman

(619) 693-7082

Last Updated:
September 5th, 2018

If you are planning to renovate your home and you know that you do not have do-it-yourself skills to complete the work to your liking, you are often considering contracting a home renovation company. Professionalism and experience, Finding good build...
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276 Rancho Court Unit D

Chula Vista, CA 91911

Integrity Repipe Inc

Tags: Repiping

(619) 313-5744

Last Updated:
June 19th, 2018

Integrity Repipe offers FREE in-home estimates, fast installations, a 3-4 day turnaround, 1 day repiping services, and in-house patchwork in Chula Vista. Integrity Repipe is voted the #1 repiping company in the U.S. by homeowners. With top-notch r...
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591 Telegraph Canyon Road

Chula Vista, CA 91910

Carpet Cleaning Chula Vista Company

Tags: chula vista carpet cleaning

(619) 361-7976

Last Updated:
April 3rd, 2018

We are a carpet cleaning company in Chula Vista that has been in business for over 10 years providing upholster, tile, and carpet cleaning services to residents and commercial customers. With many years of experience we have established our company a...
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706 F St. Apt #27

Chula Vista, CA 91910

IM Garage Door Repair

Tags: garage door repair Chula Vista

(619) 503-1599

Last Updated:
April 1st, 2018

When you want someone to install your new garage door opener, repair your garage door springs or install your new garage door, give us a call at IM Garage, the preferred garage door service in the area. When you care about the quality of services tha...
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2816 Cielo Circulo

Chula Vista, CA 91915

Carpet Cleaning Of Chula Vista

Tags: carpet cleaning

(619) 313-5505

Last Updated:
October 29th, 2017

There are instances where you have been cleaning carpets at home on your own for so long that it dawns upon you - am I doing it correctly? Several clips online have provided ways to homeowners to clean their own carpets and rugs. But, as expected, no...
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750 Otay Lakes Road # 235

Chula Vista, CA 91910

San Diego Window Cleaning Deals

Tags: Window Cleaning Service

(619) 259-7246

Last Updated:
October 18th, 2017

San Diego Window Cleaning Deals is focused on cleaning, care, and restoration of residential and commercial windows and glass. From specialty windows such as French cut glass to today’s modern vinyl dual pane Low “E” windows. Our cleaners are safe on...
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575 Otay Lakes Road, Apt. 24

Chula Vista, CA 91913

Dr. Lock

Tags: locksmith near me , Locksmith , Locked out

(619) 392-0847

Last Updated:
June 26th, 2017

Locksmith services, repair and installation.
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555 Broadway

Chula Vista, CA 91910

7 Day Locksmith

Tags: Locksmith Chula Vista

(619) 483-0208

Last Updated:
January 12th, 2017

7 Day Locksmith in Chula Vista CA provide 24 hour emergency residential, commercial and automotive locksmith services. Call Us Now: (619) 483-0208 and we will be in your location in 20 min .
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1045 Tierra Del Rey

Chula Vista, CA 91910



How to Hire a Contractor in Chula Vista CA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Chula Vista CA 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 Chula Vista 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 Chula Vista CA

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 Chula Vista CA

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a CA or Chula Vista 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 Chula Vista CA

Accidents happen to even the best Chula Vista 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 Chula Vista 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 Chula Vista CA

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