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Local business listings for Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati Tree Removal

Tags: tree removal service in Cincinnati

(513) 434-3259

Last Updated:
May 22nd, 2018

Cincinnati Tree Removal is your premier licensed and insured tree removal service provider in the Cincinnati area. No job is too big or too small. We pride ourselves on being responsive, professional, affordable, and customer oriented. Locally owned ...
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525 Vine Street #1175

Cincinnati, OH 45202

GreenPal Lawn Care of Cincinnati

Tags: Lawn Care

(513) 257-2532

Last Updated:
April 17th, 2018

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2145 Central Parkway, Ste 200

Cincinnati, OH 45214

Moving Cincinnati

Tags: movers

(513) 808-4228

Last Updated:
March 26th, 2018

We are a family owned and operated business moving Cincinnati since 1990. We understand moving is more about moving people than it is household possessions. When people or businesses move it is a new start to something bigger and better - not neces...
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6027 Ridgeacres Dr

Cincinnati, OH 45237

Cincinnati Movers

Tags: movers

(513) 434-3545

Last Updated:
March 23rd, 2018

We are the movers Cincinnati residents can trust when they are planning on making short or long distance moves. It is our goal to make sure that you are a satisfied customer, and we take pride in offering excellent customer service and premium movin...
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415 E 13th St #1

Cincinnati, OH 45202

Braxton Cleaning Solutions Cincinnati

Tags: Carpet cleaners near Cincinnati

(513) 241-6006

Last Updated:
January 21st, 2018

Instead of giving you and your family or employees the false impression that your home is clean and healthy, be certain. No one wants to pull up their carpet and see mold underneath. Some quality carpets can last for 15 years or more with the right u...
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600 Vine St. Suite 1912

Cincinnati, OH 45202

Inc Pest Control of Cincinnati

Tags: pest control cincinnati

(513) 504-3195

Last Updated:
November 21st, 2017

INC Pest Control of Cincinnati is a nation-wide, and nationally trusted pest control company. We're located in various places across the United States, and our mission is to help get the residents of Cincinnati as well as other locations remove pests...
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7210 Park Ave

Cincinnati, OH 45231

Carmen Mackey with Decorating Den Interiors

Tags: Interior Design

(513) 386-7507

Last Updated:
September 13th, 2017

Carmen Mackey with Decorating Den Interiors is proud to serve the Greater Cincinnati Area. We are the Greater Cincinnati Area premier in-home decorating service, contact us today!
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12180 Crown Court

Cincinnati, OH 45241

WaterXpro

Tags: Water Filter

(513) 509-1241

Last Updated:
August 1st, 2017

WaterXpro specializes in water filtration and purifying innovation for all residential and commercial applications. Our home and business units both large and small save our clients money while providing them the piece of mind as nature intended wate...
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4752 Orchard Lane

Cincinnati, OH 45236

Arbor Design Tree Service Cincinnati

Tags: Tree Service

(513) 813-5084

Last Updated:
June 2nd, 2017

If you are looking for a company to care for your trees with over 26 years of experience and is a certified arborist, then Arbor Design Tree Service Cincinnati is exactly what you want in a tree care company. Owned and operated by a native of Cincinn...
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6539 Harrison Avenue Ste #1104

Cincinnati, OH 45247

Ken Herbert Plumbing

Tags: service Plumbing

(513) 383-2974

Last Updated:
May 29th, 2017

Cincinnati area plumbing service; specializing in residential, commercial, and apartment service repairs and remodeling. We are also a certified backflow tester. We do drain cleaning and provide a color camera service. We provide affordable gas pipin...
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7811 Cheviot Rd, B

Cincinnati, OH 45247



How to Hire a Contractor in Cincinnati OH You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati OH

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

Accidents happen to even the best Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati OH

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