Contractor Directory

Local business listings for Cleveland, TN

John Kilgore Heating & Air Cleveland

Tags: HVAC Contractor

(423) 813-3667

Last Updated:
April 18th, 2017

In the heat of summer – especially in Cleveland, TN – AC repairs are probably the last thing you want to be worrying about.
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3226 Nottingham Circle SE,

Cleveland, TN 37323

John Kilgore Heating & Air Cleveland

Tags: HVAC Contractor

(423) 451-1575

Last Updated:
April 14th, 2017

In the heat of summer – especially in Cleveland, TN – AC repairs are probably the last thing you want to be worrying about. Unfortunately, that won’t stop it from happening.
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3226 Nottingham Circle SE,

Cleveland, TN 37323

Makin' Moves

Tags: Moving , Movers , moving services

(423) 715-9116

Last Updated:
May 20th, 2016

America, we're moving you.
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3505 Adkisson Dr Suite #205

Cleveland, TN 37312

City Electric Service

Tags: Electrician

(423) 458-2136

Last Updated:
October 11th, 2014

Here at City Electric Service we take pride in providing our customers with quality work, reliable service and peace of mind. From Memphis to Kingsport, we serve all of Tennessee and specialize in a wide variety of residential, commercial and industr...
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260 9th St SE

Cleveland, TN 37311

All-Timate Roofing

Tags: roof repair cleveland tn

(423) 476-6387

Last Updated:
August 8th, 2014

All-Timate Roofing, a certified roofing contractor, offers complete roofing services including roof repair, new roof installation and more to both residential and commercial client's in Cleveland, TN. Call 423-476-6387.
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1482 Old Charleston Rd

Cleveland, TN 37312

Bill Owens Plumbing

Tags: Plumbing

(423) 479-1129

Last Updated:
November 15th, 2013

Bill Owens is a licensed master plumber, and over the years he has tackled every type of job, from small residential plumbing repairs to large commercial installs. Bill's years of experience allow him to tackle just about any type of plumbing problem...
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6141 Bates Pike Southeast 

Cleveland, TN 37323

Central Heat & Air Company

Tags: AC Repair , AC Repair Cleveland TN , air conditioning service

(423) 478-7778

Last Updated:
May 10th, 2013

We specialize in designing, installing and servicing complete comfort AC and Heating Systems for owners of existing homes and commercial buildings.
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248 Lakeview Drive

Cleveland, TN 37323

HL Construction

Tags: General Contractor

(423) 781-6858

Last Updated:
January 26th, 2013

We are a full-service general contractor, providing quality craftsmanship to Cleveland, Tennessee and surrounding area. If you can dream it, we can build it!
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1976 Peach Orchard Hill Rd NE

Cleveland, TN 37323

HL construction

Tags: Roofing Repair

(423) 255-2878

Last Updated:
July 19th, 2012

HL Construction! We are a full-service general contractor, providing quality craftsmanship to Cleveland, Tennessee and surrounding area. We provide Roofing, excavation, industrial pipe insulation and many other services.
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1976 Peach Orchard Hill Road

Cleveland, TN 37323

TMAC Pressure Washing

Tags: Pressure Washing Service

(423) 479-3906

Last Updated:
November 16th, 2011

Commercial and Home pressure/power washing. Roof cleaning serving Cleveland, Chattanooga TN area and North West Georgia.
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7600 Frontage RD NW

Cleveland, TN 37312

How to Hire a Contractor in Cleveland TN You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Cleveland TN 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 Cleveland 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 Cleveland TN

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 Cleveland TN

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a TN or Cleveland 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 Cleveland TN

Accidents happen to even the best Cleveland 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 Cleveland 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.


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 Cleveland TN

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