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Local business listings for Colorado Springs, CO

Breashears Roofing

Tags: Colorado Springs roof repair

(719) 776-0088

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Breashears Roofing offers Colorado property owners a superior quality on all levels, from communication to construction. They offer cutting-edge technology, using state-of-the-art automated drone inspection systems, are certified with Duro-Last and s...
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Colorado Springs, CO 80911

Restoration Kings of Colorado Springs

Tags: colorado springs water damage

(719) 280-2426

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

We are a water damage restoration company in Colorado Springs, Co.
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1056 Rice Drive

Colorado Springs, CO 80905

DKI Buffalo Builders - Restoration Contractor

Tags: Restoration

(719) 578-8100

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

DKI Buffalo Builders possess core competencies and full services in insurance restoration and catastrophe response.
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222 East Cucharras St

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Asphalt Advanced Services LLC

Tags: Asphalt Contractors Colorado Springs

(719) 494-4894

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

At Asphalt Advanced Services LLC, we are dedicated to providing quality and affordable asphalt services in Colorado Springs and surrounding areas.
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Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Springs Backsplash Company

Tags: bathroom backsplash contractors Colorado Springs

(719) 301-5465

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

When you need bathroom or kitchen tile installation in Colorado Springs you can trust Springs Backsplash Company to do quality tile work at a reasonable price. We are kitchen and bathroom backsplash contractors, we bring expert knowledge to the desig...
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6050 Stetson Hills Blvd. STE 238

Colorado Springs, CO 80923

Landscape FX, Inc.

Tags: Landscaping Colorado Springs

(719) 344-8244

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Established in 2004, Landscape FX has quickly established itself as one of the top landscape design and installation firms in southern Colorado. When you hire Landscape FX, you are hiring uncompromising quality, personalized attention and professiona...
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812 S Tejon St

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Colorado Springs Locksmith Pro

Tags: locksmith

(719) 941-1244

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

If you’re looking for a reliable and professional locksmith in Colorado Springs, Colorado, then Colorado Springs Locksmith Pro is the locksmith to call! Our experienced staff of expert locksmith professionals is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,...
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128 South Tejon Street

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Premier Carpet Cleaning

Tags: carpet cleaning Colorado Springs

(719) 268-1611

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Premier Carpet Cleaning Colorado Springs servicing the El Paso County area, doing carpet cleaning, air duct cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, dryer vent cleaning, and upholstery cleaning. Highest rated, most trusted company in Colorado Springs.
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3825 Steppe Terrace

Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Springs Concrete, LLC

Tags: concrete colorado springs

(719) 963-3927

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Springs Concrete, LLC. Home of the Driveway King and Signature Stamped Patios is a leader for all of your concrete needs; big or small, residential or commercial. We are happy to serve Colorado Springs and other communities along the front range from...
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2115 Janitell Rd

Colorado Springs, CO 80906

7 Summits Roofing

Tags: Roofing Contractor

(719) 432-8619

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

7 Summits Roofing is a trusted name for all types of roofing jobs. Specializing in residential roofing and light commercial roofing markets, 7 Summits Roofing uses experienced staff to exceed your roofing expectations. If you are in need of a roof r...
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957 E. Fillmore

Colorado Springs, CO 80919



How to Hire a Contractor in Colorado Springs CO You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Colorado Springs CO 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 Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs CO

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 Colorado Springs CO

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a CO or Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs CO

Accidents happen to even the best Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs CO

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