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Local business listings for Columbus, OH

GreenPal Lawn Care of Columbus

Tags: Lawn Care Service

(614) 269-5023

Last Updated:
April 22nd, 2018

Companies that apply for our site, meet heavy requirements. We turn away and lawn care companies which have the inadequate equipment to service our professional level, that is why we do our strict vetting process. We ensure that only the best landsca...
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1200 West 5th Avenue, Ste 105

Columbus, OH 43212

Commercial Waste Removal, LLC

Tags: Dumpster rental

(614) 753-7674

Last Updated:
April 19th, 2018

Here at Commercial Waste Removal, LLC we our passionate about our waste removal services, customer care, and the pricing we provide to our clients. With over 11 years in the industry, we have the knowledge and experience to tackle any cleanup project...
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115 East Barthman Ave.

Columbus, OH 43207

Columbus Fast Locksmith

Tags: locksmith

(614) 524-6373

Last Updated:
April 11th, 2018

Looking for a fast locksmith in Columbus, Ohio? Look no further! Columbus Fast Locksmith has licensed and insured team members who stay true to our company name. We know that if you’re locked out, you want fast service and that is exactly what you wi...
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1361 Presidential Dr

Columbus, OH 43212

KAP Electric

Tags: residential electrician

(614) 746-5282

Last Updated:
March 27th, 2018

Here at KAP Electric, we pride ourselves in providing quality work, exceptional customer service, and convenient services to you! Our owner has over 19 years in the industry and can ensure you the best work. Our professionals specialize in: ●...
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4978 Sutherland Dr

Columbus, OH 43207

Columbus Worthington Air

Tags: HVAC

(614) 524-4321

Last Updated:
December 26th, 2017

Columbus Worthington Air (CWA) is here for all of your home's heating and cooling services in Columbus, OH . needs ensuring your family's comfort all year-round. Since 1936, we remain committed to offering homeowners exceptional service. When you nee...
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6363 Fiesta Drive

Columbus, OH 43235

Columbus Spray Foam Insulation Contractors

Tags: Insulation Contractor

(614) 678-5590

Last Updated:
November 16th, 2017

Columbus Spray Foam Insulation Contractors We get it! You are a busy running your home or your business as efficiently as possible is your priority. Throwing away money due to poorly fitted insulation is not in anyone's budget, and you shouldn't be ...
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1491 Polaris Pkwy #20709

Columbus, OH 43240

Decorative Mirrors - Fab Glass and Mirror LLC

Tags: glass

(888) 474-2221

Last Updated:
November 14th, 2017

Decorative mirrors are available at Fab Glass and Mirror LLC. The decorative mirrors can give your interiors a very beautiful look. You can use mirrors for interior decoration and exterior decoration too. Fab Glass and Mirror LLC. is a google truste...
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4188 Fisher Rd

Columbus, OH 43228

TemperaturePro Columbus

Tags: ac repair columbus

(614) 389-3283

Last Updated:
August 11th, 2017

From air conditioners to furnaces to air cleaners and other indoor air quality products, every home depends on HVAC systems throughout the year. At TemperaturePro, we’re proud to be your local AC & Heat Service experts, and we have the tools and expe...
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2604 Billingsley Rd

Columbus, OH 43235

Columbus Locksmith Company

Tags: locksmith Columbus

(614) 907-8278

Last Updated:
March 29th, 2017

If you find yourself locked and and in need of a locksmith in Columbus, Ohio. We are your go to service! We have been servicing Columbus for several years and take pride in calling ourselves the premier locksmith company of Franklin County. We usuall...
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858 S High St.

Columbus, OH 43206

MVM Moving & Storage

Tags: moving service

(614) 230-0667

Last Updated:
February 18th, 2017

moving service, moving, residential moving service, Commercial & Residential moving, In-home moves, loading and unloading of private trucks and vans, Gun safe moving, College moves, piano moving. M-F 8am-5pm, Sa 8am-2pm, Su Closed (Also available by ...
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2196 Wilson Rd, Columbus, OH 43228

Columbus, OH 43228



How to Hire a Contractor in Columbus OH You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Columbus 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 Columbus 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 Columbus 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 Columbus OH

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

Accidents happen to even the best Columbus 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 Columbus 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 Columbus OH

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