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Local business listings for Coral Gables, FL

Speedy Garage Repair

Tags: overhead garage door

(786) 309-9364

Last Updated:
July 15th, 2018

Speedy Garage Repair in Coral Gables, Florida is the best place to service garage doors in South Florida. Thatís because we are highly experienced and skilled, and are able to work with all of the best garage door brands rather than just a couple of ...
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353 Aragon Ave

Coral Gables, FL 33134

Chills Air Conditioning Coral Gables & Coconut Grove

Tags: Air Conditioning Contractor

(786) 686-0052

Last Updated:
May 24th, 2018

Chills Air Conditioning is a company that specializes in a wide variety of air conditioning and heating services. We also offer an air compressor repair and air duct cleaning service. We are very proud that our skilled and experienced technicians hav...
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2332 Galiano Street, 2nd Floor

Coral Gables, FL 33134

Chills Air Conditioning Coral Gables & Coconut Grove

Tags: Air Conditioning Contractor

(786) 686-0052

Last Updated:
May 24th, 2018

Chills Air Conditioning is a company that specializes in a wide variety of air conditioning and heating services. We also offer an air compressor repair and air duct cleaning service. We are very proud that our skilled and experienced technicians h...
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2332 Galiano Street, 2nd Floor

Coral Gables, FL 33134

Coral Gables Locksmith

Tags: locksmith

(786) 309-9187

Last Updated:
April 11th, 2018

"For a fine quality, affordably priced locksmith in Coral Gables, look to our local shop for assistance. Coral Gables Locksmith offers everything that you could need or want in a local lock and key company that services automotive, residential and co...
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353 Aragon Avenue

Coral Gables, FL 33134

Chills Air Conditioning Coral Gables & Coconut Grove

Tags: Air Conditioning Contractor

(786) 686-0052

Last Updated:
March 28th, 2018

Chills Air Conditioning Coral Gables & Coconut Grove
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2332 Galiano Street, 2nd Floor

Coral Gables, FL 33134

Coral Gables Locksmith

Tags: Coral Gables Locksmith

(786) 464-8196

Last Updated:
October 18th, 2017

A few technicians are going to guarantee you that they are the most reasonable expert in Surprise range, yet the main thing that you ought to consider checking is their notoriety. Before employing their administration, attempt to figure out first to ...
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5500 Sardinia St

Coral Gables, FL 33146

Artistic Flooring

Tags: Hardwood Flooring Engineered Floors Wood Flooring Wood Flooring Retail Store Wood Flooring Stores Duchateau

(305) 221-7833

Last Updated:
April 24th, 2017

With over fifteen years of expertise in the wood flooring industry Artistic Flooring has been offering unmatched customer service, sales and installation to South Florida, we combine a personal and professional approach to our way of doing business o...
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5530 SW 8 Street

Coral Gables, FL 33134

Modo Furniture

Tags: Furniture Maker

(305) 567-2970

Last Updated:
October 6th, 2016

Modo Furniture has the best selection of modern furniture for the office or home, lighting fixtures and accessories. Located in Doral, come visit us to see our designer furniture selection today!
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4214 Ponce de Leon Blvd.

Coral Gables, FL 33146

Locksmith Coral Gables FL

Tags: Coral Gables Locksmith

(305) 676-9755

Last Updated:
September 23rd, 2016

Coupon! Get 10% off with Locksmith Coral Gables FL for lockout services in Coral Gables for locals. Get best professionals and top quality services.
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5158 Donatello St

Coral Gables, FL 33146

Garage Door Repair Coral Gables

Tags: Garage door

(305) 351-1530

Last Updated:
June 9th, 2016

Coral Gables garage door service that can do garage door replacement and garage door opener repair. Can also teach garage door repair do it yourself. Located in Florida.
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1172 South Dixie Hwy #480

Coral Gables, FL 33146



How to Hire a Contractor in Coral Gables FL You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Coral Gables FL 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 Coral Gables 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 Coral Gables FL

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 Coral Gables FL

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a FL or Coral Gables 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 Coral Gables FL

Accidents happen to even the best Coral Gables 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 Coral Gables 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 Coral Gables FL

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