Contractor Directory

Local business listings for Dayton, OH

Alpha & Omega Building Services

Tags: Carpet cleaning , Janitorial Services , Full sanitization

(937) 298-2125

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Alpha & Omega Building Services is a full-service custodial and facility maintenance provider serving the southwest Ohio and tri-state areas.
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2843 Culver Ave

Dayton, OH 45429

LawnStarter Lawn Care Service

Tags: Dayton Lawn Care

(937) 813-6601

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

LawnStarter makes lawn care easy for homeowners. Our end-to-end platform connects customers with highly skilled, professionally vetted lawn care services to take the hassle out of lawn maintenance. LawnStarter delivers a high quality, efficient exper...
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Wright State University, Forest Lane C-60, Suite B, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy

Dayton, OH 45435

Copeland Roofing & Siding, Inc.

Tags: Roofing Service

(937) 426-2956

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Proudly Serving the Greater Dayton area since 1965. Residential & commercial roofing, leaf-free gutter systems, vinyl siding, replacement windows & doors.
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4080 Dayton Xenia Rd

Dayton, OH 45432

Dayton Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling

Tags: Dayton Kitchen Remodeling

(937) 949-4250

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Dayton Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling is a certified renovation company providing kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, home accessibility modification services, room additions, and more for residents of Dayton and many surrounding Ohio communities...
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320 Grafton Ave #6a

Dayton, OH 45406

Bates Electric

Tags: electrician

(937) 771-7193

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Are you in need of a full-service electrician that can complete your project on time and not at a ridiculous price? At Bates Electric we provide professional service from complete installation to repairs by a certified electrician 24 hours a day. Not...
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1111 E 5th St #2753

Dayton, OH 45401

Hometown Handyman

Tags: home repairs

(937) 619-9696

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

The Hometown Handyman specializes in home repairs and remodeling. We are located in the Dayton Ohio area and service both residential and commercial customers. We offer free estimates and are fully insured. Visit our website at ...
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6077 Far Hills Avenue

Dayton, OH 45459

Creative Homeworks Custom Building & Remodeling

Tags: Home Remodeling

(937) 369-1263

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

A veteran owned company established in 1985 after Marine Corp service. Master carpenter in custom home remodeling such as kitchens, bathrooms, tile flooring, additions, decks, windows, siding and more.
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3444 Oakmont Ave

Dayton, OH 45429

OH Dayton Plumber

Tags: plumber

(937) 835-4898

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Proudly Serving Dayton, Ohio and the Surrounding Areas.
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PO Box 170159

Dayton, OH 45417

Notestine's Tree Service

Tags: tree service

(937) 308-3955

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

If you want to work with the Best Tree Service in Dayton, Ohio look no further than Notestine's Tree Service! Why are we the best? Because we have the best people and the best equipment in the Dayton area. Our arborists have the necessary skill an...
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2312 Far Hills Ave Suite 132A

Dayton, OH 45419

Pest Control Kings

Tags: pest control

(937) 247-6559

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

If you're in Dayton Ohio and looking for a quick and painless solution to your pest control problem, we are the extermination team to call. We provide various solutions for rodents, mice, rats, cockroaches, bed bugs, ants, carpet beetles, mosquitoes,...
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1327 Epworth Ave

Dayton, OH 45410

How to Hire a Contractor in Dayton OH You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Dayton 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 Dayton 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 Dayton 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 Dayton OH

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

Accidents happen to even the best Dayton 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 Dayton 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 Dayton OH

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