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Local business listings for Decatur, GA

Decatur Locksmith LLC

Tags: locksmith

(404) 902-5120

Last Updated:
June 1st, 2018

Decatur Locksmith is a Decatur, Georgia based business that is proud to be able to offer the lock and security solutions needed to keep properties and belongings safe and secure. We are able to offer assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so if som...
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2489 Terrace Trail

Decatur, GA 30035

24/7 Decatur Locksmith

Tags: locksmith

(404) 902-5165

Last Updated:
March 14th, 2018

In Decatur, locksmith service that is honest, dependable and quick to respond is found by calling the local shop that offers round-the-clock assistance every day of the week 24/7 Decatur Locksmith. In fact, our name says it all! Our shop has your ...
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645 Dekalb Industrial Way

Decatur, GA 30033

Atlanta Mold and Cleaning

Tags: Mold Removal and Cleaning services

(770) 824-9301

Last Updated:
March 13th, 2018

Atlanta Mold Removal and Cleaning, LLC is the most exciting new mold inspection, removal, cleaning and remediation specialist operating in Atlanta and surrounding areas. We are highly trained mold remediation technicians who can quickly, efficiently,...
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1627 Carter Road

Decatur, GA 30032

Renewal Design-Build

Tags: Atlanta construction company

(404) 378-6962

Last Updated:
January 9th, 2018

Renewal Design Build Inc. is a construction company serving the greater Atlanta area since 2001. Their professional services include kitchens, master baths, additions, interiors, exteriors, and ranch renovations.
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124 S. Columbia Dr

Decatur, GA 30030

Wildcat Striping & Sealing

Tags: Asphalt Paving

(678) 937-9525

Last Updated:
November 3rd, 2016

We are a complete parking lot solutions company for the Atlanta area. We specialize in paving, striping, and sealing but also provide many other related services such as sealing, thermoplastic striping, guardrail, patching and paving.
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5365 Truman Dr

Decatur, GA 30035

Locksmiths of Decatur

Tags: Locksmith Decatur

(404) 793-7904

Last Updated:
April 3rd, 2016

As compared to all the locksmiths near you, we will research and evaluate between a wide ranges of native locksmiths. Locksmith Of Decatur provide residential, commercial and automotive locksmith solutions.
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770 Commerce Dr

Decatur, GA 30030

Best Roofers In Decatur Georgia

Tags: Decatur Roofers

(678) 853-7114

Last Updated:
January 11th, 2016

Best Roofers In Decatur Georgia is a full-service roofing contractor specializing in residential and commercial roofing services in Decatur, GA. As a leader in the roofing industry, we offer the most innovative methods for roof inspection, roof repai...
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2107 North Decatur Rd. Suite 277D

Decatur, GA 30033

Decatur Carpet Cleaning

Tags: Decatur

(470) 243-2020

Last Updated:
December 20th, 2015

Decatur carpet cleaners offer affordable carpet and upholstery cleaning services in Decatur, Georgia. When entering your home or business, the flooring is one of the first things visitors notice. Stains, odors, and worn carpeting are all flaws that e...
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2107 N. Decatur Rd. Suite 277E

Decatur, GA 30033

Decatur Lawn Care

Tags: Decatur Lawn Care

(404) 947-7440

Last Updated:
December 19th, 2015

Decatur Lawn Care is your source for friendly and professional lawn care services in Decatur, Georgia and the surrounding areas. We aim to not only make your yard aesthetically-pleasing, but also greener, plusher, and healthier. Our lawn care experts...
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2107 North Decatur Road Suite 277A

Decatur, GA 30033

GA. Roof And Tree Service

Tags: Roof Repair

(404) 274-0520

Last Updated:
February 11th, 2015

GA Roof and Tree has been servicing the Hinesville, Augusta and Atlanta areas of Georgia since 2003. Reginald Bailey is the owner operator of the business and has over 20 years experience with the home improvement industry specializing in roofing and...
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2774 Green Marsh Ct

Decatur, GA 30034



How to Hire a Contractor in Decatur GA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Decatur GA 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 Decatur 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 Decatur GA

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 Decatur GA

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a GA or Decatur 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 Decatur GA

Accidents happen to even the best Decatur 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 Decatur 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 Decatur GA

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