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Local business listings for Denver, CO

Denver’s Best Appliance Repair

Tags: Appliance Repair

(303) 770-1083

Last Updated:
October 27th, 2017

Denver's Best Appliance Repair has been offering major appliance repairs to the Denver and surrounding areas for over 15 years. We specialize in refrigerator repair, freezer repair, ice maker repair, washer repair, dryer repair, dishwasher repair, ov...
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9745 E Hampden Ave Ste 302f

Denver, CO 80231

DoReMi Garage Door Repair Denver, CO

Tags: Electric Gate Openers Denver CO , Electric Gates Denver CO , Fix Garage Door Panel Denver CO

(720) 836-1021

Last Updated:
October 27th, 2017

Broken spring? Issues with the door fully opening and closing? Misalignment with the track? Electrical issues? Clickers not working? Not sure what the problem is? Whatever your garage door issue, we can help.
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10200 E Girard Ave Ste B118

Denver, CO 80231

Maid 4 You

Tags: Maids Denver

(720) 448-7247

Last Updated:
October 23rd, 2017

Cleaning service in Denver, Colorado.
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3401 Quebec St Suite# 101

Denver, CO 80207

Garage Door Repair Welby

Tags: residential garage door repair

(720) 310-1892

Last Updated:
October 18th, 2017

If you seek a professional that knows how to properly ensure your personal garage door obtains garage door repair, Welby citizens need to contact Garage Door Repair Welby. Garage door repair can be yours at an inexpensive rate, and without hesitation...
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1805 E 78th Ave

Denver, CO 80229

JD Recyclers

Tags: dumpster rental denver Colorado

(720) 999-9173

Last Updated:
October 3rd, 2017

JD Recyclers provides Denver with some of the highest quality dumpsters on the market. We have a wide range of dumpster sizes available for residential, commercial, and industrial jobs.
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3773 Cherry Creek North Drive, #575-801

Denver, CO 80209

City Paving

Tags: Asphalt Paving Denver

(720) 575-4050

Last Updated:
September 14th, 2017

City Paving is your premier asphalt paving company in Denver, Colorado. We have been servicing the entire state of Colorado for over 45 years providing all types of asphalt paving services. We pave everything from blacktop roadways, to parking lot...
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5777 East Evans Ave. Suite #208

Denver, CO 80222

Colby Plumbing Company

Tags: denver plumber

(303) 513-7665

Last Updated:
September 7th, 2017

Colby Plumbing is a locally owned Plumber in Denver Colorado. Colby offers sewer repair, emergency plumbing, drain cleaning, and more. Serving the Denver Metro area.
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1544 S. Washington St

Denver, CO 80210

G Brothers Garage Doors

Tags: garage door repair Denver

(303) 720-7673

Last Updated:
August 21st, 2017

With 20 years of experience maintaining and servicing garage doors and garage door openers in the Denver Metro area, G Brothers Garage Doors recognize how to do it right. We provide world-class garage door service and polite and professional Denver g...
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1766 W 46th Ave #11759

Denver, CO 80211

Denver Kitchen Remodeling Group

Tags: kitchen remodeling denver

(720) 449-3525

Last Updated:
August 19th, 2017

Denver Remodel Group specializes in residential remodeling and home renovation. We have been developing a relationship of trust and loyalty with Denver homeowners and have firmly established ourselves as the premier kitchen remodeling company in Denv...
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600 17th Street ste 2800 South

denver, CO 80202

Refined Exteriors

Tags: siding contractor

(720) 360-1611

Last Updated:
August 17th, 2017

Refined Exteriors is an award winning contractor specializing in Siding, Roofing, and Exterior Home Improvements in Denver.
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5255 W 48th Ave

Denver, CO 80212



How to Hire a Contractor in Denver CO You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Denver 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 Denver 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 Denver 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 Denver CO

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

Accidents happen to even the best Denver 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 Denver 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 Denver CO

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