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Local business listings for Downey, CA

Blinds by Design

Tags: Shutters

(562) 299-8743

Last Updated:
April 19th, 2018

Blinds by Design is your one-stop- shop for soft and hard window coverings in the South LA County area. Our extensive selection of window coverings, blinds, shutters, and shades is sure to meet your personal design and privacy expectations. In addi...
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9202 Songfest Drive

Downey, CA 90240

SoCal Electrical

Tags: electrician

(432) 661-8583

Last Updated:
December 25th, 2017

We are your residential, commercial and industrial electricians serving Downey, Bellflower, Lakewood, Long Beach, Norwalk, Sante Fe Springs, and the City of Commerce. We offer lighting, electrical upgrades, kitchen lighting, outdoor lighting, bathroo...
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9200 Stamps Ave

Downey, CA 90240

Roberto’s Glass Service

Tags: Commercial Glass Service

(562) 381-0302

Last Updated:
July 12th, 2017

A beautiful part of the adornment of any home, company, even centre, relaxation spot or hospitality abode is the glass beautification. A glass door, for instance, could reflect a lot about the personality of those living in a home or working in a pla...
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12832 Paramount Blvd

Downey, CA 90242

Downey Garage Door Repair

Tags: Garage Door Repair

(562) 276-2296

Last Updated:
November 14th, 2016

Downey Garage Door Repair is that the premier garage door company and host to quality garage doors, openers, sales, installations and services. We are a leader in garage doors and connected services in Downey in CA with best experts to work for you. ...
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8201 Firestone Boulevard

Downey, CA 90241

Downey Garage Door Repair

Tags: Garage Door Repair Downey

(562) 291-6091

Last Updated:
August 29th, 2016

Garage Door Repair Downey provides repair, emergency service, steel garage doors, wooden garage doors, and garage door openers for your home. We provide residential & commercial garage door & motor install & repair services.
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8213 Firestone Blvd

Downey, CA 90241

Downey Locksmith

Tags: 24*7 Locksmith Services

(562) 296-2813

Last Updated:
May 17th, 2016

Everybody who has ever gotten bolted out of the auto, the house or the workplace knows that it is so vital to have dependable Locksmith Downey administrations accessible and on standby. On the off chance that this has never transpired, then attempt t...
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11538 Dolan Ave, Downey, CA, 90241

Downey, CA 90241

Downey Water Damage Restoration

Tags: Downey Water Damage Restoration

(562) 583-1057

Last Updated:
May 8th, 2016

Welcome to Downey Water Damage Restoration , locally owned and operated restoration company. Our office located at 8221 E 3rd St #302 Downey CA 90241 (New St & 3rd St). Our team specialize in water and fire restoration, mold remediation, sewage clean...
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8221 E 3rd St #302

Downey, CA 90241

Solar Panels Company Downey CA

Tags: Solar Panels Company Downey CA

(562) 297-0007

Last Updated:
March 2nd, 2016

Lookig for solar panels company Downey CA we specialize in solar panels contractors Downey, solar energy solutions Downey, new installation and repair Downey, solar panels installation Downey, Servicing Downey, CA 90241 and surround cities visit roof...
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8247 Firestone Boulevard

Downey, CA 90241

Roofing Downey CA

Tags: Roofing Downey CA

(562) 297-0007

Last Updated:
January 11th, 2016

Need Roofing Downey CA we specialize in roofing contractors Downey, roofer in Downey, rain gutters Downey, solar panels installation Downey, Servicing Downey, CA 90241 and surround cities roofingdowneyca.com for more info.
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8247 Firestone Boulevard

Downey, CA 90241

Garage Door Repair Downey

Tags: Garage Door Repair

(562) 382-6192

Last Updated:
December 24th, 2015

Offering the best quality garage door repair parts, 24 hour emergency service and thorough garage door repair. Garage Door Repair Downey is a first-rate service in California.
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8132 Firestone Blvd

Downey, CA 90241



How to Hire a Contractor in Downey CA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Downey CA 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 Downey 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 Downey CA

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 Downey CA

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a CA or Downey 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 Downey CA

Accidents happen to even the best Downey 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 Downey 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 Downey CA

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