Contractor Directory

Local business listings for Edgewater, FL

Blue Diamond Pools of Volusia

Tags: Pool Cleaners New Smyrna

(386) 795-3411

Last Updated:
August 8th, 2018

Blue Diamond Pools of Volusia is one of the areas most effective and affordable pool service companies specializing in both residential and commercial cleaning and maintenance. Our areas of service include Edgewater, New Smyrna, Daytona and beyond. G...
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2130 Victory Palm Dr

Edgewater, FL 32141

Empire Cylinder

Tags: Helium gas supplier

(386) 957-3809

Last Updated:
July 28th, 2018

Empire Cylinder is your local supplier of welding gases and welding expendables in SE Volusia County. We supply Beverage CO2 and G-Gas to local Restaurants and Taverns. Check out our Beverage Gas Delivery link and see what we can do for you.
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1730 Fern Palm Dr

Edgewater, FL 32132

Pride Lawn Service LLC

Tags: Landscaping

(386) 847-8471

Last Updated:
October 30th, 2017

If you feel the want of your outdoors to have a neatness, at Pride Lawn Service LLC in Edgewater, FL we are the lawn maintenance, landscaping contractors here to fulfill your wants!
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228 Old Mission Rd

Edgewater, FL 32132

Firestore Online

Tags: Law Enforcement

(386) 409-8875

Last Updated:
November 10th, 2016

Established in 1998, FireStoreOnline has rapidly grown to become a leading provider of uniforms, badges, gifts, supplies and equipment for the law enforcement, fire rescue, emergency medical and security professions.
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210 Parktowne Blvd. Ste. 7

Edgewater, FL 32132

Garage Door Repair Edgewater

Tags: Garage Door Repair Edgwater

(800) 481-4586

Last Updated:
March 10th, 2015

Just imagine your door broke down and you have no idea who you should call. This becomes a problem that is likely to cost you a lot of cash. First, you will risk parking your car on the streets.
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2006 S Riverside Dr

Edgewater, FL 32141

AAA Dolphin Moving

Tags: movers

(386) 428-2995

Last Updated:
February 14th, 2013

We offer moving services throughout all of Florida. We offer Long Distance Moving Services to wherever your life takes you. Call for a quote on your moving needs. That\\\'s the INTELLIGENT move!
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1206 Bond S

Edgewater , FL 32132

How to Hire a Contractor in Edgewater FL You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Edgewater 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 Edgewater 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 Edgewater 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 Edgewater FL

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

Accidents happen to even the best Edgewater 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 Edgewater 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 Edgewater FL

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