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Local business listings for Elk Grove Village, IL

Top Team Garage Door Repair

Tags: Garage Door Repair Elk Grove Village

(847) 461-3737

Last Updated:
March 2nd, 2018

Garage Door Repair Elk Grove Village For many years now, Top Team Garage Door has provided the Elk Grove Village, Minnesota area with fast, affordable, friendly garage door service and sales. Are you interested in replacing your out-of-date or dented...
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1325 Pratt Blvd 1325 Pratt Blvd

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Valentino Electric Inc

Tags: Electrician

(847) 232-6132

Last Updated:
April 23rd, 2017

Valentino Electric Inc. is a full service electrical contractor located in the Chicago area, specializing in industrial and commercial projects as well as servicing the residential customer. We offer dedicated, friendly, professional service from o...
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611 Landmeier Road #201

Elk Grove Village, IL 60009

Valentino Electric Inc

Tags: Chicago Electrical Company

(847) 232-6132

Last Updated:
April 17th, 2017

Valentino Electric Inc, is a ful service electrical contractor specializing in residential, commercial and industrial electrical repairs and services and has earned our reputation to be one of the top rated electrical company in Chicago area.
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611 Landmeier Road #201 

Elk Grove Village, IL 60009

HomeStory Door Replacement of Chicago

Tags: Door supplier

(847) 230-4002

Last Updated:
March 11th, 2017

HomeStory Chicago is the leading door expert in all of Chicagoland. Choose from a large selection of custom fitted interior door replacement options and transform your house into the home of your dreams!
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640 Bennett Road

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Bullock, Logan & Associates

Tags: Industrial Cooling

(847) 434-1200

Last Updated:
December 27th, 2015

Bullock, Logan & Associates is a leader in the commercial HVAC industry, and also provides industrial process and data center cooling. Our team is comprised of skilled professionals who specialize in the repair, redesign, and reconstruction of your c...
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169 Crossen Avenue

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Granite Selection

Tags: granite countertop

(888) 906-3317

Last Updated:
October 7th, 2015

Granite Selection services range from precise measurement to professional granite slab fabrication and in-home installation. Granite Selection continuously strives to provide outstanding customer service and promise to only install the highest qualit...
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1410 Jarvis Av.

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

EDI DOORS

Tags: exterior doors

(872) 222-1762

Last Updated:
July 8th, 2015

Edi Doors is a family owned business. We provide interior and exterior doors of high quality European production. We offer classic style doors, as well as modern ones. We have a large selection of models in wide range of colors to meet every need. Al...
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2575 Allan Dr

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

ProTech Water Damage

Tags: water damage restoration

(800) 709-3566

Last Updated:
June 26th, 2015

At your door in 90 minutes or less. Calls answered live 24/7. Direct insurance billing. Angie's List Super Service Award recipient. Servicing entire Chicago IL area. ProTech Water Damage, Inc. is a leader in servicing both residential and commerci...
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2010 Touhy Avenue

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Disaster Kleenup International

Tags: Fire

(630) 350-3000

Last Updated:
March 13th, 2015

DKI provides quality restoration services to insurance, commercial, and residential clients, including: emergency response, water damage mitigation, fire and contents cleaning, mold remediation, complete reconstruction and much more. 24 hours a day, ...
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25 Northwest Point Blvd. Suite 1000

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Garage Door Repair Elk Grove Village IL

Tags: Garage Door Repair Elk Grove Village IL

(847) 230-4813

Last Updated:
February 23rd, 2015

Garage Door Repair Elk Grove Village IL , service provided from Elk Grove Village IL 60007 , for more info visit http://garagedoorrepairelkgrovevillageil.com/
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1161 Greenleaf Avenue

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007



How to Hire a Contractor in Elk Grove Village IL You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Elk Grove Village IL 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 Elk Grove Village 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 Elk Grove Village IL

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 Elk Grove Village IL

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a IL or Elk Grove Village 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 Elk Grove Village IL

Accidents happen to even the best Elk Grove Village 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 Elk Grove Village 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 Elk Grove Village IL

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