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Local business listings for Elmhurst, IL

Garage Door Repair Elmhurst

Tags: Garage Door Repair

(630) 206-3093

Last Updated:
March 10th, 2018

We are proud to be a full service garage door company, so whether it's repair, replacement, or new installation, you can trust us to handle anything and everything regarding your garage door. Don't just take our word for it though. See for yourself. ...
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115 W Seminole Ave

Elmhurst, IL 60126

Top Team Garage Door Repair

Tags: Garage Door Repair Elmhurst

(331) 303-6988

Last Updated:
February 26th, 2018

Garage Door Repair Elmhurst For many years now, Top Team Garage Door has provided the Elmhurst, Illinois area with fast, affordable, friendly garage door service and sales. Are you interested in replacing your out-of-date or dented and dinged garage ...
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108 W Adelaide St

Elmhurst, IL 60126

24 Hour Elmhurst Locksmith

Tags: business key

(331) 256-8931

Last Updated:
February 24th, 2018

"When you need a locksmith in Elmhurst that can do it all, call our shop! Not only can 24 Hour Elmhurst Locksmith perform a wide range of residential, commercial and automotive locksmith services, we do them all at affordable rates, too! In Elmhurst,...
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489 W Saint Charles Rd,

Elmhurst, IL 60126

Garage Door Repair Elmhurst

Tags: Garage door

(630) 239-2146

Last Updated:
March 16th, 2016

The best experts in Illinois are here to resolve all overhead door issues. Entrust the team of Garage Door Repair Elmhurst with the fixing and maintenance of all components from the bottom seal to the opener.
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205 E Butterfield Rd

Elmhurst, IL 60126

Locksmith Elmhurst

Tags: locksmith service

(630) 425-6715

Last Updated:
March 11th, 2016

With one of the most committed teams in Illinois, Locksmith Elmhurst provides fast 24 hour emergency services! Efficient lock installation and quick response lockout service! Offers lock repair and rekeying!
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N West Ave #754

Elmhurst, IL 60126

Pointe Pest Control

Tags: Pest Control , Rodent Control , Wasp Control

(630) 283-8006

Last Updated:
December 19th, 2015

At Pointe Pest Control we take pride in protecting your home from year-round invaders and seasonal pests. | Hours of Operation: M-F 8:00-5:00. | Payments Accepted: Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover.
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205 E. Butterfield Rd. #618

Elmhurst, IL 60126

Garage Door Repair Elmhurst IL

Tags: Elmhurst Garage Door Repair

(630) 225-7379

Last Updated:
October 6th, 2015

Garage Door Repair Elmhurst IL to contact on (630) 225-7379 to get same day garage door repair, opener repair, and more, starting at Elmhurst, IL. Call us for free estimate.
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W 3rd St

Elmhurst, IL 60126

Soumar Masonry Restoration, Inc

Tags: Masonry Repair Company in Chicago

(800) 737-8672

Last Updated:
May 12th, 2015

Soumar Masonary Restoration is the leading provider of quality brick restoration services. They can restore aged masonry structures to like-new condition.
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1033 Illinois Rt 83

Elmhurst, IL 60126

Elmhurst Locksmith

Tags: Elmhurst Locksmith

(201) 406-5122

Last Updated:
May 7th, 2015

Elmhurst Locksmith Service has served all of IL for over years, and we have fast and convenient drive-thru service for our valued customers. Specializing in automotive, residential, and commercial lock installation.
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E Fremont Ave

Elmhurst, IL 60126

ACB Garage Door Repair

Tags: garage door repair Elmhurst , garage door opener Elmhurst , garage door installation Elmhurst

(630) 352-4796

Last Updated:
May 3rd, 2015

Are you looking for a garage repair in Elmhurst,IL ? Tired of dealing with broken springs, or beat up garage, or just old garage doors? If so then you have come to the right place. All you have to do is call the garage door experts of Elmhurst,IL
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177 South Hawthorne Avenue

Elmhurst, IL 60126



How to Hire a Contractor in Elmhurst IL You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Elmhurst 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 Elmhurst 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 Elmhurst 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 Elmhurst IL

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a IL or Elmhurst 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 Elmhurst IL

Accidents happen to even the best Elmhurst 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 Elmhurst 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 Elmhurst IL

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