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Local business listings for Erie, PA

I & I Home Improvement

Tags: I and I Erie

(814) 572-6562

Last Updated:
June 3rd, 2018

We are I and I Home Improvement we serve Erie and Erie County. We offer a variety of interior remodeling services including full Kitchen&Bath remodeling, Painting, Drywall Repair, Door and Trim installation, Tile and Laminate floor installation, and ...
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1727 Penelec Park Dr

Erie, PA 16509

Savings Sewer and Drain LLC

Tags: best plumbers in erie pa

(814) 868-3061

Last Updated:
March 23rd, 2018

Have you ever suffer from emergency plumbing problems? Savings Sewer and Drain is plumbing contractor Erie offers instant plumbing solution and ensure everything works properly whether it is clogged drain or sewer. We can handle the toughest jobs and...
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3915 Wood St Erie, PA 16509

Erie, PA 16509

Savings Sewer & Drain

Tags: clogged drain erie pa

(814) 868-3061

Last Updated:
March 4th, 2018

Ever had a problem with your plumbing like a clogged sink, or shower or drainage? We know how extremely frustrating and inconveniencing this can be without a plumbing solution that is quick, efficient and oh.. so affordable. Savings Sewer and Drain ...
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3915 Wood St

Erie, PA 16509

A1 Electricians Erie

Tags: Electrician

(814) 474-6477

Last Updated:
November 19th, 2017

We provide residential and commercial electrical help - call us for any electrical contracting needs in Erie, PA. We would be glad to help resolve all your power needs.
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4805 Meadowview Drive

Erie, PA 16509

Erie Tree Trimmers

Tags: Erie Tree Trimmers

(814) 240-0412

Last Updated:
July 16th, 2017

Erie Tree Trimmers, located in Erie, PA, is the area’s top choice in tree service. We specialize in tree trimming, tree removal, stump grinding, stump removal, lot clearing, chipping, crane services, and more. With highly trained tree technicians and...
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707 W 38th St

Erie, PA 16508

Brink Roofing

Tags: Roof Replacement

(814) 897-1011

Last Updated:
January 11th, 2017

Roofers in Erie, PA
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32 W. 8th St. Ste 606

Erie, PA 16501

Brink Roofing

Tags: Roofer

(814) 898-4663

Last Updated:
September 1st, 2016

Brink Roofing is a Erie, PA Roofing Contractor. Serving all of Erie,PA and Erie County. Roof Services include: Roof Replacements, Roof Repairs, Roof maintenance, roof stain removal, and all other residential roof services.
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5440 Buffalo Rd.

Erie, PA 16510

Erie Tree Trimmers

Tags: tree service erie pa

(814) 240-0412

Last Updated:
February 21st, 2016

Erie Tree Trimmers, located in Erie, PA, is the area’s top choice in tree service. We specialize in tree trimming, tree removal, stump grinding, stump removal, lot clearing, chipping, crane services, and more. With highly trained tree technicians and...
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707 W 38th St Ste 267A

Erie, PA 16508

George Winston Company

Tags: Plumbing Company

(814) 454-0752

Last Updated:
January 30th, 2016

Plumbing Company, Plumber, Heating, HVAC, Heating Repairs
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832 W 12th St

Erie, PA 16501

Erie County Roofers

Tags: roofers erie pa

(814) 240-0429

Last Updated:
January 12th, 2016

Erie County Roofers specializes in both roofing and siding services from residential to commercial. Our professionals provide proper installation for home improvement projects such as windows, fascia gutters, vinyl siding soffit, and of course roofin...
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707 W 38th St Ste 267B

Erie, PA 16508



How to Hire a Contractor in Erie PA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Erie PA 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 Erie 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 Erie PA

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 Erie PA

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a PA or Erie 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 Erie PA

Accidents happen to even the best Erie 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 Erie 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 Erie PA

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