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Local business listings for Escondido, CA

Baker Electric Home Energy

Tags: solar energy

(760) 546-6091

Last Updated:
May 13th, 2018

Baker Electric has been in Escondido since 1938. We value our involvement across SoCal cities, counties and neighborhoods; and we take an active role in home energy education and research to build a better tomorrow for the families of Southern Califo...
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2140 Enterprise Street

Escondido, CA 92029

The Countertop Company

Tags: Bathroom Countertops

(760) 233-4955

Last Updated:
December 29th, 2017

Countertop Company of Escondido. We are a family owned and operated business specializing in granite, solid surface, quartz, soapstone and butcherblock applications. We have over 22 years of experience in servicing the Southern California countertop ...
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140 Engel Street

Escondido, CA 92029

Atlas Air Conditioning & Heating

Tags: hvac companies Escondido

(760) 546-9054

Last Updated:
July 25th, 2017

Atlas Air Conditioning & Heating is your #1 source for all your HVAC needs! Professionals that take pride in their work, Atlas is committed to 100% satisfaction. So whether you need an air conditioner tune up, or a whole new heating system, Atlas can...
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970 W Valley Parkway #1015

Escondido, CA 92025

Davis Stone Inc.

Tags: Fabrication & installation of natural stone surfaces

(760) 745-7881

Last Updated:
July 19th, 2017

Davis Stone, Inc., is an established leader in the fabrication & installation of natural stone surfaces. We serve Southern California including San Diego, South Orange County, Riverside, Palm Springs and Borrego Springs. We hope you enjoy our web sit...
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519 Venture St

Escondido, CA 92029

Davis Stone

Tags: Davis Stone

(760) 745-7881

Last Updated:
April 15th, 2017

Davis Stone, Inc., is an established leader in the fabrication & installation of natural stone surfaces. We serve Southern California including San Diego, South Orange County, Riverside, Palm Springs. Davis Stone, Inc., is an established leader in...
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519 Venture St

Escondido, CA 92029

Local Escondido Door Experts

Tags: Top Garage Door Repair Escondido

(662) 333-3089

Last Updated:
January 6th, 2017

Local Escondido Door Experts provides repair, emergency service, steel garage doors, wood garage doors, and garage door openers for your home. We provide residential & industrial garage door & motor install & repair services with highly trained exper...
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1238 N Midway Dr

Escondido, CA 92027

Expert Escondido Garage Door Services

Tags: Garage Door Repair

(925) 819-5455

Last Updated:
December 28th, 2016

Expert Escondido Garage Door Services is a repair and Installation Company serving Escondido with experts to work for you with high training for working on any kind of garage door. We are dedicated in providing 100% client satisfaction; alongside pro...
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201 N Upas St

Escondido, CA 92025

Garage Door Repair Escondido

Tags: Garage-Door-Repair-Escondido

(760) 317-4466

Last Updated:
August 29th, 2016

Garage door repair specialists from Garage Door Repair Escondido for makes and models of overhead garage doors. If you're searching for an ideal service for your garage door for all quite necessities. Call (760) 317-4466 and obtain a FREE estimate fo...
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510 S Pine St

Escondido, CA 92025

Escondido House Cleaning

Tags: house keeper

(760) 659-7387

Last Updated:
August 22nd, 2016

Escondido House Cleaning strives to make every house in Escondido as clean as it can be. We ensure every inch of your house is spotless. Our cleaners are the best at what they do, so let us help you have the cleanest home, apartment, or office possib...
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970 W Valley Parkway #1030

Escondido, CA 92025

Locksmith Escondido Safe and Lock

Tags: Locksmith

(760) 466-7637

Last Updated:
August 22nd, 2016

If you are in the area of Escondido, you might hear of the Locksmith Escondido Safe and Lock service. It's because we are well known in this area for our quality and experience in providing locksmith services. If you are having any problems related t...
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264 Clark St

Escondido, CA 92025



How to Hire a Contractor in Escondido CA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Escondido 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 Escondido 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 Escondido 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 Escondido CA

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

Accidents happen to even the best Escondido 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 Escondido 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 Escondido CA

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