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Local business listings for Eugene, OR

Beck Painting Inc.

Tags: interior painting exterior painting commercial painting residential painting home improvement

(541) 521-6596

Last Updated:
May 26th, 2018

Beck Painting Inc. is the accumulation of 20 years of experience and knowledge that has been passed down to me from many extraordinary professionals. We love sharing what we have learned and am confident that I can help you choose the most appropria...
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865 River Road

Eugene, OR 97404

Eugene Tree Service

Tags: tree service

(541) 275-6114

Last Updated:
March 28th, 2018

We are the Eugene area's premier tree care company, serving all of Lane county. We are a customer service business first and foremost, that just happens to be in the tree care business. We are proud to be the tree service Eugene residents have t...
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2659 Gay Street

Eugene, OR 97408

Locksmith Plus, Inc.

Tags: locksmith eugene oregon

(541) 203-4441

Last Updated:
April 6th, 2017

We bring all sorts of innovative locksmith services to Eugene, Oregon and nearby suburbs. Our extensive area of service makes the mobile services of Locksmith Plus, Inc. the most accessible in the area! You can call (541) 203-4441 to hear about all o...
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115 West 8th Ave, #218

Eugene, OR 97401

Bug Zapper Pest Control

Tags: Pest Control , Eugene Exterminator , how to get rid of fleas

(541) 636-0146

Last Updated:
January 24th, 2017

Guaranteed Pest Solutions
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1292 High St #150

Eugene, OR 97401

Einstein Plumbing and Heating

Tags: plumbers eugene or , plumbers eugene oregon , plumbing eugene or

(541) 948-8381

Last Updated:
November 9th, 2016

Eugene Plumbers and HVAC Technicians, THE SMART CHOICE is Einstein Plumbing and Heating in Eugene, Oregon. Whether you need a new water heater, a toilet repaired, youíve sprung a leak, or your entire house needs to be re-piped, our Eugene plumbers ar...
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2504 Oakmont Way

Eugene, OR 97101

ZIP Garage Doors

Tags: Garage Door Supplier

(541) 639-4409

Last Updated:
November 5th, 2016

Therefore, many problems can arise, and any one of these problems can compromise the efficacy of your garage door network. In combination, these problems need to be addressed sooner rather than later. When waiting to deal with garage doors in Eugene,...
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1505 W 24th Place

Eugene, OR 97405

Eugene Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning

Tags: carpet cleaning

(541) 228-9797

Last Updated:
September 24th, 2016

Eugene Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning is Eugene's premier carpet cleaning service. We clean carpets, hardwood flooring and tile surfaces. Our carpet spot removal service and pet odor elimination process are effective ways to get your home looking...
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1057 Waverly St

Eugene, OR 97401

Lane Lock and Key

Tags: Eugene Locksmith

(541) 357-0065

Last Updated:
September 7th, 2016

What sets us apart from other locksmiths in Eugene isnít just our low fees, itís the way we go about our business. We lessen the burden of any sort of lockout experience, and we do it with a smile. We understand you work hard for what you have, an...
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5310 Saratoga St

Eugene, OR 97405

Eugene Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning

Tags: http://www.carpetcleaningoregon.org

(541) 228-9797

Last Updated:
September 2nd, 2016

Eugene Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning is Eugene's premier carpet cleaning service. We clean carpets, hardwood flooring and tile surfaces. Our carpet spot removal service and pet odor elimination process are effective ways to get your home looking...
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1057 Waverly St.

Eugene, OR 97401

CertaPro Painters of Salem Eugene

Tags: Painters

(541) 735-3127

Last Updated:
June 9th, 2016

With every painting project, CertaPro Painters of Salem-Eugene committed to providing the highest quality work and professional service in the area. Residential painting or commercial painting, we're dedicated to the process of certainty - of a job w...
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1574 Coburg Rd. Suite 186

Eugene, OR 97401



How to Hire a Contractor in Eugene OR You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Eugene OR 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 Eugene 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 Eugene OR

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 Eugene OR

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a OR or Eugene 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 Eugene OR

Accidents happen to even the best Eugene 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 Eugene 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 Eugene OR

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