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Local business listings for Fairfax, VA

Different Movers,LLC

Tags: packing and moving sterling

(703) 997-0916

Last Updated:
April 9th, 2018

We at Different Movers want to make your move so easy that you can focus on other relocation details. Place your confidence in us so that you can set up your phone, internet, cable, and change-of-address ahead of time while we handle everything else....
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3057 Nutley St SW ,Suite 204

Fairfax, VA 22031

Dulles Kitchen & Bath

Tags: Home & Garden - Kitchen Remodeling

(703) 666-8181

Last Updated:
February 26th, 2018

The mission here at Dulles Kitchen and Bath is to offer you (our respective customers) superior services! With years and years of experience we are able to provide many different types of offerings. This is done by first and foremost understanding yo...
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3204 Old Pickett Rd.

Fairfax, VA 22031

NVM Paving & Concrete, Inc

Tags: asphalt paving Fairfax VA

(703) 426-2700

Last Updated:
February 23rd, 2018

NVM Paving & Concrete is a full service paving, concrete, asphalt pavements, seal coating, snow removal services and striping company based out of Fairfax, Virginia serving all of Fairfax, RG County & Northern Virginia. NVM Paving & Concrete prides t...
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10395 DEMOCRACY LANE, SUITE B

FAIRFAX, VA 22030

Winston's Chimney Service

Tags: Northern Virginia's Certified Chimney Professionals

(703) 379-5006

Last Updated:
January 22nd, 2018

Winston's Chimney Service provides chimney and fireplace services to the areas in Northern Virginia. The company is owned by Charles Hall and was started in 1978. Services: Fireplace Installation Chimney/Fireplace Restoration Chimney/Fire...
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3158 H Spring St

Fairfax, VA 22031

Eastern Garage Door Systems

Tags: garage doors

(703) 935-0385

Last Updated:
November 19th, 2017

Local garage door repair company catering to any garage door requirements. We affiliate with trusted brands, Amarr and Wayne Dalton indicating our stance on the importance of quality. We offer SAME DAY SERVICE and our skilled technicians are on call ...
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3927 University Dr Suite 220, Fairfax, VA, 22030

Fairfax, VA 22030

Daniels Design & Remodeling

Tags: Daniels Design & Remodeling

(703) 239-2700

Last Updated:
August 28th, 2017

Providing quality service since 1997, Daniels Design and Remodeling is Northern Virginia’s premier “boutique” architectural home remodeling firm. We offer a broad range of expertise in home renovations and go beyond simple satisfaction to make your r...
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3930 University Drive 1st Floor, Fairfax, Virginia

Fairfax, VA 22030

Out on a Limb Tree Service

Tags: Tree Pruning Fairfax VA

(866) 987-2288

Last Updated:
August 10th, 2017

Out On A Limb Tree Service is a Certified Arborist to enhance the natural beauty of your trees in Northern Virginia. We provide services like Tree Risk Assessment, Cabling and Bracing, Storm Damage Response, Tree Removal & Stump Removal. We serve in ...
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Fairfax, VA 22033 US

Fairfax, VA 22033

Fairfax Kitchen Bath

Tags: fairfax kitchen remodeling

(703) 539-5953

Last Updated:
August 3rd, 2017

FAIRFAX KITCHEN BATH is a family owned and operated business serving the DC, MD and VA metropolitan areas. We are a Class A, licensed and insured contractor, registered in the Commonwealth of Virginia. We are specialized in every aspect of remodeling...
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9970 Main Street

Fairfax, VA 22031

Junk-B-Gone

Tags: junk removal northern virginia

(703) 939-5648

Last Updated:
July 26th, 2017

The most affordable junk removal, demolition and property clean up service in the Northern Virginia and its surrounding areas.
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9022 Ashmeade Dr

Fairfax, VA 22032

Four Seasons Home Improvement Company

Tags: Vinyl-siding-contractors-Rockville-MD

(703) 218-1241

Last Updated:
June 7th, 2017

Since 1976, Four Seasons Home Improvement Company, Inc. has offered both complete and partial restoration and remodeling services for residential and commercial properties. We serve the Washington DC metro area, including areas such as Prince George’...
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10431 Fairfax Blvd

Fairfax, VA 22030



How to Hire a Contractor in Fairfax VA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Fairfax VA 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 Fairfax 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 Fairfax VA

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 Fairfax VA

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a VA or Fairfax 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 Fairfax VA

Accidents happen to even the best Fairfax 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 Fairfax 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 Fairfax VA

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