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Local business listings for Fishers, IN

Bob's Fast Locksmith

Tags: locksmith Fishers , Fishers locksmith , lockout

(317) 863-6589

Last Updated:
February 8th, 2018


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1757 Garden Cir E

Fishers, IN 46038

Fishers Blinds & Shutters

Tags: Fishers custom window treatments

(317) 208-5503

Last Updated:
July 30th, 2017

Window Pros is Fishers window treatments source. We help you obtain the perfect solution for your window covering needs. We are specialists in custom drapery, shading systems (including motorization), shutters and blinds.Whether your style is Traditi...
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11650 Olio Rd # 1000-154

Fishers, IN 46037

Fishers Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling

Tags: Fishers Kitchen Remodeling

(317) 552-0730

Last Updated:
July 30th, 2017

Fishers Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling is a certified renovation company providing kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, home accessibility modification services, room additions, and more for residents of Fishers and many surrounding Indiana commun...
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11650 Olio Road Suite 1000154

Fishers, IN 46037

Better services IN

Tags: Air Conditioning Contractor

(317) 998-0267

Last Updated:
May 25th, 2017

We repair, replace, or install Heating, Air Conditioning & Ventilation services in your home or local business, with the most affordable and efficient quality work done by the finest HVAC technicians in Fishers Indiana. The best HVAC service compa...
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44872 Maple St

Fishers, IN 46038

Best Indy HVAC

Tags: Fishers HVAC Contractor

(317) 483-0267

Last Updated:
May 15th, 2017

We repair, replace, or install Heating, Air Conditioning & Ventilation services in your home or local business, with the most affordable and efficient quality work done by the finest HVAC technicians in Fishers Indiana. The best HVAC service compa...
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11698 Maple St

Fishers, IN 46038

Best Fishers Electrician

Tags: Electrician

(317) 672-0865

Last Updated:
May 15th, 2017

We repair, replace, or install electrical devices in your home or local business, with the most affordable and efficient quality work done by the finest electricians in Fishers Indiana. The best electrical service company in Fishers focuses on bri...
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11671 Lantern Rd

Fishers, IN 46038

Champions Garage Doors IN

Tags: Local Garage Door Repairs and Installations

(317) 678-0712

Last Updated:
April 12th, 2017

We are a Local Garage Door Repairs and Installations company that specializes in garage door repairs and installations as well as providing various other services including, garage door spring repair, garage door opener repair, garage door servicing,...
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11819 Exit 5 Pkwy

Fishers , IN 46037

Fishers Handyman Services

Tags: Fishers

(317) 597-5732

Last Updated:
March 31st, 2017

We provide professional handyman service in every field needed in a house or building. All our workers have years of experience and knowledge to do any kind of handyman service properly and within a specific time.
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8500 E 116th Street #6066

Fishers, IN 46038

Fishers Outdoor Landscaping & Design

Tags: Landscape

(317) 288-3637

Last Updated:
January 4th, 2017

Fishers Outdoor Landscaping is a full service landscaping company covering all aspects of your landscaping. We specialize in landscape designs and installations, natural and preformed, natural stone patios and walkways, and installation of new grass ...
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8500 E 116th Street #6066

Fishers, IN 46038

Fishers Dependable Tree Care

Tags: tree service , tree removal , stump grinding

(317) 451-4442

Last Updated:
July 1st, 2016

At Fishers Dependable Tree Care, we provide the greater Fishers, Indiana area with tree service related to tree removal, tree trimming, stump removal and more. We are certified arborists, are licensed and insure, and will make sure to handle your tr...
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11650 Olio Road Suite 1000-107

Fishers, IN 46037



How to Hire a Contractor in Fishers IN You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Fishers IN 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 Fishers 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 Fishers IN

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 Fishers IN

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a IN or Fishers 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 Fishers IN

Accidents happen to even the best Fishers 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 Fishers 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 Fishers IN

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