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Local business listings for Fleming Island, FL

Bug-Man Pest Control Fleming Island

Tags: pest control

(904) 289-5901

Last Updated:
March 23rd, 2018

Bug-Man Pest Control is a pest control company in Jacksonville FL. We specialize in all types of residential and commercial pest control services, including: insect control, rodent control, wildlife removal, termite treatments, bed bug extermination,...
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1772 Dockside Drive

Fleming Island, FL 32003

Carlton Construction Inc.

Tags: General-Contractors-jacksonville-fl

(904) 284-8321

Last Updated:
August 24th, 2017

Carlton Construction is committed to building residential and commercial projects with quality, craftsmanship, and total customer satisfaction. With decades of experience, we are known for our attention to detail, a comprehensive and transparent proc...
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4615 US Highway 17 Ste 1

Fleming Island, FL 32003

Tree Amigos Outdoor Services

Tags: Landscape-Designers-Fleming-Island-Fl

(904) 778-1030

Last Updated:
August 14th, 2017

Tree Amigos Outdoor Services offers a broad range of landscaping and exterior design products. Our custom landscapes are tailored to many different types of real estate across any and all budgets.
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2105 Harbor Lake Dr

Fleming Island, FL 32003

A Colorful World Interior Design

Tags: Interior design

(386) 627-9372

Last Updated:
August 11th, 2017

Here at A Colorful World Interior Design, I provide creative, inspiring and functional interior decorating and home remodeling services. Whether you are looking to change the entire look of your home, or stage your property to sell for a high price, ...
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623 Hawkes Island Dr.

Fleming Island, FL 32003

Garage Door Repair Fleming Island

Tags: Garage door

(904) 572-3323

Last Updated:
February 8th, 2016

With the best installers in Florida and a dedicated team, Garage Door Repair Fleming Island excels in garage door installation and replacement, maintenance, repairs and all services related to electric operators.
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2200 Marsh Hawk Ln

Fleming Island, FL 32003

firstcoastpaver

Tags: Paver repair Jacksonville

(904) 410-0278

Last Updated:
December 27th, 2012

First Coast Pavers owner has thirty-three years of experience of owning and operating businesses in the First Coast area, providing service to homeowners, commercial and residential builders. Our team has years of experience in providing paver and wa...
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PO Box 8090

Fleming Island, FL 32006


How to Hire a Contractor in Fleming Island FL You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Fleming Island FL 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 Fleming Island 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 Fleming Island FL

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 Fleming Island FL

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a FL or Fleming Island 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 Fleming Island FL

Accidents happen to even the best Fleming Island 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 Fleming Island 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 Fleming Island FL

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