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Local business listings for Fort Collins, CO

Assurance Contractors - Fort Collins

Tags: Roofing , Gutter installation , Commercial roofing

(970) 797-2502

Last Updated:
January 5th, 2019

We have 35 years of combined family experience in storm damage restoration. We specialize in the replacement of residential and commercial roofs.
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2643 Midpoint Drive Unit F

Fort Collins, CO 80525

A1 Garage Door Service Fort Collins

Tags: A1 Garage Door Service Fort Collins , Garage Door , A1 Garage Door Service

(970) 364-3004

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

A1 Garage Door Service Fort Collins is the #1 garage door specialist in the industry. We install, service and repair all kinds and types of garage doors in Fort Collins. We have the best team of expert professionals who know how to handle each and ev...
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363 W. Drake Rd

Fort Collins, CO 80526

Blind Brothers

Tags: Window Treatments. Window Coverings

(970) 310-5245

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Blind Brothers is your number one source for all things when it comes to window treatments. Blind Brothers is dedicated to giving you the very best window coverings for your business or home with a focus on quality, customer service and supporting ou...
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2815 Harmony Road

Fort Collins, CO 80528

Fresh N Clean Duct Cleaning

Tags: air duct cleaning

(970) 368-2550

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Air Duct Cleaning Service in the Fort Collins area. Great Coupon Offers For Duct Cleaning Services. Vent Cleaning, Dryer Vent Cleaning, and Furnace Cleaning.
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4428 Julian Ct

Fort Collins, CO 80528

Heimbuck Disposal

Tags: Northern Colorado Disposal Services

(970) 472-1823

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

At Heimbuck Disposal in Fort Collins, CO, we make it a priority to give you the best possible way to dispose large amount of trash and materials at the best price possible! We offer disposal rental services for constructions, demolitions, remodels, h...
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4025 Automation Way

Fort Collins, CO 80525

Hot Tub Patrol

Tags: hot tub service fort collins

(970) 405-0405

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Hot Tub Patrol provides a variety of hot tub sevices in Fort Collins and through out Northern Colorado. Our experienced, professional hot tub technicians specialize in hot tub maintenance, spa cleaning and repair, as well as hot tub moving and dispo...
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6540 S. College Ave. Ste A

Fort Collins, CO 80525

Clean Air Lawn Care

Tags: Franchise

(888) 969-3663

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Clean Air Lawn Care is the nationís leading full-service sustainable lawn care company. We provide lawn maintenance, organic treatment plans, and more! With over 50 nation-wide franchises, Clean Air Lawn Care has made way since opening in 2006.
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1320 S. Lemay

Fort Collins, CO 80524

Black Pearl Asphalt/Fort Collins Paving

Tags: Fort Collins Asphalt Patching & Paving

(970) 493-4380

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Black Pearl Asphalt, LLC specializes in all kinds of asphalt repair and maintenance services including asphalt paving, crack sealing, sealcoating, asphalt overlays, pavement markings, striping, signage, concrete prep, installation and more! They are ...
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737 S Lemay Ave, Ste B4/151

Fort Collins, CO 80524

Basement Escape

Tags: residential remodeling

(970) 227-0789

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

"Basement Escape provides basement egress window installs and window well replacements for homes in the Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming regions. They are the only company in the area using a maintenance-free, pre-engineered system for their in...
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1025 N. Hwy 287 #4

Fort Collins, CO 80524

Colorado Garage Doors

Tags: garage door repair Fort Collins

(970) 344-9414

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Garage door repair Fort Collins, Greeley, Loveland, and Windsor prividing garage door repair service to northern colorado
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2580 East Harmony Road suit 201

Fort Collins, CO 80528

How to Hire a Contractor in Fort Collins CO You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Fort Collins CO 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 Fort Collins 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 Fort Collins CO

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 Fort Collins CO

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a CO or Fort Collins 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 Fort Collins CO

Accidents happen to even the best Fort Collins 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 Fort Collins 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.


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 Fort Collins CO

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