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Local business listings for Fort Myers, FL

Leader's Casual Furniture of Fort Myers

Tags: Leaderís Casual Furniture of Ft. Myers offers a vast selection of high quality casual home furnishings and accessories for outdoors and in. Convenient to Cape Coral

(239) 936-5779

Last Updated:
September 14th, 2018

Leaderís Casual Furniture of Ft. Myers offers a vast selection of high quality casual home furnishings and accessories for outdoors and in. Convenient to Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, Sanibel. Our 19 store buying power insures that every product we sell...
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11354 Cleveland Avenue (US Hwy 41)

Fort Myers, FL 33907

Allstate Property Services Inc.

Tags: Pressure washing

(239) 770-2015

Last Updated:
May 14th, 2018

Welcome to Allstate Property Services Inc., the only place you'll ever need for professional pressure washing service in Fort Myers, FL and the surrounding area. Our power washing service is ideal for delivering fast and effective surface cleaning to...
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15690 Light Blue Circle

Fort Myers, FL 33908

Fort Myers Above Ground Pools

Tags: Swimming Pools

(866) 534-9725

Last Updated:
May 6th, 2018

Hello Fort Myers and welcome to our online Above Ground Pool web-store. We specialize in shipping high quality above ground pools, pool liners and swimming pool accessories right to your door. Located in Central Florida for over 30 years, we know abo...
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4600 Summerlin Road, Ste C-2

Fort Myers, FL 33919

Tortuga Pool Services

Tags: Pool Service Fort Myers FL

(239) 214-3467

Last Updated:
February 1st, 2018


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15880 Summerlin Rd #300 Suite 434

Fort Myers, FL 33908

Unique Pavers Design

Tags: Pool Deck Pavers Fort Myers FL

(239) 237-2000

Last Updated:
January 23rd, 2018

Here at Unique Pavers Design we are committed to quality design, timely execution, and the complete satisfaction of each and every client we serve in the Fort Myers, Lee County area.
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11220 Metro Parkway Suite 26

Fort Myers, FL 33966

Tip Top Tree Service of Ft. Myers & Naples

Tags: tree service

(239) 842-1265

Last Updated:
January 15th, 2018

Tip Top Tree Service of Ft. Myers and Naples are accredited with the Better Business Bureau in that we provide all of our tree care services in accordance with the industryís highest standards. Also, in 2014, we received a superior service record and...
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6428 Brianwood Terrace

Fort Myers, FL 33912

Lopez Tree Service Fort Myers

Tags: tree service in Fort Myers

(239) 910-1853

Last Updated:
January 13th, 2018

Are you looking for a Tree Service Company in Fort Myers that are courteous, reliable and affordable? We Service Commercial & Residential Properties in Cape Coral, Pine Island,LaBelle,Lehigh Acres,South Lee County, Bonita Springs and North Naples. We...
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17 Roanoke Dr.

Fort Myers, FL 33905

Log Splitter Advisor

Tags: best log splitter

(941) 653-8504

Last Updated:
December 20th, 2017

Hello Guys, I am Log Splitter Advisor here to give you information about best log splitters. Our company provides a best quality log splitters to the customer. We have all the types of log splitters ranges from electric, to hydraulic, to gas powered....
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1642 Monroe Avenue

Fort Myers, FL 33901

Cape Coral Fence And Deck

Tags: fence contractor bonita springs

(239) 217-1581

Last Updated:
December 17th, 2017

At Cape Coral Fence and Deck Company, you can trust that your deck will be built right the firs time around. Forget about calling in the decking company to revamp your deck a week after it has been built because there were corners cut and now your de...
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4585 Palm Beach Blvd #50323

Fort Myers, FL 33905

Dynamic Air of SW Florida

Tags: Air Conditioning Services

(239) 690-9946

Last Updated:
October 16th, 2017

To contact the HVAC contractors in Fort Myers, FL that do not flinch when heating repairs, AC maintenance challenges come, but redouble their efforts, call Dynamic Air of SW Florida!
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6360 Corporate Park Cir #5

Fort Myers, FL 33966



How to Hire a Contractor in Fort Myers FL You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Fort Myers 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 Fort Myers 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 Myers 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 Fort Myers FL

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a FL or Fort Myers 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 Myers FL

Accidents happen to even the best Fort Myers 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 Myers 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 Fort Myers FL

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