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Wise Stone Choice

Tags: Granite Countertops

(260) 749-8062

Last Updated:
August 7th, 2018

We carry a large selection of natural stone surfaces, from marble and granite, to quartz and quartzite. We have the perfect material for your kitchen, bath or outdoor countertops!
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5733 US 930 E

Fort Wayne, IN 46803

ServiceMaster By Restoration Contractors

Tags: https://www.servicemaster-rc.com

(260) 420-1502

Last Updated:
March 2nd, 2018

When it comes to disaster restoration and providing peace of mind in emergency property damage situations, catastrophe victims have been looking to ServiceMaster by Restoration Contractors, a family owned and operated business since 1975. Servicing t...
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1601 Short St.

Fort Wayne, IN 46808

Chem-Dry of Allen County

Tags: carpet cleaning fort wayne

(260) 490-2705

Last Updated:
October 26th, 2017

Business Email: deepest.clean@gmail.com About the Business: Carpet Cleaning in Fort Wayne, Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, Rug Cleaning by Chem-Dry of Allen County. Offering Fort Wayne & surrounding areas Chem-Dry's Superior Carpet & Upholstery Cleani...
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10214 Chestnut Plaza Dr PMB 221

Fort Wayne, IN 46814

Olympia Pools & Spas

Tags: Swimming pool Fort Wayne

(260) 482-7665

Last Updated:
September 20th, 2017

Olympia Pools & Spas, your family-owned and operated pool and spa experts serving Fort Wayne, Angola and the surrounding areas. Since 1970, we have been dedicated to handling all of your pool and spa care needs, whether you’re in the market for an ab...
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801 W Coliseum Blvd.

Fort Wayne, IN 46808

Chem-Dry of Fort Wayne

Tags: carpet cleaning

(260) 409-1138

Last Updated:
April 21st, 2017

Chem-Dry of Fort Wayne offers carpet cleaning for homes and businesses of Allen County, IN. No chemicals or soap. Drier. Cleaner. Healthier.
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4305 Tacoma Ave

Fort Wayne, IN 46807

PLUMBERS FORT WAYNE

Tags: Plumbers Fort Wayne

(260) 286-7588

Last Updated:
March 8th, 2017

Top Plumbers Fort Wayne Indiana.
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921 E Dupont Road #782

Fort Wayne, IN 46825

MJM Mechanical

Tags: Heating Contractor Fort Wayne IN

(260) 740-1509

Last Updated:
February 15th, 2017

MJM Mechanical - Whether you need to get an air conditioning installed or you're looking to improve your indoor air quality, we can help you out.
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921 E Dupont Rd

Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Fort Wayne HVAC

Tags: Fort Wayne HVAC

(260) 338-4233

Last Updated:
September 6th, 2016

Fort Wayne's Top HVAC Company. We pride ourselves on delivering the best cooling, heating, and HVAC Services in the Fort. You can expect exceptional service, and on time appointments. No job is too big or too small. That is why we do commercial a...
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7921 Westwick Pl

Fort Wayne, IN 46835

Affordable Sewer Service

Tags: Plumbing

(260) 422-4500

Last Updated:
August 12th, 2016

We do cable of drain lines, excavation for repair and new installation. Water line repair and installation, basement water proofing and water diversion of all kinds. We solve any and all water problems. Jetting, camera lines, locate underground lines...
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1719 N Harrison St

Fort Wayne, IN 46808

Doc Dancer Heating, Air Conditioning & Generators

Tags: HVAC Contractor

(260) 744-3251

Last Updated:
July 7th, 2016

Doc Dancer, Inc. provides trusted heating, air conditioning & generator service and repair at affordable rates. "Trusted Comfort Solutions since 1946"
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2309 S Anthony Blvd

Fort Wayne, IN 46803



How to Hire a Contractor in Fort Wayne IN You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Fort Wayne 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 Fort Wayne 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 Wayne 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 Fort Wayne IN

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

Accidents happen to even the best Fort Wayne 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 Wayne 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 Wayne IN

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