Contractor Directory

Local business listings for Franklin, TN

GreenPro Carpet Cleaning

Tags: carpet cleaning

(615) 614-2600

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

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1550 W. McEwin Dr. Suite 300-88

Franklin, TN 37067

Franklin Stamped Concrete

Tags: Concrete Contractors in Franklin

(610) 546-2035

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Franklin Stamped Concrete is your pro for concrete repair, patios, curbs, sidewalks concrete driveways, walkways, concrete pads, pool decks, retaining walls, stamped concrete, acid stained concrete and more. With all our services we also offer textur...
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612 W Main St #100

Franklin, TN 37064

Franklin Carpet Cleaning

Tags: carpet cleaning Franklin

(615) 219-0449

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Franklin Carpet Cleaning provides professional and high quality cleaning services for the whole Williamson County area. We offer green, eco friendly cleaning services for all aspects of your home, including carpets, rugs, upholstery, auto carpets and...
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2000 Mallory Lane, Suite 130-137

Franklin, TN 37067

Pebble Creek Landscaping

Tags: Landscaping

(615) 581-2045

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Pebble Creek Landscaping are certified general contractors specializing in complete hardscape design, construction, and landscape design installations in Franklin, Tennessee. We also provide full site preparation services, grading, excavation, draina...
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118 Pebble Creek Rd.

Franklin, TN 37064

Franklin Septic Tank Service

Tags: Septic tank

(615) 431-8980

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

At Franklin Septic Tank Service, our friendly septic plumbing experts are professional and come with years of experience working with various types of septic systems. Whether its a new installation, tank pumping or other repair we are capable of hand...
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2020 Fieldstone Pkwy Suite 900 #134-B

Franklin, TN 37069

Chem-Dry of Franklin

Tags: Carpet Cleaning Franklin

(615) 790-7757

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Your Franklin Carpet Cleaning Experts! When you’re in the market for a deep clean, look no further than Chem-Dry of Franklin. Our unique hot carbonating extraction system results in a deeper, faster, healthier clean you can trust. Whether you’re in n...
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1276 Lewisburg Pike Box 4

Franklin, TN 37064

Franklin TN Swimming Pool Service

Tags: pool service

(615) 671-4848

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Franklin pool offers a wide range of pool services. We know that timeliness and efficiency are important when it comes to your pool maintenance and repairs, which is why our pool repair services are fast and affordable. No one wants to spend...
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2020 Fieldstone Pkwy Suite 900 #134-A

Franklin, TN 37069

Scott Wilson Architect, LLC

Tags: Architect , LEED Architect , Residential Architect

(615) 377-9131

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

My goal in every project is to produce a timeless and personal expression of my client's dreams. My hope is to enhance the lives of those who inhabit each project I design.
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317 Main Street #202

Franklin, TN 37064

Franklin Tree Care

Tags: tree service

(615) 933-5771

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Franklin Tree Care is best known for tree trimming and tree cutting. However, we can handle lawn weed control to stump grinding. All of your landscape maintenance needs can be found with us. We know efficiency, safety at an affordable price. What...
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2020 Fieldstone Pkwy Suite 900 #134

Franklin, TN 37069

Backyard Outfitters, Inc

Tags: Outdoor Shed

(615) 807-1386

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Backyard Outfitters is dedicated to building the finest backyard sheds, portable buildings, garages, cabins and utility buildings. You can find our backyard storage solutions in West Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, Pennsylvania and New York.
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4411 Franklin South Ct.

Franklin, TN 37064

How to Hire a Contractor in Franklin TN You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Franklin TN 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 Franklin 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 Franklin TN

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 Franklin TN

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a TN or Franklin 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 Franklin TN

Accidents happen to even the best Franklin 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 Franklin 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 Franklin TN

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