Contractor Directory

Local business listings for Fresno, CA

Security One

Tags: home alarms

(888) 584-5152

Last Updated:
August 12th, 2018

Security One sells, installs, monitors, and services home security systems in the Los Angeles area. Get a basic alarm or all the bells and whistles with a smart home system. Your rate is locked in, the installation is free, and you get a lifetime equ...
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7775 N Palm Ave #102

Fresno, CA 93711

Extreme Industrial Coatings

Tags: Industrial Floor Coatings

(559) 213-4731

Last Updated:
May 7th, 2018

Extreme Epoxy Coatings offers the highest quality flooring and wall coatings at an excellent price. We are highly experienced and reviewed, easy to work with and you can trust us to get your residential or commercial flooring, walls, tanks, beams and...
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703 North Abby

Fresno, CA 93701

GreenPal Lawn Care of Fresno

Tags: Lawn care service

(559) 321-0607

Last Updated:
March 9th, 2018

It was during those times that we could have really used GreenPal. In fact, we spent a lot of time thinking of something that would bring the clients to us, instead of us hunting through neighborhoods for a shabby lawn. We couldn’t even conceive of t...
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647 W. Shaw Ave Suite J

Fresno, CA 93704

Sprinkler Master Repair

Tags: Sprinkler Repair Handyman

(559) 422-3808

Last Updated:
January 22nd, 2018

Things we cover for Fresno County, CA. Lawn Sprinkler Repair: We cover all sprinkler valves We can fix any sprinkler head or nozzles and have it covering all dry spots. We fix broken sprinkler line, including pvc pipe pipe and poly pipe. We ...
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6305 N Poplar Ave

Fresno, CA 93704

Vivint Solar

Tags: solar , solar panels , solar companies

(559) 717-3214

Last Updated:
January 9th, 2018

We're flipping the switch on how the world creates and consumes energy by connecting people to the power of the sun.
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4704 N Sonora Ave Ste 102

Fresno, CA 93722

Best Fresno Appliance Repair

Tags: Appliance Repair

(559) 960-0798

Last Updated:
October 29th, 2017

Best Fresno Appliance Repair is a locally owned home appliance repair company, providing appliance repair in Fresno, CA and the surrounding areas, including appliance repair in Clovis, CA. If appliances in your home and business are not performing c...
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4262 W Figarden Dr Unit 210

Fresno, CA 93722

Sprinkler Master Fresno

Tags: Sprinkler Repair

(559) 422-3808

Last Updated:
July 5th, 2017

Welcome to Sprinkler Master (Fresno, CA). We are a full-service professional sprinkler repair company located in the Sacramento County area that specializes in sprinkler maintenance repair. Our comprehensive repair and maintenance services set us apa...
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644 E Olive Ave

Fresno, CA 93728

Marthedal Solar, Air & Heating

Tags: Fresno HVAC , fresno heating , fresno air conditioning

(559) 266-9525

Last Updated:
March 15th, 2017

The premier Fresno HVAC and Solar Energy Solutions company is Marthedal Solar, Air & Heating. We provide residential and commercial air conditioner installation and service in addition to Fresno solar energy services. We are regarded among the be...
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1441 N Thesta St

Fresno, CA 93703

Fresno Air Cooling

Tags: hvac repair

(559) 317-6844

Last Updated:
October 9th, 2016

Fresno Air Cooling is the Fresno and Clovis Air Conditioning and Heating Experts.  We can maintain, repair and service all makes and models of air conditioning and heating units.  Residential or commercial jobs are no problem for us. Based out of ...
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6083 N. Figarden Drive #333

Fresno, CA 93722

Cut it Right Tree Service

Tags: tree service

(559) 242-2462

Last Updated:
September 24th, 2016

Cut it Right Tree Service is a top Fresno Tree Removal company that specializes in tree removal, tree trimming, strump grinding and any other tree services you need. We serve our customers with hard work and a job well done, and plan on maintaining o...
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7944 N Maple Ave # 106

Fresno, CA 93720

How to Hire a Contractor in Fresno CA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Fresno CA 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 Fresno 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 Fresno CA

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 Fresno CA

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a CA or Fresno 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 Fresno CA

Accidents happen to even the best Fresno 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 Fresno 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 Fresno CA

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