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Local business listings for Gainesville, GA

Gainesville Safe Locksmith

Tags: locksmith

(678) 573-1192

Last Updated:
March 27th, 2018

Are you looking for affordable locksmithing services in Gainesville, GA? Well, look no further; you’ve arrived at the right place. Gainesville Safe Locksmith is your one stop shop for anything related to locksmithing. And, best of all, our rates are ...
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996 Athens St, Ste C

Gainesville, GA 30501

Gainesville Water Removal Experts

Tags: Water damage restoration service

(404) 476-7715

Last Updated:
March 5th, 2018

Gainesville Water Removal Experts understand the pain of water damage; our services are available 24/7, prepared to save your property from floods.
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821 Dawsonville Hwy Ste 250-198

Gainesville, GA 30501

Georgia Tree Company - Tree Removal Services Gainesville

Tags: tree removal gainesville

(404) 418-7628

Last Updated:
March 3rd, 2018

The Tree Technicians at Georgia Tree Company (GTC) in Gainesville, GA are THE experts for all emergency / residential / commercial tree services. We offer 24 hour telephone service, and are unparalleled in our commitment to safety and customer servic...
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8820 Fairlane Trail

Gainesville, GA 30506

Gainesville Garage Door Repair

Tags: garage door repair

(678) 317-9342

Last Updated:
January 25th, 2018

"Are you in need of assistance with your Gainesville garage door? Gainesville, GA residents can call us for a variety of solutions, from spring repair, spring replacement and opener repair to overhead garage door repair, the servicing of major garage...
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700 Washington St W

Gainesville, GA 30501

Shane Karrigan Electric

Tags: Electrical Contractor

(678) 316-0668

Last Updated:
November 1st, 2017

Full service electrical contractor serving the north east georgia area.
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1730 MLK Jr Blvd, C3

Gainesville, GA 30501

Meehan Electrical Services

Tags: electrician

(678) 208-4968

Last Updated:
October 26th, 2016

Proudly wiring, lighting, and electrifying Gainesville, GA area homes and businesses since 1960, Meehan Electrical Services is a trusted and preferred provider of electrical contracting service, electric repair, and residential and commercial electri...
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821 Dawsonville Hwy. Suite 250-174

Gainesville, GA 30501

New Clean Pressure Washing

Tags: Roofs Decks cleaning

(678) 863-3651

Last Updated:
August 2nd, 2016

New Clean Pressure Washing is a family owned and operated business. We take pride in serving the Gainesville, Flowery Branch, Buford, Gwinnett and surrounding areas with the most professional pressure washing service available. Find out why we ar...
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364 Green St. NE Unit 1847

Gainesville, GA 30501

Gainesville Lock Pro's

Tags: Emergency Locksmith

(678) 928-9975

Last Updated:
April 18th, 2014

If you are in the Gainesville GA area and find yourself in need of help because you locked yourself out of your car, your home or your office, you have come to the right place. We are Gainesville Lock Pro's and we are always one phone call away and ...
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536 Bradford St South

Gainesville, GA 30501

Fortune Plumbing

Tags: fortuneplumbing.com

(770) 532-9489

Last Updated:
November 1st, 2013

Fortune Plumbing's fast response and knowledgeable plumbers, will have your plumbing repairs completed in no time, and it won't cost a fortune in Gainesville, GA.
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3754 Leach Circle

Gainesville, GA 30506

Advanced Water Fire Mold Damage Gainesville GA

Tags: Water Damage Gainesville GA , Water Fire Restoration Gainesville GA , Storm & Wind Damage Gainesville GA

(770) 872-0627

Last Updated:
July 10th, 2012

Plumber in Gainesville GA When a plumbing pipe or water line breaks often the water has to be turned of to the home or business causing extensive problems within the family, employees or customers. This is when you need an emergency plumbing service...
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Serving Hall County Since 1976

Gainesville, GA 30503



How to Hire a Contractor in Gainesville GA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Gainesville GA 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 Gainesville 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 Gainesville GA

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 Gainesville GA

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a GA or Gainesville 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 Gainesville GA

Accidents happen to even the best Gainesville 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 Gainesville 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 Gainesville GA

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