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Express Cleaning Solutions

Tags: Commercial laundry

(424) 295-6060

Last Updated:
August 17th, 2018

Laundry service in Los Angeles is what we provide our customers here at Express Cleaning Solutions. Whether you need commercial laundry or personal laundry needs we are here to serve you. We provide wash and fold plus dry cleaning for your personal l...
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2510 W Rosecrans Ave Unit B

Gardena, CA 90249

Central Roofing Company

Tags: Roofing Contractor

(310) 527-6770

Last Updated:
April 15th, 2018


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555 W 182nd St

Gardena, CA 90248

E&K Vintage Wood

Tags: reclaimed lumber

(310) 306-6900

Last Updated:
October 19th, 2017

E&K Vintage Wood specializes in reclaimed wood preserved from the deconstruction of historic buildings throughout the United States and abroad. In addition to reclaimed barn siding, lumber and flooring, we offer hand-hewn beams and custom milled furn...
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1308 West El Segundo Blvd

Gardena, CA 90247

Majestic Lighting Inc

Tags: Grow Lights Los Angeles

(310) 808-1008

Last Updated:
June 13th, 2017

Established in 2004 in Gardena, we offer a comprehensive selection of electrical & lighting supplies from top manufacturers. Our affordable wholesale prices, quality products and friendly customer service have helped us earn the business of numerous ...
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1923 Artesia Blvd

Gardena, CA 90247

Garage Door Repair Gardena

Tags: Garage Door Repair

(310) 735-0186

Last Updated:
June 28th, 2016

Trusted garage door specialists in Gardena, California. This company specializes in garage door maintenance and delicate operations requiring technical expertise like garage door sensor wiring.
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14903 S Normandie Ave #361

Gardena, CA 90247

Gardena CA Locksmith

Tags: Locksmith Services

(310) 879-5133

Last Updated:
August 18th, 2016

The advantage to individuals that think ahead is that they will have a substitution key close by which they had produced using their Locksmith.
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1146 W Redondo Beach Blvd

Gardena, CA 90247

Gardena Garage Doors Guys

Tags: Garage door Gardena CA

(424) 273-5386

Last Updated:
May 13th, 2016

Gardena Garage Doors Guys offer same day garage door services in Gardena California. We repair and install garage doors from all makers in Gardena CA.
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18606 s New Hampshire Ave

Gardena, CA 90248

Gardena Water Damage Restoration

Tags: Gardena Water Damage Restoration

(424) 738-1076

Last Updated:
May 9th, 2016

Welcome to Gardena Water Damage Restoration , locally owned and operated restoration company. Our office located at 1875 W. Redondo Beach Blvd. #214 Gardena CA 90247 (W Redondo Beach Blvd & S Manhattan Pl). Our team specialize in water and fire resto...
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1875 W. Redondo Beach Blvd. #214

Gardena, CA 90247

Solar Panels Company Gardena CA

Tags: Solar Panels Company Gardena CA

(310) 893-6215

Last Updated:
March 3rd, 2016

Lookig for solar panels company Gardena CA we specialize in solar panels contractors Gardena, solar energy solutions Gardena, new installation and repair Gardena, solar panels installation Gardena, Servicing Gardena, CA 90247 and surround cities visi...
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1746 West Redondo Beach Boulevard

Gardena, CA 90247

Gate Repair Gardena

Tags: Gate Repair Gardena

(310) 594-7751

Last Updated:
February 6th, 2016

Gardena CA garage door service, Gardena opener repair, Gardena Broken spring replacement, Gardena maintenance, provided from 1748 West Redondo Beach Boulevard Gardena CA 90247 visit our website: http://garagedoorrepairgardenaca.net/
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110 West Commonwealth Avenue

Gardena, CA 90247



How to Hire a Contractor in Gardena CA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Gardena 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 Gardena 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 Gardena 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 Gardena CA

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

Accidents happen to even the best Gardena 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 Gardena 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 Gardena CA

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