Contractor Directory

Local business listings for Gilroy, CA

ASCO Service, Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating

Tags: heating and air conditioning repair

(408) 846-6499

Last Updated:
July 11th, 2017

At Asco Service Inc., We provide the heating, air conditioning and HVAC maintenance & repair services. Itís easy for you to maintain a pleasant temperature in your home with help from Asco Service Inc. Whether it be cooling or heating, you can count ...
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575 Southside Drive, Suite B

Gilroy, CA 95020

Floors Direct Carpet One

Tags: flooring installation gilroy ca

(408) 337-0838

Last Updated:
January 5th, 2017

Floors Direct Carpet One offer a wide selection of flooring services. In addition to selling flooring, window coverings, and specialty items, we also provide expert installation of these products. We can handle all of your installation needs!
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8585 Monterey Rd.

Gilroy, CA 95020

Dry Out Gilroy CA

Tags: Water Damage Gilroy CA , Water Removal Gilroy CA , Flood Restoration Gilroy CA

(408) 214-0453

Last Updated:
May 13th, 2014

Water that is removed immediately causes only minor damage, do not wait if you have water coming into your home, call Dry Out Restoration of Gilroy CA 408-214-0453. Please be very careful when working with a flooded home, make sure the electricity is...
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Serving Gilroy California

Gilroy, CA 95020

Water Heater Repair Gilroy CA

Tags: Sewer Cleaning Gilroy CA , Drain Problems Gilroy CA , Plumbing Leaks Gilroy CA

(408) 256-0903

Last Updated:
November 7th, 2013

Plumbers in Gilroy CA Preferred Plumbing & Drain has free estimates and many high values, we believe in outstanding service and that a job should always be done correct the first time. We are the plumbing, sewer, drain repair and replacement professi...
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Serving Santa Clara County

Gilroy, CA 95020

Evelia Daycare

Tags: Daycare

(408) 722-8342

Last Updated:
October 7th, 2013

Evelia Daycare provides a wonderful nurturing environment for children. We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of your love ones. We offer the best care possible and one-on-one attention.
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7380 Orchard Dr

Gilroy, CA 95020

24 Hour Plumbers Gilroy CA

Tags: 24 Hour Plumbers Gilroy CA , Emergency Plumbing Services Gilroy CA , Sewer Cleaning Gilroy CA

(408) 256-0903

Last Updated:
August 22nd, 2013

Plumbers in Gilroy CA Preferred Plumbing & Drain has free estimates and many high values, we believe in outstanding service and that a job should always be done correct the first time. We are the plumbing, sewer, drain repair and replacement professi...
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Serving Santa Clara County California Since 2004

Gilroy, CA 95020

Preferred Plumbing & Drain Gilroy CA

Tags: Sewer Cleaning Gilroy CA , Drain Clogs Gilroy CA , Plumbing Problems Gilroy CA

(408) 256-0903

Last Updated:
July 16th, 2013

Our knowledgeable plumbers always provide prompt, speedy services, typically to your door in 60 minutes or less. Preferred Plumbing has highly experienced plumbing professionals are constantly prepared to take care of your plumbing issues. Whether it...
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Serving Santa Clara County Since 2004

Gilroy, CA 95020

First Security Services

Tags: Security Guards Gilroy , Private Security Officers , Security Companies

(408) 848-1110

Last Updated:
March 23rd, 2013

First Security Services of San Martin, California provides the best services in private armed and unarmed security guards, residential security, vehicle patrol, alarm response services, security solutions, and round-the-clock-communications to the Ca...
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8352 Church St #12

Gilroy, CA 95020

Jack's Overhead Doors

Tags: Garage Door Supplier , Garage Door Opener , Garage Door Openers

(408) 842-0295

Last Updated:
December 3rd, 2011

We offer a wide range of top quality garage doors and garage door openers for commercial and residential customers. We can repair, replace or even upgrade any of your garage door or opener needs.
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110 E. Luchesssa Ave #2

Gilroy, CA 95020

How to Hire a Contractor in Gilroy CA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Gilroy 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 Gilroy 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 Gilroy 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 Gilroy CA

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

Accidents happen to even the best Gilroy 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 Gilroy 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 Gilroy CA

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