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Local business listings for Glenview, IL

GTR Locksmith

Tags: 24 hour locksmith

(224) 577-1874

Last Updated:
August 14th, 2017

Most people don’t really consider the importance of security until they are faced with a break-in. Here at GTR Locksmith we are ready for your call if you need break-in repairs done fast or if you are locked out of your home, business or car. We ha...
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2001 Tower Dr

Glenview, IL 60026

Greenleaf Developers

Tags: home builder

(773) 505-9999

Last Updated:
September 6th, 2016

Greenleaf Developers is a Glenview Illinois based company specializing in building custom home additions and new homes. Applying two decades of expertise in home construction business to your new house addition.
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1835 Kendale Dr.

Glenview, IL 60025

Locksmith Glenview

Tags: Locksmith Service

(847) 801-0728

Last Updated:
August 10th, 2016

Full services by Locksmith Glenview! The company is an expert in home, commercial and auto locksmith. It provides 24/7 local emergency services, repairs and rekeys locks, and offers locks installation. Located in Illinois!
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Waukegan Rd #1302

Glenview, IL 60025

Garage Door Repair Glenview

Tags: Garage Door Repair

(847) 278-9134

Last Updated:
December 20th, 2015

Are you fed up with having to deal with a broken garage door every day? With such a busy schedule, you shouldn’t have to deal with the task of manually opening and closing your garage door everyday before you leave home. Luckily, Garage Door Repair...
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3117 Coral Ln

Glenview, IL 60026

Siding & Windows Group LTD

Tags: siding , siding contractor , fiber cement siding

(847) 251-4200

Last Updated:
October 9th, 2015

Top-Rated Siding & Replacement WindowsProfessionals in Chicago
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10350 Dearlove Rd Suite A

Glenview, IL 60025

Garage Door Repair Glenview IL

Tags: Glenview Garage Door Repair

(847) 629-0636

Last Updated:
October 7th, 2015

Garage Door Repair Glenview IL is a company where we offer residential repairs, same day service, emergency service, garage door opener repair, broken springs & broken cables.
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Westview Rd

Glenview, IL 60025

Garage Door Repair Glenview

Tags: Garage door

(847) 462-7083

Last Updated:
October 2nd, 2015

For emergency cable replacement, complete opener fix or panel painting, and weatherproofing, choose Garage Door Repair Glenview. Hire the best specialists in Clopay, Amarr, Genie, Craftsman and Chamberlain in Illinois.
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2516 Waukegan Rd

Glenview , IL 60025

Gate Repair Glenview

Tags: gate repair

(847) 463-5192

Last Updated:
September 7th, 2015

Gate Repair Glenview makes the difference in Illinois! The company is fully equipped, knowledgeable, perfectly organized and offers services for all residential gates as well as gate intercoms and openers.
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Lehigh Ave

Glenview, IL 60026

Advance Garage Door Repair

Tags: garage door repair Glenview , gates repair Glenview , overhead door repair Glenview

(847) 558-6378

Last Updated:
May 6th, 2015

Are you looking for a garage repair in Glenview ? Tired of dealing with broken springs, or beat up garage, or just old garage doors? If so then you have come to the right place. All you have to do is call the garage door experts of Glenview,IL
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923 Waukegan Road

Glenview, IL 60025

Garage Door Repair Glenview IL

Tags: Garage Door Repair Glenview IL

(847) 230-4813

Last Updated:
February 24th, 2015

Garage Door Repair Glenview IL , service provided from Glenview IL 60025 , for more info visit http://garagedoorrepairglenviewil.co/
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1103 Golfview Road

Glenview, IL 60025



How to Hire a Contractor in Glenview IL You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Glenview IL 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 Glenview 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 Glenview IL

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 Glenview IL

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a IL or Glenview 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 Glenview IL

Accidents happen to even the best Glenview 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 Glenview 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 Glenview IL

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