Contractor Directory

Local business listings for Golden, CO

Ropa Roofing

Tags: Roofer

(720) 475-1065

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

After operating a family roofing company in the state of Georgia for 15 years, Brent and his family decided to settle in beautiful Colorado. Now a licensed and insured contractor in Denver and surrounding areas, Brent awaits your phone call.
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795 McIntyre St. Suite 303

Golden, CO 80401

Golden Locksmith Masters

Tags: auto lockout

(720) 262-3972

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Golden Locksmith Masters is always available to give you the help you need when you have a commercial, residential, automotive or emergency locksmith service need. With the help of Golden Locksmith Masters, we have been able to provide many business ...
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722 Washington Ave, #108

Golden, CO 80401

Clean Conscience Golden

Tags: Cleaning Company

(303) 502-5509

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Homes that arenít only sparkling clean but are also healthier and safe from harmful chemicals, thatís what residents in Golden, Colorado enjoy when they call Clean Conscience Green House and Maid Services for their cleaning needs.
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601 16th St c217

Golden, CO 80401

HERO Inspections & Environmental

Tags: Residential Inspections

(303) 500-3378

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

HERO Inspect offers a range of reliable new house inspection, total home inspection, radon testing & mobile home inspection services in Denver, Colorado. We schedule VERY quickly, are always on time, and get your report to your agent the same day. ...
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1849 Denver West Drive, #2313

Golden, CO 80401

Denver Garage Door Repairman

Tags: Garage Door Spring Replacement , Garage Door Services , Garage Door Repair

(720) 370-2695

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Denver Garage Door Repairman is the premier garage door installation and repair company in Denver Colorado and surrounding cities. We have highly trained, knowledgeable and experienced technicians ready to complete whatever type of garage door projec...
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16272 W 55th Pl

Golden, CO 80403

Colorado Concept Electrical & Lighting

Tags: electrical contractor website

(303) 234-0460

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

From concept to completion, we are Colorado's experts in electrical and lighting. Since 1983, Colorado Concept has been transforming homes and businesses - safely wiring projects, beautifully lighting spaces, and boosting energy efficiency. From a s...
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13200 W. 43rd Drive #203

Golden, CO 80403

24/7 Flood Response

Tags: Water Damage Denver

(303) 239-1416

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

24/7 Flood Response is your friendly, reliable, full service water damage restoration and mold removal company. Based in Golden, CO, we are proudly family owned and operated and have been serving the entire Front Range since 2003.
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626 Moss St

Golden, CO 80401

Smart Garage Door Repair Golden CO

Tags: garage door repair golden , gates repair golden , gate repair golden

(720) 613-5973

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Tired of dealing with broken springs, or beat up garage, or just old garage doors? Call us now at (720) 613-5973.
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231 Violet St

Golden, CO 80401

A-1 Quality Home Inspections

Tags: home inspection

(303) 981-1914

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

At A-1 Quality Home Inspections, we help facilitate the sale of homes. We investigate and provide answers to questions regarding safety, health and maintenance issues that will affect the home now or in the near future. Our inspections are 100% guara...
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456 Eldridge Ct.

Golden, CO 80401

Joy Controls

Tags: HVAC Meters

(800) 627-7612

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Joy Controls stocks butterfly, ball, and solenoid valves. We sell steam traps. Joy Controls is pleased to be a Warren Controls valve distributor. Warren Controls manufactures control valves for the HVAC industry.
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15734 West 6th Ave. Frontage Rd

Golden, CO 80401

How to Hire a Contractor in Golden CO You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Golden CO 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 Golden 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 Golden CO

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 Golden CO

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a CO or Golden 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 Golden CO

Accidents happen to even the best Golden 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 Golden 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 Golden CO

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