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Local business listings for Highland Park, IL

Garage Door Repair Highland Park

Tags: Garage door

(847) 462-7082

Last Updated:
February 12th, 2016

The mobile crews of Garage Door Repair Highland Park provide swift emergency assistance plus scheduled repair and complete replacement. Count on major experts in Illinois to resolve issues with any system component.
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1954 1st Street

Highland Park, IL 60035

Garage Door Repair Highland Park

Tags: Garage Door Repair

(847) 457-0725

Last Updated:
December 15th, 2015

You have a busy schedule, which means you donít have the time of day to mess with a broken garage door. And thatís where Garage Door Repair Highland Park is at your service. With our exceptional service, you can rely on us to get the job done, and ge...
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1864 Garland Ave

Highland Park, IL 60035

Garage Door Repair Highland Park IL

Tags: Highland Park Garage Door Repair

(847) 629-4017

Last Updated:
October 8th, 2015

Garage Door Repair Highland Park IL's technicians check manual garage doors for identifying the problem. We are expertise in motor installation with all your requirements.
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Deerfield Rd

Highland Park, IL 60035

Locksmith Highland Park

Tags: locksmith service

(847) 801-0729

Last Updated:
September 19th, 2015

Expert locksmith company offering 24/7 local services! Locksmith Highland Park is situated in Illinois and works with advanced equipment. Well-trained technicians for lock repairs, installation and rekeying! Offers lockout service!
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Vine Ave #1301

Highland Park, IL 60035

Highland Park Garage Door Repair

Tags: Highland Park Garage Door Repair

(760) 661-3835

Last Updated:
May 14th, 2015

Highland Park Garage Door Repair is a repair and Installation Company serving Highland Park with experts to work for you with high training for working on any kind of garage door. We are one of the top leaders in residential garage door repair with b...
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Lake Ave

Highland Park, IL 60035

Gate Repair Highland Park

Tags: Gate Repair

(847) 463-1415

Last Updated:
May 13th, 2015

Gate Repair Highland Park can make a difference to people's lives in Illinois! The expert teams, high tech equipment and great knowledge all ensure proper installation and maintenance services.
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Central Ave

Highland Park, IL 60035

Gate Repair Highland Park

Tags: Gate Repair

(847) 463-1415

Last Updated:
May 13th, 2015

Gate Repair Highland Park can make a difference to people's lives in Illinois! The expert teams, high tech equipment and great knowledge all ensure proper installation and maintenance services.
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Central Ave

Highland Park, IL 60035

Gate Repair Highland Park

Tags: Gate Repair

(847) 463-1415

Last Updated:
May 13th, 2015

Gate Repair Highland Park can make a difference to people's lives in Illinois! The expert teams, high tech equipment and great knowledge all ensure proper installation and maintenance services.
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Central Ave

Highland Park, IL 60035

Gate Repair Highland Park

Tags: Gate Repair

(847) 463-1415

Last Updated:
May 13th, 2015

Gate Repair Highland Park can make a difference to people's lives in Illinois! The expert teams, high tech equipment and great knowledge all ensure proper installation and maintenance services.
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Central Ave

Highland Park, IL 60035

Locksmith Highland Park

Tags: Locksmith Highland Park

(410) 541-4781

Last Updated:
April 28th, 2015

Highland Park Locksmith in IL provides car door unlocking, lockouts, commercial and residential 24/7 Locksmith service. We have been providing service to satisfy a large number of customers.
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Keats Ct

Highland Park, IL 60035



How to Hire a Contractor in Highland Park IL You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Highland Park 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 Highland Park 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 Highland Park 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 Highland Park IL

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

Accidents happen to even the best Highland Park 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 Highland Park 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 Highland Park IL

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