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Local business listings for Hillsboro, OR

Dick's Evergreen Fence and Deck

Tags: Fence Supply Store

(503) 640-7700

Last Updated:
November 28th, 2017

Dick’s Evergreen Fence & Deck was started in 1979 by Dick Boyle in Beaverton, OR. The company began as a means of vocation that could put Dick’s woodworking and construction skills, as well as his commitment to hard work, to good use. As the company ...
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4815 SE Tualatin Valley Highway

Hillsboro, OR 97123

Northwest Weatherization

Tags: Weatherization Service Hillsboro

(503) 640-9000

Last Updated:
October 9th, 2017

Northwest Weatherization specializes in helping homeowners save money every month on their energy bills through weatherization with outstanding customer service. Weatherization includes insulation, whole home air sealing, duct sealing and windows for...
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2704 SE 39th Loop #109

Hillsboro, OR 97123

Hillsboro Carpet Cleaning

Tags: carpet cleaning

(503) 694-3417

Last Updated:
May 28th, 2016

Hillsboro Carpet Cleaning is an award winning carpet and upholstery cleaning service in the Pacific Northwest. Servicing the Greater Pacific Northwest for several years. We are one stop shop for all your flooring needs in the Greater Portland area. ...
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2001 NW Aloclek Dr Suite 106

Hillsboro, OR 97124

Hansen Architectural Systems

Tags: Deck railing , Aluminum railing,Cable railing , Picket railing, Wire rope railing

(503) 356-0959

Last Updated:
May 16th, 2015

Hansen Architectural Systems is a trusted provider of quality aluminum cable, glass, and picket railings for commercial and residential applications.
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5500 SE Alexander St

Hillsboro, OR 97123

Hillsboro Garage Door Repair

Tags: Hillsboro Garage Door Repair

(503) 241-7195

Last Updated:
January 1st, 2015

Hillsboro Garage Door Repair , operated from Hillsboro OR 97124 , for more info visit http://garagedoorrepairhillsboroor.com/
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151 North 1st Avenue

Hillsboro, OR 97124

Garage Door Repair Hillsboro

Tags: Garage Door Repair Hillsboro

(503) 765-5050

Last Updated:
December 9th, 2014

Garage Door Repair Hillsboro has been providing great service for the last 12 years. Based in Kingwood, Texas Garage Door Repair Hillsboro was founded by a dedicated garage door technician and seller. Their family-oriented attitude spills over to cus...
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4769 SE Frewing Rd

Hillsboro, OR 97123

Speedy Locksmith

Tags: locksmith hillsboro

(503) 664-4145

Last Updated:
July 28th, 2014

Speedy Locksmith 503-664-4145. 926 SE Oak St, Hillsboro, OR 97213. 24/7 Mobile Locksmith in Hillsboro OR. Lockouts, Repairs, Install Locksmiths & Keys.
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926 SE Oak Street

Hillsboro, OR 97213

Right Now Electrician Hillsboro

Tags: Electricians

(971) 205-5563

Last Updated:
March 4th, 2014

Right Now Electrician Hillsboro is an electrical contractor offering services in the Hillsboro, OR area and 24 hr emergency electrical repair. The Right Now Electrician Hillsboro can handle it all, from new installations, dedicated circuits, and wir...
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2001 NW Aloclek Drive Suite #4

Hillsboro, OR 97124

US Garage Doors Hillsboro

Tags: US Garage Doors Hillsboro

(503) 205-9795

Last Updated:
February 1st, 2014

Garage door service provider in Hillsboro, Oregon that is dealing Genie opener repair and Genie Intellicode clicker. This provider is also an emergency garage door company. Inquire for garage door prices.
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2459 SE Tualatin Valley Hwy

Hillsboro, OR 97123

Hillsboro Heating and Cooling

Tags: HVAC

(503) 616-2737

Last Updated:
December 4th, 2013

Hillsboro Heating and Cooling is a FULL-SERVICE Company that specializes in every part of you're HVAC system. We can help you Everything from a simple Furnace Repair to to the Installation of complete comfort system for you're existing home or busine...
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2001 NW Aloclek Drive Suite #4

Hillsboro, OR 97124



How to Hire a Contractor in Hillsboro OR You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Hillsboro OR 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 Hillsboro 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 Hillsboro OR

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 Hillsboro OR

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a OR or Hillsboro 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 Hillsboro OR

Accidents happen to even the best Hillsboro 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 Hillsboro 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 Hillsboro OR

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