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Hudson Locksmiths

Tags: change lock

(330) 863-8937

Last Updated:
August 15th, 2017

Finding and working with the right locksmith can be expensive and frustrating, but not if you call on Hudson Locksmiths, here in Hudson, Ohio. We have home, auto and business lock and key services down to an art form! Our rates are quite affordable a...
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200 Laurel Lake Dr

Hudson, OH 44236

Northeast Ohio Home Renovations

Tags: Cleveland remodeling

(330) 523-6919

Last Updated:
April 3rd, 2017

One of Cleveland’s best home remodelers, kitchen & bathroom remodeling, basements, quartz & granite countertops, cabinets, showers, age-in-place, flooring.
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7747 Olde 8 Rd

Hudson, OH 44236

Ingersoll Rand

Tags: ingersoll rand air compressor , air compressor , air compressor parts

(330) 650-1330

Last Updated:
October 8th, 2016

APO Pumps & Compressors has been a trusted Supplier & Service Center of air compressors in Ohio by consistently delivering top products and services.
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6607 Chittenden Rd.

Hudson, OH 44236

AJC Tools

Tags: ajc commercial roofing tools

(800) 428-2438

Last Updated:
June 10th, 2015

AJC roofing tools are professional grade, designed and manufactured for residential and commercial use. All of our products are made in the USA and stand the test of time!
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5145 Hudson Drive

Hudson, OH 44236

The Sagamore Companies

Tags: Landscape Supply , building supply

(330) 656-5720

Last Updated:
December 12th, 2014

Landscape supply company, landscaping company and snow plow company Products: Topsoil, mulch, gravel, compost, slinger trucks, liquid de-icer, firewood, railroad ties, boulders, flagstone, limestone, sand, dump trucks, salt, landscaping, lawn mainte...
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2001 E. Barlow Rd

Hudson, OH 44236


How to Hire a Contractor in Hudson OH You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Hudson OH 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 Hudson 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 Hudson OH

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 Hudson OH

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a OH or Hudson 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 Hudson OH

Accidents happen to even the best Hudson 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 Hudson 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 Hudson OH

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