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Local business listings for Huntington Beach, CA

DA Cabinets

Tags: custom kitchen cabinets , custom closets & storage , custom garage cabinets

(714) 723-3000

Last Updated:
June 19th, 2019

DA Cabinets is your #1 choice for custom cabinetry solutions in Orange County, CA Looking For Cabinets, Closet Organizers or Custom Storage Solutions? DA Cabinets has been building custom storage solutions and creating a sense of order for homes, o...
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19744 Beach Blvd. #164

Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Tree Service Pros of Huntington Beach

Tags: Huntington Beach tree service , tree service huntington beach , tree removal Huntington Beach

(714) 750-8140

Last Updated:
March 12th, 2019

Need a licensed & Insured Huntington Beach tree service company? If so, Tree Service Pros of Huntington Beach, CA will get the job done right the first time! We provide both residential and commercial tree services ranging from the following: - Tr...
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7652 Garfield Ave #100

Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Aluminum Patio Covers Riverside

Tags: Home Improvement

(951) 378-2891

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

If you are looking for the ideal and above all trusted Aluminum Patio Covers in Orange County, then please visit Socal Patio Covers and get the complete detail with great results.
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Huntington Beach, CA 92605

SERVPRO

Tags: SERVPRO

(714) 202-0236

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Emergency service, available 24/7. Let us end your stress and worry. We offer water and fire damage clean-up, mold removal, carpet cleaning, and home restoration. "Like it never even happened."
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21531 Surveyor Circle

Huntington Beach, CA 92646

Huntington Beach Pool Pros

Tags: pool cleaning and pool and spa maintenance.

(714) 334-0716

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Your swimming pool may be full of bacteria and algae. As both your outdoor aboveground and in-ground pools are exposed thatís why itís very easy for them to be contaminated. Many things can lead to contamination of your pool such as dirt, debris, ani...
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127 7th st

Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Appliance Repair Huntington Beach

Tags: appliance repair service

(562) 232-4009

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

We do not only provide home appliance repair, but we also make sure that your appliances will be functioning perfectly and efficiently for a long time. We always strive to deliver superb services, such as washer & dryer service, general maintenance, ...
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5942 Edinger Ave Suite 113 #169

Huntington Beach, CA 92649

Appliance Repair Huntington Beach

Tags: appliance repair service

(562) 232-4009

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

We do not only provide home appliance repair, but we also make sure that your appliances will be functioning perfectly and efficiently for a long time. We always strive to deliver superb services, such as washer & dryer service, general maintenance, ...
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5942 Edinger Ave Suite 113 #169

Huntington Beach, CA 92649

Stanley Window Care

Tags: orange county window cleaning

(949) 786-0816

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Orange County window cleaning by Stanley Window Care! Window cleaning, pressure washing, carpet cleaning, house cleaning and more! Free Quotes 949.786.0816
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17362 Jefferson Lane

Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Carpet Cleaner Huntington Beach

Tags: Huntington Beach Carpet Cleaning

(714) 559-3900

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Our primary goal is to keep your restaurants, corporations, and homes safe and free from bacteria, for healthy living. We have serviced the food industry in a variety of capacities for almost 20 years.
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7051 Ellis Ave. #26

Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Carpet Cleaning Huntington Beach

Tags: Huntington Beach Carpet Cleaning

(657) 215-4423

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Carpet Cleaning Huntington Beach is an environmentally conscious company that provides low moisture hot water extraction from truck-mounted and portable steam units for Huntington Beach residents and businesses. We use non-toxic, biodegradable cleani...
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2211 Florida St #1

Huntington Beach, CA 92648



How to Hire a Contractor in Huntington Beach CA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Huntington Beach CA 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 Huntington Beach 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 Huntington Beach CA

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 Huntington Beach CA

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a CA or Huntington Beach 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 Huntington Beach CA

Accidents happen to even the best Huntington Beach 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 Huntington Beach 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 Huntington Beach CA

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