Contractor Directory

Local business listings for Irvine, CA

Evolved Building Maintenance

Tags: Commercial janitorial services , Carpet cleaning , Strip and Wax Vinyl Floors

(949) 556-8896

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

At EBM, we provide affordable and complete office cleaning services. Our office is located in Irvine, CA and we provide commercial janitorial services all across Orange County. Our wide range of services includes building maintenance, day porter serv...
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Oracle Tower, 17901 Von Karman Avenue Suite 600

Irvine, CA 92614

The Awning Company

Tags: awnings expert

(949) 751-6657

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

The Awnings Company - Innovative awning solutions for any residential & commercial in San Diego & Orange County. Our awning service includes custom awnings design, canopies and sun screens installation, drop rolls & shade sails fabric, outdoor and po...
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15 Hammond St Suite # 308

Irvine, CA 92618

Oriental Rugs Specialist

Tags: oriental rugs specialist Service

(949) 363-5300

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Oriental Rugs Specialist - Orange County's most experienced Oriental rug cleaning, repair & restoration company. We use time-tested cleaning techniques to gently yet effectively remove pet, urine, food, wine, and other stains from all types of Orient...
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209 Pineview,

Irvine, CA 92620

The Spectrum Plumbing Specialists

Tags: Irvine plumbing company

(310) 357-2420

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

We are a local plumbing repair company located in Irvine, Ca.
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9218 Spectrum

Irvine, CA 92618

You've Got Maids Irvine

Tags: irvine house cleaning

(949) 534-2736

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Professional Irvine house cleaning services by You've Got Maids! Home or office no job is too big or small! Call us today for free estimates.
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9272 Jeronimo Rd, #102

Irvine, CA 92618

Irvine Termite Control & Fumigation

Tags: termite control

(949) 267-3766

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Irvine Termite Control & Fumigation is a leading termite treatment company in Irvine, California that services customers in Irvine, Orange County and beyond - as far as Riverside to the East, Long Beach to the North and San Clemente to the South.
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2082 Michelson Dr Suite A-100

Irvine, CA 92612

All Professional Appliance Repair

Tags: Washer repair service

(800) 598-7320

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

We provide the best repair services for washing machine, dryer, refrigerator, oven, microwave repair Irvine CA. You can get us at your doorstep and get all your issues regarding your device quickly within a little time span. For any kind of repair fo...
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17192 Murphy Ave, Irvine, CA 92623, USA

Irvine, CA 92623

OC Express Plumbing

Tags: Plumbers Irvine

(949) 652-7080

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

OC Express Plumbing offers clients the best possible plumbing services in Irvine and Orange County. We have over 20 years experience in the field. We are Irvine Plumbers - Plumbers Irvine - Plumbing Services Irvine. Give us a call today for Plumbers ...
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119 Cantata #3

Irvine, CA 92606

Janex Cleaning Services

Tags: commercial cleaning company

(714) 202-0213

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Janex Cleaning Services is a renowned full-service janitorial company in Orange County, committed to provide perfection, reliable and quality services to its clients. We aim to go beyond the expectations of our clients and offer unmatched janitorial ...
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7545 Irvine Center Drive Suite 200

Irvine, CA 92618


Tags: Referee scheduling software

(949) 357-0000

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Whistle was born by a passionate team to make referees more digitally accessible. Our mission is to recreate the way referees are accessed, hired and retained across every level of sports. Sign up today and you’ll be the first to receive an exclusive...
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5151 California Ave, Suite 100

Irvine, CA 92617

How to Hire a Contractor in Irvine CA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Irvine 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 Irvine 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 Irvine 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 Irvine CA

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

Accidents happen to even the best Irvine 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 Irvine 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 Irvine CA

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