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Local business listings for Jacksonville, FL

Amelia Building Maintenance

Tags: Janitorial Services

(904) 996-1452

Last Updated:
June 30th, 2018

Amelia Building Maintenance Inc. Is a full service commercial cleaning company, That has serviced Northeast Florida and surrounding areas since 1998.
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1234, 3068 Lane Ave N

Jacksonville, FL 32254

Creative Carpet Repair Jacksonville

Tags: family owned

(904) 245-1916

Last Updated:
June 9th, 2018

Phone us at (904) 245-1916 for Expert Carpet Repair Services, Carpet Stretching, Carpet Patching, Carpet Dyeing, Berber Carpet Repair, Carpet Burn Repair, Carpet to Tile Transition Repair, Carpet to Hardwood Transition, Pet Damage Carpet Repair, Wate...
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914 Inwood Terrace

Jacksonville, FL 32207

Kendale Design/Build General Contractors, LLC

Tags: commercial-contractors-jacksonville

(904) 384-8611

Last Updated:
June 8th, 2018

Kendale is a results-driven company that is able to adapt to changing project conditions and client needs. Our team delivers consistent results and exceptional service, leading to close partnerships with our clients.
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9310 Old Kings Rd S #201

Jacksonville, FL 32257

Above and Beyond Tree Services Inc

Tags: Tree Services

(904) 928-3568

Last Updated:
June 4th, 2018

Our locally owned and operated company has been servicing the greater Jacksonville, Florida area for 30 years. Our service and expertise is second-to-none in the tree service industry. Our teams and supervisors make customer satisfaction and safety o...
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7260 Lennon Street

Jacksonville, FL 32254

Pyramid Lawn Services

Tags: Jacksonville lawn care

(904) 638-5801

Last Updated:
May 21st, 2018

We are a family own lawn service company, helping commercial and residential clients in Jacksonville and nearby areas since 2005. Our services include but not limited to lawn maintenance, landscape, irrigation, drainage, tree removal, to name a few.
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3717 Banding Blvd

Jacksonville, FL 32210

Jacksonville Master Locksmith

Tags: locksmith

(904) 770-4511

Last Updated:
May 4th, 2018

If you need any of the following locksmith services; lock changes, re-keying, key extraction, deadbolt installation, garage door locks, high security locks installed or emergency locksmith services, turn to Jacksonville Master Locksmith. Jacksonville...
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31 W Adams St

Jacksonville, FL 32202

Discount Mini Storage of Jacksonville

Tags: Storage Units Jacksonville Florida

(904) 463-9231

Last Updated:
April 24th, 2018

Welcome to Discount Mini Storage of Jacksonville. We have a variety of Climate Controlled unit sizes to achieve your storage solution.
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5134 Firestone Rd

Jacksonville, FL 32210

Sandblasting Jacksonville

Tags: Sandblasting jacksonville fl

(904) 615-9123

Last Updated:
April 17th, 2018

Sandblasting service located out of jacksonville florida.
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1778 E 30th St, Unit 1

Jacksonville, FL 32206

Aqua Restoration

Tags: Aquarestorations

(904) 683-6982

Last Updated:
March 26th, 2018

AQUA Restoration is the professional, quality driven expert in the water mitigation and restoration industry. We aim to alleviate all questions and client grief during any water, fire, or storm event.
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5783 Mining Terrace Road, Unit 5

Jacksonville, FL 32257

Fence Repair Jacksonville

Tags: fence company jacksonville fl jacksonville fence

(904) 222-8324

Last Updated:
March 11th, 2018

Fence Repair in Jacksonville is here to build your brand new fence or repair your existing fence. We specialize in wood privacy fences and gates but can do any material and any fence. Give us a call at (904) 222-8324
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4738 Burgundy Road N

Jacksonville, FL 32210



How to Hire a Contractor in Jacksonville FL You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Jacksonville FL 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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville FL

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 Jacksonville FL

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a FL or Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville FL

Accidents happen to even the best Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville FL

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