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Local business listings for Jacksonville, FL

LawnStarter Lawn Care Service

Tags: Jacksonville Lawn Care

(904) 574-4121

Last Updated:
September 28th, 2018

LawnStarter makes lawn care easy for homeowners. Our end-to-end platform connects customers with highly skilled, professionally vetted lawn care services to take the hassle out of lawn maintenance. LawnStarter delivers a high quality, efficient exper...
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Riverplace Tower, 1301 Riverplace Blvd #800

Jacksonville, FL 32207

Maids of Jacksonville

Tags: House cleaning jacksonville fl

(904) 717-0810

Last Updated:
September 18th, 2018

We specialize in residential home and apartment cleaning with products that are safe for family and pets. We know that getting a cleaner can be a strenuous process. Getting quotes, having to call in, scheduling the correct times and so on. So we take...
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11745 Torrey Pine Circle South

Jacksonville, FL 32218

Bushor's Tree Surgeons

Tags: Arborist

(904) 731-9100

Last Updated:
September 14th, 2018

Pruning trees on your property will allow them to be healthier and grow. When you want the best care for your trees, look to the professionals at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons. Our expert team can provide all the services you need for tree care, including d...
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5525 St. Augustine Rd

Jacksonville, FL 32207

Universal Windows Direct of Jacksonville

Tags: Vinyl Replacement Window Ponte Vedra

(904) 503-2467

Last Updated:
September 5th, 2018

Replace your old vinyl windows and give your home some added curb and increased energy efficiency with the team at Universal Windows Direct of Jacksonville. Call (904) 503-2467 for more information!
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11497 Columbia Park Dr W #2

Jacksonville, FL 32258

Quality Discount Roofing

Tags: Roofing Jacksonville

(904) 396-5000

Last Updated:
September 3rd, 2018

Protect your property as well as your loved ones with help from the experts at Quality Discount Roofing, a roofing contractor in Jacksonville, Florida. From minor roof repair to new roof installation, our team has been keeping homes and businesses...
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3481 St Augustine Rd

Jacksonville, FL 32207

Water Mold Fire Restoration of Jacksonville

Tags: water damage restoration services

(904) 474-4054

Last Updated:
August 26th, 2018

Water Mold Fire Restoration of Jacksonville is the area’s top restoration company with a proven track record of restoring homes and businesses across the city to their very best condition. Whether dealing with water damage, fire damage, a suspected m...
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6457 Fort Caroline Rd

Jacksonville, FL 32277

Best Jacksonville Plumbers

Tags: plumber

(904) 701-7944

Last Updated:
August 18th, 2018

Best Jacksonville Plumbers is a full service plumbing company located in Jacksonville, Fl. We service all of Northeast Florida. Our trained plumbers are available for emergency repairs, re-piping, toilet installation, water heater installation, and l...
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300 W Adams St #248

Jacksonville, FL 32202

Pestmaster Services of Jacksonville

Tags: Pest-Control-Services-jacksonville-FL

(904) 636-0633

Last Updated:
August 17th, 2018

Pestmaster® Services is Jacksonville Florida's premier pest control company. Look to us for environmentally friendly mosquito and ant control, termite and rodent extermination, bed bug removal, vegetation and weed control, and more! Our eco-friendly ...
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7235 Bonneval Rd

Jacksonville, FL 32256

Jacksonville Water Damage Restoration LLC

Tags: Jacksonville Water Damage Restoration

(904) 337-6682

Last Updated:
July 27th, 2018

Here at Jacksonville Water Damage Restoration LLC we provide a complete range of services related to water damage restoration and fire damage restoration. If you have any question feel free to reach out to us. We are available for 24/7 emergency se...
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7643 Gate Parkway, Suite 104-580

Jacksonville, FL 32256

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



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.