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Local business listings for La Mesa, CA

La Mesa Pool Service

Tags: La Mesa Pool Service

(619) 880-3398

Last Updated:
February 23rd, 2017

At La Mesa Pool Service, we specialize in provide exceptional pool and spa services including both weekly maintenance and repairs. We strive to exceed our clientís expectations by not only our quality of work but also but build relationships with eac...
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6919 Wait Drive

La Mesa, CA 91941

JC Plumbing Green

Tags: Plumbing

(858) 413-9070

Last Updated:
January 26th, 2017

At JC Plumbing your satisfaction in both our plumbers and our plumbing service are 100% guaranteed. With over 15 years of experience, we pride ourselves on being the preferred La Mesa Plumber for all local home and business owners. We firmly believe ...
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4272 Olive Ave

La Mesa, CA 91941

Metal Lock And Key

Tags: locksmith

(619) 567-7060

Last Updated:
October 31st, 2016

Metal Lock And Key in La Mesa CA provide 24 hour emergency locksmith services. Our service include residential, commercial, automotive and security cameras. Call Now: (619) 567-7060
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8278 La Mesa Blvd

La Mesa, CA 91942

The Contractor Boneyard

Tags: construction leftovers

(619) 663-6763

Last Updated:
August 31st, 2016

SELL YOUR OVERSTOCK AND LEFTOVER CONSTRUCTION OR HOME IMPROVEMENT ITEMS LOCALLY FOR FREE.
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7317 El Cajon Blvd, # 106

La Mesa, CA 91942

US Gates Co La Mesa

Tags: gate repair

(619) 210-0367

Last Updated:
June 1st, 2016

La Mesa Gate Company is the leading gate contractor in California. Great driveway gate adjustment and repair, super gate opener installation. Fast emergency response.
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8030 La Mesa Boulevard

La Mesa, CA 91942

Procoat Painting

Tags: house painters san diego

(619) 454-7043

Last Updated:
April 5th, 2016

Procoat Painting is a full service San Diego painting company and commercial painting contractor. We offer you a complete line of professional interior painting and exterior painting services throughout San Diego County. Procoat Painting consistently...
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9461 Grossmont Summit Drive

La Mesa, CA 91941

Linear Striping, Inc.

Tags: Parking Lot Striping and Painting

(619) 596-6973

Last Updated:
March 9th, 2016

Linear Striping, Inc. is a Parking lot Striping Co. Serving all San Diego. We specialize in all types of asphalt maintenance, including but not limited to Striping, asphalt repair, hot crack fill, pavement marking and Americans with Disabilities Act ...
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PO Box 431

La Mesa, CA 91944

Ehmans Custom Finishing

Tags: Cabininet Refinishing

(619) 602-3284

Last Updated:
December 10th, 2015

Custom Kitchen, Bathroom, Cabinet, Refinishing, Refacing and Restoration serving the greater San Diego area. Ehmanís Custom finishing has been a family owned and operated business serving San Diego for over 25 years..
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4535 Resmar Rd.

La Mesa, CA 91941

Locksmith La Mesa

Tags: locksmith service

(619) 824-3175

Last Updated:
April 15th, 2015

Local residential locksmith company in La Mesa offers all-inclusive residential lock change and house lockout services. Offers 24/7 locksmith service and assistance. Open for consultation.
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7370 La Mesita Place #1897

La Mesa, CA 91942

La Mesa Best Plumbing

Tags: plumbing

(619) 916-4442

Last Updated:
January 31st, 2015

La Mesa Best Plumbing is the premier plumbing company in La Mesa. Our plumbing company services La Mesa and all surrounding San Diego counties. Our professional staff and skilled plumbers are available to service your plumbing needs around the clock....
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7918 El Cajon Blvd, #N266

La Mesa, CA 91942



How to Hire a Contractor in La Mesa CA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in La Mesa 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 La Mesa 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 La Mesa 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 La Mesa CA

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

Accidents happen to even the best La Mesa 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 La Mesa 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 La Mesa CA

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