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Local business listings for Lafayette, LA

LA Foundation Repairs - House Leveling

Tags: House Leveling Foundation Repair

(337) 451-1900

Last Updated:
May 26th, 2018

LA Foundation Repairs is owned and operated by Justin Roy, a 4th Generation House Mover. We have a small crew with big equipment and know how to use it. We invested in a 19 unit hydraulic jacking machine which allows all the jacks to move in unison. ...
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145 E. Butcher Switch Rd.

Lafayette, LA 70507

Geaux Maids

Tags: post construction cleaning Lafayette LA

(337) 443-4552

Last Updated:
May 26th, 2018

Geaux Maids is locally owned and operated in Lafayette, LA and has a 200% guarantee where, if you are not satisfied with your cleaning simply notify us within 24 hours and we will send another cleaning provider back out to re-clean your home. Geaux ...
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820 Saint Joseph Street

Lafayette, LA 70506

Tree Guardian LLC

Tags: Tree Preservation

(337) 534-8953

Last Updated:
September 7th, 2017

Trees are a great addition to any property, but they need proper care in order to truly benefit the landscape. For all of the services you need to improve, maintain or remove trees from your property in the Lafayette, LA area, call Tree Guardian. We...
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4400 A Ambassador Caffery Pkwy #376

Lafayette, LA 70508

Benoit's Roofing LLC

Tags: roofing lafayette

(337) 371-9930

Last Updated:
March 19th, 2017

Looking for experienced roofers who will meet your high standards? Benoit's Roofing LLC is dedicated to provide excellent roofing services. We've been putting quality roofs on homes since 2006.
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2851 Johnston Street #190

Lafayette, LA 70503

Earth Doctor

Tags: Landscaper , Landscaping , Hardscaping

(337) 347-0355

Last Updated:
May 13th, 2016

Lafayette Landscaping Professionals
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2851 Johnston St

Lafayette, LA 70503

Green Leaf Tree Service

Tags: Tree Service , Tree Removal , Tree Pruning

(337) 519-3156

Last Updated:
May 12th, 2016

Get the advice you need by working with an experienced Lafayette, LA, Arborist. Green Leaf Tree Service has been in the industry for 18 years, and we’re happy to offer our clients free consultations. We’ll carefully examine the trees on your property...
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139 James Comeaux Road Suite 142

Lafayette, LA 70508

Lafayette Fencing Company

Tags: Fence

(337) 680-9688

Last Updated:
May 11th, 2016

Lafayette Fencing Company is your premium fencing company in the Lafayette area. We provide beautiful fence options for a reasonable price. No matter what it is you need done, we can make it happen.
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2851 Johnston St #122

Lafayette, LA 70503

Westmark Construction Company, Inc

Tags: Remodel

(337) 278-5450

Last Updated:
May 1st, 2016

Westmark Construction Company is your one-stop service for all your home remodel and repair needs. We do planning and design, custom renovations and even build new homes. Just contact us for your free estimate.
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1203 Westgate Rd

Lafayette, LA 70506

Lafayette Best Tree Service

Tags: Tree service

(337) 504-7509

Last Updated:
April 4th, 2016

Lafayette's Best Tree Service is the company to choose when you are looking for quality work and great customer service. We service all of Acadiana and we are happy to take care of our customers.
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4400A Ambassador Cafferey Pkwy #392

Lafayette, LA 70508

Re-Bath of South Louisiana

Tags: bath remodeling

(337) 443-4989

Last Updated:
February 9th, 2016

Serving Lafayette and the surrounding areas for more than a decade, Re-Bath of South Louisiana is your go-to bathroom remodeling contractor. Whether you want to convert an old bathtub to a shower, make your bath handicap accessible, or just update yo...
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102 Alexis Lane

Lafayette, LA 70508



How to Hire a Contractor in Lafayette LA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Lafayette LA 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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette LA

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 Lafayette LA

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a LA or Lafayette 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 Lafayette LA

Accidents happen to even the best Lafayette 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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette LA

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