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Local business listings for Lake Zurich, IL

Shake Guys

Tags: Roofing Service

(847) 278-2272

Last Updated:
August 1st, 2018

At Shake Guys we are truly passionate about roofing and we believe that it should always be the perfect combination of functionality and architectural brilliance. This is why we pay special attention to every single project, so we can make sure...
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520 E. Illinois Route 22

Lake Zurich, IL 60047

Lake Zurich Locksmith

Tags: automotive key

(847) 613-4076

Last Updated:
June 9th, 2018

No other locksmith service in Lake Zurich is as efficient as we are at Lake Zurich Locksmith. We’ve been known for the quality of services we provide to all of our customers, regardless of the extent of the job that needs to be done. Time and unfores...
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700 E Main St

Lake Zurich, IL 60047

Aloha Construction

Tags: Aloha Construction

(847) 540-7711

Last Updated:
January 12th, 2018

Aloha Construction Inc. operates in Wisconsin and Illinois as a family business. It is one of the best performing home repair companies in these areas. They have offered incredible services for nearly a decade to thousands of homeowners who have all ...
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470 Illinois 22

Lake Zurich, IL 60047

Creative Carpet Repair Naperville

Tags: Carpet Repair Naperville

(630) 701-3703

Last Updated:
May 19th, 2017

You contact us with request of carpet repair. We set up an appointment with you and make sure Creative Carpet Repair expert takes care of you. You pay Creative Carpet Repair and we back our work up with a 100% Unlimited Unconditional Lifetime Labor G...
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23587 N Cottage Rd

Lake Zurich, IL 60047

Garage Door Repair Lake Zurich IL

Tags: Lake Zurich Garage Door Repair

(847) 629-4023

Last Updated:
October 8th, 2015

Garage Door Repair Lake Zurich IL offers superior garage doors repair & installation services, opener installation & real spare parts. We are one of the top leaders in residential garage door repair with best service to supply with extremely trained ...
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300 Church St

Lake Zurich, IL 60047

WarmlyYours

Tags: heated flooring

(847) 540-7775

Last Updated:
August 11th, 2015

At WarmlyYours, we are proud to offer a radiant heating solution for every area of life. From our flagship product, our Electric Floor Heating Systems, to our outdoor Snow Melting and Deicing options, our new award-winning LAVA® Radiant Panels and co...
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590 Telser Rd. Suite B

Lake Zurich, IL 60047

Garage Doors Repair Lake Zurich

Tags: Garage Doors Repair

(847) 462-7102

Last Updated:
June 23rd, 2015

The precision and speed of Garage Door Repair Lake Zurich make the company the service provider of choice for opener fix, spring replacement, and door panel painting. Choose this leading contractor in Illinois.
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240 Rosehall Dr

Lake Zurich, IL 60047

Lake Zurich Locksmith

Tags: Lake-Zurich-Locksmith

(401) 708-7628

Last Updated:
April 22nd, 2015

Lake Zurich Locksmith - Locksmith services in IL including emergency lockouts, commercial security systems and more. We bring quality service to satisfy customers with best results and smile on your face.
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209 Ash St

Lake Zurich, IL 60047

Garage Door Repair Lake Zurich

Tags: Lake-Zurich-Garage-Door-Repair

(814) 617-7332

Last Updated:
April 20th, 2015

We are Garage Door Repair Lake Zurich providing service and installation in Lake Zurich area; we have highly trained experts who have gone through best training program. 24 hours/day 7 days/week including holidays, please give us a call and get free ...
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Ramblewood Ct

Lake Zurich, IL 60047

Lake Zurich Locksmith

Tags: Lake Zurich Locksmith

(765) 635-5631

Last Updated:
March 30th, 2015

Lake Zurich Locksmith IL is available 24/7 for emergency Locksmith services. We, Lake Zurich Locksmith, are known for reaching to customer in 20 minutes with best technicians. We reach you in less than 30 minutes with best experts who are highly trai...
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Forest Ave, Lake Zurich, IL

Lake Zurich, IL 60047



How to Hire a Contractor in Lake Zurich IL You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Lake Zurich IL 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 Lake Zurich 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 Lake Zurich IL

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 Lake Zurich IL

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a IL or Lake Zurich 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 Lake Zurich IL

Accidents happen to even the best Lake Zurich 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 Lake Zurich 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 Lake Zurich IL

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