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Local business listings for Lakewood, CO

Hammond Home Improvement and Repair

Tags: hammond

(898) 209-5999

Last Updated:
July 26th, 2018

Hammond Home Improvement and Repair is the best in Colorado for woodworking, home maintenance and repair. Serves both residential and business clients in the Colorado Front Range communities of Golden, Lakewood, Arvada, Wheatridge or Genesee.
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670 CO-121

Lakewood, CO 80226

United Hvac Home Services | Air Duct Cleaning In Denver Near Me

Tags: United Hvac home services | Hvac services Denver | Dryer Vent Inspection |Air duct cleaning Denver | HVAC Services Danver

(347) 298-8956

Last Updated:
July 3rd, 2018

We pride ourself on being a one stop shop that is able to meet all of our client’s needs. Our goal is to provide the highest quality design and installation services, on schedule, and on budget along with outstanding customer service. We understand t...
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84 Yank Way

Lakewood, CO 80228

Lakewood Locksmith Pro

Tags: locksmith

(303) 732-6263

Last Updated:
May 27th, 2018

Lakewood Locksmith Pro is proud to serve the greater Lakewood, CO area. We want to make sure that you have knowledge of all of the commercial, auto and residential services which are available to you. Property protection is important, and everyone ne...
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12598 W Dakota Ave

Lakewood, CO 80228

Budget Garage Door Repair

Tags: garage door repair

(562) 444-6077

Last Updated:
April 12th, 2018

At Budget Garage Door Repair, we care about our customers. Our aim is to build a long-term relationship with our customers. We take pride in our stellar customer service, workmanship, efficiency, and pricing. Our pricing model is transparent. The quo...
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5528 Carfax ave.

Lakewood, CO 90713

Mountain Man Fireplace and Chimney

Tags: Lakewood CO's Chimney Professionals

(720) 465-7362

Last Updated:
January 19th, 2018

Mountain Man Fireplace and Chimney, Inc. is owned by Jake Johnson is located in Lakewood, Colorado. Serving the Greater Denver area, services include chimney sweeping, repair, and rebuilds as well as masonry and fireplace repair. Additional services ...
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7625 West 5th Ave #205N

Lakewood, CO 80226

Torreys Peak Mechanical

Tags: Commercial HVAC

(303) 885-6061

Last Updated:
October 27th, 2017

24/7 emergency HVAC service
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2450 Lewis

Lakewood, CO 80215

Get A Grip Denver

Tags: Countertop and Bathtub Resurfacing in Denver , countertop restoration , countertop resurfacing

(303) 913-9897

Last Updated:
September 26th, 2017

Countertop and Bathtub Resurfacing in Denver Serving Denver and surrounding areas. Looking for a smart, elegant way to update your kitchen and bathroom surfaces? Get A Grip. Don't pay thousands of dollars to remodel your kitchen or bathroom when we...
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7830 W. Alameda Ave Unit 103-210

Lakewood, CO 80226

Lakewood lawn care Services

Tags: Lakewood lawn care services

(720) 613-2218

Last Updated:
August 18th, 2017

You can find the greatest lawns on Earth at golf courses, and most home and business owners would only be lucky to get their own lawns to look as lush, green and so meticulously manicured! So, when you’re Googling "landscaping services near me" to...
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14405 W Colfax Ave # 213A

Lakewood, CO 80401

Colorado Best Appliance Repair

Tags: appliance repair denver colorado , appliance repair golden colorado , lakewood colorado appliance repair

(720) 965-9019

Last Updated:
April 15th, 2017

Colorado's Best Appliance Repair is a locally owned and operated company, with years of industry experience. Colorado's Best Appliance Repair is your trusted source for all major appliance repair services throughout Denver and surrounding cities. We ...
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460 S Lamar St

Lakewood, CO 80226

G Brothers Garage Doors

Tags: garage door lakewood

(720) 421-6489

Last Updated:
March 27th, 2017

If you have a home or business in Lakewood or anywhere in the Denver Metro area that needs a new garage door or requires repair services, G Brothers Garage Doors must be your first choice. NO gimmicks or up sells. We provide only quality, affordable ...
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10799 W Alameda Ave UNIT 260062

Lakewood, CO 80226



How to Hire a Contractor in Lakewood CO You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Lakewood CO 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 Lakewood 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 Lakewood CO

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 Lakewood CO

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a CO or Lakewood 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 Lakewood CO

Accidents happen to even the best Lakewood 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 Lakewood 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 Lakewood CO

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