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Local business listings for Lexington, KY

Zen Windows Lexington

Tags: window replacement

(859) 629-2178

Last Updated:
March 14th, 2018

Receive your replacement window quote via e-mail with no need for an in-home visit. No sales reps. Ever! You get reassurance by dealing directly with the owner from start to finish. After we talk with you briefly and get some essential info, we'll gi...
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710 E Main St #12

Lexington, KY 40502

Salvage Building Materials

Tags: kitchen cabinets

(859) 255-4700

Last Updated:
November 25th, 2017

Warehouse full of kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Largest in-stock selection in the state of Kentucky. In business 23 years+.
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573 Angliana Ave

Lexington, KY 40508

Bluegrass Chem-Dry

Tags: carpet cleaning

(859) 246-0025

Last Updated:
June 9th, 2017

Bluegrass Chem-Dry offers carpet cleaning for homes and businesses of Lexington, KY. No chemicals or soap. Drier. Cleaner. Healthier.
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3081 Old Todds Rd

Lexington, KY 40509

Lexington Landscape Pros

Tags: landscaping

(859) 308-1005

Last Updated:
March 16th, 2017

Lexington Landscape Pros services Lexington, Ky and the surrounding areas with all of their landscaping, lawn care, and tree and bush service needs. Our outstanding customer service and exemplary attention to detail will have us standing out from the...
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3070 Lake Crest Cir #400-102

Lexington, KY 40513

What A Difference - Carpet & Tile Cleaning

Tags: carpet cleaning Lexington KY

(859) 333-4352

Last Updated:
November 8th, 2016

Best carpet cleaning, carpet dyeing, tile & grout cleaning, incl carpet stretching services provided by What A Difference - Carpet & Tile Cleaning and serving both residential and business owners in Lexington KY. Free estimates are available and serv...
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1305 Corona Dr

Lexington, KY 40514

Movers Lexington KY

Tags: Movers

(859) 286-7383

Last Updated:
September 23rd, 2016

Movers Lexington KY is a local moving company that can handle all of your moving and storage needs. We will get your things to their destination safe and sound, and in one piece. We are professional, courteous, and do a great job. Call us today and f...
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3735 Palomar Centre Dr Suite 150-52

Lexington, KY 40513

Fox Pest Control

Tags: Pest Control , Exterminator

(859) 903-5814

Last Updated:
September 22nd, 2016

Same Day Pest Control in Lexington
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3800 Nicholasville Road Suite #13237

Lexington, KY 40503

Custom Home Elevator & Lift Co

Tags: custom home elevators

(859) 403-0085

Last Updated:
August 13th, 2016

Satisfying customers for Stair lifts throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, we have an extensive background in all types of Home Elevators, Chairlifts, and Stairlifts! Custom Home Elevator & Lift was founded by professionals that have been in the in...
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2333 Alexandria Drive

Lexington, KY 40504

Lexington Roofing and Repair

Tags: commercial roofing contractors lexington ky

(859) 298-3306

Last Updated:
March 6th, 2016

The best roofing contractor in Lexington, KY and the surrounding area. We do roofing repair and take care of all insurance claims for roof damage. We install new roofs in Lexington and are experienced installing tile roofs, metal roofing and traditi...
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838 E High St Ste 126

Lexington, KY 40502

Ace Plumbing

Tags: Sewer line repair

(859) 253-4600

Last Updated:
February 3rd, 2016

We had originally discussed cleaning up and changing the phone number but I've decided to keep everything the way it is on Google. 6260 Tates Creek Rd Lexington, KY 40515-9523 United States This is a plumber who is really wanting to focus his b...
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6260 Tates Creek Rd

Lexington, KY 40515



How to Hire a Contractor in Lexington KY You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Lexington KY 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 Lexington 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 Lexington KY

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 Lexington KY

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a KY or Lexington 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 Lexington KY

Accidents happen to even the best Lexington 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 Lexington 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 Lexington KY

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