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Local business listings for Libertyville, IL

JB Brickworks, Inc

Tags: Brickworks

(847) 634-6437

Last Updated:
March 30th, 2018

Over the past 25 years J.B. Brickworks has designed, managed, and installed over 3500 projects in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan. Building a reputation on quality construction methods, detailed craftsmanship, and unsurpassed service, J.B. Brickwor...
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1891 Industrial Dr

Libertyville, IL 60048

Libertyville Fast Locksmith

Tags: Locksmith

(224) 623-0163

Last Updated:
February 12th, 2018

If you’re in search of the most reputable and affordable locksmith in Libertyville, IL, make sure you turn to Libertyville Fast Locksmith. We can provide you with emergency, automotive, residential and commercial locksmith services. Our locksmith tec...
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1300 S Milwaukee Ave, Ste 202

Libertyville, IL 60048

Elan Landscape Development Inc.

Tags: Landscape Design Illinois

(847) 362-1483

Last Updated:
July 24th, 2016

Elan Landscape Development provides Landscape Design and Installation Services, as well as Maintenance Services to our clients in the north and northwest suburbs of Chicago. We work closely with our clients to match the varying tastes and preferences...
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1074 E Park Ave

Libertyville, IL 60048

BDS Construction, Inc.

Tags: Home Remodeling Chicago

(847) 816-3250

Last Updated:
May 27th, 2016

BDS provides a complete and professional design-build experience from the initial idea to the finishing touches. Our in-house design team will work with you to form and develop your vision. We’ll then bring to life your vision as the production and d...
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14052 W. Petronella Dr. Suite #103

Libertyville, IL 60048

Elan Landscape Development Inc.

Tags: Landscape Design Illinois

(847) 362-1483

Last Updated:
April 20th, 2016

Elan Landscape Development provides Landscape Design and Installation Services, as well as Maintenance Services to our clients in the north and northwest suburbs of Chicago. We work closely with our clients to match the varying tastes and preferences...
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1074 E Park Ave

Libertyville, IL 60048

Locksmith Libertyville

Tags: locksmith service

(847) 801-0732

Last Updated:
July 31st, 2015

Fast response guaranteed by Locksmith Libertyville, Illinois! Provides 24/7 lockout service and emergency lock change! Repairs, installs and rekeys all locks and specializes in deadbolt installation and auto key replacement.
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N Milwaukee Ave #1113

Libertyville, IL 60048

Garage Door Repair Libertyville IL

Tags: Garage Door Repair Libertyville IL

(847) 230-4813

Last Updated:
February 26th, 2015

Garage Door Repair Libertyville IL , service provided from Libertyville IL 60048 , for more info visit http://garagedoorrepairlibertyvilleil.co/
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135 South Milwaukee Avenue

Libertyville, IL 60048

Foss Swim School

Tags: Swimming Pools

(847) 680-7946

Last Updated:
February 20th, 2015

Located in Libertyville, Foss Swim School is a talented and energetic group of professional swimming instructors dedicated to executing the world's best learn-to-swim program for your family. Since 1993, FOSS has redefined the ""swim lesson"" experie...
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1360 S. Milwaukee Ave.

Libertyville, IL 60048

Garage Door Repair Libertyville

Tags: Garage door

(847) 462-7079

Last Updated:
January 19th, 2015

Best provider of garage door repair service located in Libertyville, Illinois. Experts in repairing Craftsman garage door opener sensors and well known reseller of the famous Door King gate operator.
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229 West Lincoln Avenue

Libertyville, IL 60048

Kaplan Paving & Trucking

Tags: commercial paving green oaks

(847) 949-1500

Last Updated:
February 25th, 2014

Since 1979 Kaplan Paving has been installing asphalt driveways, parking lots, walkways, sealcoating, crack filling, line striping, and more. We serve both commercial and residential clients and always strive to have the highest quality and service av...
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14101 W. Lambs Lane

Libertyville, IL 60048



How to Hire a Contractor in Libertyville IL You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Libertyville 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 Libertyville 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 Libertyville 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 Libertyville IL

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

Accidents happen to even the best Libertyville 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 Libertyville 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 Libertyville IL

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