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Cherie Rose Collection

Tags: Interior Designer

(408) 395-5445

Last Updated:
February 4th, 2016

The Rose Collection offers you a unique combination of elegant and distinctive home furnishings coupled with design experience of more than 25 years. Visit our showroom and choose from a combination of luxurious upholstery, bedding and drapery fabric...
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40 North Santa Cruz Ave

Los Gatos, CA 95030

Air Duct Cleaning Los Gatos

Tags: air duct cleaning

(408) 310-4154

Last Updated:
January 10th, 2016

Offers air vent cleaning service, repair, and residential duct cleaning that will never hurt your pocket at all. Located in Los Gatos, California.
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18400 Overlook Road #217

Los Gatos, CA 95030

Carpet Cleaning Los Gatos

Tags: Carpet Cleaning

(408) 490-3616

Last Updated:
November 21st, 2015

Los Gatos carpet cleaning company are experts in home carpet cleaning and industrial carpet cleaning. Very good mold damage cleanup and repair service in California.
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14245 Lora Drive #85

Los Gatos, CA 95032

Garage Door Repair Los Gatos

Tags: Garage door

(408) 827-3011

Last Updated:
August 2nd, 2015

The garage door contractor in Los Gatos offers great commercial and residential garage door service in California. It installs new doors and repairs all garage door parts.
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10 Jackson St

Los Gatos, CA 95030

Appliance Repair Los Gatos

Tags: appliance repair los gatos

(408) 458-5999

Last Updated:
December 17th, 2014

Give Appliance Repair Los Gatos a call, and tell them something has gone wrong with your refrigerator. You don't even need to express on how urgent it is for your appliance to get repaired,
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14225 Lora Dr APT 64

Los Gatos, CA 95032

Handyman Garage Door Repair Los Gatos

Tags: Garage Door Repair Los Gatos

(408) 596-7856

Last Updated:
December 8th, 2014

Handyman Garage Door Repair Los Gatos , best company from 16001 Los Gatos Boulevard Los Gatos 16001 Los Gatos Boulevard CA 95032 , call (408) 596-7856 or visit http://garagedoorrepairlosgatosca.com/
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16001 Los Gatos Boulevard

Los Gatos, CA 95032

Garage Door Repair Los Gatos

Tags: Garage doors

(650) 600-9433

Last Updated:
July 23rd, 2014

We are twenty four hours dedicated towards our work garage door repair Los Gatos CA area as we know how important is garage door for you and your house including valuable things which you keep in the garage. Once you contact us regarding any of your ...
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200 Winchester Cir

Los Gatos, CA 95032

Dry Out Los Gatos CA

Tags: Water Damage Los Gatos CA , Water Removal Los Gatos CA , Restoration Service Los Gatos CA

(408) 214-0453

Last Updated:
May 13th, 2014

Water damage can be greatly reduced if it is treated immediately, do not wait call Dry Out Restoration of Los Gatos CA 408-214-0453 for 24 hour emergency water and fire restoration services. We work directly with your insurance company and adjuster, ...
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Serving Los Gatos California

Los Gatos, CA 95033

AAA Discount Garage Doors Service

Tags: AAA Discount Garage Doors Service

(408) 827-3011

Last Updated:
April 18th, 2014

The garage door contractor in Los Gatos offers great commercial and residential garage door service in California. It installs new doors and repairs all garage door parts.
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10 Jackson St

Los Gatos, CA 95030

Cools Custom

Tags: Remodeling In San Jose , Remodel San Jose , Remodeling San Jose

(408) 404-0951

Last Updated:
June 10th, 2010

San Jose remodeling company Cools Custom caters to the greater San Jose area with remodeling services.
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P.O. Box 1974

Los Gatos, CA


How to Hire a Contractor in Los Gatos CA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Los Gatos CA 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 Los Gatos 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 Los Gatos CA

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 Los Gatos CA

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a CA or Los Gatos 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 Los Gatos CA

Accidents happen to even the best Los Gatos 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 Los Gatos 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 Los Gatos CA

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