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Local business listings for Louisville, KY

Louisville Roofing Guys

Tags: roofing louisville ky , roof company louisville ky , roof replacement louisville ky

(502) 200-8440

Last Updated:
January 3rd, 2019

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2708 W Main St

Louisville, KY 40212

Dependable Dumpster

Tags: dumpster rental louisville ky

(713) 757-9905

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

At Dependable Dumpsters, our dream is to provide Louisville, KY with a better solution to waste. A more holistic, sustainable solution to the post consumption economy is needed. Therefore, we would like to introduce you to the Sustainable Waste Remed...
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1403 Rowan St

Louisville, KY 40203

J. Waddell Interiors, LLC

Tags: Interior design

(502) 897-6566

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

J. Waddell Interiors has been ranked #3 in the Business First Book of Lists interior design firms for the past five years. In business since 1994, we are a full-service interior design firm specializing in projects that range from single rooms to tot...
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200 Browns Lane

Louisville, KY 40207

TemperaturePro Kentuckiana

Tags: HVAC Repair Services

(502) 251-4482

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

TemperaturePro® is a growing professional air conditioning and heating service company already located in many communities throughout the United States. While each location is independently owned and operated, customers still get the benefits of a na...
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3600 Chamberlain Ln #102

Louisville, KY 40241

Windows Plus

Tags: Door and Window installation

(502) 494-0120

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Windows Plus, in Louisville, KY, is the area's leading window replacement specialist serving Louisville, Oldham and Spencer counties for over 25 years. We specialize in window and door replacements and offer free quotes and a lifetime transferable wa...
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11501 Plantside Drive, Suite 6

Louisville, KY 40299

GreenPal Lawn Care of Louisville

Tags: Lawn Care

(502) 208-4062

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

GreenPal hyper-localizes your search results to within miles. You can be sure that if you live in Seatonville, you are probably not going to get results from local lawn care services in Old Louisville. Students at the University of Louisville have a ...
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1700 Envoy Circle

Louisville, KY 40299

Christian Brothers Roofing

Tags: Roofing Service Louisville KY

(502) 244-0208

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Christian Brothers Roofing And Contracting Inc is a full service roofing company providing best residential & shingles roofing service throughout Louisville & Shelbyville, KY. Contact us today at (502) 244-0208 for more information!!
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17008 Shelbyville Rd

Louisville, KY 40023

CertaPro Painters of Louisville East

Tags: Louisville Painters

(502) 326-4148

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

At CertaPro Painters® of Louisville East, we know that finding the right team for your painting project can be overwhelming. We want you to have the best experience as we help your property come to life and we strive to deliver on our promise of care...
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3600 Chamberlain Lane STE 350

Louisville, KY 40241

D&M Service Company Inc

Tags: 24 Hour Emergency Service

(502) 429-5885

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Commercial and Residential heating and air conditioning repair and service. Other services include preventive maintenance, free estimates on replacement HVAC equipment, duct cleaning, indoor air quality.
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11152 Ballardsville Rd.

Louisville, KY 40241

MasterBuilt Construction

Tags: Roofing Company

(833) 678-7258

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Masterbuilt Construction is a family owned business with a BBB A Rank. We have been in the industry for 13 years so clients are assured that our solid years of experience in the industry will guarantee the most efficient and reliable results. We cate...
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101 N. 7th St

Louisville, KY 40202

How to Hire a Contractor in Louisville KY You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Louisville 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 Louisville 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 Louisville 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 Louisville KY

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

Accidents happen to even the best Louisville 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 Louisville 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.


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 Louisville KY

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