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Local business listings for Loveland, OH

Bauscher Construction + Remodeling, Inc.

Tags: home remodeling Loveland

(513) 576-1601

Last Updated:
April 13th, 2018

As the President of Bauscher Construction it is a great pleasure to work with our dedicated remodeling team. I feel fortunate to have assembled a group of people who so thoroughly reject the stereotypical "construction guys" persona. I deeply respect...
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385 Bridge Street

Loveland, OH 45140

Chimney Care Company

Tags: Cincinnati CSIA Certified Chimney Professionals

(513) 248-9600

Last Updated:
January 22nd, 2018

Chimney Care Company is owned by Jeff Keefer and is located in Loveland, Ohio. Since 1988, CSIA certified technicians have provided chimney and fireplace services to the Greater Cincinnati area. Hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and F...
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413 Wards Corner Rd

Loveland, OH 45140

Weather Stop Roofing

Tags: Roofing

(513) 766-9040

Last Updated:
November 28th, 2015

For over 20 years, Weather Stop Roofing has been keeping Cincinnati homes and businesses dry and warm with the best, most reliable roofing services in the tri-state area. Whether you need just a few shingles replaced or an entirely new roof, these ex...
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578 Branch Hill

Loveland, OH 45140

Cincinnatti Home Inspector

Tags: home inspection

(513) 479-9068

Last Updated:
July 30th, 2015

When you are looking for home inspectors; Call the leading provider of residential home inspections and termite inspections in greater Cincinnati.
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732 Windfield Dr

Loveland, OH 45140

LightingOne Of Cincinnati

Tags: Lighting

(513) 278-4001

Last Updated:
March 12th, 2015

LightingOne of Cincinnati is Ohio’s go-to place for all of your lighting needs. This locally-owned business has a 4,000-square foot showroom, a large lighting selection, and excellent customer service, located in Loveland. The showroom has hundreds...
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9583 Fields Ertel Rd.

Loveland, OH 45140

M & R Recycling

Tags: Recycling

(513) 575-0661

Last Updated:
March 12th, 2015

There is no easier way to improve this planet than by recycling. Since 1974,M & R Recycling in Loveland, OH has been an active part of the community and this effort by providing aluminum recycling, computer recycling, and cell phone recycling servic...
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1272 State Route 28

Loveland, OH 45140

Arnett-N-Sons

Tags: Tree Service Loveland

(513) 886-0081

Last Updated:
March 9th, 2015

Arnett-N-Sons is a landscaping and masonry business serving the greater Cincinnati region. Since 1989, they have been beautifying homes and commercial spaces with their expert tree care and masonry work. In an emergency, they will provide repair s...
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1612 Ohio 28

Loveland, OH 45140

CertaPro Painters

Tags: Certapro Painting Contractors in Anderson

(513) 891-3068

Last Updated:
March 12th, 2013

We are committed to providing the highest quality painting work with the best possible service and at the best prices to residential as well as commercial customers. We undertake both interior and exterior painting projects.
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394 Wards Corner Rd #140

Loveland, OH 45140


How to Hire a Contractor in Loveland OH You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Loveland OH 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 Loveland 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 Loveland OH

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 Loveland OH

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a OH or Loveland 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 Loveland OH

Accidents happen to even the best Loveland 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 Loveland 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 Loveland OH

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