Contractor Directory

Local business listings for Orange, CA

Orange County Powder Coating

Tags: powder coating service

(714) 532-4610

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Orange County Powder Coating provides high quality powder coating, blasting, and chemical stripping services at competitive prices. We are a local, family-owned company with over 60 years of combined experience in powder coating and resurfacing servi...
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976 N. Parker St

Orange, CA 92867

AC Cool Inc

Tags: air conditioning company

(714) 532-2447

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

AC Cool, Inc. is an award-winning heating and air conditioning company serving all of Orange County, including Yorba Linda, Tustin, Santa Ana, Irvine, Orange, Newport Beach, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Brea, Anaheim, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, and surro...
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1116 W Collins Ave

Orange, CA 92867

Harbor BIO Cooking Oil Recycling & Grease Trap Cleaning

Tags: Grease Trap Cleaning

(888) 511-4645

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Commercial kitchen grease and plumbing specialist catering to restaurants, food manufactures, hotels, hospitals, cafes, and all other food servicing establishments. We employ a team of experts that understand the importance of proving immediate resp...
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543 E Chalynn Circle #1

Orange, CA 92866

Weatherline ReRoofing and Repairs, Inc.

Tags: Roofing

(714) 731-3425

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Fully Licensed Roofing Contractor, family owned & operated for over 25 years, serving all of Orange County, California, specializing in quality residential reroofing and roof repairs. We specialize in quality residential reroofing and roof repairs. W...
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1115 W. Struck Ave.

Orange, CA 92867

Orange County Termite Control

Tags: termite control

(949) 535-3939

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Local Termite Control Treatment & Inspection from a family owned business located in Orange County, CA and in business for more than 30 years. We offer 100% warranty on all our work and FREE inspections for homeowners including inspections for Escrow...
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1010 N Batavia St

Orange, CA 92687

The Mattress Furniture Space

Tags: Furniture

(714) 288-0530

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

You deserve a place that you can call home, a place that reflects your individuality, We offer a vast assortment of styles in an amazing variety of categories – mattresses, furniture, rugs, art, lamps, home décor and more. We all have a unique s...
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1915 East Katella Avenue

Orange, CA 92867

Any Time Garage Door and Gates Repair

Tags: garage door repair

(714) 912-8904

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Garage door problems can make your life challenging as your movement to and fro from the door gets severely hampered. Thankfully, you can rely on Any Time Garage Door and Gates Repair for superior and prompt garage door repair and installation servic...
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282 N. Willow Springs Rd.

Orange, CA 92869

Central Roofing Company

Tags: Roofing Contractor , Roof Coating Systems , Orange County Commercial Roofing

(714) 649-6480

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

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333 City Blvd. West Suite 1700

Orange, CA 92868

RueVac Property Services

Tags: Orange County Industrial Cleaning Service

(714) 998-0191

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

At RueVac, we offer the gamut of commercial maintenance services, including sweeping and sidewalk steam cleaning. We strive to use the latest equipment in the industry, and our technicians are highly skilled. Our goal is to make properties look their...
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600 W Taft Ave

Orange, CA 92865

Qshark Moving

Tags: College Student Moving

(213) 833-8700

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

You’ve got a promotion, and you need to relocate. This is the biggest headache of a promotion outside Orange County, the moving and transporting of your things.
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2100 W Orangewood Ave

Orange, CA 92868

How to Hire a Contractor in Orange CA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Orange 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 Orange 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 Orange 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 Orange CA

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

Accidents happen to even the best Orange 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 Orange 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 Orange CA

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