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Local business listings for Orlando, FL

Fairview Shores Locksmith

Tags: home lockout

(407) 602-7804

Last Updated:
July 8th, 2018

Fairview Shores Locksmith wants to be your one and only locksmith service provider. If you are looking for an automotive, residential or commercial locksmith service in Fairview Shores, turn to Fairview Shores Locksmith. We pride ourselves on having ...
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4000 Maguire Blvd

Orlando, FL 32803

Termite Lawn and Pest, INC

Tags: lawn care

(407) 447-7378

Last Updated:
July 6th, 2018

If you are living in Orlando Florida and you have pest problem, Termite Lawn and Pest, INC is the perfect company for you. For many years, we have been doing quality pest control services such as termite extermination, ants control, mosquito control,...
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4520 Parkway Commerce Blvd.

Orlando, FL 32808

Omega Kitchen & Bath

Tags: Cabinets

(407) 578-8088

Last Updated:
June 25th, 2018

For over 30 years at Omega Kitchens and Baths we have helped thousands of customers with design, installation of the perfect kitchen & bath cabinets.
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3908 N John Young Pkwy

Orlando, FL 32804

Plantz

Tags: Office Plants Orlando

(407) 442-0304

Last Updated:
June 5th, 2018

Our friendly plant specialist will come into your office and enhance the space with beautiful green plants, plant walls, and other enhancements to make your space come to life. Our specialist will then ensure those plants are well maintained on an o...
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7557 W Sand Lake Rd #1014

Orlando, FL 32819

DreamCrete Custom Creations

Tags: concrete countertops in orlando

(407) 285-8476

Last Updated:
June 2nd, 2018

DreamCrete Custom Creations has built a reputation in Central Florida for delivering quality Custom Concrete. We offer Concrete Countertops, Polished Stained and Stamped Floors, Concrete Sinks, WaterFalls & Fire Features, Pool Patios and Driveways an...
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2579 North Forsyth Road Unit E

Orlando, FL 32807

Orlando Concrete Contractors

Tags: concrete contractors in Orlando

(407) 988-0628

Last Updated:
May 31st, 2018

We are the leader in concrete and masonry contracting in Orlando, FL. We work hard to be the best Orlando Concrete Company, Orlando Brick Paver Company, Orlando Paving Contractor, Orlando Driveway Contractor, Orlando Patio Contractor and Pool Deck Co...
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111 North Orange Avenue, Suite 800

Orlando, FL 32801

M3 Artificial Grass & Turf Installation Orlando

Tags: Artificial Grass Orlando

(407) 917-8566

Last Updated:
May 25th, 2018

"A little more about us… We specialize in the installation of turf synthetic lawns throughout Orlando and always strive to give our customers the best services possible. When using us, there should be no worries about our experience and professional...
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3424 Quail Nest Court

Orlando, FL 32829

Cheap Dumpster Rental Orlando

Tags: dumpster rental

(321) 339-0511

Last Updated:
May 17th, 2018

Florida Dumpster Rental Man makes renting a dumpster in Orlando easy and affordable.
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1936 McCoy Rd

Orlando, FL 32809

Polar Express Air Conditioning and Heating

Tags: HVAC Contractor

(321) 263-1351

Last Updated:
May 13th, 2018

At Polar Express Air Conditioning & Heating, we offer quality workmanship and phenomenal customer service that we are proud to have on our reputation. As a family-owned and operated company for over two generations in the Orange County, FL area, our ...
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220 Lavender Ct.

Orlando, FL 32807

Orlando Above Ground Pools

Tags: Swimming Pools

(321) 282-1484

Last Updated:
May 5th, 2018

Hello and welcome to our Above Ground Pool installation website. We specialize in professional pool installations, liner installs and above ground pool repairs. Our office is in South Orlando near OIA, making it easy for us to serve the entire Centra...
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10524 Moss Park Rd Ste 204

Orlando, FL 32832



How to Hire a Contractor in Orlando FL You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Orlando FL 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 Orlando 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 Orlando FL

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 Orlando FL

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a FL or Orlando 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 Orlando FL

Accidents happen to even the best Orlando 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 Orlando 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 Orlando FL

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