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Local business listings for Orlando, FL

TemperaturePro Orlando

Tags: ac repair orlando FL

(407) 440-4545

Last Updated:
September 17th, 2017

From air conditioners to furnaces to air cleaners and other indoor air quality products, every home depends on HVAC systems throughout the year. At TemperaturePro, we’re proud to be your local heating and AC & Heat Service experts, and we have the to...
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3773 Silver Star Rd

Orlando, FL 32808

FSG Inspections

Tags: mold inpsections orlando

(407) 721-0594

Last Updated:
September 5th, 2017

FSG Inspections provides quality mold inspection and testing, wind mitigation inspection, air quality testing, water leak detection, and 4 point inspections for home owners, renters, buyers, insurance agents and investors. Receive accurate lab report...
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111 N. Orange Ave., Suite 800

Orlando, FL 32801

Cameron's Design

Tags: Cameron's Design

(407) 893-4999

Last Updated:
August 17th, 2017

Your local Hunter Douglas window treatment dealer in Orlando, FL. We specialize in custom blinds, shades, shutters, curtains & draperies. We also offer furniture, lighting, wallpaper, motorized window coverings and more.
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1467 Lake Baldwin Ln Ste A

Orlando, FL 32814

Emergency Restoration Services

Tags: Water Damage Restoration

(407) 801-2248

Last Updated:
August 12th, 2017

Emergency Restoration Services specializes in water damage restoration and cleanup services providing professional structural drying services to property owners both residential and commercial throughout Central Florida.
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51 E. Jefferson Street #1291

Orlando, FL 32802

Union Park Master Locksmiths

Tags: master key

(407) 602-7346

Last Updated:
August 10th, 2017

Union Park, FL residents can depend on quality locksmith services from Union Park Master Locksmiths. Our team of experts wants to make sure you feel safe and secure, that is why we offer a full suite of services. We specialize in the residential, com...
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10308 Brownwood Ave

Orlando, FL 32825

Locksmith in Pine Castle

Tags: locksmith service

(407) 392-0996

Last Updated:
August 10th, 2017

Locksmith In Pine Castle is here to provide quality automobile, residential and commercial locksmith services to the Pine Castle, FL area. Our team prides itself on providing dependable work, using the most trusted brands in the industry. Brands we r...
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1227 Perkins Rd

Orlando, FL 3280

(407) 477-5868

Tags: plumber

(407) 477-5868

Last Updated:
July 11th, 2017

Brownies Plumbing Provides Emergency Plumber Services for all of Orlando Florida. Services include Leak Detection, Drain Cleaning, Repairs & Commercial Plumbing Contractors For The Entire Central Florida Area.
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730 Central Florida Parkway

Orlando, FL 32824

Florida Professional Solutions

Tags: kitchen remodeling

(407) 567-9984

Last Updated:
June 20th, 2017

I have over 12 years of experience as a Contractor, licensed, insured and bonded, in the Central Florida Market with a million dollar liability insurance. My wife is an Architect and Interior Design. We can help your project come out as beautiful...
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7524 Universal Blvd

Orlando, FL 32819

Doug Oliver Development

Tags: Orlando Roof Repair

(407) 542-4797

Last Updated:
June 18th, 2017

Find residential and commercial roofing contractors near Orlando Florida at Doug Oliver Development. Roof repair specialists licensed in roof replacement, siding and gutter installation.
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121 S Orange Ave #1500

Orlando, FL 32801

Fahrenheit Plumbing

Tags: plumber , plumbing company , 24 hour plumber

(407) 637-5182

Last Updated:
June 13th, 2017

Orlando Plumbing Company. Business Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
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4700 Millenia Blvd Suite 175

Orlando, FL 32839



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.