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Local business listings for San Diego, CA

Infinity from Marvin replacement Windows by Veracity window and door

Tags: Window replacement San Diego Door replacement San Diego Window and door replacement San Diego

(844) 226-3500

Last Updated:
July 19th, 2017

The people who make up the Marvin Family of Brands are dedicated to enriching the places where we live and work. What began as a family company built on an old-fashioned code of honesty, hard work and service to their neighbors is now one of the worl...
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8250 Camino Santa Fe

San Diego, CA 92121

Illuminating Electric

Tags: Electrical Installation

(619) 876-3866

Last Updated:
June 30th, 2017

Here at Illuminating Electric, we are a locally owned business that takes pride in treating each project as if it were being done in our own home. Our team of trained technicians are fully licensed, insured and bonded, to ensure your safety and the q...
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11761 Stoney Peak Drive

San Diego, CA 92128

COMMERCIAL ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS

Tags: Commercial Electrical Contractors of San Diego

(619) 391-0746

Last Updated:
June 30th, 2017

We are Commercial Electrical Contractors San Diego. Voted Best Electricians in San Diego County CA. We Service Circuit Breaker Panel Installation High Voltage Electric.
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6037 Mission Gorge Rd #3c

San Diego, CA 92120

La luz Electric - N.O.T.W

Tags: Electrician

(714) 709-1697

Last Updated:
June 23rd, 2017

Here at La Luz Electric N.O.T.W., we understand that a structure’s electrical system is a very important element to preserve. For over 2 decades, we have acquired knowledge and skills working with both homes and businesses providing superior electric...
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405 South Willie James Jones Avenue

San Diego, CA 92113

Orange Restoration San Diego

Tags: Water Damage San Diego

(619) 376-6838

Last Updated:
June 19th, 2017

Orange Restoration San Diego is the leading damage restoration company for water damage, flood cleanup, fire & smoke damage, and mold remediation.
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8250 Vickers St, Suite C

San Diego, CA 92111

Gforce Green Electric Solutions

Tags: Electrician San Diego

(858) 480-6559

Last Updated:
June 14th, 2017

Affordable Electrician Service For San Diego County, Angie's list Superservice Award 2013, BBB Accredited, Locally Owned & Operated, Save Money
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2920 McGraw St

San Diego, CA 92117

G C Electric Solar

Tags: solar panels san diego home solar system San Diego solar installation san diego

(858) 999-3929

Last Updated:
May 26th, 2017

G C Electric Corporation (G C Electric Solar) is a family owned and operated EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) company based in beautiful San Diego area. When it comes to quality, safety, workmanship, and technical expertise, G C Elect...
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16870 W Bernardo Dr. Suit #400

San Diego, CA 92127

Air Duct Masters

Tags: Air Vent Cleaning

(858) 218-5771

Last Updated:
May 24th, 2017

Are you dealing with dirty air ducts? Maybe it’s been awhile since you’ve cleaned, or maybe you just moved into a new place and the air ducts were neglected. Our air duct cleaning service offers thorough, reliable air duct replacement, maintenance, a...
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13103 cayote ave

San Diego, CA 92129

Pro Roofing Contractors

Tags: Roofing Replacement

(760) 227-7244

Last Updated:
May 23rd, 2017

We service and all surrounding regions. Pro Roofing Contractors, a full-service business oriented and domestic roofer, we serve the , community providing the best quality service at a reasonable price.
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1618 Planicie Way

San Diego, CA 92154

Junk Fairy

Tags: San Diego Junk Hauling

(858) 361-7941

Last Updated:
May 17th, 2017

JUNK FAIRY is a family owned, licensed and insured full service junk removal business serving San Diego County; from Oceanside to Poway, Mira Mesa, Clairmont Mesa, Rancho Penasquitos, Rancho Bernardo, to North Park and La Mesa, and everywhere in be...
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10884 Sabre Hill Drive

San Diego, CA 92128



How to Hire a Contractor in San Diego CA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in San Diego 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 San Diego 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 San Diego 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 San Diego CA

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

Accidents happen to even the best San Diego 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 San Diego 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 San Diego CA

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