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Local business listings for San Diego, CA

Electric Car Charging Installation San Diego

Tags: electric car charging station san diego

(619) 373-0234

Last Updated:
September 10th, 2018

We are an electric car charging station installation company.
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1848 Doran Street

San Diego, CA 92154

Edison Home Improvement

Tags: San Diego Home Remodel

(619) 569-0566

Last Updated:
August 31st, 2018

For the last 10 years, Edison Home Improvement has been an industry pioneer in the San Diego home remodel industry and we continue to lead and innovate through our unique ability to create The Designed interior and Exterior.
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2523 Old Quarry Rd unit 1614

San Diego, CA 92108

Edward Dean Design & Build

Tags: San Diego Remodeling

(858) 245-7562

Last Updated:
August 29th, 2018

From bathroom and kitchen remodels to new home builds, Edward Dean Design and Build has the staff, experience, and tools to turn your vision of beauty into reality. We proudly offer our residential contractor services to San Diego, La Jolla, and the ...
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3435 Dumas St

San Diego, CA 92106

San Diego Home Remodeling

Tags: San Diego Home Remodeling

(619) 206-7590

Last Updated:
August 28th, 2018

San Diego Home Remodeling, specializing in home remodeling, home repairs, maintenance services, and commercial improvements. 30 Years of satisfied customers agree. Here, your future bath or kitchen and your budget are our priorities.
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8608 Villa La Jolla Dr. La Jolla San Diego, California 92037 USA

San Diego, CA 92037

Pacific Sun Pool N Spa

Tags: San Diego Swimming Pool Builder & Designer

(858) 271-8822

Last Updated:
August 27th, 2018

For over four decades, pool contractor Pacific Sun Pool & Spa has been enhancing the yards of San Diego area residents with exceptional pool design, landscaping, and luxurious spas. We apply our years of expertise and experience as a pool contractor ...
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8550 Production Ave Ste B

San Diego, CA 92121

Nu Flow Tech

Tags: Cipp lining

(800) 834-9597

Last Updated:
August 22nd, 2018

Nu Flow continues to be the leader in the small-diameter market, while others have focused on selling technology to other companies as its only way of growing its footprint. Nu Flow has continued to be the choice for contractors while expanding its c...
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Flat 8 Legra Grange, 7710 Kenamar Court, San Diego, California, United States Flat 8 Legra Grange,

San Diego, CA 92121

Locknkey Express

Tags: Locksmith

(619) 701-6080

Last Updated:
August 22nd, 2018

locknkeyExpress is a family owned business dedicated to values of honesty. The business is run by Mr Tomer Kotler. As true locksmiths who have a passion and talent for locks. We know what it takes to get you what you need and we have the training, kn...
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4231 balboa avenue #1216

San Diego, CA 92117

Resicom Inc

Tags: Commercial Contractors

(858) 663-2444

Last Updated:
August 20th, 2018


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17161 Alva RD Suite 2214

San Diego, CA 92127

Armada Tile

Tags: san diego marble and tile

(858) 754-7818

Last Updated:
July 25th, 2018

Armada Tile is one of the top leading flooring stores in San Diego. We are providing Wide Collection of Porcelain Floor Tiles, Wall Tiles and Wholesale Ceramic Tiles .These products available in various varieties like wood look tiles, mosaics-look, n...
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8840 Miramar Road San Diego, California

San Diego, CA 92126

LAVTY Cleaning

Tags: Cleaning service , Home Cleaning , Carpet Cleaning

(858) 925-9955

Last Updated:
May 29th, 2018

Our furniture cleaning services in San Diego are the best to be found. At Lavty Cleaning, no matter what your furniture is made of, we will get it as clean as it was on the day you first bought it. For a free quote, please give us a call at (858) 925...
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6525 Rancho Del Sol Way, suite 202

San Diego, CA 92130



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.