Contractor Directory

Local business listings for San Diego, CA

San Diego Electrical Contractor

Tags: Electrician

(619) 483-3079

Last Updated:
February 15th, 2018

San Diego Electrical Contractor is your best electricians in the area. Local, Licensed, Hard working & Ethical. We provide LED retrofit lighting installation, repair and replacement upgrades. Troubleshooting commercial residential electric repairs, w...
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540 Mira Mesa Blvd Space C Unit 545c

San Diego, CA 92126

JTI Wireless

Tags: Cell phone repair

(858) 467-0777

Last Updated:
February 8th, 2018

JTI Wireless is a revolutionary electronic retail & E-Commerce company that purchases, repairs, and re-sells pre-owned and or broken consumer products. We provide our customers access to a certified repair center for electronic devices. And ensure ou...
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8008 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.

San Diego, CA 92111

Weststar Chimney Sweeps, Inc

Tags: San Diego's Certified Chimney Professionals

(619) 338-8116

Last Updated:
January 18th, 2018

Weststar Chimney Sweeps, Inc provides chimney and fireplace services to the San Diego CA area. Owned by Mike O'Mara, the company was started in 1999. Services: Chimney Sweeping Visual Chimney Inspections Sales Transaction Inspections Ch...
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812 Tourmaline St #5

San Diego, CA 92109

GreenPal Lawn Care of San Diego

Tags: Lawn Care Service

(858) 215-5343

Last Updated:
January 17th, 2018

The lawn care industry has been long overdue for overhauls as far as its logistics go. How is it that with the powers of the internet, people are still struggling to find the best deals in affordable lawn care in San Diego, CA? When we began this pro...
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6920 Miramar Rd Ste 102A

San Diego, CA 92121

Abbotts Fire And Flood

Tags: water damage restoration

(619) 223-1800

Last Updated:
January 16th, 2018

Abbbotts fire and flood offers water damage restoration in San Diego
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1199 Pacific Hwy

San Diego, CA 92101

Vivint Solar

Tags: solar , solar panels , solar companies

(858) 375-7195

Last Updated:
January 9th, 2018

We are flipping the switch on how the world creates and consumes energy by connecting people to the power of the sun.
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8090 Arjons Dr.

San Diego, CA 92126

AC Sure Plan

Tags: air conditioning

(858) 566-4800

Last Updated:
January 8th, 2018

AC Sure Plan, San Diego's most trusted heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) contractor, installs, repairs, and services commercial and residential comfort systems throughout the county.
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7945 Silverton Ave Suite 1108

San Diego, CA 92126

QShark Moving

Tags: College Student Moving

(213) 833-8700

Last Updated:
December 20th, 2017

Moving is not an easy agenda especially if you are not well organized. However, if you can get a professional to assist you, then you will have taken some load off your shoulders.
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5230 Carroll Canyon Rd

San Diego, CA 92121

Fence Builders San Diego

Tags: fence

(858) 295-7269

Last Updated:
December 4th, 2017

Fence Builders San Diego offers the best fence installation services in California. We do residential fence installation and commercial fence installation. Our fence contractors are the best in the business. We give the best customers service in the ...
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5547 Stream view Dr

San Diego, CA 92105

ADS Automatic Door Specialists

Tags: Garage Door Repair Garage Door Installation Garage Door Replacement

(858) 450-0389

Last Updated:
November 14th, 2017

Your One-Stop Garage Door Store - Where You'll Find Anything and Everything For Garage Doors and Gates! ADS Automatic Door Specialists is San Diego County's premiere source of garage doors and entry gates. Whether custom designed or standard basic s...
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6837 Nancy Ridge Dr Suite I

San Diego, CA 92121

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.


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.