Contractor Directory

Local business listings for Tampa, FL

Premiere Builders Inc

Tags: General Contractors

(813) 770-1233

Last Updated:
November 23rd, 2017

Central Florida's Best General Contractors
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2202 N Westshore Blvd #200

Tampa, FL 33607

Kitchen Remodeling Tampa FL

Tags: Kitchen Design Tampa FL

(813) 534-6090

Last Updated:
November 10th, 2017

Got a kitchen remodeling idea you’d like to bring to life? Kitchen remodeling Tampa FL has partners that can help bring your dream kitchen to life. We can help you with your kitchen renovations, kitchen design ideas, kitchen cabinets resurfacing and ...
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13142 N. 22nd St. #106

Tampa, FL 33612

Apex Roofing Tampa

Tags: Apex Roofing Tampa

(813) 734-7141

Last Updated:
November 9th, 2017

As one of the top Tampa roofing companies we are here for you when you need emergency roof repairs. Specializing in residential roofing in Tampa and the surrounding communities of Sun City, Ruskin, Sun Center City, Apollo Beach, Saint Petersberg, Gib...
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4610 Eagle Falls Place Drive

Tampa, FL 33619

Carpet Cleaning Pros Tampa

Tags: carpet cleaner

(813) 750-0202

Last Updated:
October 28th, 2017

The services that we provide throughout Tampa, Florida are the services that we have become well known for. This is because, with every service we offer, you always receive the best most complete job possible. Whether it is a carpet cleaning job to a...
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3104 N. Armenia Ave #2A

Tampa, FL 33607

Unlock Me and Services

Tags: Locksmith Tampa

(813) 760-1066

Last Updated:
September 8th, 2017

Dont Worry If you have any Locksmith Problem, Unlock Me and Services Ready to help yyou with best locksmith services in all part of Florida.We have experience and professional locksmith having more than 20 years of experience. We operate 24 hours a D...
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4601 W Gray St #307a, Tampa, FL 33609, USA

Tampa, FL 33609

Citrus Park Locksmith

Tags: broken key extraction

(813) 402-1522

Last Updated:
September 4th, 2017

Citrus Park Locksmith is the most widely used and reputable locksmith service provider in the area. We specialize in commercial, residential and automotive locksmith services. When there is a problem that needs resolving, our locksmiths are generally...
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6201 Gunn Hwy

Tampa, FL 33625

Centurian Wildlife Control

Tags: Animal Control

(813) 337-0965

Last Updated:
July 28th, 2017

Centurian Wildlife Control is here for you when you need us any time, Day or Night, in Sanford, FL. We promise to solve your Animal Control and Wildlife Removal needs in a professional, humane and affordable way. Centurian Wildlife Services, is the l...
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111 N Meridian Ave

Tampa, FL 33602

Home Team Air

Tags: air conditioning tampa

(813) 701-3430

Last Updated:
July 21st, 2017

Highly respected and experienced air conditioning contractor specializing in sales and service of all types of residential and commercial heating & air conditioning systems.
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401 N Ashley Dr #172814

Tampa, FL 33602

Your Moving Truck

Tags: Moving Service

(866) 252-0431

Last Updated:
July 10th, 2017

The Your Moving Truck team appreciates that finding a moving company can be a challenge. Whether you simply need a removal truck or need a more comprehensive service, such as appliance removal, vehicle transport or professional packers, you will want...
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Tampa, FL 33601

Zerorez Tampa Bay

Tags: Tile Cleaning

(866) 695-1773

Last Updated:
June 30th, 2017

ZeroRez offers Tampa Bay Pet-Safe tile, hardwood, upholstery, carpet cleaning and many more with no residue left behind. No soaps, No chemicals, No perfumes. If we can’t clean it, it cannot be cleaned! Your flooring will stay cleaner, longer, that's ...
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5817 N 56th St.

Tampa, FL 33610

How to Hire a Contractor in Tampa FL You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Tampa 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 Tampa 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 Tampa 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 Tampa FL

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

Accidents happen to even the best Tampa 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 Tampa 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 Tampa FL

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