I am curious about some of the online recommended contractor sources. I recently had one of my favorite electrical contractors (Aglow Electric Inc.) say he was using service magic to purchase leads and that he was looking into Angie's List as well. I happen to know that he does a fantastic electrical job - but was wondering if he really would stand out on these sites or if anyone who was willing to pay for the leads would show up as a 'good contractor' - your thoughts?
Prudential Real Estate of the Rockies
Thanks for adding the other resources.
I'll add a professional builder for four decades: Kevin Miller of Daystar Enterprises in Longmont.
I worked for Kevin some years ago. I'm very satisfied with work he did years ago. I have no hesitation recommending Daystar.
If you are the very cautious type, you might want to talk to two. I don't know any contractor who doesn't have photos of work they have done. Visit the web site and check them out.
Just wondering why nobody answered 'Angie's List'. I was a GC for many years in Philly/NJ and there was no such thing as AL. If there had been, I would have joined in a heartbeat. What could be better than actual customers/homeowners that did work and are now reviewing their contractors online? Seems very trustworthy to me and worth you looking into.
Boca Raton-Miami Beach
Colorado consumers always should check with the city to learn if a contractor is licensed. As others note, they should carry liability insurance as well as worker's compensation.
I've known a general contractor here in Longmont for many years who should get a phone call if anyone wants to build a custom home or remodel. The guild is a good place to start, too.
Thanks all who added their thoughts and recommendations.