- St. Louis Skilled Service Contractors

STL Service Companies - Contractors

stl showcases locally owned professional service companies and contractors in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area. Since 2006 we have been building out our service company directory and guide. Unlike other local service directories, does not charge visitors to view the directory - nor do we allow forums or rating systems that are often manipulated thus taking away from the overall visitor experience. Our goal is to operate as efficiently and objectively as possible. Thank you for visiting.

Hiring a skilled Saint Louis contractor or service professional is a great way to get almost anything done professionally and quickly, but you do have to be careful. Researching your options, vetting those options, and holding a short interview before the hire can ensure that you get the most for your money, and that your project turns out well. Do You Have a license or permit?  Most states require skilled laborers to have a license or permit in order to operate. Depending on the state, this should be a state permit, or could be from another state. Various occupations that require licensing and permits include construction, plumbing, electricians, pest removal, clearing deadwood and trimming trees, and more. Check online or with your local town hall to see if a permit is required in your area for the service that you want. If not, make sure that you ask about qualifications.  

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You can usually determine which service company and contractors in St. Louis suit your needs and which do not by asking a few simple questions, outlining their qualifications, checking fees, and comparing extras such as the number of contractors working on the project. However, it is also important to make sure that you protect yourself by making sure they are certified, have insurance, and guarantee their work before you make a hire

What Are Your Fees?
  It is always a good idea to ask for a price quote and estimate up front, as well as a list of fees so that you can use price comparison when choosing a contractor. Make sure that you compare services offered for the money as well as the actual price 

Do You Offer Guarantees?  Guarantees written into the project contract are important if you want to ensure that the project is finished or you get your money back. Not all contractors offer guarantees on their work so make sure you ask.  

Do You Have Insurance?  Insurance is extremely important if you want to protect yourself in case of damage to your home or property. An insured contractor is responsible for any damage that they cause while in your home or business so that you don’t have to worry. Ask about it before you make a hire. 

Can I See Your Portfolio?  Almost all skilled contractors will keep a photo or online portfolio of projects they've worked on, which you can use to see whether or not the quality of their work matches your needs. While not all professions allow for portfolios, the majority do. If not a portfolio, then you can ask about some of their previous projects that you might be able to see.