Updated: Feb 18, 2019
The internet has come along way in the past 10 years and it is especially helpful for business owners and consumers. With that being said it is hard to determine if a business online is legit or a scam. With just a few keywords like "tree service in Marion, NC" you can find a full list of companies. Here is a few ways to determine which to choose:
Google Listing and Reviews. We are quick to search and pick the first option we find but checking out reviews on the listing is always a good idea. Keep in mind though when filtering through reviews not everyone has a perfect score. If you see a company with a lot of low ratings and no response from the business it is safe to say that's not a good pick.
Pricing. Shop Around! Getting a few quotes is not "over doing it" it is being cautious. Pick the choice that makes the most sense and has the best ratings. Typically the lowest price means they do not have the right equipment to do the job correctly, but this is not always true.
HomeAdvisor or Angie's List. For skilled and experienced businesses they typically invest in an account on either HomeAdvisor or Angie's List. You can read reviews from customers they have done business with and also see achievement badges they have been awarded.
Requesting Full Payment. JC Property Professionals never requests full payment before a job is started. We want to make sure you are happy with the service before we accept payment. A company that requires full pay beforehand is most likely a scan will not show up again. Companies like ourselves may request a deposit right before a job is started but never the full amount due.
License Check. Again the internet is great, the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors has a very easy to use website which you can use to verify that your contractor hold a NC building license. Here is the Link: https://nclbgc.org/search/license
As with any service, do your research do not jump on the first option without exploring the all the options. This does not mean that you will not find yourself back at the first option it just means you tried to save yourself money and any future headaches.
Even if you choose not to hire our company, we are always happy to give advice or even take our selves out of the questions and take a second look over other contractors estimates for you to be sure you are comparing apples to apples. Dont know who to call for other services? Give us a call we are happy to recommend folks in the area who have reputable companies.