By Gene and Katie Hamilton
Many of the large home centers and lumber yards offer an "Installed Price" for the gazebo kits they sell. The turnkey service is popular for consumers who don't have the time or can't find references. Ask what's implied in the agreement and if the retailer stands behind the installation. The agreement should clarify the responsibilities of the homeowner, contractor and retailer. The service is added revenue for a retailer who can control the delivery and installation of products sold to their consumers.
If you find a gazebo kit from a manufacturer online you'll often find a link to "Locate a contractor" who is a professional with experience building that particular gazebo. To find a gazebo kit online type "gazebo built in (your city)" in the search box of a search engine like Bing, Google or Yahoo.