Residential Construction

Homeowners are faced with the biggest challenges in both property maintenance and capital expense upgrades simply because they’re not professional construction buyers. In addition, residential markets are widely serviced by independent contractors who adopt dissimilar methods of offering quotes.

The absence of standards and various methods to describe and price a construction project’s scope of work has always contributed to miscommunication between buyers and service providers across the industry.

The combination of technology, industry standard operating procedures and inexpensive infrastructure of the internet provides a foundation to integrate the combined objectives of buyers, sellers and regulators. Such digital solutions must be customizable to meet the requirements of industry segments.

We advocate standards and technology implementations that are secure, confidential, independent, inexpensively, easily adopted by contractors, related service providers and informative to simplify the buyers experience.

Homeowner Benefits

Clear Expectations
Residential buyers know their homes but rely on contractors to make recommendations on the methods, techniques, process and materials used for repairs and upgrades.

A well defined Scope-of-Work helps the buyer understand what’s included under the hood. The lowest price may include a suitable SOW but it doesn’t directly or equally compare with the cost of best practices and materials.

Members are committed to submitting detailed pricing on a clear Scope-of-Work as the fundamental basis of comparing contractor prices independent of their professional presence and presentation.

Price Comparison & Analysis
Organization Members submit price quotes in a standard format defined by industry professionals, organizations and associations. Consistent price formats facilitates side-by-side comparison where digital submissions automate the entire financial analysis and decision process for buyers.
Consistent Format
Industry Associations like AIA started creating standardized form formats for the construction industry in the late 1960s but they’re rarely used in price sensitive residential markets.

Notably these forms originated in the world of paper and had their limitations as well as delivery requirements. Technology eliminates the reproduction of analog based forms while creating huge opportunities to enhance user input and automate analysis and delivery of the output with consistency and accuracy.

Contractor / Service Quality
Every buyers goal is to evaluate contractors on multiple levels with a main focus on price and quality. Standardize quote formats based on a defined scope of work eliminates the need to worry about price and allow buyers to focus on the professionalism of contractors trying to obtain their confidence.