We're excited to have RenovationFind as a sponsor of the 2022 Edmonton Home and Garden Show. Before you visit this innovative company at the Edmonton Expo Centre from March 24-27, please enjoy our brief interview with the RenovationFind team below.
Q: How does your service work?
RenovationFind.com is a free online directory of home services companies, renovators, trades and home improvement contractors. The companies on our website are certified and rated based on a third-party screening process. We check them for clear legal and financial history, liability insurance, WCB coverage, and valid provincial business licenses. In addition, the third-party organization monitors customers reviews and complaints.
Businesses that are part of the Better Business Bureau with no outstanding issues receive a higher rating on the site. That third-party organization also monitors the companies to ensure they keep up to the high standards we require.
By certifying these companies, we can provide a resource where homeowners can find trustworthy and quality services for their renovations and home projects. Whether they need the best interior designers in Edmonton, a trusty plumber, roofing contractor, or a home builder, they'll find a quality company on RenovationFind.com.
We also help promote those worthy companies using various digital marketing tools. It's helpful to the companies and the homeowners so it's a win-win situation.
Q: What can we look forward to from you at the Edmonton Home and Garden Show?
We are really excited to do the show this year and will have our usual booth set up. You can visit us, learn about what RenovationFind does, and get help finding contractors for your project.
We'll have our Post a Project service set up, where people can enter the details of their home project and receive quotes from relevant contractors. For example, if they're looking to do a backyard makeover this spring, we will send their information to three of the best landscapers in Edmonton. Those RenovationFind Certified companies will contact the homeowner if they need more information and provide a detailed estimate for the job.
We also encourage visitors to sign up for a RenovationFind membership at our booth. You can access exclusive promotions and discounts from our Edmonton company partners with a membership. Plus, when you sign up at the show, we will put you in a draw for an iPad and $1,000!
Q: What advice do you have for homeowners?
If you're hiring someone to do work in your home, always do your research. There are so many contractors out there, and not all of them are trustworthy. Ask to see proof of insurance and a valid business license. Ask for references from their last three jobs, and be sure to connect with those homeowners to learn more about the company. A reputable and legitimate contractor will provide you with a detailed estimate in writing. Get multiple quotes, and ask questions before hiring someone.
Q: What inspires your services?
Before starting RenovationFind, I worked in the renovation industry for many years with my granite company. Over those years, I heard story after story from our customers that had a negative experience with another contractor while renovating. They were left with terrible work, unfinished work, and often really taken advantage of at their own expense.
That gave us the idea to create a data-driven directory where people can find honest and high-quality pre-screened and vetted contractors. RenovationFind helps protect homeowners from being taken advantage of. It also helps promote those excellent companies that improve the home improvement industry's reputation.
Q: What is your favourite part of the Edmonton Home and Garden Show?
We love meeting people, chatting with them about their home projects, and connecting them with our RenovationFind Certified companies is really rewarding. We want people not to feel stressed out about finding a contractor, and the Edmonton Home and Garden show gives a great opportunity to make those connections.
Q: Are there any success stories you'd like to share?
Because we are a data-driven online directory, we rely on customer feedback for what we do. The homeowners we've talked to have had positive experiences with the contractors they've found on RenovationFind.com. They like that we've already done the hard homework for them regarding the background checks and monitoring. It reduces stress when you know you're hiring an honest, qualified company to make changes to your home.
We also get feedback from the companies listed on our website. With their listing and the digital marketing service we offer, they've successfully expanded their online presence, increased web traffic, and got qualified leads through the site.
Q: What can folks expect when they work with you?
If you're a homeowner coming down to the Home and Garden Show, you can expect to find a trustworthy company for your project that will do quality work. If you sign up for a RenovationFind membership, we'll send you exclusive promotions and discounts from our local partner companies. We have a lot of categories of contractors on our site, including the best bathroom renovation companies in Edmonton, painters, HVAC contractors, flooring installers, carpenters, cabinet installers and many others.
If you're a home services company, we will work hard to help you promote your business to your geographical target market. RenovationFind Certification helps businesses brand themselves as honest and trustworthy, which is critical in the renovation industry. We offer a suite of digital marketing services to help do this, including blog content, social media posts, search engine optimization, banner ads, and email campaigns.