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Where growing your business is the name of the game. What the contractors say The best way to understand Renovantage is through the companies that have grown and prospered as a result of their association with it:
Robert Koci, Canadian Contractor Magazine, often hears from contractors: “I am working too many hours for too little money” “My business has stopped growing.” “I can’t get by with just referral business any more.” Being a general contractor is a great way to make a living in Canada, but all successful renovators eventually hit a wall and their businesses stop growing. Enter Renovantage. Every part of the Renovantage program is designed to help contractors grow their business and make more money while doing so. From lead generation to the Group Purchasing Program, to the exclusive Design and Decor Studio, Renovantage provides contractors what they need to get to the next level.
Andrew Black, Black GC “Since working with Renovantage, our business has grown by 50 per cent. We are winning the type of work we want and are making more money. The business coaching has helped us better understand what we as owners need to be doing to get our business to the next level. To try this on our own would have taken us years and a lot of costly trial and error.” Saul Berlin, The Construction Group “I was presenting a proposal to a couple and the husband was giving me the third degree about who I was and asking why he should do business with us. I pulled out the documents that showed all of the background checks that were completed before I could join Renovantage. Then I showed him the Performance Guarantee. That ended the discussion and he signed the contract immediately!” Cont. page 3
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It’s hard to grow a renovation busi- through the next level of business. We also help the contracness. It’s even harder to make a good liv- tors eliminate costly mistakes along the way. ing at it and live a balanced life. It is not all about the contractor though. Homeowners are For years, we have been working side doing more research online before they start their renovaby side with contractors to help them tions. They are becoming better informed by searching webreach their goals. We sites that provide huge amounts of informa“By leveraging our go to job sites, interact tion. Then there are a slew of dramatic TV with homeowners and knowledge and experience, shows to watch. Renovantage can help help contractors imWith a lack of homeowner confidence plement the systems they need to run their contractors shorten the time in contractors, they are looking for ways to business successfully. needed to break through evaluate and find trustworthy contractors Renovantage helps renovation contrac- the next level of business.” before allowing them into their homes. Retors profitably grow their businesses to a search shows that over 90% of homeowners level where they have a sustainable business with real value. do a thorough vetting of a contractor before agreeing to an Most businesses rely so much on the owner that it doesn’t appointment. With a Certified Renovantage™ Contractor, work without the owner being there almost every day. No- the homeowner has peace of mind, knowing that Renovanbody will ever pay much, if anything, for a business that re- tage has done an extensive background check on them. quires the owner to work 50-plus hours per week and that You’ll see comments from some of our members here, but doesn’t make money. When it comes time to retire, most if you really want to see what Renovantage is all about, conrenovators just close up shop. tact us to arrange for a consultation to discuss your objectives By leveraging our knowledge and experience, Renovan- and learn how Renovantage can help you with your business. tage can help contractors shorten the time needed to break — Greg Peterson, President
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Jerry Stockla, NewTech Systems “My client had already spent $100,000 with two contractors. One just left the country with his money. The other gutted his house and then demanded an extra $27,000. The homeowner was scared he would get ripped off again but Renovantage gave him the assurances he needed. There’s no way I would have won this $300,000 contract without my association with Renovantage. [Note: For the full story see the White Knight article in the December 2011 issue of Canadian Contractor magazine.] The Renovantage Design Centre also provides contractors with a significant competitive advantage. Instead of driving all over the city to different retailers, their Interior Design Consultants work with homeowners and provide professional advice to help them create their dream homes. The Design Centre showcases the wide range of finishing options available, from kitchen cabinet and vanity styles, to ceramic tiles, marble and granite countertops, to carpets and custom millwork, mouldings, hardware, plumbing fixtures and luxury appointments. This is a big part of the solution to limited growth, overwork and the “plateau” effect that every contractor will experience. For many good contractors, it’s the next logical step to success.
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