With Buildzoom (previously known as Sharperoo), contractors can showcase their work, publicize ... More
With Buildzoom (previously known as Sharperoo), contractors can showcase their work, publicize their business and find customers. Homeowners can find local contractors, leave ratings and reviews and show off their homes.
Last updated 25 Nov 2011
Published 25 Nov 2011
If you're keen to avoid the cowboys out there when it comes to your home improvementproject or repair requirements then BuildZoom.com is certainly worth stopping by. The site works in a number of ways, as a search tool for listed contractors and also asa matching service putting customers with a specific need and budget in touch withappropriate service providers. It also acts as a great marketing site for contractors to gettheir name out there.
As a contractor you can sign up and create a profile page listing all of your specialties, photographs of completed work and any recommendations you have. You can also update it with any offers and promotions you currently have on the go. The chances are if you run a contracting business you've already been listed by the site as part of a marketing campaign. If so you'll need to claim your profile and add all of the stuff mentioned above.If you're in need of a contractor then you can simply complete the online form with details of where you live, the job in question and a note on your available budget. The form can also take file uploads so you can provide plans or photographs if necessary. Once these details have been checked over by a BuildZoom specialist they will match your need with top ranked contractors in your area.
The ranking system is based on license information, BBB status and customer feedback. The feedback function is obviously a very important aspect of the site as you can rate and comment on the contractor recommended if they subsequently carry out the work for you. The service costs nothing for homeowners as the site receives income from advertising and contractor sponsorship.
Conclusion - When it comes to contractor choice there is nothing like seeing some recommendations and evidence of previous craftsmanship. With this site you should have no excuses if a bunch ofcowboys fit you a roof with holes in it.