RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS, RESIDENTIAL SERVICES, RESIDENTIAL CONTRACTORS
As a homeowner, you may post a project on your profile and/or add it to the ACN American Industries Classifieds. Contractors will be able to locate your project using keywords, project type, and location. By providing as much information as possible, including estimated budget and specializations required, your project will catch the attention of the right contractor for your home improvement project or for your desired residential service. Homeowners can post projects under three different sections depending on project size and complexity.
- 1. Project Information Section: Large projects that require a specific category of trained and specialized contractors (NAICs) and are classified by a trade designation.
- 2. Planned Project Section: Projects that involve significant planning, such as kitchen, bathroom, or basement remodelling. Upload multiple pictures of kitchen cabinets, kitchen islands, bathroom vanities for color coordination. Enhance your uploaded images with text captions to remind the contractor what you want.
- 3. Contractor Needed Section: Located in Designated Classifieds. These are projects that require minimal planning on the homeowner’s behalf. Let the contractor know which part of the house requires work/maintenance, and they will take care of the rest.
Different projects required different skill sets, training, and proficiencies. No one can know the entire work history of a contractor’s capabilities and limitations, failures and successes, and how they approach different problems. While friend and family recommendations can help, it is impossible to know the complete reputation of a contractor or general contractor near you.
When looking for a contractor on ACN, not only can you search by location (business area of operation), but you can also view their past projects, trade classification, and the general and specialization descriptions of each contractor. This will help you find the right contractor for your job. You may also view their compliance and qualifications: licenses, certificates and permits, association memberships, and various reputation markers: disputes, ratings, and reviews. Additionally, you may also view the profiles of the contractor’s employees, with full disclosure on contact information, profile picture, accolades, position, qualifications, certifications, and achievements. Transparency and security which leads to mutual understanding on both sides before the project even begins. Know who is coming to your house and if you are getting a good deal.
Business Dispute Resolution Center
The ACN dispute system gives both the homeowner and contractor an equal voice, to both mediate a current dispute and serve as a record and reputation marker.
- 1. Unresolved disputes remain visible and searchable for various ACN members including homeowners, clients, contractors, and government departments.
- 2. After an extended period of time, the dispute may also be brought public and open for judgement by your peers, potentially a source of neutral and alternative perspectives regarding the issue.
- 3. Resolved disputes serve as statistical data and only the title may be accessible.
- 4. Lower the cost of the dispute by keeping lawyers out of the picture for as long as necessary. Recorded documents, contracts, and pictures are part of the ACN business dispute resolution system.
Unsure if your contractor did the job correctly? Or perhaps you need some guidance on your DIY home renovation project. Ask fellow tradesmen, tradeswomen, other contractors, and homeowners on the ACN Troubleshooting Forum. Our forum was designed as an advisory hub for members to ask tradesmen, contractors, and suppliers questions regarding your project, including materials used, tools used, equipment used, and methods used. Homeowners may benefit from following advisory groups: tools, construction materials, home renovation methods, motive power methods, service methods, and home equipment / appliance comments and construction gossip. These sections combined will help improve your chances of finding the right contractor for your home project or residential service.
Review Contractors, Business reviews
The ACN Reviews Center offers homeowners free-for-members posts reviewing contractor conduct and other businesses conduct. ACN also allows other members to review homeowners since we believe in fairness and transparency for both parties: contractors and homeowners. Both positive and negative reviews can be posted by members. Homeowners upset with a contractor’s work ethic or poor work performance can post negative reviews about non-members in an attempt to resolve the issue. Homeowners upset with an ACN member’s conduct are able to initiate a dispute resolution immediately on the member’s profile on ACN instead of posting a negative review.
- We encourage homeowners to post positive reviews about contractors and businesses who are doing excellent jobs locally, although they are not ACN members yet. Homeowner recommendations for local contractors or businesses benefit other homeowners who might be considering that contractor or small business. A homeowner’s high rating of an employee could justify a promotion or wage raise.
Homeowners deliberating over the following questions:
- - How do I sue a contractor for bad or shoddy work?
- - What can I do if a contractor ripped me off?
- - How do I get a contractor to finish a job?
- - How do I file a complaint against a contractor?
- - Do I have to pay a contractor for poor work?
should post negative review immediately in an attempt to negatively influence the contractor’s reputation and warn other homeowners. The negative review can be deleted by a homeowner at any time and it will be removed automatically if the contractor initiates the dispute resolution process.
- 3 ways to find homeowner’s projects
- Professional business profile/website
- Business dispute resolution
- Direct contact to builders
- Supplies, Training, Troubleshooting
- Know the reputation prior coming on site
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