RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS, RESIDENTIAL SERVICES, RESIDENTIAL CONTRACTORS
Post Project

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.
Find Contractor

find-contractors find-contractors 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
ACN offers an alternative solution to costly legal fees and unpleasant social media shouting matches (and potential counteractive defamation lawsuits, or mechanics lien – lien on house). The people who care most about honest and quality contractors are other contractors and homeowners, and ACN is the platform that serves both parties with project management’s business solutions. These business solutions include also reviews and 13-category rating.

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.
Troubleshooting Problems

troubleshoot-problems troubleshoot-problems 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.



COMMERCIAL PROJECTS, COMMERCIAL SERVICES, COMMERCIAL CONTRACTORS

Construction, Oil and Gas, Utilities, Agriculture, Forestry, Transportation, Warehousing, Manufacturing, “Green Technology”

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Contractors

Promote your company and your employees’ skills, Bid on tenders / projects, Know the reputation of others and influence their reputation, Sell & Buy used and new materials, equipment and tools, Resolve business disputes, Sell your services

Contractors

Promote your company and your employees’ skills, Bid on tenders / projects, Know the reputation of others and influence their reputation, Sell & Buy used and new materials, equipment and tools, Resolve business disputes, Sell your services

General Contractors

Post tenders and Bid on tenders / projects, Promote your company, Network effectively, Find contractors in your Business Operation Area, Know contractor reputation and compliance, Resolve business disputes, Sell your services

General Contractors

Post tenders and Bid on tenders / projects, Promote your company, Network effectively, Find contractors in your Business Operation Area, Know contractor reputation and compliance, Resolve business disputes, Sell your services

Clients

Post tenders / projects, Find contractors in their Business Operation Area, Know the contractor reputation and compliance, Identify the skills, Resolve business disputes, Troubleshoot tools, materials, equipment, and methods

Clients

Post tenders / projects, Find contractors in their Business Operation Area, Know the contractor reputation and compliance, Identify the skills, Resolve business disputes, Troubleshoot tools, materials, equipment, and methods

Jobseekers

Post a jobseeker profile, Promote your profile, Promote your flagship projects, Promote your compliance and association memberships, Network using non-restricted messaging, Introduce yourself, Show off your knowledge and skills

Jobseekers

Post a jobseeker profile, Promote your profile, Promote your flagship projects, Promote your compliance and association memberships, Network using non-restricted messaging, Introduce yourself, Show off your knowledge and skills

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Jobseeker

Post your profile
as an engineer, electrician, plumber, journeyman, technologist, technician, tradesman, or skilled worker looking for a job in construction, manufacturing, agriculture, utilities, oil & gas, transportation and warehousing.
Promote your profile
within the Employment Search Area, organized by your mobility and possible relocation areas.
Network
using non-restricted messaging between designated employees of contractors, clients, general contractors, government departments, and in the local construction gossip section of the ACN Forum.
Show off your knowledge and skills
by joining troubleshooting discussions on tools, materials, equipment and methods in a multi-industry environment..
Introduce yourself
with a jobseeker status, with both your name and profile picture.
Promote your flagship projects
in your profile showcase with text captions attached to every picture.
Promote your compliance and association memberships


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Client

Post tenders / projects
searchable by NAICs and by trade within the Business Operation Area of contractors. Invite them to bid. The entire bidding process is transparent for public projects and full accountability during project implementation will be recorded and visible.
Find contractors in their Business Operation Area
using the most advanced search filters in the industry.
Know the contractor reputation and compliance
before they visit the jobsite.
Identify
the skills, compliance, and trade designation of the contractor’s employees and rate their performance. Maintain security, uphold anti-theft policy, and enable troubleshooting on the spot during project implementation.
Keep an eye on local gossip
by visiting the local construction gossip platform in the ACN Forum.
Sell & Buy
in the ACN Marketplace, organized by multi-industry designated classifieds. Negotiate with suppliers nationwide to get the best deals.
Resolve business disputes
while reducing the resolution cost by keeping lawyers out of the picture.
Troubleshoot tools, materials, equipment, and methods
by finding answers or advice from peers in the ACN Forum.
Impact the reputation of non-members
by posting positive comments and disputes. The dispute resolution with non-members is free of charge for them as long as they will resolve the dispute within the tryout period.


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General Contractor

Promote
your company and employee profiles, business policies and procedures, specializations, NAICs, project showcase, compliance, and reputation, all in the geographical area where your services are available (Business Operation Area).
Network
using non-restricted messaging between designated employees of clients, general contractors, government departments, and in the local construction gossip section of the ACN Forum.
Post tenders and Bid on tenders / projects
searchable by NAICs and by trade in your Business Operation Area. The entire bidding process is transparent for public projects and full accountability during project implementation will be recorded and visible.
Find contractors in your Business Operation Area
using the most advanced search filters in the industry.
Know contractor reputation and compliance
before they come onto the jobsite. Identify the skills, compliance, and trade designation of their employees.
Sell & Buy
in the ACN Marketplace, organized by multi-industry designated classifieds. Negotiate with suppliers nationwide to get the best deals.
Resolve business disputes
while reducing resolution costs by keeping lawyers out of the picture.
Sell your services
and your reputation, while advising potential clients on solutions to their problems.
Impact the reputation of non-members
by posting positive comments and disputes. The dispute resolution with non-members is free of charge for them as long as they will resolve the dispute within the tryout period.


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Contractor

Promote
your company profile, employee skills and qualifications, assets used in project implementation, projects showcase, specializations, trade/craftsmanship designation, NAICs, compliancy, and reputation, all in the geographical area where your services are available (Business Operation Area).
Network
effectively using non-restricted messaging between designated employees and in the construction gossip section of the ACN Forum.
Bid on tenders / projects
searchable by NAICs and by trade. Both private and public projects are available on ACN.
Know the reputation
of clients, homeowners and general contractors prior visiting the jobsite. Know what to expect.
Sell & Buy used and new materials, equipment, tools
and other assets on multi-industry designated classifieds aimed specifically at contractors.
Resolve business disputes
while reducing costs by keeping lawyers out of the picture.
Sell your services
and your reputation, while advising potential clients how to fix and solve their problems.
Impact the reputation of non-members
by posting positive comments and disputes. The dispute resolution with non-members is free of charge for them as long as they will resolve the dispute within the tryout period.


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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

Projects, Deals, Advice , Reviews

Classified
CLASSIFIEDS
  • Tools
  • Real-Estate
  • Jobs & Services needed
  • Heavy Trucks and Trailers, Cars, Motorcycles, RVs
  • Construction and Industrial Supplies
  • Construction and Industrial equipment
  • Office Supplies, Home Equipment & Appliances, & more
  • VIEW CLASSIFIEDS

Tenders
TENDERS
  • Post public tenders: RFP, RFQ, ITT
  • Split big projects into stages
  • Post bid
  • Post private tenders “by invitation only”
  • Know who won the bid
  • Communication accountability
  • Search tenders by location & NAICS code
  • VIEW TENDERS

Forum
FORUM
  • Gossip
  • How to use table saw?
  • Home Remodeling Troubleshooting
  • Furnace Troubleshooting
  • Refrigerator Troubleshooting
  • AC Troubleshooting
  • Tools/Material/Equipment/Trade Methods
  • VIEW FORUM

BUSINESS OPPURTUNITIES

Projects, Deals, Advice , Reviews

CLASSIFIEDS

  • Classified
  • Tools
  • Real-Estate
  • Jobs & Services needed
  • Heavy Trucks and Trailers, Cars, Motorcycles, RVs
  • Construction and Non-Construction materials
  • Construction and Non-Construction equipment
  • Office Supplies, Home Equipment & Appliances, & more



TENDERS

  • Tenders
  • Post tenders for General Contractor
  • Split big projects into stages
  • Post tenders for Contractors
  • Post private tenders
  • Know who won the bid
  • Communication accountability
  • Search tenders by location



FORUM

  • Tenders
  • Construction Gossip
  • Positive Comments
  • Unresolved Disputes
  • Tools, Material, Equipment, Trade Methods
  • Home renovation
  • Home equipment/appliances
  • New technology



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INFLUENCERS
associations
Find Associations

Objectives.
Members Description.
Services and Benefits.
Standard Recommended Practices.
Members licences, certificates, permits.
Projects showcasing.
Awards.
Representatives profile with contact.
Links to the association website.

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government departments
Find Government Departments

Objectives.
Benefits.
Policies.
Projects showcasing.
Other contracts.
Assets used.
Representatives profile with contact.

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suppliers
Find Suppliers

Inspect product lines.
Find products in your B.O.A.
Find promotions.
Contact sales for deals.
Contact technical support.
Check supplier reputation.
Rate products sold.

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suppliers
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Automotive repair.
Financial service.
Legal service.
Accounting service.
Transportation service.
Engineering service.
Other services.

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