We require contractors to submit bids through the site so that we can provide assistance during or after the time of construction. If we don't have details about the scope of work or cost detail for the project, along with any communications between project owners and contractors, we cannot step in and provide assistance in the cases where an issue comes up. Additionally, this is the only way we can establish a fee structure in order to cover our costs for running the site.
If you're stuck and can't make a decision we can definitely provide assistance. Reach out to us and let us take a look at the details of the bids before you make a decision. We will review the details and also connect with the contractors if more information is required. But do keep in mind that the lowest bid does not always mean it is the best value.
A review and rating for a contractor can only be submitted by a project owner if the contractor entered his bid through our site and the project owner accepted the bid, also through our site. If the bid was not submitted through our side, a contractor cannot be reviewed.
The more the better. The more information you provide the more it helps contractors decide if they have the right skills to get involved with your project. This is turn helps to save people's time and get projects started quicker and with the right contractor in place.
We require a minimum of three different days but you can always add more. Keep in mind that finding the right contractor will not always be a quick. The better the contractor, the less available he will be in the near future. You have to provide a larger range of availability especially for larger project. For example, if you want to add a room to your house. You will want to have a start day of at least a month out or more. This will give you time to schedule contractors for in person visit through out that time and perhaps obtain the needed drawings and permits as well.
Skillhop doesn't cost anything for project owners to post projects, schedule visits, and obtain bids from contractors. We do charge the contractor a small fee of 2% (with a cap of $2000) ONLY if he is awarded a project.
Yes. We verify with the state licensing board that a contractor hold an active license. In many cases we are also able to verify that they are insured. However, license changes happen quickly from month to month and there is a delay for when the state provides us the updated information. This being said, we highly recommend that you also check each contractor's license and insurance before they step on your property.
At Skillhop we are working hard towards building a limited network of top contractors that will always provide you with the highest quality of service. We put you in contact with contractors that want to be part of our network, are licensed, and hold a top reputation in the community. If in case an issue does come up, we will step in to provide assistance and get things back on track. If we are unsuccessful, we will find another contractor to finish the job and provide you with $2000 credit towards the total cost of the project.