I have nearly 3000 customers and I figured that if all my customers are looking for various types of contractors, then so must millions more. Let’s face it, we have all gone to the yellow pages or done a Google search at one time or another for some type of contractor. So I had the brilliant idea to create a site where project owners could post there jobs in great detail, and contractors could see those jobs and all the details about the project and really be able to cater to their specialties.
Is it a new idea? No. But we have made it better than the other services that are doing something similar.
What makes me think we are different? Here is a list of things that I have noticed.
- We are not a directory service with a sign up fee or any type of recurring payment to use our services for the project owner or the contractor. In fact, we give every contractor there first lead for free. We do not collect any financial information from our contractors.
- We do not assign projects to contractors. We allow the contractors to go through all the information on hand about the project and decide if they want the project. No more automatic charges to your credit card for projects that do not match your specialty or is not in an area that you work in.
- We guarantee that contractors will not have to pay for bogus leads. If the project owner can not be contacted through any of the means provided by the project owner within 5 days of when the contractor purchases a lead, we will credit back the contractor upon verification.
- All projects are 10 points. The current cost of a point is between 80 cents and $1.00. We figure, why complicate it. Everyone can afford $8 to $10 dollars for a great customer. It is much cheaper than nearly all other forms of advertising in almost every case and we are putting you right in front of the customer that wants exactly what you do.
- We will answer emails and phone calls. We want to hear from everyone that uses our service, good or bad, and make it the best option for project owners and for contractors.
It is simple and it is straightforward. No trying to talk anyone into signing up for anything. Once you are properly registered, then you will be automatically alerted by a single email within a minute of a matching project being posted that there is a potential customer for you. No obligations at all. We are determined to keep it simple. If you have any suggestions to make it easier, we would love to hear from you. We are here to work for you.
TradeCompete.com Works For You.
TradeCompete started as an idea. Like most ideas, I got a starry glaze in my eye and envisioned a future world where everything was perfect. Contractors all completed the projects they worked on a day earlier than they had put on the work order and they were always under budget. Deficiency lists were a thing of the past and everyone agreed that it was all due to TradeCompete.
Upon waking up I realized I might have taken it a little far.
But, let me let you in on what I do see for the future after 15 months of planning.
Often, when I was working at one of my customers houses, I would be asked, “Do you know anyone that can…(fill in the blank)?” I was asked about roofers, painters, landscapers, electricians, plumbers…. You get the idea. It finally came to me that everyone is looking for a good contractor at some point to do some project.
That is what TradeCompete.com is. It is that place you can go and leave your information about exactly what you need and are looking for and we will send you those people or businesses that specializes in what you need.
That is who we are. A Company devoted to getting you what you need.
Thanks for checking us out.