LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Click and Improve, the full-service online home improvement company serving the NY/NJ Metro region, today announced the launch of a new online bid service for customers who are considering larger home renovations or remodeling projects. The new Click and Improve Bid Service is being introduced as part of the first update to the ClickandImprove.com homepage since launching in January 2012.
The newly renovated Click and Improve website – www.ClickandImprove.com - now allows prospective customers to receive bids from up to four pre-screened, local and licensed contractors within 48 hours for bigger jobs, such as remodeling a kitchen or bathroom, replacing siding on a home, or installing a new roof. The Click and Improve Bid Service carries no additional charge and personal information remains protected by Click and Improve throughout, ensuring anonymity and complete comfort at all times. The new service is available to customers in the five boroughs of New York, Westchester County, Long Island, southwest Connecticut and northern New Jersey.
"Since we launched in January, customers have found the Click and Improve model for home improvement and repair easy to use and convenient, and almost immediately began asking if we could help them with larger home renovation projects," said Jesse Friedman, co-founder of Click and Improve. "We're all about leveling the playing field between homeowners and contractors, and our new Bid Service provides customers with a new resource that respects their time and protects their interests as they consider more comprehensive projects."
How it works: customers fill out a questionnaire accessible from the ClickandImprove.com homepage providing project details and specifications (e.g. approximate size of space, ceiling height, earliest desired start date, any personal preferences, etc.). Photos or video of the area where the desired work will be done can also be uploaded to the site.
Click and Improve then shops the answers, project description and any provided photos or videos to its network of trusted, pre-screened contractors and posts a set of up to four competitive bids to a customers' online account within 48 hours. The posted bids include itemized material and labor costs, earliest start date, estimated duration of job, and additional notes provided by the service provider. Customers can also view company profiles for each service provider, including a photo gallery of prior projects, bios, licenses and insurance certificates, helping them make an informed decision.
Once the user finds the bid they'd like to employ, they simply click "Accept" and the user pays Click and Improve in advance. Click and Improve stands behind the work and pricing through their Satisfaction Guarantee and Money Back Guarantee. The company will hold back payment to the service provider for up to seven days after completion of the project, until the homeowner is satisfied that the job has been done right, or the service provider returns to make it right. And, if the job was misdiagnosed online, Click and Improve offers a full money-back guarantee.
Developed by three entrepreneurial business partners — Avi Zikry, Jesse Friedman and Alex Ushyarov, partners in New York Construction Co., a Better Business Bureau A+ rated construction company — Click and Improve helps homeowners easily identify the exact home improvement or repair service they need ("everyday" projects like fixing a leaky faucet or painting a room, to more comprehensive remodeling or renovation), sets a fixed price for completing the job or, for larger projects, obtains a series of competitive bids from which to choose, and guarantees that the work is done to the customer's satisfaction by a reputable, licensed, bonded and insured service provider. Click and Improve withholds payments to the service provider until the homeowner tells them the job was completed to their satisfaction.
"It's a common problem we see where many homeowners battle with their contractors over money, 'surprise' additions to the project that increase the cost, and an overall less-than-satisfactory job," noted Avi Zikry, co-founder of Click and Improve. "That's what separates Click and Improve from everyone else – we guarantee that our service providers deliver the work we've promised at the price we've promised to the customer's satisfaction. Guaranteed."
Using a carefully screened roster of bonded, licensed, insured and reputable local contractors, repairmen and expert services professionals, Click and Improve puts homeowners first — saving time, protecting money, and ensuring satisfaction.
For more information about Click and Improve, to book a home repair or improvement project, or to use the new Click and Improve Bid Service, visit: www.ClickandImprove.com. Find Click and Improve on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/ClickandImprove and follow the company on Twitter at www.twitter.com/clickandimprove.
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