What is SafeQuote?
SafeQuote is a FREE online instrument used by homeowners to secure the best bid possible on building and repair jobs around their home by reputable contractors in the area. By completing an online application in which you specify the job and time frame of your project, you are subsequently notifying member contractors that a potential job is available to them. In turn, relevant contractors are notified and they then respond with competitive bids for your project.  

How does it work?
Click here to register, which is completely free and confidential. To submit your project you enter information about the dwelling and the specific renovation job and hit the “submit ” button. Builders will only see the scope of your requested work and the geographical area when they are notified of the potential job. They will only see your specific information when they choose to bid on the job.

Once you’ve done this, you can request quotes at any time by logging into the SafeQuote member’s area.

Why is SafeQuote so reputable?
SafeQuote is a tool designed by the Home Improvement Council (HIC) of Western New York. All contractors associated with HIC are required to adhere to the highest standards of business practice. Members know that consumer confidence has to be earned. The various programs offered by the HIC to its members are geared to produce professionalism in all aspects of running a remodeling business. Members have the opportunity to keep abreast of the latest developments in products, applications, and innovations, which pertain to their particular specialties.

The HIC prides itself on its strong relationship with the Better Business of Western New York and the New York State Attorney General's Office.

Who are the contractors responding to my request?
All contractors responding to your request are members of the Home Improvement Council.

How many contractors will respond?
You may receive up to 4 free quotes from our contractors. HIC does all the legwork to make sure they meet the Home Improvement Council Standards. Only contractors who can provide the services, for which you are requesting bids, will request your contact information be sent to them. Once 4 contractors have requested your information, your job will no longer be available to our contractors to view.

If I sign up with SafeQuote, am I obligated to accept a bid?
No. Safe Quote is a no-obligation estimate appointment system. 

How do I accept a bid?
You will receive an email notification when one of our contractors selects to bid on your job that will include their contact information. It is at your discretion once the contact is made whether our member will discuss your project over the phone or if an onsite visit to review the job will be required.

Why is SafeQuote beneficial to homeowners?
It’s free, fast, there’s no obligation, and SafeQuote does all the legwork for you. You can be assured that all members operate by the HIC high code of honor and ethics, or in other words, they are “a good contractor”. A good contractor will save you time, hassles, and money, making your project go smoothly. However, because your time is valuable, as is our contractors', Home Improvement Council of WNY does ask that only real jobs be submitted.

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