At Billdr, we reinvent the way renovations are done by guiding homeowners through the process from start to finish. We also build tools to help general contractors work more efficiently throughout the home renovation process.
Our mission is to make home renovations simple, transparent and efficient for everyone.
Our experience with renovation
In 2011, co-founder Bertrand Nembot ventured into house flipping (buying, renovating and selling property). But the difficulty of finding quality contractors soon started to pose too much financial risk. One general contractor went bankrupt, resulting in losses of more than $20,000. Two contractors failed to provide quality renovations within a reasonable timeframe, which is critical for a successful project. After only two years of flipping houses in the Greater Montreal area, he deemed the experience a flop.
Fast forward to 2020, and the home renovation experience in Canada hasn't changed. General contractors still operate in an industry that remains opaque and outdated:
- It’s still a challenge for homeowners to find a trustworthy contractor
- There’s no standard code of conduct and basic project management principles for homeowners and general contractors to rely on
- The notion of customer service is still weak in the industry
- The lack of information shared by general contractors with homeowners leads to a lack of trust
At Billdr, we took on the daunting task of creating a central platform that reinvents the renovation experience from start to finish. We launched our operations in 2020, starting with Montreal.
I got great service for my bathroom renovation. The home renovation advisor is very knowledgeable and has been available throughout the process.
Abraham.Z - Jun 2020
Backyard Renovation Success!
We used Billdr to renovate our backyard. The service was highly valuable - key for us was: making the scope clear in terms contractors understood, independent validation of budget ...
Simon.B - Oct 2020
I cannot recommend the Billdr service enough! They helped scope the project, find the right contractor, manage the project throughout, and then stayed involved until the very end to make sure I was 100% satisfied.
Cherif.H - Aug 2020