At Billdr, we are reinventing the way renovations are done by guiding homeowners from start to finish and building tools to help general contractors be more efficient during throughout the home renovation process.
Our mission is to make renovations simple, transparent and efficient for everyone.
Our history with renovation
In 2011, one of our co-founders, Bertrand, ventured into house flipping (buying, renovating and selling). After 2 years of doing flips in the Greater Montreal area, the experience ended in a heavy financial loss mainly due to the difficulty of finding quality contractors: of the 5 general contractors with whom Bertrand dealt, the first contractor went bankrupt resulting in losses of over $ 20,000, two contractors failed to provide quality renovations within a reasonable timeframe (critical aspect for a successful flip) and finally the last two (one was a female general contractor) provided an excellent service.
9 years later in 2020, unfortunately, the home renovation experience in Canada still hasn't changed. General construction contractors still operate in an industry that has remained opaque and hardly digitized:
- it remains a challenge to find a trustworthy entrepreneur;
- there is no standard code of conduct and basic project management principles to rely on for homeowners and general contractors;
- the notion of customer service is unfortunately still weak in the industry;
- the information asymmetry is still great between homeowners and general contractors, which is one the main source for the lack of trust with construction professionals.
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