How Hirescapes Can Help Manage Your Hardscape Project

You’ve been saving up for your new outdoor living space, you’ve spent months searching for ideas and inspiration for a new hardscape project. You’ve finally made the decision, and know exactly what you’re looking for. Now it’s time to move forward with your hardscape project!

As you start calling around to look for a contractor, you quickly realize this may be more challenging than you first expected. You keep getting voicemails, are continuously being told they don’t service your area, and are having trouble coordinating site visits. This is all happening before you even received your first estimate.

We all understand how construction projects can be a hassle. From getting estimates to finding the best contractor and managing the entire project. However, what if the whole process could be streamlined so that you’re able to save time, money and frustration?

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Hirescapes platform allows you to do just that. When you join Hirescapes, you’re in control. You’ll be able to get project inspiration, collaborate with an industry professional and receive quotes from interested contractors. The entire sales process is automated and streamlined, allowing you to save time, money and enjoy your project sooner.

So how does it work?

Getting Inspired

If you know exactly what you want for your new outdoor living space. That’s great! You can skip this section. However, most homeowners need inspiration, help finding ideas, and need to see what's possible in their backyard. Hirescapes inspiration board shows you a collection of local projects, from local contractors and local materials available. Simply “like” the projects that appeal to you and build a collection of possibilities. Each photo you “like” is saved in to your project inspiration board.

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Planning Your Project

Each project is assigned to a project consultant who will guide you through every step of the process. We connect you with an industry professional who can answer your questions, take accurate measurements and prepare your project brief, allowing contractors to submit estimates on your project.

Reviewing Estimates

Once your project is posted, interested contractors will submit their estimates right through our platform. You’ll be able to simply review and compare estimates online, view the contractor's profile and see their past work. Once, you’ve found your favorite contractor, you can schedule a site visit and coordinate a time to meet and go over any final details. It's that simple.

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Final Proposals

After you’ve met with the contractor and discussed all the final details, they will put together a final proposal for you to review. Contractors are required to submit proposals within a timely manner, and typically within 48 hours from the site visit. Proposals follow an easy to understand template, containing all the vital details. They are simple to edit in case of any last minute project changes.

Hiring Your Favorite Contractor

When you’re done reviewing the contractor's final proposal, you will be able to hire them with just a few clicks. Once you hire your contractor, they will reach out to coordinate the exact start date. If you have any questions, message your project consultant or contractor by clicking the message icon or live chat button. Hirescapes is here to help Monday through Friday 8-5pm.

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Payments

In some cases, contractors require a full payment upfront “so they can order materials”. We’ve heard, and I’m sure you’re familiar with the horror stories that accompany this situation. Sometimes you give a large deposit upfront to a contractor, and next thing you know, they disappear and you’re unable to contact them. This is unacceptable and is not something we would wish upon anyone. Hirescapes helps protect homeowners with our automatic invoicing, escrow like payment process and pre-set industry standard ⅓, ⅓, ⅓ payment milestones.

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Know Your Contractor

Every time you complete a project on Hirescapes, we ask you to rate your contractor on key areas with our simple star system. Your feedback will generate a customer satisfaction score used to rank contractors for future projects. If your contractor did a great job, help him/her out by leaving a 5-star review. If for some reason you are not satisfied, please let us know so we can address the issue immediately. If you would like to refer your contractor to a friend, we’ve made it simple to do and even give you the opportunity to earn cash back if your friend hires the contractor through Hirescapes.

If your interested in learning more about Hirescapes or would like to get bids on your project, click here to schedule a call with a project consultant.

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