Do you charge homeowners for your service?

At SoCal Contractor Exchange, our service is completely free for homeowners looking to connect with local, vetted contractors. Our fees are covered by the contractor only if you both choose to move forward with the project. This ensures that homeowners have access to top-quality professionals without any additional cost or obligation.

Why did someone knock on my door?

Door knocking has been a consistently successful marketing tactic in the home improvement industry. Many homeowners are not familiar with the signs of roofing damage, stucco wear, and other potential issues that can arise with home ownership. Education is key, and door knocking provides the opportunity to inform homeowners and address potential problems before they worsen.

How can I trust your vetting process?

We understand that trust is crucial when it comes to choosing a home improvement professional. Our vetting process is thorough and meticulous, as we believe in only connecting homeowners with the best of the best. Our team consists of experienced homeowners and successful contractors who possess extensive knowledge and expertise in the industry. We know what it takes to run a legitimate home improvement company and where to look for top-quality professionals. Our rigorous process includes verifying licenses, checking references, and conducting interviews to ensure that only trustworthy and skilled contractors are selected. You can feel confident in our selection process, knowing that we prioritize integrity and excellence in all that we do.

What is a contractor's license?

A California contractor's license is a certification granted by the state's Contractors State License Board (CSLB), indicating that the individual or company has met the necessary requirements to operate a contracting business legally. To obtain a license, contractors must pass a trade-specific exam and demonstrate their knowledge of state building codes, safety regulations, and business practices. Additionally, they must possess the appropriate insurance coverage and a clean legal record. A contractor's license provides homeowners with peace of mind, knowing that they are working with a legitimate and qualified professional who is held to a high standard of quality and professionalism.

How do you determine which contractor to send for my appointment?

We take pride in our ability to match each homeowner with the best local contractor for their unique project needs. Our contractors specialize in different areas of expertise, ensuring that you'll receive tailored and high-quality service, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. Our team carefully evaluates each project, taking into consideration factors such as scope, timeline, and budget to determine which contractor will be the best fit for you. Rest assured that the contractor chosen for your appointment has been thoughtfully selected based on our extensive knowledge of the industry and your specific project requirements. 

As a contractor, what do I do if my application to join your network is declined? 

We strive for excellence in our network and hold all contractors to the highest standards. If your application is declined, it means that your business does not currently meet our requirements. You are welcome to reapply in one year, giving you ample time to address any areas that may need improvement.