A Free Service to Homeowners
The Renovation Co-op is an exclusive membership of Renovation Contractors, Single-Trade Services, Architects, Designers, and related professional services. It’s main role is to provide a safe and efficient environment for the purchase and fulfillment of renovations and related services.
The Co-op is primarily supported by the Construction Industry and other professional service industries across Canada. All member service-providers are licensed and insured for their individual trade categories and are carefully screened and vetted prior to membership acceptance.
Regardless of the size of the project, each estimate is processed within 24-48 hours through our Member Bidding System. This process, which is accessible only by Co-op’s member-services, offers a quick and efficient method of providing accurate estimates.
Bid requests are sent only to member-services that regularly perform the type of service required to fulfill the requested work. The lowest bid submitted by the selected group of member-services becomes the client’s Best Co-op Price.
General Contracting Services
The Renovation Co-op offers the services of dozens of individual renovation contractors within the Toronto GTA and surrounding areas. Each of these contractors specialize in a specific category and level of the following types of renovation contracting services:
All renovation estimates are processed through a unique, Member-Bidding System. Only the best-matched contractor-members are selected to receive an “Invitation to Bid” for a specific project estimate.(see Estimating Procedures).
As a result, the specific targeting of the same level of contractors for each project helps stabilize all bid prices.
* Custom Decks
* Basement Finishing
* Basement Underpinning
* Rear & Side Extensions
Architectural Design & Permit Services
There are currently over 40 Architectural-Related Specialists within the Renovation Co-op’s membership. Proportionally, this includes licensed Designers, Structural Engineers, Mechanical Engineers and 3D Rendering Experts.
In addition, our membership includes specialists that deal exclusively with the resolution of municipal Permit Compliance Issues
Our Permit Compliance Specialists act quickly on behalf of homeowners to resolve compliance orders issued by the municipality
Direct Access enables homeowners to deal directly with standalone, single-trade service providers. Notably, this differs from the Co-op’s General Contracting Service, which involves the “hands-on” management of 2 or more unrelated trade services.
For example, you would hire a general contractor for your kitchen or basement renovation, which use several trades (plumber, electrician, etc.)
This service enables homeowners to deal directly with over 27 types of Single-Trade Service Providers (eg. Plumbing, Roofing, Electrical, etc). Furthermore, each participating service company or individual is licensed & insured, and has been extensively vetted by our organization.
To request an estimate for a Single-Trade Service in your area, please click Here.
The Canadian Renovation Funding Program is a free advisory service that provides fast-track access to institutional and private mortgage loans. All loans are available across Canada through The Renovation Co-op’s participating mortgage lenders and brokers.
In addition to renovation-related mortgages, the program also provides access to over $1 Billion in private mortgage loans. Furthermore, these funds are available for non-construction purposes, such as Debt Consolidation and Foreclosure avoidance.
The Canadian Renovation Funding Program also manages the distribution of Subsidy and Rebate Programs on behalf of The Renovation Co-op. For further information see The Canadian Renovation Funding Program
The arrangement of mortgages within Canada can only be performed by persons licensed to trade in mortgages. Furthermore, in its role as a facilitation organization, The Renovation Co-op neither arranges nor sells mortgages. Financial recommendations made to clients are only done so with licensed mortgage specialists. Neither The Renovation Co-op nor its affiliated companies and/or corporations accept any liability whatsoever for consequences resulting from such recommendations or transactions between clients and such mortgage specialists. This includes delays or loss of financing that may occur as a result of potential issues regarding our estimating process.