Professionals

High-End Architects

We match you with the most suitable architect for your project. Bolster Architects range in expertise from experienced to "Starchitect".


Financially Guaranteed Contractors

We match you with the most suitable general contractor for your project. All Bolster Contractors are eligible to financially guarantee their performance on your project.


Expertly Qualified

Bolster's 20-step qualification and training program is the most comprehensive in the U.S. and includes deep financial diligence.


Stock Options

Over 5% of Bolster's stock is bought and owned by our independent professionals. 


Performance Tracking & Improvement

Bolster's platform measures all our professional's key performance metrics to help reach our mission of all projects delivered on time and on budget - every time. 



 

Budgeting

Renovation Cost Data

Research reliable cost data from other Bolster projects that are similar to yours.


Free Cost Estimate

Learn the cost of your project in a matter of days without spending on architect's fees or going through a long-winded bidding process.


Budget Planner

Prioritize and auto-price your scope of work to make informed decisions about your budget prior to committing to design fees (on average $40,000 on Bolster projects). 


Detailed Bids

Bolster Bids break down every task into its raw material and installation costs and reveals the resources your Bolster Contractor requires to deliver your project on time and on budget. 


Sanitized Bids

This proprietary format empowers owners to ask the right questions and obtain like-for-like pricing information from any competing contractors so they can make the right hiring decision.


Financially Guaranteed Bids

With the Bolster Financial Guarantee in place, you can rest assured that a Bolster Contractor's bid is the absolute maximum you will pay for your renovation project.



 
 

Design  

High-End Architects

Bolster matches you with the most suitable architect for your project ranging in expertise from experienced to "Starchitect" to suit your needs.


Free Consultation

Bolster Architects provide you with a Free Consultation to help you better understand the potential of your home.


Detailed Design Proposal

Design proposals from Bolster Architects breakdown all activities, hours spent and milestone payments so its easy to understand exactly what you're paying for.


Conceptual Sketches

Bolster Architects provide you with low-cost sketches so you can "see" your new home without breaking the bank.


Survey

Bolster Architects accurately survey your property so all subsequent design work is carried out on a solid footing.


Schematic Design

Bolster Architects work to make your layout and chosen concept more concrete so you know exactly what is going off to the planners.


Design Development

Bolster Architects finalize your design and prepare and submit all drawings and planning documents required for the D.O.B. and your building.


Construction Documentation

Bolster Architects describe the specific dimension, material and product specification required to build and install your design, liaise with your building and D.O.B. and ultimately secure approvals for your project. 


Standard Design Agreements 

Bolster Architects use industry-standard design agreements (e.g AIA B105-2007) that have been vetted by Bolster's Design Specialists.


Design Rider 

Bolster Design Agreements come with the precise terms and conditions stating exactly how your Bolster Architect will deliver your project and be paid via Bolster.



 

Build  

 

Financially Guaranteed Contractors

We match you with the most suitable general contractor for your project. All Bolster Contractors are eligible to financially guarantee their performance on your project.


Free Consultation

Bolster Contractors provide owners with a Free Consultation to help you better understand the potential of your home.


Detailed Construction Bid

Bolster Bids break down every task into its raw material and installation costs and reveals the resources your Bolster Contractor requires to deliver your project on time and on budget. 


Payment Schedule

Bolster Projects comes with a milestone payment schedule showing exactly when funds will be paid by you to Bolster and disbursed to contractors for the successful completion of milestones.


Sanitized Construction Bid

This proprietary format empowers owners to ask the right questions and obtain like-for-like pricing information from any competing contractors so they can make the right hiring decision.


Standardized Build Agreement

Bolster Projects comes with a standardized build agreement designed to afford you and your contractor industry best-practice legal protections.


100% Financial Guarantee

With the Bolster Financial Guarantee in place, you can rest assured that a Bolster Contractor's bid is the absolute maximum you will pay for your renovation project.

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Build Rider

Bolster Build Agreements come with the precise terms and conditions stating exactly how your Bolster Contractor will deliver your project and be paid via Bolster and the terms of the Bolster Financial Guarantee.


 

Legal  

Standard Design Agreements

Bolster Architects use industry-standard design agreements (e.g AIA B105-2007) that have been vetted by Bolster's Design Specialists.


Standardized Build Agreement

Bolster Projects comes with a standardized build agreement designed to afford you and your contractor industry best-practice legal protections.


Standard Forms

Your Bolster Dashboard comes with every form you need to renovate successfully including notices, change orders and mechanic's liens.


Design Rider

Bolster Design Agreements come with the precise terms and conditions stating exactly how your Bolster Architect will deliver your project and be paid via Bolster.


Build Rider

Bolster Build Agreements come with the precise terms and conditions stating exactly how your Bolster Contractor will deliver your project and be paid via Bolster and the terms of the Bolster Financial Guarantee.


 

Project Management

Web App

Rather than struggle with hundreds of emails and excel spreadsheets, your Bolster dashboard has all your information available in one place and all up-to-date financial data broken out, structured and presented beautifully.


Milestone Payment Solution

Bolster always requests one milestone payment in advance from owners and only releases these funds to professionals upon their successful completion of that milestone. We do this so your professionals always feel confident working on your project without the concern they may have a payment unfairly withheld from them by an owner (an unfortunate and very common occurrence on traditional renovation projects).


Escrow Payment Solution

Pay funds in advance into Bolster’s partner escrow account and have the escrow agent disburse funds to your professionals upon their successful completion of each milestone.


Retention

Simple retention solution to help ensure that your contractor properly completes all the activities required of them under your Bolster Project Agreement before being paid in full. 


Change Orders

Simple and effective change order solution that sees every change on your project properly calculated, approved and processed.


Invoices

All of your invoices generated automatically and stored in one easy-to-access location. 


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Reports

Cost Estimate

Learn the cost of your project in a matter of days without spending on architect's fees or going through a long-winded bidding process.


Budget Planner

Prioritize and auto-price your scope of work to make informed decisions about your budget prior to committing to design fees (on average $40,000 on Bolster projects). 


Design Payment Schedule

Bolster Projects comes with a milestone payment schedule showing exactly when funds will be paid by you to Bolster and disbursed to your architect for the successful completion of milestones.


Build Payment Schedule

Bolster Projects comes with a milestone payment schedule showing exactly when funds will be paid by you to Bolster and disbursed to your contractor for the successful completion of milestones.



Statement of Account

A comprehensive and up-to-date on-demand financial snapshot of your entire project and every financial transaction so you know exactly where every dollar on your project has been and is going.


Final Statement

If you have lenders to communicate with, our Final Statement will help you show your bank where every dollar on your project was spent.


 

 

Support

Bolster Specialist

From start to finish your project is supported by a Specialist in the Bolster process to ensure everything and everyone runs smoothly.


Design Specialist

If you need a second opinion on a design proposal or design idea, Bolster's in-house Design Specialists are at the end of a phone for you.


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Build Specialist

If you need a second opinion on a build proposal or something occurs during construction, Bolster's in-house Build Specialists are at the end of a phone for you.


 

Resources

Renovation Cost Data

Research reliable cost data from other Bolster projects that are similar to yours.


Winning Bids

Review the accepted design proposals and construction bids from other Bolster customers on projects similar to your own.


Case Studies

Review the in-depth case studies of similar Bolster projects and learn exactly how each one was delivered.


Meet other Bolster Customers

Bolster makes it possible for you to meet other Bolster Customers in their home to learn in person about their renovation experience with Bolster.  


Expert Advice

From start to finish your project is supported by a Specialist in the Bolster process as well as domain experts including a design and construction expert.


Renovation Syllabus

Everything you want to know about renovating the right way (with and without Bolster) can be found in our Renovation Syllabus.

Close Package 

When your project is coming to a close, Bolster is one step ahead preparing all your material and appliances warranties and instructions for caring for your new home.


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All Documents

From Standard Design Agreements and Standardized Build Agreements to Notices and Final Completion Forms, Bolster's platform has every document you need to renovate successfully.