Bolster’s legal framework was developed with help from The AIA, Alston & Bird and NFP and uses a plug-n-play mix of industry-standard and new contracts to help ensure all parties are legally protected during a Bolster home renovation project.


 

How it Works

Login to Your Account

When you login to your Bolster account, you automatically agree to our terms which outline how we protect you.   


Select Your Professionals

Bolster Professionals are bound by our terms which govern how they are to perform and be paid when working on your project.


Sign a Contract Together

Select the contracts that best fit your project and sign them with your Bolster Professional. You're now fully protected and ready to roll!


 

"Bolster is a Significant Innovation for the Renovation Industry" 

Robert Ivy

CEO, The American Institute of Architects


 

What You Get

Design

 

Reliable Design Contract & Rider

 

AIA Document B105 – 2007

  • Drafted by The AIA
  • Industry Standard design agreement
  • Signed by you and your Bolster Architect
  • $79.99 + Sales Tax
  • View Sample

Bolster Rider to B105– 2007

  • Drafted by Bolster's experts
  • Clarifies and governs your architect's deliverables and payments via Bolster
  • Signed by you and your Bolster Architect
  • FREE
  • View Sample

 
 
Build

 

Powerful Build Contract, Rider & Standards

 

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AIA Document A105– 2007

  • Drafted by The AIA
  • Industry Standard build agreement
  • Signed by you and your Bolster Contractor
  • $79.99 + Sales Tax
  • View Sample

Bolster Rider to A105 – 2007

  • Drafted by Bolster's experts
  • Clarifies and governs your contractor's deliverables and payments via Bolster
  • Signed by you and your Bolster Contractor
  • FREE
  • View Sample

Bolster Major Home Renovation Quality Standards

  • Drafted by Bolster's experts
  • Specifies in advance the exact quality of finish your Bolster Contractor will achieve and how to remedy any defects.
  • No signature necessary
  • FREE
  • View Sample

 
Guarantee

 

Powerful Build Contract, Rider, Standards & Guarantee

 

AIA Document A105 – 2007

  • Drafted by The AIA
  • Industry Standard build agreement
  • Signed by you and your Bolster Contractor
  • $79.99 + Sales Tax
  • View Sample

Bolster Rider to A105 - 2007 With Financial Guarantee

Bolster Rider to A105 – 2007 with Financial Guarantee

  • Drafted by Bolster's experts
  • Clarifies and governs your contractor's deliverables and payments via Bolster
  • Enforces your contractor's performance via The Bolster Financial Guarantee
  • Signed by you and your Bolster Contractor
  • FREE
  • View Sample

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Bolster Major Home Renovation Quality Standards

  • Drafted by Bolster's experts
  • Specifies in advance the exact quality of finish your Bolster Contractor will achieve and how to remedy any defects.
  • No signature necessary
  • FREE
  • View Sample

 

Bolster Financial Guarantee

  • Drafted by Bolster's experts
  • Details the responsibilities of Bolster's insurance partner to your project
  • Signed by Bolster's Insurance partners
  • 5% of your Project Contract
  • View Sample

 
 

 

Contracts FAQ

 

Do I sign a contract with Bolster? ...

No. When you sign in to your account you are asked to accept our terms which govern our relationship with you and your Bolster Professionals and the contracts you sign together.

Which contracts am I required to sign? ...

When you are ready to engage a Bolster Architect, you sign a AIA B105 - 2007 contract and Bolster Rider together. When you are ready to engage a Bolster Contractor, you sign a Bolster Build Agreement and Bolster Rider OR an AIA A105 - 2007 contract and Bolster Rider together.

Can I use my own contract? ...

No. The Bolster platform currently only allows you to sign one of our authorized contract templates which have been designed by industry experts to help protect you and your Bolster Professionals when you renovate togeter through the Bolster platform.

Can I make revisions to the contracts? ...

Yes. Bolster's legal team will happily review any ammendments you wish to have made and if acceptable incorporate them into your contract or contracts.

How long does it take to start after signing? ...

Design services typically start within 7 days of you signing a Bolster-approved design contract and Bolster receiving your first payment and 14 days following of signing a Bolster-approved build contract and Bolster receiving your first payment.

Does my contract protect milestones? ...

Yes. Bolster Riders clearly specify the exact milestones and deliverables your Bolster professionals are required to achieve before we payout funds to them.

Do your contracts include timeframes? ...

Yes. Bolster Riders clearly specify the start dates, duration and estimated completion dates of all milestones and deliverables your Bolster professionals are required to achieve.