What is Bolster?
Bolster is a technology-enabled Design & Build Firm reinventing the home renovation experience. By bringing the very best professionals together inside a single streamlined process, and using data and technology to quantify and absorb all risks, we give families the renovation experience they deserve.
How long have you been in business?
Bolster was founded in 2012. Collectively, our team of entrepreneurs, managers, designers and builders have centuries of design-build experience in the major home renovation industry and have successfully completed over 1000 complex home renovation projects (mostly in NYC).
What type of projects do you do?
Bolster specializes in high-end renovation projects in New York City. We strap on our boots and do most of our work in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Our most popular projects are gut renovations (where we change the layout), apartment combinations and townhouse conversions. Our average project size is $600,000, and costs typically start at $150 per square foot.
How do I know I'm getting a fair price?
Bolster's radically transparent bids show you each and every itemized cost–from fixture to finish. This means you know exactly what you're getting and precisely how much you're paying. We share retail rates for all materials as well as how our labor rates compare to the market.
How does Bolster save me money?
Bolster's investment in people coupled with our proprietary processes and technology fuels everything we do. Also, the success of our solution has given us significant purchasing power and created various labor efficiencies which further helps reduce operating costs. This means our projects run smoothly and more efficiently and ultimately we save our customers about $59K on each project when compared to traditional renovations .
What makes your people so special?
Before joining the Bolster family, renovation professionals must meet a few in-house standards: they've got to be good humans, extremely professional, possess a strong ethical compass, and demonstrate technical expertise. Our entire team is trained in our industry-leading approach and proprietary technology.
Do I need an architect or designer?
Well, that depends on your project, and we're happy to talk you through the variables. If your project is design-intensive, we'll match you with one of our amazing architects to bring your vision to life.
What is SMART Renovation
SMART (Streamlined, Measured, Accountable, Risk-Free and Tech-Enabled) Renovation is a radically new approach to home renovation.
Your architect and contractor work as one team and, using predictive models, quantify and legally absorb all of the risks on your project.
You end up paying $0 in unexpected costs, get your project on time and, aided by powerful technology and professional customer support, receive the very best possible renovation experience.
How do you eliminate my risk on my project?
Bolster has invented a proprietary diligence process that we carry out on the property, construction methods and logistics of every project we unertake.
This growing data set helps us apply past leassons to new projects, quantify and aborb the risk and offer our homeowners a risk-free renovation experience.