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HomeGig: The Best Way To Hire A Home Improvement Pro

July 06, 2023

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Hiring a contractor can be a daunting task. Remove the hassles and check out HomeGig instead.

It's the free and easy way to get matched with the pros.

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This post is sponsored by HomeGig. All opinions are my very own.

My husband and I are very active and very proficient DIYers.

Over the last year alone, we completed some major renovation projects from installing carpet tiles and vinyl flooring to painting rooms and hanging blinds.

What started out as a necessity to save money, decades ago, has turned into a passion and a favorite pastime.


No matter how competent we may be, there are definitely times when even we need to call in the pros.

Last summer, for example, we had an old concrete patio ripped out and pavers installed in its place. 

Ripping Out A Concrete Patio

We had our roof replaced, a new pool liner installed and a brand new cedar fence placed around the perimeter of our property.

Some of those jobs we physically couldn't do. Others we didn't want it was contractors to the rescue.

Except it wasn't.

If you read any of those posts, you know that our road to renovation was full of pitfalls. Finding the right person for each task was a terribly complicated and frustrating process. 

And in the end, we weren't thrilled with the results. 

Boy, I wish I knew about HomeGig.

How To Hire A Contractor For Your Next Home Improvement Job

HomeGig is a service that matches homeowners with contractors online saving you time and energy. 

And grief.

Making your project one you can feel good about from start to finish.

How fabulous.

Ok, so maybe you have some questions, I certainly did, so let's chat.

Why do I need a service to find a contractor?

When the tiles blew off our roof and our vinyl pool liner tore, we knew we needed help, but we'd never replaced a roof or liner before.

So we reached out to friends, looked on Google and checked Facebook groups for recommendations.

Installing A New Inground Vinyl Pool Liner

It was a tedious and time consuming process.

And what followed was no better.

We made a few calls, based on our "research" to set up times to meet and get estimates. 

It should've been easy enough, but it was a mess. Some phone calls were never returned. Then there were the contractors who made appointments and never showed up. 

Still others showed up, just to talk us out of what we wanted done, and suggest what was more in line with their expertise.

Or spend an hour chatting about our project, only to send over an estimate that was thousands more than our budget.

What a waste of time.

With HomeGig, the process is streamlined, the project is clearly defined from the start, including the budget and all the interactions take place on the website. Including contracts and secure payments.

Which can be awkward to deal with in person, especially if there's a dispute. So I love that feature.

Plus, the way I searched, I only had a small pool of people to choose from...not ideal.

With HomeGig, I would've had access to thousands of highly rated, qualified contractors in my area, that I'd never even heard of, simply because no one I know had used them. 

So what makes HomeGig unique?

Yes, there are other websites or apps out there to help you find contractors, however, we've never used them because many of them sell homeowner information to their list of pros.

That's how they connect you. To me, it doesn't sound any less annoying than finding someone on our own.

Finding A Contractor On Homegig

Having a barrage of people contact me to set up appointments for estimates, etc. No thank you.

I'm not into that kind of solicitation. Again, that leaves me wasting time, fielding phone calls and emails from contractors that might not be suitable for our project.

Plus many of these websites, charge for their service. HomeGig is always free for the homeowner. I mean renovations are pricey enough, I don't want to start by paying to find someone for my job.

Lastly, HomeGig's goal is to personalize the process and make it easy for everyone involved.

Homeowners and pros alike.

You can control who sees your project and who can submit a bid on the job. You can invite local pros to send you an estimate and leave ones you're not interested in speaking to, off your list.

How does the process work?

Well, it's very simple. Whether you need a small repair or a major renovation the process is the same.

1. Sign up for a free account

Just add your information and create a profile.

2. Invite Pros

Search for pros in your area based on the service you need. Click "Select" to add them to your list.

You can narrow your search by distance in miles to your home or rank the results based on ratings. It's completely up to you.

3. Post a project

This is awesome. You literally post exactly what you want done, from appliance repair to building an addition.

Posting A Project On Homegig

You can add room dimensions, photos of the space, even the fixtures or design elements you want included. 

It's your chance to get super detailed so the service professional knows exactly what you're looking for and can give you an accurate estimate for your particular job. 

There's no guesswork on the contractor's part, no need for phone tag and meetings, unless you choose to meet. They can clearly see the details of the renovation or repair.

You can even add a budget for your project before you hit submit.

Setting a budget on a project for Homegig

Then you just wait for the contractors to review your project and submit their bids for your approval.

Best of all, if you need assistance during any part of the process, HomeGig has a helpline you an call and a loaded FAQ page to answer any general, technical or financial questions you may have. 

Honestly, as I said, using HomeGig would've streamlined all my contractor interactions, especially since some of my projects were overlapping.

It would've helped me manage the entire process so much better.

I could've coordinated all the individuals I had at my home with less stress, organized all the scraps of paper and contracts in one place, set up payment schedules, and eliminated the scrambling to get bank checks. 

You can bet that when we tackle our next big renovation, replacing all the leftover vinyl windows in our home, our first stop will be HomeGig.

How about you?

Will you give HomeGig a try?

Happy Renovating!
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  1. This sounds like a great site to have when you need renovations done. I agree with you getting a good contractor is hard. We have renovated three houses and each time it was one thing after another with a contractor. Thanks for sharing this. Hugs. Kris

    1. Oh Kris, I'm so glad you found this helpful. Finding a good contractor isn't easy at all, especially when you're a DIYer and don't have a list of reliable people you use regularly. Now I'm itching to get those windows done!

  2. It is so hard to find good contractors; ones that are not only honest but adept at their profession. That sounds like a great site to find someone that meets your criteria and has already been vetted. I think you did a great service here by posting for them. Tell 'em I said you should be compensated. lol.
    Have a wonderful weekend. xo Diana

    1. Thanks Diana!! It really is hard to find an honest and adept pro. We went through the ringer last year trying to manage all the people we hired and had an issue with every one of them. Moving forward, I'm armed and ready to go! New windows here we come!! Enjoy the weekend!

  3. Kim - I have had similar issues with contractors and have used another site to try to find capable individuals, the process is so complicated and it shouldn't be, finding the right people turned out to be a hassle, this site seems much simpler, next project I'm going to use this service, thanks for mentioning it. ~Tammy

    1. Hi Tammy! Thanks so much for weighing in and trust me, I understand your frustration. Happy to share and I really do hope HomeGig makes your next project less of a hassle!

  4. I tried Angie's List a few years ago and it was a nightmare, so I haven't looked into any other online way to hire. I try to use recommendations from friends and family, but that doesn't always work out either. Nice to know there's another option out there. Thanks for sharing since I'm not a do it yourselfer.

    1. You're not alone when it comes to DIY. Trust me. I love to share my projects, but I can't tell you how many people say they enjoy reading about them, but could never attempt them...but I know finding someone to do it for you isn't easy. If you do try HomeGig, I hope you'll let me know!

  5. This is really helpful info, Kim. I'm filing it away in case it's needed. I had no idea they existed, and it's peace of mind to know that there's an easier way to conquer these tasks!

    1. I had no idea either, Amy! I'm glad you found it helpful. You'll have to let me know if you ever use them.

  6. Perfect timing! We literally just closed on our first house and I've been looking at blogs trying to find my style. We need to decorate, renovate and do some repairs. We can handle a few of the things on the list, but some are way beyond us. Going to check this out because between work and moving boxes and not knowing anyone in the area I wasn't sure where to start looking for contractors. Thanks for sharing and love your red decor. I'm hooked!!

    1. Congratulations!! How exciting...and overwhelming! I remember those days well. It was very exciting, but also a bit stressful. I'm glad you found this post helpful and I really do hope it's takes some of the angst out of the renovating process. Thanks also for the kind comment about my blog and my red decor. I'm a bit of an addict! Hope to see you again in the comments!! Happy Decorating!

  7. I have several projects and will definitely try this. Thanks for the information.

    1. Happy to share, Sumada! I know firsthand how hard it can be to line up help!

  8. Thank you for sharing. We had an awful experience with a contractor in 2016!!! Boy did we learn a lesson. Can you believe his name was Charlie Brown... I still have his business card.

    1. Charlie Brown, huh? That's quite a memorable that makes the entire bad experience hard to forget. I'm so sorry that happened. It's not easy finding competent people...

  9. Like you, we do a lot on our own, but the few times we did need someone, it was very hard to find. Thanks for sharing this!

    1. I almost think it’s worse trying to find someone when you do a lot on your own. At least that’s been our experience. Hope it helps, Mari!

  10. I’m looking for a contractor for my master bathroom. I do DIY but this is way beyond my skill set, I’ll do the painting and finishing trim work at the end. Cottage is my decorating style, I love bead board:)

    1. Cottage style and beadboard are my favorites, too. I just think they're so charming. Bathrooms are pretty technical. There's plumbing, electrical, tile work, etc. I hope you find a contractor to build the bathroom of your dreams!