Why Renovate with Sweeten?

by Tisha Leung

With over 2000 successful renovations behind us, we offer benefits that can’t be matched by other services—or by your neighbor’s advice

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Sweeten has a large network of carefully vetted, high-quality general contractors.

Sweeten general contractors are the backbone of our business, and they’re amazing. They’ve all passed our rigorous multi-step vetting process, which includes confirming all required licensing and insurance, portfolio reviews, reference checks, and interviews. Only 15% of applicants get to join our network. 

Sweeten matches home renovation projects with vetted general contractors, offering advice, support, and up to $50,000 in renovation financial protection— for free.

We match the right contractors to your project.

General contractors differ in their areas of expertise, their preferred budget ranges, additional services they offer (design, architect referrals, front office support) and their geographic service areas. We know our contractors well, and match only the right ones to your unique project. 

Our general contractors are accountable to us through to the end of your project.

We’ve got your back! Sweeten is here to make sure nothing falls through the cracks. 

We curate a shortlist of well-matched contractors for you. You choose your favorite.

After you get your list of matches, we support a competitive bidding process. We’ll help you compare bids. You can hire your favorite contractor based on their bid and how you feel about working with them. 

We provide a suite of digital tools to simplify the process.

On our site and app you’ll find tools for:

  • Posting your project and inspiration photos
  • Comparing general contractors
  • Conducting video site visits with contractors
  • Managing contracts and estimates
  • Directly messaging your contractor
  • Making and managing payments

Our tools fully support the remote work ethos of 2021, and encourage full transparency.

We don’t charge you for our services.

We get paid by your Sweeten general contractor, and only after you’ve signed a contract with them. Contractors treat our fee as a business development expense.

Sweeten is here to help! Our representatives are true renovation experts, and are happy to offer guidance.

Post your project here.

We’ve got your back! You’ll enjoy peace of mind with our unique $50,000 Renovation Financial Protection. 

See details here.

Ready to start a renovation project? We’re ready to find your perfect contractor match!

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From architects to designers and contractors—here’s who you’ll need to hire for your renovation.

Sweeten handpicks the best general contractors to match each project’s location, budget, scope, and style. Follow the blog, Sweeten Stories, for renovation ideas and inspiration and when you’re ready to renovate, start your renovation with Sweeten.

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