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For the homeowner, Botonde provides a way to find and easily contact local contractors for your home or business. There is no need to set up an account. No need to provide an email address. Botonde puts you in direct contact with local contractors who provide the specific services you are looking for.

For the contractor, Botonde serves several purposes. Botonde helps you find local clients through our Contractor Business Profile Pages, giving the customer the ability to learn about your business, view some of your impressive work and easily find your contact information. Your customers have no account to sign up for and there are no referral fees passed on to you. Customers finding your contact information is completely free.

Botonde also provides contractors with our proprietary Take-Off Creator system. A system that manages your customer information, materials, costs, labor and generates your completely customizable estimates. We even offer advanced systems that are completely contractor profession specific (like Decking or Tiling), where just by entering a few measurements and answering a few questions, your Take-Off is completely calculated for you–including materials. Materials orders are broken out by supplier for easy ordering and custom estimates are generated in seconds.

Botonde serves both homeowners and contractors equally. Aside from the system we have in place for contractors, we have our contractor to consumer marketplace where homeowners can find local contractors and contact them directly. No accounts to set up and no fees per referral to our family of contractors.

For Contractors

The Botonde Take-Off Calculator & Materials Manager has been designed to simplify and streamline the process of calculating and coordinating your projects materials, estimates, labor and ordering into a fast, easy to use system that will save you hours of work per job. It will also store your projects details indefinitely so you can refer back to them at anytime. Coming soon will also be the ability for homeowners to locate and view your services.

A basic business profile, providing your information to potential clients on your own business profile page is 100% FREE.

You may also choose to upgrade your account to a more advanced business profile page or select one of the plans that also offer access to our powerful Take-Off Creators and custom estimate generators. You can see the different plans here.

While you do not HAVE to enter in all your suppliers before you start using the Botonde Take-Off Creator, we highly recommend you take just a few minutes and do so. This will save you the trouble later of having to re-associate all your materials with different suppliers. We understand that you’ll prefer to use some suppliers for certain projects and others for different projects, the Botonde Take-Off Creator makes that easy to do, associating only what suppliers and materials you choose to a particular project.

Not at all. All your materials will be selected from the various Take-Off Creators or created by you on the fly from within the Take-Off Creator as well. We understand that you’ll prefer to use some materials for certain projects and others for different projects, the Botonde Take-Off Calculator & Materials Manager makes that easy to do, associating only what materials you choose to a particular project.

Simply go back into your particular project and make whatever changes you deem to be necessary. The system will automatically update the project.

Contractors that use the Botonde Take-Off Calculator & Materials Manager have unlimited projects that will remain within your account indefinitely. The only time you will ever lose your project details is if you cancel your account.

Simply go back into your particular project and make whatever changes you deem to be necessary. The system will automatically update the project.

For Homeowners

There is no account requirement to locate and contact a contractor or service provider in your area. Simply select the type of professional you are looking for and enter in your Zip code to see the contractors in your area.

All payments for services are arranged and paid directly to the service provider. Botonde provides the contact between the homeowner and service provider as well as the vetting process. We will also get involved if there is a dispute between the contractor and the client.

Using Botonde

You have the option to either print the client estimate or email it directly from the Take-Off Creator.

You have the option to either print the supply orders or email them directly from the Take-Off Creator. Each supplier will receive an order specific to the materials you have assigned to them. Email address provided when setting up your suppliers is where the individual email material orders will be sent.

Simply Contact Us and we will get to the bottom of it. Our customer service and client support is fast and easily accessible.

Yes! The Botonde website and Take-Off Creators are compatible with your mobile device as well as any desktop, laptop or tablet.

 

 

The Botonde Take-Off Calculator & Materials Manager generates quotes for your clients with the touch of a button.

  • Generating estimates is easy!
  • Ordering materials is now simple!

Now you can focus on the project itself.