Bolster improves the home remodeling experience by providing an insurance product that guarantees the outcome of every remodeling project.
Bolster helps clients learn the true cost of their project in advance, vets and underwrites* their contractor of choice, and provides expert project-management advice.
For the first time, homeowners are protected against common nightmare scenarios such as unjustified price increases, shoddy workmanship, and project delays.
Bolster is a software application available on the web and any mobile device.
* Bolster's Remodeling Insurance is a 100% Performance, Payment and Warranty bond brokered and underwritten by independent insurance partners.
Bolster’s web app enables consumers to administer and protect their remodeling projects from start to finish. Consumers can:
- Invite contractors to be vetted and underwritten
- Manage the status of the contractors bidding on their project
- Manage project tasks
- Access advice, tips and project document templates
- Access, store and share live project documents including a standardized remodeling contract
- Access support and
- Make a claim
The core team have been working together for 7 years in 3 different countries.
A childhood spent on site, an adolescence spent carpentering for remodels, and an adulthood spent building a home renovations business have taught our founder that the way we manage home renovations is deeply, deeply flawed.
Homeowners and contractors sign up for huge financial risks with every project — often without knowing it. So Fraser began to work on the Big Challenge: risk-free remodeling for both homeowners and contractors. After years of development and testing, the answer is Bolster.
SeedJan 3, 2012$750,000
- Dan Rowe
Bolster is the first discovery partner of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). As discovery partners, the AIA and Bolster combine their strengths and expertise to the benefit of homeowners, contractors and architects operating in the remodeling industry. The collaboration with the AIA covers a wide range of educational, research, and promotional activities; principle among them, the AIA will be promoting Bolster through various channels to their member base of 80,000 architects.