Why Become a BPI GoldStar Contractor?

The BPI GoldStar Contractor program introduces established problem-solving techniques, tools, templates, and process improvement methods. Our focus is on reducing company waste and achieving consistency in day-to-day operations.

Quality management experts estimate that 25-40% of dollars spent by a typical contracting business is wasted. Companies that are truly focused on quality don’t spend more money. Instead, they reduce waste, cut operating costs, and invest in processes that result in greater profits, customer loyalty, and company stability.

The result of joining the BPI GoldStar Contractor program is confidence that quality is profitable and can set your company apart in the marketplace.

What Will BPI GoldStar Contractors Learn?

Working with the most respected experts in the home performance industry, including Advanced Energy, EnergyCircle Pro, and others, the BPI GoldStar Contractor program will introduce you to established quality control processes, tools, templates, and problem solving techniques, tailored to home performance contracting. BPI will work together to help fix your most irritating problems and develop a personalized approach to quality that addresses your company’s needs. Our program focuses on learning how to set up systems to ensure work is done right the first time.

BPI GoldStar Contractors will learn the following:

  • How to make more money per unit of work
  • How to calculate and reduce the true cost of poor quality
  • How to increase the quality of work while increasing profit
  • How to increase market share
  • How to create loyal customers
  • How to have proud, satisfied, and loyal employees
  • How to build a company that stands above all others
Benefits of Becoming a BPI GoldStar Contractor
Priority placement on BPI's contractor locator tool on both the BPI professionals and homeowners websites
National BPI GoldStar Contractor branding campaign, including Google advertising 
Free contractor-to-contractor mentoring
Free webinars and partially subsidized training in business and quality management, sales, and marketing
$100 rebate for new BPI certifications (maximum of 3 rebates annually per BPI GSC)
15% discount off Building Science Principles (BSP) Reference Guide and online exam
Co-branded printable marketing materials
Direct Access to BPI Client Relations Representative (CRR) and BPI Ask the Expert

 

See detailed List of Contractor Benefits and Obligations .

Consumer Outreach

BPI wants American homeowners to know about the exceptional quality of BPI GoldStar Contractors. That’s why we support you with consumer outreach, including a Google AdWords search engine and display advertising campaign that drives homeowners to our contractor locator tool, where they can search for you by zip code.

In the beginning of 2015, we established a homeowner-focused website educating homeowners across the nation about the benefits of home performance work, and directing them to locate a BPI GoldStar Contractor in their area to make these upgrades. This website is the destination for advertising on social media outlets such as Facebook and also our Google AdWords campaigns, yielding over 10,000 visits a month.

Company-Wide Assessment

When your company applies to the program, you will be asked to complete an assessment survey to determine your company’s QMS, business management, and sales and marketing training needs. With BPI staff assistance, you will develop a skills enhancement plan for your managers and staff based on the assessment.

Throughout the program BPI provides a business-to-business mentoring network, free training webinars and resources, and partially subsidized training by industry experts in QMS, marketing, and business management.

Mentoring

At the time of application, a company may apply to become a BPI Business-to-Business Mentor. Mentors receive CEUs toward BPI certifications and brand recognition of their mentor status on BPI’s website. Companies must meet selective criteria to provide mentoring services. Companies may choose to mentor within or outside of their own service area.

Questions? Please see our FAQs or contact us at goldstar@bpi.org

Apply to join the BPI GoldStar Contractor program