Dec 07, 2017
As the hardscapes industry leader, Belgard not only seeks to provide unmatched customer service and deliver superior products to the right place at the right time, the company also puts a high priority on helping contractors and dealers succeed by providing a variety of world class business-building partnership programs. In addition to providing on-the-job support in the field, Belgard offers multiple tools and resources to drive traffic, increase sales, and better the quality of work contractors provide to their customers.
Becoming a Belgard Authorized Contractor or Dealer opens the door to various business-building programs and services. The path to becoming an authorized partner is simply a matter of providing Belgard with the proper business and installation certification documentation, plus satisfying a few installation requirements.
Belgard Preferred Payment
The Belgard Preferred Payment financing program offers same-as-cash financing options for three, six, twelve or eighteen months for loan amounts from $1,000 to $55,000. By offering homeowners the ability to finance labor, materials, appliances, furniture, landscaping and more, contractors using the BPP program see increases in closure rates, as well as increases in the size and scope of projects. The BPP program gives contractors a competitive edge and provides homeowners with an incentive to build their dream space now instead of waiting or constructing in phases.
Belgard Design Studio
Studies show that contractors who provide 3D renderings are 80% more likely to get the job. With an average five-day turnaround, the Belgard Design Studio can take a design sketch with property photos and convert the images into personalized photorealistic 3D renderings with fly-through animation. This service gives contractors the ability to virtually walk homeowners through their future outdoor living space, which dramatically increases closure rates and provides upsell opportunities. The Design Studio also offers an online library of existing designs of outdoor living rooms, outdoor kitchens, pool decks, driveways and walkways. Both custom and existing designs include an estimated materials list for compiling cost estimates.
Belgard Contractor Locator Gallery
The Belgard Locator Gallery provides lead generation services for Belgard authorized partners. Customers can search for a contractor or dealer by zip code or service and view project photos, customer testimonials, installation certification, company background information and contact information. National marketing campaigns drive traffic to the Locator Gallery to help increase lead generation.
Belgard Virtual Agency
Authorized contractors and dealers can take advantage of pre-negotiated print rates and professionally designed marketing materials for a cost-effective way to promote their businesses. With customizable templates that incorporate stunning photography and consistent imagery, companies can develop a high-quality brand image and generate increased traffic through a variety of advertising media. Available items include clothing, promotional items, print ads, business cards, yard signs, door hangers, digital ads, mailers and more.
Whether an authorized partner or not, Belgard offers a plethora of free training and education opportunities for hardscape professionals which allows them to learn today so that they can earn tomorrow. Through Belgard University programs offered across the country throughout the year, contractors, dealers and designers can take courses in sales and marketing, sustainability, installation certification and more. Companies can also contact a local sales rep to schedule a custom Lunch & Learn class or the two-day traveling Contractor/Dealer Road Show seminar.
Learn what to expect and let us guide you through the process, from inspiration to installation.
Our #1 priority is to help you succeed by growing your business and customer base. That’s why we offer a number of exclusive programs only available for our authorized partners.