Why POC Contractors are Important for Communities of Color
February 26, 2021at10:30 PM
A significant step in getting ready for a home renovation or remodeling project is picking a contractor. Many considerations go into the decision, including the contractor’s style, their quote for the project, the proposed timeline, and referrals from their prior clients. Something you may not have considered before was whether your contractor was a person of color. By working with a POC contractor, you’re able to make a vital difference within communities of color.
Use your home renovation to invest in your local community.
POC and minorities are under-represented in construction. These are skilled jobs with great potential for upward mobility, but white employees and business owners have dominated the industry. When you work with a POC contractor, you’re directly funding equitable job opportunities for minorities. Creating new opportunities within communities of color can be as simple as the home renovation team you pick.
Contractors who live and work in communities of color have years of experience working on everything from new home construction to additions and expansions; remodels and renovations.
They do work critically important for the revitalization of communities of color.
Communities of color may be disproportionately affected by corporate real estate developers and out-of-state property owners tearing down existing homes to build new high-occupancy structures. POC contractors working in communities of color focus their work on the repair and restoration of existing homes to return them to their former glory. They’re able to accomplish seamless additions and expansions into existing properties while staying authentic to the neighborhood’s aesthetic.
The focus of a POC contractor isn’t the erasure of the culture and community of the New York boroughs and Tri-State area, but to highlight the diversity of a block, neighborhood, or borough. They take pride in executing home renovation work true to the style of an individual home or neighborhood.
Revive Home, Inc. is a POC contractor and veteran-owned business.
Revive Home has worked stateside and internationally, accumulating almost five decades of experience between subcontractors and craftsmen. We’re based in the Bronx and take pride in working in our local community to restore and renovate classic New York homes. We offer a range of services, and are licensed, bonded, and insured:
Framework and general construction: incorporate an addition or expansion into your home.
Carpentry, cabinetry, and flooring: entrust your home’s wood finishes to our skilled carpenters.
Plumbing and electrical: high-quality work you can trust whether you’re renovating or expanding your current home.
Working with a POC contractor can help you revitalize your community of color. Our mission is to revive the homes and businesses through New York and the Tri-State area, one brick at a time.
Local contractors recognize the value of communities of color.
Your money goes further when you work with local artisans. There’s a significant disparity between POC and white laborers working in the construction industry we strive to overcome. Hiring a POC contractor means your money goes to employing POC individuals and training future business owners and contractors.
These contractors bring more opportunities for skilled labor into communities of color and provide even more jobs as time goes on. POC contractors are essential in building strong, vibrant communities of color in the future.
Entrust your home renovation to Revive Home, a POC contractor based in the Bronx, serving NYC and the Tri-State area.
Work with the Bronx’s trusted contractor for home renovation and construction services. Our experienced team and subcontractors have over 45 years of experience serving the five boroughs and beyond. We’re experts in additions, flooring, cabinetry, flooring, plumbing, and more.
Whatever your project, we’ll provide you with a reliable, accurate free quote. Revive Home also offers financing for your home remodel, even if you have less-than-perfect credit.