Are you a contractor who would like continuous opportunities to bid on work?

Restore Repair Renew is the answer for you. This program is funded through the City of Philadelphia that can offer contractors a steady flow of opportunities to bid on work and stay busy throughout the year. You also meet only those clients who are already pre-approved for loans. Projects can total up to $24,999. Restore Repair Renew will run through 2025. 

If interested in learning more, contact Andrew Thayne at 215.731.2408 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All interested contractors should familiarize themselves with the process and the requirements from the City. 


  • Proof of current City of Philadelphia Contractor License or Registration with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office
  • Proof of current City of Philadelphia Commercial Activity License
  • No outstanding public liens, judgments, or taxes owed to the City 
  • At least two (2) positive customer references to be submitted for review

Estimate Requirements: 

  • A list of work to be done with pricing listed for each project in scope of work
  • A projected start date and timeline 
  • A request for a down payment (if needed) of up to 30% of total project cost
  • A 10% contingency budget (10% added to total labor and material) to cover any change orders or unforeseen costs 
  • A list of permits required, if any, to perform the necessary repairs
  • Signature of contractor and homeowner(s)

Payment Schedule:

  • Contractors can request a down payment of up to 30% up front. Homeowners will provide the down payment check to the contractor
  • The remaining or final balance is paid after an inspection of the finished work. An inspector from the lender will assess whether the work listed in the scope of work was completed 
  • Any change orders must be approved by the homeowner and will be included in the final invoice submitted to the lender
  • The lender will provide the final check to the homeowner for final payment.  


Do you want to be on the list of pre-qualified contractors? Fill this survey after you meet the eligibility requirements!



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