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Local contractors are essential to helping us deliver on our mission—without their technical expertise, we couldn’t deliver all the benefits of clean and efficient energy use to the thousands of home and building owners we serve. It’s important for us to build relationships with our contractors to both support their businesses and ensure that retrofits are completed at high-quality. If you are interested in working with Elevate, please review the information below.

Opportunities Available

NEW OPPORTUNITY Suburban Cook County’s Healthy Homes for Healthy Families Program – see details below.  

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Elevate invites qualified contractors to submit qualifications to meet program goals to deliver healthy homes, water conservation, and deep energy retrofits in Suburban Cook County.

The selected pool of contractors will complete jobs through the program’s term (2023-2026). By joining this contractor pool, you can strengthen your community by helping homeowners repair their home while helping them to feel safe and secure. Elevate will provide resources to help you navigate through the program’s contractor requirements. 

Download the Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

Download the RFQ Response Form (To fill out this form you must download and save it to your computer. Do not try to fill out the form in a browser, as it will not allow you to save your responses!)

A Q&A session at a pre-submission meeting was on January 27, 2022. You can watch the recording here.

Elevate will evaluate and select participating contractors and assign projects throughout the program. 

Important Dates

  • Monday, January 23, 2023 – Application opens and documents available  
  •  Monday, February 13, 2023 – Applications for 2023 due  
  • Monday, February 27 Notice of Award
  • We will accept applications on a rolling basis for the following program years (2024-2026) or as needed 

 Who We Serve 

We provide services to various types of buildings and clients, from single-family homes to residential multi-family buildings (2-4 units) built before 1978. Properties will be throughout Suburban Cook County (excludes properties in Chicago).  

The program will prioritize repairs that improve resident health, reduce water consumption and leaks, improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions, and reduce annual utility costs for residents where applicable. Repairs may include:  

  • Improved ventilation  
    • Bath exhaust fans, attic ventilation, air sealing and insulation, radon mitigation  
  • Fire detectors, extinguishers and carbon monoxide detectors  
  • Water conservation 
    • Plumbing, toilets, shower heads, aerators, leak repairs  
  • Combustion appliance safety 
    • HVAC, furnaces, water heaters, gas stoves, improper venting   
  • Roof and porch repair or replacement 
    • Structural improvements 
  • Window replacement 
  • Health and safety 
  • Accessibility 
    • Trip and fall hazards (porches, steps, railings, grab bars) 
  • Stormwater management 
    • Bulk water issues  
  • Appliance upgrades 
    • Refrigerators, stoves 
    • Window ACs and central AC 
  • Unsafe electrical wiring  
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM) 
  • Weatherization 
    • Roof cavity air sealing and insulation, door sweeps, weatherstripping, outlet covers  
    • Blower door testing 
  • Basic energy efficiency  
    • LED, smart power strips 
  • Beneficial electrification  

 What We Provide 

We strive to make our relationships with contractors mutually beneficial by: 

  • Managing relationships between you and building owners 
  • Advocating for and supporting your business 
  • Assisting with navigating programs 
  • Connecting you with jobs 
  • Providing educational and networking opportunities 

 Contact us by email, CCHealthyHomes@ElevateNP.org to learn more. 

Elevate invites qualified general contractors to submit qualifications to provide roof repair or replacement, porch repair or replacement, and environmental hazard remediation, including lead, asbestos, and mold abatement for the City of Chicago Home Repair Program.

The selected pool of contractors will complete jobs through the program’s term. By joining this contractor pool, you can strengthen your community by helping homeowners repair their greatest asset while helping them to feel safe and secure. Elevate will provide resources to help you navigate through the City of Chicago’s contractor requirements.

Download the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) (The RFQ includes a timeline section and deadline that is no longer relevant. Elevate will consider responses on a rolling basis.)

Download the RFQ Response Form (To fill out this form you must download and save it to your computer. Do not try to fill out the form in a browser, as it will not allow you to save your responses!)

Please submit your completed response form, including signing the acknowledgements on page 9, and the supporting paperwork listed on page 10, as an email attachment to HomeRepair@ElevateNP.org. Responses will be considered on a rolling basis. Elevate will evaluate and select participating contractors and assign projects throughout the program.

A Q&A session at a pre-submission meeting was on January 27, 2022. A list of the Q&A responses is available here. You can watch the recording here and view the slides here from the meeting.

Who We Serve

We provide services to a variety of types of buildings and clients, from single family homes and residential multifamily buildings, to larger commercial nonprofit buildings. Services include:

  • Air sealing and insulation
  • Boiler/furnace replacement and repair
  • Lighting retrofits
  • Water efficiency upgrades
  • Solar site development
  • Roofing
  • Carpentry
  • Masonry
  • Environmental services (lead, asbestos, mold)
  • Plumbing
  • Concrete

Most of our programs are around metropolitan Chicago and northeast Illinois, but we serve all of Illinois and are partnering with local organizations to expand our work nationally.

What We Provide

We strive to make our relationships with contractors mutually beneficial by:

  • Managing relationships between you and building owners
  • Advocating for and supporting your business
  • Assisting with navigating programs
  • Connecting you with jobs
  • Providing educational and networking opportunities

Ready to Get Started?

Contact us by email or call 855-372-8377 to learn more.

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