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Contractors Increase Sales With CaliforniaFIRST

Offer your customers a financing option that finally makes home upgrades and remodels affordable. Dozens of energy and water improvements can be 100% financed with no upfront costs and paid back via property taxes. Contact Build It Green for details and to learn if the program is available in your area.

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Enrollment is simple. Contact BIG’s contractor engagement team at (510) 590-3360
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More Sales, Bigger Tickets

Go beyond conventional financing to help more homeowners transform their homes. CaliforniaFIRST can lead to bigger scopes of work and greater profits. 

Easy Enrollment & Processing

Free enrollment with no fees or extensive requirements, fast approval for your customers with no credit score or income requirements, and two-day payment for contractors! This is a streamlined program that works for you.

Contractor Support

Build It Green staff , the experts on contractor support and training, are here to help you use CaliforniaFIRST as a sales tool, integrate it into your business model, and educate your customers. CaliforniaFIRST is actively marketing the program and driving leads to participating contractors.

Tools to Make the Sale

Use CaliforniaFIRST's easy online tools to instantly determine whether a homeowner qualifies and calculate their estimated monthly payment. Access the free Contractor Toolkit with marketing collateral to help you make the sale.

Trusted Providers

CaliforniaFIRST is the nation's largest PACE financing program, formed through a partnership with California cities and counties and Renewable Funding, a private financing company that administers the CaliforniaFIRST program. Build It Green is a proud partner, committed to its long-term success.

$1,000 Incentive + Rebates

Until Dec. 31, 2014, you can off er homeowners up to $1,000 cash back if they fi nance projects with CaliforniaFIRST! When you pair this incentive with an existing rebate program like Energy Upgrade California® Home Upgrade, the money back for homeowners is unprecedented!!

More questions? View the Contractor FAQ.