We recommend that you get quotes from at least three contractors and that you get a written contract to ensure price and quality. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation has useful guidelines for hiring a contractor. We would love to hear about your experience, as this would help us to ensure the quality of our participating contractors.*
*Listing a service provider or product supplier does not constitute a recommendation by Reep Green Solutions.*
Our Participating Contractors have signed an agreement that they:
- Are committed to the Region’s climate action target to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050 in part through improving home energy efficiency;
- Hold all relevant licenses to perform the work they offer;
- Hold liability insurance for at least $2 million;
- Comply with all applicable laws, standards, and manufacturers’ instructions;
- Will responsibly remove waste generated from the work from the property;
- Home Contractor’s List: Will talk to you and your Registered Energy Advisor (REA) if there are differing opinions regarding the recommendations from your EnerGuide evaluation.
Any local contractors willing to abide by the same agreement are welcome to apply.
Home Contractors List
In addition to agreeing to the terms listed above, these local window contractors are registered with Window Wise — a quality assurance program that independently audits, trains and certifies window contractors and manufacturers.
Renewable Energy Contractors
Renewable energy products and services are available for both the residential and commercial sectors. The following list provides some of the different business types offered by the renewable energy industry. Reep Green Solutions recommends getting at least three quotes for the work to be done whenever possible, and getting a written contract from the chosen contractor to ensure that you will be getting affordable and quality work.
- Engineering: design and construction of new and / or improved renewable energy products or systems
- Manufacturing: large-scale production of renewable energy technologies
- Consulting: provide the service of professional advice on the use or function of renewable energy systems
- Supplier: provide renewable energy technologies, systems, devices and / or equipment to the industry
- Retail: purchase from suppliers to provide renewable energy products to customers in the community
- Installation: provide the service of positioning renewable energy systems and connecting them for use
Types of Business provided:
Solar water heating systems; solar swimming pool systems; solar electric systems (photovoltaic; grid-tied; remote and mobile); solar powered electric fences; solar gadgets
Rain Smart Homes – rain barrels, permeable paving, rain gardens etc.
To assist you in having a rain smart home that manages the rain that falls on your property, Reep Green Solutions has compiled a list of local businesses that serve Waterloo Region as a starting point for researching your options.
Product Suppliers & Nurseries
Rain Business Solutions Providers List
Licensed Water Well Contractors
The following is a list of licensed well contractors operating in and around Waterloo Region. Some contractors are members of the Ontario Ground Water Association (O.G.W.A.), and information about that organization can be found on their website.
Hiring a Well Contractor
When hiring a well contractor, it is important to ensure that they hold the correct class of license for the type of well they will be working on. All well contractors need to be licensed by the Ontario Ministry of Environment. Be sure to ask to see a copy of their license when you are considering hiring a contractor to work on your well. Make sure the license is current, and covers your class of well (see below).
Service Guide Code
Class 1 – Drilling (and for work on a drilled well)
Class 2 – Boring/Digging (for work on a dug or bored well)
Class 3 – Other Well Construction
Class 4 – Pump Installation and Caps (some plumbers have this license)
A licensed well contractor may hold a combination of one or more classes depending on the classes held by the technicians employed. Thus, someone with classes 2 and 4 would be licensed to work on bored/ dug wells, and also to install pumps and caps. Someone with only a class 4 license can only install pumps and caps and cannot drill wells.
Note that all well contractor licenses expire on March 31 each year.
The Ontario Ministry of Environment has an online list of licensed well contractors.
Copies of well records may be obtained from the Ontario Ministry of Environment by calling 1 (888) 396-9355, or may be downloaded at no cost from here.
Some older wells were never registered with the Ministry, and thus records may not be available for every well.
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