What is home to you? A place of Hope? Your Refuge from the outside world? A place that is filled with love & Support. Ancora in latin means Hope | Refuge | Support and that really resonated with me because that's what I feel like a home should be. Hence the name of the Company was born.
So where did this little Company pop up from? Well, I have been involved in interior renovations and design for a few years, having initially worked on projects of my own. Then having left my corporate life in late 2019 to support the care of a family member, I decided to take my passion and turn it into a business. With the wealth of corporate professional knowledge that I had, plus a great team of skilled trades people, I jumped into it and launched Ancora Renovate Ltd. Since Jan 2020, we have had the opportunity to work with some of the best customers in Manchester that I could have asked for, to help bring their visions to life through the projects we've worked on.
As a female running a building contracting company, it's been tough. I'm not Joe Bloggs builder and can't compete with him. I don't give you a price and then change the parameters half way through - if your project scope doesn't change, neither should the price. I don't start a project and not finish it. I pride myself on being different. I treat every customer as if they were a member of my family and in every project we take on, we ask ourselves, how would my mum or brother or sister want to be treated if they were working with a builder I'm super blessed to work with a team of people, who like me, truly care for every customer and project we work on. I don't want to finish a project and never speak to you again. I want to build a friendship so whenever you need advice for future projects or just a coffee, I'm there.
Despite it being a tough year for everyone in 2020, within our first year of operation, I'm so proud of the fact that 50% of our customers called us back to do more work. I'm proud of the fact that for the last 6 months of the year, all our new projects came from customer referrals. I'm proud that I still am able to touch base with our new friends and check in on how they are doing long after their projects have been completed.
Our team have the capabilities not only to renovate your space, but do it with interior design expertise. That's what makes us different. We are taking corporate professionalism into an industry that doesn't always have a great reputation. Our values and ethics are more important than getting every job. I know that the customers that choose to work with us, realise the value we can add to a project and know that they can trust us to do the job to a high standard. And that their experience will be brilliant.
Hopefully that gives you a good insight into who we are and how we operate and if we sound like a company you would like to work with, I hope you give us the chance to quote you for your work.