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Answering services for contractors, home service providers & skilled trades

When you’re in a people-driven industry, heavily dependent on efficient communication, ReceptionHQ’s virtual reception services are an ideal solution to run your operation smoothly.

Whether it’s communicating the next job to your team, quoting jobs for new customers, fielding queries from existing clients or monitoring your workers out in the field, we can assist.


With support for you and your clients around the clock, your business is always open

24/7 answering service

After-hours, weekends and public holidays … we answer every call so you never miss a booking.

US receptionists

The majority of our receptionists are in the United States, with bilingual call answering options available.

Emergency call-outs

We follow your preferred scripting to determine when it’s an emergency, quoting call-out fees as required.

New job inquiries

Can’t answer the phone when you’re on a job? We capture, qualify and send you leads so you can keep working.

Mobile app & portal

Use the app to check messages or change your availability for call transfers when you’re on the go.

Toll-free numbers

Convey a national presence by promoting a toll-free number or several local numbers to your callers.

How our virtual reception service works


Your tools are our tools

We integrate seamlessly with your current system and will use your preferred tool to schedule appointments, manage calendars and add new client details.

Ensure you never miss an opportunity with 24/7 call answering

Whether you’re an architect, builder, remodelling company, painter, plumber, electrician, roofer, HVAC contractor, landscaper, lawn care or tree care specialist, cleaner, window washer, pressure washing service provider, wildlife/critter control expert or pest exterminator, it doesn’t matter.

Whatever your skills or trade, we have the perfect virtual reception solution for you to help your business thrive.

Complementary business solutions

Phone numbers

Set up virtual inbound numbers for different locations or, if you require a national presence, a toll-free number.

Automated messaging

Have voicemails instantly emailed to you both for convenience and to ensure no important communications are ever missed.

Virtual address

Choose a virtual business address to expand your presence geographically, without expensive overheads or the need to relocate.

What our customers love

Groundwork Group have partnered with ReceptionHQ for the past 7 years … we could not run our business without them.
Stephen Beeby, Groundwork Group
ReceptionHQ has been great in screening our calls and transferring over the important ones!
AIM Consulting Services

Trusted by more than 150 contractors, home service & skilled trades businesses

FAQs

At ReceptionHQ we make it easy to connect you with your customers by answering your calls when you aren’t available.

Many callers hang up when their call goes to voicemail, so you can miss out on vital conversations or leads.  Ensuring your calls are answered by a live person, increases customer satisfaction, builds loyalty and improves your opportunity to create a rapport and obtain caller details.

Live call answering also allows you to screen calls, as you can advise your receptionist to transfer or take messages for only those call types you wish to receive.  Once answered, you can see each message as it’s taken and prioritize who you will call back first.

Live call answering increases revenue through better customer connections, reduces costs as you’re not paying for a full time receptionist and helps you to be more efficient with your time.

Utilizing ReceptionHQ’s answering services means you have an experienced and personable receptionist with exceptional customer service skills interacting with your callers, all while costing significantly less than a full-time receptionist.

At ReceptionHQ, we offer a variety of answering services to suit the needs of businesses of any size, from a small business to a large corporation.  Whether you require a virtual receptionist, assistant or corporate services, our friendly virtual receptionists are ready to assist.

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ReceptionHQ is based in Phoenix, Arizona. ReceptionHQ is a subsidiary of OfficeHQ, a global virtual reception company headquartered in Australia.

Our Australian, UK and US operations provide “follow the sun” 24/7 virtual receptionist coverage. The majority of calls during standard office hours are answered locally by US-based receptionists, with our international teams answering after-hours calls and assisting during periods of peak demand.

Yes, our receptionist can answer calls you’d usually miss.  You may be on another call or simply unable to answer because you’re busy at the time. Our receptionists will take a detailed message and send to you instantly by email or SMS. Every call diverted to ReceptionHQ will be answered – no matter what your circumstances are at the time of the call.

Many clients who subscribe to our service are surprised when they learn how many calls they’d been missing prior to having their calls answered by ReceptionHQ.

This can provide an edge over your competitors, with great communication helping you to stand out.  ReceptionHQ combines the best receptionists in the USA with cutting-edge technology to make your customers feel valued, understood and important.  Our extensive professional answering service experience allows us to provide high-quality and innovative features which utilize the latest technology solutions.

Yes. This is referred to as “call overflow”.

A lot of companies require their phone calls to be answered only when they are unable to take the call themselves. For example, if you step out of the office for an hour or your in-house receptionist goes to lunch, is on leave or is busy on another call and you have multiple calls coming in at the one time.

You can set your business phone number to divert (to the unique local phone number we allocate your business during the Free Trial setup process) only when the phone rings for more than a specified period (such as after 5 rings) or if your line is busy/engaged.

In such instances our receptionists will then answer the phone as if we were in your office. You’re always in control and can relax knowing you will never miss another important call again! 

Yes.  Our receptionists are always on call and you can opt-in for 24/7 live call answering on any ReceptionHQ subscription.

Having a 24-hour answering service means never missing an important call, opportunity or potential sales lead ever again.  No matter the time of day or night.

On average around-the-clock, our call answering service answers calls within 10 seconds, to leave a lasting first impression.

Yes.  Spanish bilingual service is included with every account at no additional cost.  Whether Spanish-speaking callers are common or occasional to your business, we provide customizable options free of charge to ensure exceptional experiences for your Spanish and English-speaking callers.

Yes, you are able to use our service for an hour, a day, a week, whenever you need our assistance. Many clients use our live call answering for short-term needs, for example, when their own in-house receptionist is at lunch, sick or on annual leave.  Some clients use the service during their busy periods only, as call overflow or for campaigns.  Our live call answering service is like having a casual receptionist who is always available.  It’s reliable and risk-free, as you only pay for what you use.

If you prefer to use our service seasonally, you can take advantage of our pause package.

Yes, we are able to transfer calls to any staff member on any phone (landline or cell).  With our innovative software, we can record availability preferences for each staff member and only transfer when requested.  Individual details can be updated at any time via our online client portal or mobile application.

We pride ourselves in offering ‘warm transfers’, that is, callers are always announced to you before the transfer takes place.  If you’re unavailable, or if you don’t answer the call, our receptionist will go back to your caller, let them know you’re unavailable, take a message then forward it to you.

We do not blind transfer calls (transfer unannounced) unless you request this.

No, there’s no lock-in contracts or cancellation fees.  ReceptionHQ offers month-to-month subscriptions for our virtual reception services, which can be cancelled by giving us 30 days’ notice.

This means total flexibility in how you use our call answering services and you always have complete control.  We take pride in retaining your business month after month by delivering exceptional service.

Yes, messages can be sent to multiple email addresses and cell phone numbers – it’s your choice.  We can also attempt to transfer calls to multiple people in sequential order.  How your calls are managed can be updated instantly via your ReceptionHQ online client portal or mobile application at any time.

Yes.  Each staff member and/or department can set their own availability status and decide whether to have their calls transferred or a message taken.  All settings can be updated individually and instantly via the ReceptionHQ client portal or mobile application.

Yes.  We are able to answer basic questions such as your location, directions to premises, fax number, website, pricing and other general questions. Depending on your plan, you can provide us with detailed call scripts or answers to FAQs to assist your callers.  Just let us know your needs and we’ll set up your account according to your preferred process.

You can notify our live answering service online in real-time with our easy-to-use smartphone apps or web client portal to notify us of your greeting, call, transfer and message preferences.

Unavailable to take calls? Just quickly update your status and we’ll take messages for you, exactly as an in-house receptionist would do.


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Want to try our call answering services for free?

Put America’s leading virtual receptionist solution to the test! We’re ready to answer your phone FREE for 7 days.

Want to try our call answering services for free?

Put America’s leading virtual receptionist solution to the test! We’re ready to answer your phone FREE for 7 days.

What does the free trial include?

Our free trial is based on our ReceptionistPlus service, with US-based receptionists able to take messages and transfer calls based on your availability settings.

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