Building, construction & trades answering service

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.

Local receptionists

Our local virtual reception teams answer calls, take messages and warm transfer as an extension of your business.

Emergency call-outs

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

New job enquiries

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.

Optional 0800 numbers

Convey a national presence by promoting a 0800 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, inspector, pool installer, landscaper, painter, plumber, electrician, heating and air conditioning company or operate any other construction or trades business, we have the perfect solution for you.

Complementary business solutions

Phone numbers

Set up virtual inbound numbers for different locations or, if you require a national presence, a toll-free 0800 number.

Automated messaging

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

What our customers love

Most don’t realise the receptionist wasn’t really in my office, which is exactly what I want.
The Blue Mexican
Extremely friendly, professional and easy to communicate with on the go.
Inspect 365
We’re confident that not one of our valuable leads will be missed no matter the time of day.
Hannah Mutze, My Home Plumbing

Trusted by more than 380 building, construction & trades businesses

FAQs

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 prioritise 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.

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. Calls during standard office hours (and most calls after-hours) are answered by receptionists based in Australia (many of whom are Kiwis).

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. 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.

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 available 24/7 and you can opt-in to receive after hours live call answering on any ReceptionHQ subscription.

Without after-hours call answering turned on, our receptionists will answer your calls between 8:00am and 6:00pm on weekdays.  Outside of these standard business hours, calls will then go to voicemail and your voicemail message recordings will be emailed to you.

If you need after-hours call answering, please let us know when you sign up or contact us.

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.

ReceptionHQ offers a month-to-month agreement, which can be cancelled by giving us at least three days’ notice prior to your monthly renewal date.

Set up can take as little as a few minutes.  For a MessageExpress or MyReceptionist service, you can start using the service almost instantly. Simply set up an account yourself, using the free trial webform or have our customer service team do this for you.  Either way, it only takes a few minutes to get started.  Once your account is set up, you simply need to forward your phone line to us and we’ll start answering your calls.

If you’re interested in a MyAssistant or MyDiary plan, a short setup may be required, depending on complexity, to train our receptionists on your preferred software, business information or webforms.  Please contact us to find out more.


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Want to try our call answering services for free?

Put New Zealand’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 New Zealand’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 MyReceptionist service, with professional receptionists able to take messages and transfer calls based on your availability settings.

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