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Contractor Circle Membership Application

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It’s easy to apply for membership to Contractor Circle. Just find the type of membership that best fits your business.

Before you apply, review the terms and conditions and make sure your company meets the eligibility requirements.

  • Contractor Circle installing member
    To be a Contractor Circle installing member, contractor must have a minimum of five paid rebate applications or one business custom incentive in the current or previous program year
  • Contractor Circle supplier member
    To be a Contractor Circle supplier member, company must design, manufacture or sell equipment, services or solutions that are installed as, or support the installation of, products/services eligible for Nicor Gas rebates

Contractor Circle Installing / Supplier Membership Application Form

Terms and Conditions

Participation requirements

Company must adhere to all of the following requirements to maintain enrollment status:

  • Company must be a contractor installing Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program rebate eligible products or services and follow all Nicor Gas requirements as outlined in the terms and conditions for both the business and home rebate offerings. Failure to comply with these terms and conditions and all other rules and requirements will result in removal from Contractor Circle membership and may disqualify company from future participation in the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program.
  • Submit at least five paid rebate applications as an installing contractor per program year (January 1 – December 31, annually). Only one paid custom project application is needed due to their complexity and significant therm contributions. A combination of prescriptive and custom applications is acceptable.
  • If the company is applying to become a Contractor Circle member for the first time, the company must participate in Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program training upon entering into Contractor Circle membership (at least one company representative must attend the initial training).

The company must:

  • Represent Nicor Gas accurately and fairly.
  • Provide customers with complete and correct information on Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program offerings prior to soliciting customer participation in the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program or providing an instant discount.
  • Represent company accurately in relation to Nicor Gas as a member of Contractor Circle, and not as a contractor, subcontractor, affiliate of, or as endorsed by Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program.
  • Educate all company staff on the requirements prior to soliciting customer participation in the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program or providing an instant discount.
  • Maintain customer information, including but not limited to Nicor Gas account information, securely and in strict confidence and utilize this information for the sole purpose of facilitating the customer’s participation in the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program.
  • Maintain good customer service ratings. Any customer service issue brought to the attention of the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program may disqualify participating companies from future participation.
  • Comply with requests from the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program to audit or inspect company’s work.
  • Contact the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program if any company information included on the enrollment form on file is no longer valid. Company enrollment will transfer to the subsequent years if company is in good standing with the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program.

Enrollment requirements

  • Company must complete an enrollment form to be considered eligible to become a Contractor Circle member. The program administrator of the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program will review all enrollment forms and determine eligibility on an individual basis. Company will be contacted for additional information if required.
  • Company’s enrollment into Contractor Circle allows the company to offer instant discounts for the duration of company’s enrollment. All instant discount applications are subject to inspection and verification. The Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program reserves the right to contact any Nicor Gas customer regarding any instant discount application.
  • If company fails to meet any of the requirements, company may be removed from Contractor Circle. Any company removed as a member of Contractor Circle can reapply by submitting a new enrollment form and attending Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program training. The Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program reserves the right to deny reenrollment to any company removed from Contractor Circle for any reason.
  • A company can be removed from Contractor Circle for any reason.

Contractor Circle member terms and conditions

  • Company shall offer and provide products and services to Nicor Gas’ customers in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program and Contractor Circle membership. Terms and conditions may be changed by Nicor Gas from time to time.
  • Company is not a contractor, subcontractor or agent of Nicor Gas. Nicor Gas shall have no liability for claims of any kind, whether based on contract, tort (including negligence and strict liability), or otherwise, for any loss or damage sustained or incurred by any third party relating to this Contractor Circle member, the company’s application or the performance of services or participation by company in the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program. Company hereby releases Nicor Gas from all liability for such claims. Company shall, to the fullest extent permitted by law, indemnify, defend and hold harmless Nicor Gas, its parent and affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, agents, employees and representatives from and against any and all losses, claims, damages, expenses (including attorneys’ fees and costs) and liabilities arising out of or based upon property damage or bodily injury to any person caused by company or related to the performance of the services or participation by company in the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program.
  • Except as otherwise permitted herein, company shall not refer to Nicor Gas or any company affiliated with Nicor Gas in any advertising or other publication in connection with company’s participation in the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program or work performed by company under the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program without the prior written approval of Nicor Gas. Except as otherwise permitted herein, company shall not, either directly or indirectly, publish or disclose any photographs, images, logos, copyrighted or trademark protected information of Nicor Gas, its parent or affiliates; or use such information for the benefit of itself or any other person or entity without the prior written consent of Nicor Gas.
  • Company acknowledges and agrees that Company’s participation in the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program is at Nicor Gas’ sole discretion. Reasons for membership denial or removal from being a Contractor Circle member may include, but are not limited to, the level of a company’s previous participation in the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program, customer or other complaints directed toward Company and standing with the Better Business Bureau.
  • Enrolled companies shall offer and provide services to Nicor Gas customers in accordance with all these terms and conditions and any other rules or regulations implementing the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program offerings.
  • The Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program will provide company information to participants and the public for informational purposes only. Company participation in the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program or the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program's list of Contractor Circle members is not an endorsement or guarantee of the company or the company’s services.
  • Company’s participation in the instant discount offering and provision of a rebate to a customer is at the sole discretion and risk of the company. The provision of a rebate to a customer as an instant discount does not guarantee payment of a rebate from the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program. Funds are limited and applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. The program is subject to change and may end without prior notice.
  • Company may be required to participate in a survey conducted by a third-party evaluator regarding the company’s experience with the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program.