Crasone Co., Ltd.
[Crasone, a construction tech company, and Koryo-cho, Nara Prefecture signed a partnership agreement to support the removal (demolition) of vacant houses] Promote proper management by removing vacant houses that are poorly managed, aiming to realize safe and secure town development
Promoting the disposal of vacant houses by visualizing approximate prices using a demolition cost simulator and distributing flyers
Krasone Co., Ltd. (Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture, CEO: Teppei Kawaguchi, hereinafter “our company”), which operates the web service “Krasone” for bulk estimates of demolition work, is Koryo Town, Nara Prefecture (hereinafter, “Koryo Town”) and vacant houses. We have concluded a partnership agreement concerning support for removal (dismantling). In recent years, as a measure against the problem of vacant houses, which has become a social issue nationwide, we will promote the proper management of vacant houses in Koryo-cho and aim to realize safe and secure community development.
In the field of demolition work, we operate a comprehensive estimate web service “Crasone” that matches approximately 1,600 specialized construction companies nationwide with owners. We have more than 10,000 construction contracts (*1). From September 2020, we will start offering the “Crasone Peace of Mind Guarantee Pack” (* 2) free of charge, which combines “start money guarantee”, “completion
guarantee”, and “third party liability insurance” for clients and construction companies. We are strengthening our efforts to eliminate the anxiety associated with the demolition of vacant houses and to solve the problem of vacant houses, which has become a social issue. In March 2018, Koryo Town formulated the Koryo Town Vacant Home Countermeasures Plan, and is currently developing measures from the four perspectives of “prevention,” “utilization,” “elimination,” and “promotion.” However, the number of vacant houses is expected to increase due to the declining birthrate and aging population in recent years.
Therefore, this time, we have concluded an agreement with the aim of cooperating in the removal support of owners of vacant houses that are in a state of poor management in Koryo-cho and contributing to the promotion of proper management of vacant houses. Through these efforts, we will solve the problems of vacant houses and utilize the IT technology and data operated by our company to contribute to the promotion of local government DX, such as improving the quality of responses to residents by local government officials and improving operational efficiency.
■Main initiatives based on the agreement
Introduced a demolition cost simulator for “Crassone” that presents an approximate reference price for demolition to Koryo townspeople and owners of vacant houses (URL:
https://www.crassone.jp/simulator/nara/kitakatsuragigunkoryocho) Distribution of explanatory booklets (flyers) on how to dispose of empty houses Providing our services and know-how to respond to inquiries from Koryo townspeople and owners of vacant houses
・ Mr. Yoshiyoshi Yamamura, Mayor of Koryo Town, Nara Prefecture [Image 2
In Honcho, in March 2018, we formulated the “Koryo Town Vacant Home Countermeasure Plan” and have implemented various measures from the four perspectives of “prevention,” “utilization,” “elimination,” and “promotion.” However, due to the declining birthrate and aging population in the future, the number of vacant houses is expected to increase further.
We hope that this agreement will promote the removal and utilization of vacant houses and prevent the occurrence of poorly managed vacant houses in the future.
・Crasone Co., Ltd. CEO Teppei Kawaguchi
Our company has a vision of “nurturing a cyclical regeneration culture in the ‘town'” and aims to realize a rich life for many people through demolition work. While doing business, I feel that the problem of vacant houses is increasing, and I believe that cooperation between local governments and private businesses is important for solving this problem.
We are very pleased to conclude a partnership agreement with Koryo-cho, which has been selected as an SDGs future city and is actively working to prevent vacant houses, and to be able to support community development in the area of vacant house demolition. Through the efforts of the partnership agreement, we will make efforts to promote the appropriate removal of poorly managed vacant houses and the promotion of local government DX by utilizing our knowledge, experience and IT technology regarding demolition.
■ About Koryo Town (Overview)
Koryo-cho is roughly divided into four areas: the northern area, which has developed around Hashio Station; the western area, where the local sock industry thrives; the eastern area, which has a tranquil rural landscape; and the Mamigaoka New Town area, which has a quiet residential area. divided.
The Umami Burial Mounds in the western part of the town are dotted with many burial mounds, and the landscape is full of historical romance. “Taketori Park” on a spacious site is a place for citizens to relax with beautiful flowers and greenery of the four seasons. The Katsuragi no Michi, which runs north-south through Mamigaoka New Town, is a lush promenade. (http://www.town.koryo.nara.jp/index.php) ■ About Krasone Co., Ltd. (company profile)
Head office: Meieki Higashi Building 4F, 5-7-30 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 450-0002
Representative: Teppei Kawaguchi, CEO
Established: April 1, 2011
Capital: 1,452,985,020 yen (including capital reserve)
Business description: Matching about 1,600 specialized construction companies nationwide with owners in the field of demolition work Operates bulk quotation web service “Crasone”
(*1) Including the results of the old service “Kurasone Dismantling” (*2) Launched a completely free “Crasone Security Guarantee Pack”, a new service to eliminate the anxiety of disposing of vacant houses (September 29, 2020) https://www.crassone.co.jp/news/release18 / [“Crasone” service overview]
The new service “Crasone”, which was rolled out nationwide in April 2020, is a comprehensive estimate web service that matches
approximately 1,600 specialized construction companies nationwide with owners in the field of demolition work. As a feature, you can introduce excellent demolition construction companies just by entering property information. By directly introducing the construction company to the client, we can eliminate the multiple subcontracting structure of the construction company and lead to a reduction in construction costs, as well as introducing the optimal construction company according to the client’s desired conditions. The management provides support from consultation on the contents of the estimate to the completion of the construction, and electronic contracts are used for exchanging contracts, so everything can be completed online. Clients can browse the construction company’s reviews and construction results, and by using the “Crasone Peace of Mind Guarantee Pack” (free), which combines a start money guarantee and a completion guarantee, it is possible to carry out construction with peace of mind.
In addition, we also provide a “demolition cost simulator” that allows you to grasp the approximate cost of demolition work in as little as one minute. It has been adopted for two years in a row as a model project for countermeasures against vacant houses that utilizes the housing market. By accelerating the consideration of dismantling vacant houses through this project, we will work to solve the social issue of the ‘vacant house problem’ and promote the ‘end of life’ that has been attracting attention in recent years.
■ “Crasone” service for clients
・ URL: https://www.crassone.jp
・ Client usage fee: Free
・Main functions and services
Construction company information viewing: Regarding construction companies, “handling manners”, “additional costs”, “construction quality”, “construction schedule observance”, and “neighborhood consideration”
You can check quantitative evaluations and reviews from 5 items Sending and receiving messages: It is possible to send and receive messages directly with the construction company
Professional staff consultation: You can consult with the staff in charge of “Crasone” about any concerns or questions about the demolition work.
One-stop support from consultation on the contents of the estimate to completion of the construction
Contract conclusion: Simplify contract procedures with electronic contracts using DocuSign
■ Service for construction companies “Crasone Biz”
・ URL: https://www.crassone.jp/biz/index
・Benefits of using “Crasone” for construction companies
: Only clients who have confirmed their company’s word of mouth and company information apply for this estimate, so it is possible to acquire customers with a high probability of receiving orders
Improve work efficiency: It is possible to streamline work
procedures, such as creating estimates and sending them to customers on the app
・ How to apply: Applications are accepted from the following dedicated form and dedicated toll-free number
Special form: https://go.crassone.jp/signup
Toll free number: 0120-849-165
■ About our achievements
1) Awards received
2nd Aichi Service Awards Special Award (February 2020)
Award theme: Matching service for demolition and exterior construction in house building
2) Events and seminars held
Revision of law to strengthen asbestos regulation enacted, seminar held by experts to explain the content and background (June 25, 2020) ~ Lecture on measures and key points in legal revisions for about 100 demolition companies ~
Held a webinar to explain demolition industry trends and success stories in the with corona era (August 26, 2020)
~Introducing demolition industry trends and success stories to 33 demolition companies~
Held a seminar to explain “measures necessary now for vacant houses that have become a social problem” (May 25, 2021)
~ Public-private partnership is essential to solve the problem of vacant houses, and the issues are “business scheme”, “trust” and “fairness” ~
3) Survey results
[Awareness survey of vacant house owners]
“About 60% of vacant house owners want to use it, but over 40% are doing nothing”
The two major reasons for abandoning empty houses are “negative personal property problem” and “cost problem”
The best 3 effective administrative measures are “enhancement of subsidies”, “establishment of counters”, and “creation of a system that does not raise property taxes” (March 25, 2021)
[Awareness survey on the risk of owning a vacant house]
“Although about 60% recognize the risk of vacant houses, more than half do not take disaster prevention measures.
About 80% of people in their 30s are taking measures, while about 30% of those in their 50s and above have a noticeable age difference. The top 3 risks are “illegal entry/dumping,” “collapse due to weather disasters,” and “damage/collapse due to aging” (June 2, 2021) https://www.crassone.co.jp/news/chosa_release-6/
[Awareness survey of about 1,000 vacant house owners nationwide] 40% of owners of vacant houses outside the prefecture do not use or dispose of vacant houses
More than 60% are not aware of the support measures of municipalities where vacant houses are located
-The key to solving the problem of vacant houses is “vacant houses outside the prefecture”, and the farther away they are, the lower the awareness of utilization-(September 16, 2021)
[2nd: Conducting an awareness survey of about 1,000 vacant house owners nationwide]
The number one reason for owning a vacant house is “inheritance” at 40%, with an increasing trend of transition from baby boomers to junior baby boomers
60% of people want to use vacant houses as residences or second homes, an increase of 14 points in half a year
~Intention to utilize one’s own vacant house grows due to growing attachment to owned vacant houses and growing awareness of
contributing to the community~ (March 30, 2022)
4) Empty house utilization map
Recently, with the aim of solving the problem of “I don’t know how to deal with it,” which is the cause of the vacant house problem, we announced the “Vacant House Utilization Map” that provides a list of consultation points and usage examples regarding the use of detached houses (December 2020). The 8th)
5) Summary of cooperation with local governments
[Crasone, a construction tech company, has exceeded 30 municipalities in collaboration with local governments on vacant house measures] Cumulative use of demolition cost simulator exceeds 16,000 cases, and there are also examples of dangerous vacant house removal
– Promoting appropriate management and disposal of vacant houses by local governments by utilizing estimate data of 150,000 cases and knowledge of demolition work – (July 7, 2022)
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