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TAG: Porch

Lead machines or money pits?

March 6, 2017By

We look at review sites from the contractor’s perspective. Want to get a rise out of a landscape contractor? Mention home-service review sites like Angie’s List or HomeAdvisor. To those who love them, the sites are business-building, lead-generating machines. To those who despise them, many of whom have renounced them, they’re swindling schemes sucking the marketing dollars from unsuspecting small... read more

Porch promises quality with Porch Guarantee

September 21, 2015By

Porch, a home services platform for homeowners and home professionals, launched Porch Guarantee. The program will guarantee the quality of work for Porch professionals by ensuring they’ve been prescreened, passed a comprehensive background check and subscribed to the Porch Pledge. “Over the last 12 months we have seen every facet of our business grow exponentially,” said Asha Sharma, COO of... read more

Porch CEO named USA Today Entrepreneur of the Year

December 12, 2014By

USA Today named CEO Matt Ehrlichman its first-ever Entrepreneur of the Year for 2014. The newspaper launched the inaugural Entrepreneur of the Year Award as a way to acknowledge those who are bringing the U.S. economy out of recession, in particular small businesses and entrepreneurs. Key criteria of the award included exhibiting significant growth this year and solving a... read more

Porch launches first iOS 8 app, unveils Porch Booking Beta

December 9, 2014By launched the Porch App for iPhone and iPod touch, its first-ever mobile offering. The Porch App gives homeowners three ways to connect with professional: Concierge, Pro Dial and Pro Search. Concierge launches a live, interactive audio experience with a Porch representative who provides consultation for homeowners so they can figure out which pro type to use and connect them... read more unveils Pro Dashboard

November 5, 2014By made available the Pro Dashboard, an analytics and marketing platform for Porch users to evaluate the performance of their Porch profile. The feature is made available as the Porch home network has nearly doubled in the last year, growing from 1.5 million professionals to more than 2.8 million. Professionals can access the Pro Dashboard through their Porch business account.... read more

Porch reports landscapers among most sought after pros on site

June 6, 2014By

  Porch released its first Porch Data Trends Report, providing national, regional and local insights into how homeowners are spending their money, what types of professionals they are hiring, the types of projects they are completing and economic indicators such as project ROI and average project cost (APC). The report provided landscape professional were among the most searched for professionals... read more