Porch.com And Lowe’s Take Home Improvement Partnership National | Fox Small Business Center

Home improvement: Porch rolls out at Lowe’s stores nationwide – Puget Sound Business Journal

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Ehrlichman says Porch.com is all in when it comes to its relationship with Lowes. Were focused on the partnership Its a good fit. Our cultures match, and they let us run really fast, says Ehrlichman. All 250,000 Lowes associates will be trained on how to use the Porch.com platform, according to Ehrlichman. http://smallbusiness.foxbusiness.com/entrepreneurs/2014/04/30/porchcom-and-lowes-take-home-improvement-partnership-national/

Shoppers at all 1,717Lowes storeswill now be able to use Porch in the store to help them find home improvement professionals for nearly any project outside of services thatLowes already offers. If aLowes customer needs, for example, a handyman, painter, plumber or landscaper, employees can access the Porch database on their mobile devices and in-store terminals to identify local providers. Porchs database has more than 1.5 million professionals and more than 100 million projects. The nationwide rollout is a “massive accomplishment” for a company that started up 10 months ago with 12 employeesin the basement of CEO Matt Ehrlichman ‘s rental home. Lowes began testing Porch in January at 139 stores in the Seattle area and the Carolinas. Ehrlichman said he “had a pretty good sense right away that it was going well.” The next four months were spent “gathering data and learning how homeowners use Porch” and training around 250,000 Lowe’s employees in how to use the database. How did the company manage such a massive undertaking? http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/04/home-improvement-porch-rolls-out-at-lowes-stores.html

Add “Curb Appeal” and Value to Your Home During National Home Improvement Month in May | Virtual-Strategy Magazine

4. Evaluate the windows. If the windows in a home dont operate easily, theres air leaking in or out of the units, or theres condensation between the glass panes, it may be time to seriously consider replacement windows. http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2014/05/01/add-curb-appeal-and-value-your-home-during-national-home-improvement-month-may

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