Thanks to the new Homee app, it now takes as little as 30 minutes to bring an electrician or other skilled maintenance worker onsite to help complete a project.
According to Homee, the app’s maker, this technology puts a pool of 550 background-checked electricians, plumbers, HVAC technicians and handymen -- the state’s largest maintenance network -- on call for round-the-clock service.
The use of vetted freelance workers hired via a cellphone app represents a revolution in contracting maintenance workers, offering customers more visibility to, and control over, expenses.
“Homee brings huge efficiencies to the $450 billion property maintenance market,” Homee CEO Doug Schaedler said. “Anyone who uses Homee achieves lower costs and superior convenience, becoming a customer for life.”
Schaedler said 40 percent of Homee’s business comes from repeat users.
The app’s growing popularity means clients in five other cities could have access to the same convenience Tampa Bay users have enjoyed since July as early as the first quarter of 2017.
Similarities with other crowd-sourcing juggernauts like Uber, Lyft and Airbnb are not lost on Homee Chief Technical Officer Dave Theus.
“Homee is transforming an industry by leveraging technologies found on smart mobile devices,” he said. “We feel this app is a game-changer for the homeowner, property manager and service professional.”
The firm has raised $1.35 million in capital toward a planned national roll-out next year.
For more details, refer to the Homee website.