Service is intangible. Neither the service professionals or the home owners know the cost of the job and no one can predict the result afterwards. Service contractors are spending over 40% of their time taking calls, giving estimates and idling between jobs during the meantime. Technology has solved some of the challenge that come with service, but the cost of performing the service got more expensive with the middleman taking charge of the solution.
The on-demand home service business is growing at a rate over 35% CAGR and will reach one trillion dollar in the us lone by year 2026. All the current solutions are not solving tradesmen problems and the current innovative platform are growing in the wrong direction. Home advisor is one of the largest home service connections, their revenue model is actually based on selling solicited leads to home service professionals. Groupon is selling discounted services and taking half of our hard earned money.
After 30 years of doing home service, we built Boots & Ladders because not only I was tired of the middleman taking our hard earned money, but I was frustrated by wasting a lot of time lining up work instead of doing the actual work. The Boots & Ladders app is an on demand direct marketplace for home owners and service professionals. Anyone with a phone can list their flat rate service and automatically get front of thousands of nearby users. Most importantly, buyers can now find nearby workers and book service as tangible flat rate product. All done within the Boots and Ladders App.