Home Improvement: Porch Rolls Out At Lowe’s Stores Nationwide – Puget Sound Business Journal

Lowe’s Brings Home Improvement Network Porch.com to Every Store in the Nation – Yahoo Finance

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

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With more than 1.5 million professionals, Porch makes it is easier than ever for homeowners and renters to find the professional that is right for them based on neighborhood favorites, relevant experience, project and cost history, and personal preferences. In addition, with insights on more than 100 million projects, Porch gives its customers the tools they need to discover what’s possible, such as project inspiration, expert advice, and home management tools. In March Porch launched the Porch Home Report, which includes the remodeling and project history of a specific home and neighborhood, and is available for free for every for-sale home in the country. About Lowe’s Lowe’s Companies, Inc. ( LOW ) is a FORTUNE 100 home improvement company serving approximately 15 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/lowes-brings-home-improvement-network-130000883.html

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