Pro.com, a startup that helps consumers price projects and connect with professionals, has partnered with the home improvement retailer Build.com to help consumers estimate the full cost of a home remodeling project. Pro.com offers a natural-language search engine that lets people generate “pre-estimates” of the labor costs of projects, and then schedule those projects with vetted professionals. The service, headed by a group of Amazon veterans, launched in May with $3.5 million in seed funding. It's one of a growing crop of startups that are trying to make it painless for buyers to find and book professionals -- a process that some services like TaskRabbit and HouseCall are trying to make as easy as hailing a driver on Uber. Build.com offers over 700,000 home improvement prod...
Jun 11, 2014 by Inman
Mar 25, 2014 by Teke Wiggin