We are excited to announce that Porch.com is coming to Lowe’s stores across the United States. This strategic partnership, to connect consumers with experienced home improvement professionals (pros) for nearly any project, and help pros grow their network, is being introduced at Lowe’s stores, beginning with 139 stores in North and South Carolina and the Seattle area.
“Working with Porch is another great example of how Lowe’s supports our customers throughout every step of the home improvement journey,” said Jay Rebello, Vice President New Business Development & Corporate Innovation at Lowe’s. “By partnering with Porch, Lowe’s can help our customers achieve their home improvement dreams by providing them with the confidence of knowing who their neighbors have used successfully, and benefit our professional customers by providing them greater opportunities to grow their businesses.”
Delivering the Total Home Improvement Solution
Through this strategic partnership, Porch will serve as an in-store resource for Lowe’s employees to help customers connect directly with the right pros to provide services Lowe’s does not currently offer through its installation program, such as handymen, painters and landscapers. If a Lowe’s customer needs a pro for a service Lowe’s does not currently offer, employees can access the Porch network of pros on their mobile devices and in-store terminals to identify local providers. The convenience of this integration will allow employees and customers to work together to find the right local pros for the job. After the job is complete, the homeowner can simply and quickly provide feedback about their experience on Porch.com.
“For millions of people, the home is the biggest investment of their lives. Home improvement projects are an essential part of owning or renting a home – finding the right professionals should be easy, delightful, and connected,” said Matt Ehrlichman, Chief Executive Officer of Porch. “Now, Lowe’s customers can not only buy high-quality products to make their home improvement projects a reality, they can connect directly with local professionals their neighbors have used. With the complement of services Porch and Lowe’s will deliver in 2014, there has never been a better time to love your home.”
Additionally, Lowe’s pro customers across the nation have the opportunity to join the Porch network for free at http://enroll.porch.com – giving them exposure to Lowe’s consumers in need of specific services to complete their home improvement projects. A premium pro membership is also available for greater insight into local home improvement projects and trends.
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