Lowe's (NYSE: LOW) is expanding its partnership with Porch.com to help homeowners find the right home improvement professionals for remodeling and design needs.
Employees in all 1,717 Lowe's stores in the U.S. will be able provide referrals to local professionals with profiles on Porch.com to connect shoppers with services Lowe's does not currently offer, such as painting or landscaping services. Lowe's employees can access the Porch network of professionals on their mobile devices and in-store terminals to identify local providers.
"While we have already been able to help our customers with projects like installing flooring or remodeling a kitchen, our partnership with Porch means we can now guide customers to find help for nearly any home improvement service, from routine maintenance to dream projects," said Jay Rebello, VP of new business development and corporate innovation at Lowe's.
Lowe's has been offering Porch services in the Carolinas and the Seattle area since January.
Porch is a startup that launched late last year, and has grown to include a database of 90 million home projects and 1.5 million professionals. Since its launch, the startup has inked exclusive data licensing agreements with a host of remodeling companies. In addition to its partnership with Lowe's, the company also works with realtor.com and Home Innovation Research Labs, a subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders.
-See this Lowe's press release
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