ARLINGTON, Va. and SEATTLE, Feb. 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- An established and trusted business review organization is joining forces with a new and innovative home network to offer consumers the most comprehensive information available on home improvement and maintenance professionals. Better Business Bureau and Porch.com announced today that homeowners can now find BBB information, including ratings and accreditation status, for millions of professionals right in their Porch search results.
Porch will display BBB information on home construction, maintenance and repair companies, and the information is updated and refreshed daily. Consumers who wish to see more detail can click through to read the entire BBB Business Review.
Porch is the first website and mobile app in the home services space to offer nationwide integration of BBB ratings and accreditation status.
"Our BBB Accreditation is our best marketing tool and key to our success, bar none," said Jim Borst, president of West Coast Roofing and Contracting, Inc., a BBB Accredited Business in Clearwater, Florida. "To our prospective clients, it illustrates stability, professionalism, and the ability to work through conditions that our industry inherently produces when disrupting the norm. Now with the agreement between BBB and Porch, our accreditation will gain even greater exposure."
"We are on a mission to make Porch the place you go to find the best and most trusted home improvement and maintenance professionals," said Matt Ehrlichman, chief executive officer and chairman of Porch. "Partnering with BBB is a natural fit for us, since consumers have been relying on BBB for more than a hundred years to help them find businesses they can trust. By putting BBB accreditation and ratings front and center across our website and mobile experiences, we can offer homeowners additional confidence in selecting a home services professional."
"BBB is pleased to partner with an innovative company like Porch," said Mary E. Power, president and CEO of the Council of Better Business Bureaus. "They have based their business model on trust, transparency and collaborative information, and they share BBB's commitment to building trust between consumers and businesses. BBB's information on Porch's sites will allow customers to get more detail prior to hiring home professionals."
The agreement gives Porch six months of exclusive access to BBB accreditation and ratings for the home improvement and maintenance industry for use on Porch's website and mobile app. The company has matched more than 3.2 million Porch profile pages to BBB Business Reviews, and is displaying the BBB accreditation status in its search results along with the BBB rating. Businesses can learn more about participating at bbb.org/porch-pro.
ABOUT BBB: For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2014, people turned to BBB more than 165 million times for BBB Business Reviews on more than 5.4 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at bbb.org. The Council of Better Business Bureaus is the umbrella organization for 112 local, independent BBBs across North America, as well as home to its national programs on dispute resolution, advertising review, and industry self-regulation.
ABOUT PORCH: Porch is the home network, free for homeowners and home professionals. With over 3.2 million professionals and over 130 million projects, Porch enables homeowners to make smart home improvement decisions by giving them the information they need to find the right professionals, get inspiration, and manage their home. The Porch App, a first of its kind app available for iOS, gives homeowners direct access to a personal Porch Concierge to help find the best professionals for your home. For more information about Porch, visit porch.com or download the Porch App at porch.com/app.
At BBB, contact Katherine Hutt at 703-247-9345 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Porch, contact Jessica Piha at 206-422-0712 or email@example.com.