Porch Acquires HireAHelper

porchPorch, a Seattle, WA-based home repair and improvement marketplace, acquired HireAHelper.com, a San Diego, CA-based moving services marketplace.

The amount of the deal was not disclosed.

The acquisition strengthens Porch’s offering in the moving services industry. HireAHelper adds 75 employees to the company’s headcount of more than 800 people.

Founded in 2007 by Mike Glanz, HireAHelper, helps people find, compare, and book independent moving services providers. It assists more than 250,000 people each year with their moving project. The company provides an online moving marketplace where consumers can instantly compare real-time quotes and availability from local movers and book a range of moving services, from full-service movers to hourly moving labor to transport rentals.
HireAHelper will remain in its current North County San Diego (Oceanside) location.

Launched in September 2013 by CEO Matt Ehrlichman, Porch is an online home improvement network connecting homeowners with qualified professionals. With more than 250,000 active professionals across the U.S., the company partners with large retailers like eBay, Overstock, and Pottery Barn to provide home services fulfillment for their customers, as well as direct-to-consumer access to more than 160 different home services offerings through Porch.com.
Focused on assisting customers at every stage of the “home journey” – including moving in, installations, assembly, repairs and ongoing maintenance – last year alone, the company facilitated more than 2 million home-related projects, generating almost $1 billion in revenue for small business owners and sole proprietors in specialty areas such as plumbing, roofing, electrical work, carpentry, and more.

In April, Porch acquired Kandela, which arranges set up and installation of essential home services like television, internet, home warranty, and home security.



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