SAN DIEGO, March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- OurDesign® today announced the launch of its premier platform for the home-building industry. Created to be both a professional network for forming reliable, trustworthy connections and a convenient hub for making home building decisions, OurDesign will quickly connect homeowners, contractors, suppliers, architects and real estate agents for a simple, cost-efficient home-building experience.
"Ten years ago, the home-building industry was very different from what it is today," said Ron Blackburn, founder and CEO of OurDesign. "Unlike most platforms serving this sector, OurDesign facilitates both B2B and B2C connections. Through OurDesign, building industry professionals, particularly contractors and subcontractors, can link with one another. Beyond professional connections, OurDesign also introduces and facilitates ongoing relationships between project-ready homeowners and qualified local contractors."
OurDesign was developed to respond to the modern needs of contractors who must keep pace with the personalized, on-demand service expectations of homeowners. OurDesign allows contractors to:
- Easily and affordably build an online profile
- Generate and evaluate leads from homeowners
- Effectively manage client relationships
- Connect with subcontractors and other building industry professionals (architects, bankers, realtors, etc.)
- Obtain referrals for future projects from homeowners and other professionals
For homeowners, the OurDesign platform helps them to:
- Find a contractor in their preferred geography
- View prior projects to ensure aesthetic alignment with the contractor
- Read reviews on contractors
- Stay engaged in their home building project through status updates provided by the contractor
"As one of the early stage investors in OurDesign, I was impressed with the way in which the platform threads together the entire home building ecosystem," said Michael Woodley, President of Woodley Architects. "Right now, homeowners and contractors alike are forced to use several different platforms to obtain referrals, inspiration and quality construction guidance. OurDesign combines all three of these ingredients into an elegant ecosystem, building relationships that help build business."
OurDesign will launch with more than 600 profiles of San Diego area contractors that are members of the Building Industry Association. Starting today, homeowners, contractors and other building industry professionals can access the site to help them identify home building resources.
Concurrent with the official launch of the networking platform, OurDesign is also targeting a select group of investors interested in early stage opportunities.
OurDesign is an online platform that connects building industry professionals and homeowners to make it easier and more rewarding to initiate and manage home building projects. Founded in 2014, OurDesign is headquartered in San Diego, California.