Better Business Bureau (BBB) and Porch.com have announced a nationwide partnership that will allow Porch to deliver BBB information on home construction, maintenance and repair companies to consumers through the Porch website and mobile app.
Porch will display BBB ratings and accreditation status on its site, and consumers can click through to read a company’s BBB Business Review. Porch says it is the first home services website and mobile app to offer nationwide integration of BBB ratings and accreditation status.
BBB believes accreditation helps trustworthy companies demonstrate their integrity and dedication to high ethical standards. Consumers turned to BBB more than 165 million times last year to obtain information on companies listed in BBB’s more than 4.7 million Business Reviews.
“Providing BBB Accreditation status and BBB Business Reviews through Porch can only enhance our services to BBB Accredited Businesses and consumers,” said Michelle L. Corey, BBB president and CEO. “We want consumers to use our information to find trustworthy companies for the products and services they need.”
Seattle-based Porch offers free listings of more than 3.2 million home services professionals with information on more than 130 million projects. The site helps homeowners find professionals, get information and manage their homes.
Porch also has a partnership with Lowe’s that gives store employees access to Porch listings on their phones so they can help consumers find home improvement contractors.
Matt Ehrlichman, chairman and CEO of Porch, said the company’s mission is to be the place to go to find trusted home improvement and maintenance professionals.
Contractors can sign up with Porch for a profile that will increase their business’s exposure to consumers who need their services.
The agreement gives Porch six months of 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 www.bbb.org/porch-pro.