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Build.com Partners with Pro.com to Provide Complete Cost Estimates on Home Projects

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CHICO, CA / ACCESSWIRE / July 14, 2014 / By offering integrated services, it’s easy to find the right products and the right professional for the job.

Builld.com, a company offering home improvement products, has partnered with Pro.com, a nationwide pricing engine and pro-finder for home projects, to introduce a new, smarter way to get home projects done. By integrating the Pro.com pricing engine, Build.com visitors can now calculate costs of installation or repair with local market estimates of the labor involved in the project.

Pro.com provides a real-time estimate – a Pre-estimate, for just about any home project. Pro.com recommends home service professionals based on over a dozen specific attributes including proximity to customer, expertise, and ratings. Pro.com matches the service professionals on the site to the specific job submitted by each customer.

Headquartered in California, Build.com offers an extensive range of plumbing, lighting, and hardware products. With the Pro.com free estimate service, Build.com customers will have a better idea of the total costs involved for a specific home improvement project. The customer simply enters their home project punch-list into the easy-to-use widget on Build.com to receive an accurate free estimate.

“Build.com is always looking for ways to improve the customer experience,” said Christian Friedland, Founder and President of Build.com. “With our Pro.com partnership we offer an integrated experience for customers to plan their home improvement projects with confidence. This ensures product selection and a reliable job cost estimate will keep them on time and on budget.”

“With over 700,000 home improvement products on Build.com, this partnership will provide our customers with immediate value,” said Matt Williams, founder and CEO, Pro.com. “This is just the beginning of our partnership with Build.com. We’re thrilled to provide homeowners with hundreds of thousands of quality products, a reliable job cost estimate, and the right pro to get the job done.”

Through this partnership, Pro.com customers will be introduced to the many perks of sourcing their project materials from Build.com: the online shop is backed by knowledgeable experts to assist customers, as well as tools for project inspiration, buying guides, shopping tools and installation services. In addition, Build.com customers also enjoy free shipping and straight-to-your-door delivery. Build.com also features DIY tips and how-to videos to guide customers through the process of completing their home project, and maintains a dedicated staff of customer care representatives available seven days a week.

Focused on giving customers the best possible home improvement solutions and services, the partnership also yields savings for Pro.com customers. Pro.com customers will receive a discount code, which will give them five percent off of their first purchase made on Build.com.

To learn more about the partnership, please visit: www.build.com and www.pro.com or see an example of a recent remodel using both by visiting here: http://www.build.com/before-and-after-with-budget-estimates/a374.

About Build.com

Build.com is the leading online-only home improvement retailer, creating a smarter shopping experience for consumers and professionals. The one-stop destination for any home improvement project features over 700,000 top-quality, highly customizable products. Build.com was founded in 2000, and is headquartered in Chico, CA.

About Pro.com

Pro.com offers a nationwide pricing engine and pro-finder for home projects. Through its detailed home services and pricing information, anyone can immediately turn their home to-do list into a detailed estimate for labor costs in their area. Homeowners in Seattle and select cities can also find trusted professionals and schedule appointments directly online. Based in Seattle, Pro.com was founded by Matt Williams and a team of former Amazon executives and has raised $3.5M in seed funding from Madrona Venture Group, Andreessen Horowitz, Redpoint Ventures, Bezos Expeditions, Two Sigma Ventures, and Sherpa Foundry. For more information, please visit: www.pro.com.

Contact Information

Justin Bergson, Director of Content Marketing 
justin@build.com
Phone: 800-375-3403

SOURCE: Build.com 

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