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US News & World Report

February 21, 2020

9 bathroom remodel costs to consider

“'If the client is having the whole project done, it usually makes sense for the contractor to handle everything. It ends up saving you time and money … to not share responsibilities too much,' says Mark Page, construction estimator for Pro.com"

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The Oregonian

January 12, 2020

Permits for in-law flats and other ADUs are down but interest remains high

"These are not the DIY basement conversions of 20 years ago, but highly specialized projects, says Matt Williams, founder and CEO of Pro.com, which has a team of construction experts who work with architects, designers, and engineers to build custom ADUs."

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Geekwire

December 6, 2019

Tech Moves: Pro.com hires CFO

Seattle startup Pro.com announced Monica Williams as its new chief financial officer. Williams was most recently a vice president at Zillow Group and previously served as CFO at Avvo and Allrecipes.com.

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Remodeling Magazine

November 20, 2019

Pro.com partners with online personal finance company

"As a result of the partnership, Pro.com users can find a local contractor that is right for their project and then apply directly for a SoFi Personal Loan to be considered for financing in just two minutes by a trusted lender."

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The Seattle Times

November 18, 2019

Two-pizza teams and more: Former Amazon employees bake Bezos principles into their startups

"Williams adopted the Amazon principle of 'customer obsession' in part through weekly check-ins with clients in the midst of a home-remodel project. Anything less than five stars prompts a follow-up to remedy the problem, he said."

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Built in Seattle

September 24, 2019

What motivates Seattle tech sales teams? For these reps, it’s more than a commission

"Sales team Project Consultant Brooke Archilla said her company centers its services around people, not projects."

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KRSO News

May 10, 2019

Interview: BONE Structure homes bring new rebuild strategy to sonoma county

"Matt Williams, Co-Founder and CEO of Pro.com and Marc Bovet, Co-Founder and CEO of BONE Structure joined The Drive with Steve Jaxon Friday to talk about their new model of home construction and involvement in the rebuild of Santa Rosa neighborhoods"

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VentureBeat

January 17, 2019

Pro.com raises $33 million to match home renovators with general contractors

"Finding a reliable contractor takes weeks, if you’re lucky. And if you’re not, botched jobs and construction delays can turn a straightforward remodel into a renovation from hell. That’s where Pro.com comes in."

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TechCrunch

January 17, 2019

Pro.com raises $33M for its home improvement platform

"With this funding round, Pro.com has now raised a total of $60 million. It’ll use the funding to enter more markets, with Portland, Oregon being next on the list, and expand its team as it goes along."

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Geekwire

January 17, 2019

Pro.com lands Redfin as an investor and potential partner in $33M round as it aims to revolutionize general contracting

"Pro.com offers tech tools to streamline the home renovation process such as a pricing engine that makes sure bids are accurate, a quote tool that is detailed and mobile friendly and a layer of project management tools that give both Pro.com staff and homeowners a window into what’s happening with a job."

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BuiltInSeattle

January 17, 2019

Funding Friday: Zipwhip and Pro.com announce major rounds

"The software we’ve built covers everything from initial customer engagement and detailed digital quotes to building and managing project plans with local project managers, digital invoices, and completing the project with photos and a complete walkthrough."

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Amazon blog

September 4th, 2018

Experience to build on: Former Amazonians create hundreds of Seattle-area jobs by starting new companies

"We’ve created a company over the past five years that is now 100 strong that has got talent from Amazon and talent from all other places in the industry and around the country. It gives me goosebumps, frankly."

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TechCrunch

August 8th, 2017

Pro.com raises $10M funding round to expand its home improvement service to more cities

"Pro.com can generally generate quotes much faster than its competitors, for example, thanks to the company’s use of technology and its analysis of local prices ... instead of helping homeowners connect with pros, it now has its own teams in place in all the cities it operates in. These include carpenters, electricians and project managers..."

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Geekwire

August 8th, 2017

Tech-powered general contractor Pro.com raises $10M for U.S. expansion, led by former Digg CEO and Amazon manager

“'In order to get a much better experience for the homeowner we found that we really had to provide the service ourselves,' Williams said. 'So we decided at that stage to become a directly licensed general contractor for each state that we operate in and to hire a set of crews in each city.'”

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Forbes

Sept 24, 2014

Home services marketplace Pro.com raises $14 million from Seattle investors

"Pro.com's growth is indicative of the potential that investors see in the local services space..."

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Business Insider

May 15, 2014

A pack of ex-Amazon employees want to make your next home improvement project a breeze

"Going back to my Amazon roots, it's really all about what the customer looking for," Williams says."

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The New York Times

April 12th, 2015

Amazon, Google and more are drawn to home services market

"Some of the biggest names in e-commerce, along with a growing pool of start-ups, are vying for a chunk of the fragmented and heretofore entirely local market of electricians, plumbers, dog walkers and other manual labor, known broadly as home services."

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