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Tampa man launches new home repair app

Homee is now expanding outside of Forida
Posted at 6:48 PM, Feb 08, 2017

For months, Dr. Steven Weissman has tried to find someone for a paint job and to fix a broken cabinet. He's had no luck, until today.

"It's great and it's one of the easiest things I have done," said Dr. Weissman

Someone suggested downloading the app "Homee."

"I just request the service I want and within 20 minutes someone is at my house,"  said Dr. Weissman

An entire crew showed up ready to go to work after a simple touch of the fingertips.

Founder of Homee, Doug Schaedler, said the idea came to him and his partner, after hearing their wives woes.

"That was the genesis it was born out of frustration and not having availability ,"  said Schaedler.

He walked Action News through the app.

"This is actually a live shot of Tampa. Here is an electrician ready for work. That's a handyman and this is an air conditioning man,"  Schaedler said.

Within months Homee's taken off.

"We have not found anything in the market and I think we are ahead of the game,"  said Schaedler.

He compares it to Uber or Lfyt. Consumers simply search what they need from handymen to plumbers.

On average a contractor can be at your home in less than 30 minutes.

"Before ordering you can review rates and it is priced down to the minute,"  said Schaedler.

Another major bonus. More business for contractors means lower costs to the consumer.

" We are able to set on average the pricing 20 to 30 percent  below traditional pricing for traditional dispatched technicians and we do not increase prices at night or on weekends,"  said Schaedler.

Every professional is also screened. Schaedler said they are interviewed and there are multi-state background checks.

Dr. Weissman feels it's a win win.

"It is a great. It is a new technology that is going to help the workers to find jobs and it's for homeowners to find workers," said Dr. Weissman

Homee has nearly a thousand professionals ready to go to work.

It's gained so much momentum  they are now going out of state, starting in Cincinnati and by years end hoping to have it available to consumers across the nation.