SASKATOON –After their air conditioning unit died on one of the hottest days of last summer, two friends started tossing around the idea of developing an app for home repairs and renovations.
Within a year, Saskatoon co-founders Dave Belgrave and Steve Dillabough launched Fixter.
The app connects homeowners with contractors. Homeowners can post pictures and a description of their job and contractors can bid on it, something that Belgrave said works for both sides.
“Basically it’s kind of like public tenders, but we’re doing it for residential homeowners. It’s free for homeowners to use, and free for contractors to register, sign up, and bid on projects, and they pay a small fee if they get awarded the job,” Belgrave told CTV News.
“We just wanted to make it as simple and easy to use as possible for homeowners and contractors alike.”
The app went live in March and so …