SOURCE: Redbeacon

November 01, 2011 09:00 ET

Redbeacon Expands to Southeast With Launch in Atlanta

Redbeacon Continues Rapid Expansion by Bringing Innovative Online Home Services Platform to Its Eighth Market

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 1, 2011) - Redbeacon ( -- a free online home services platform where the best professionals bid against each other for consumers' home maintenance, repair, and renovation needs -- today announced the launch of its eighth U.S. market in Atlanta, GA. In addition to Atlanta, Redbeacon is available throughout the country in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Seattle, and Houston markets.

"Just in time for winter home improvement and repair projects, we are extremely excited to bring Redbeacon to Atlanta area homeowners," said Anthony Rodio, CEO of Redbeacon. "Redbeacon does all of the legwork for consumers so that they don't have to spend time researching, requesting price quotes, comparing costs and scheduling appointments with local service professionals. We pre-screen all roofers, plumbers, house cleaners, landscapers, painters, and more that make up our local network of professionals. These pros come to homeowners with their lowest price because of our unique full price transparency and offer their best craftsmanship for the job because their ratings and reviews determine how many more jobs they are matched to quote on. And we back it all up with our Home Service Guarantee."

After launching in the San Francisco Bay Area in September 2009 and expanding into seven additional U.S. markets this year alone, Redbeacon has quickly established itself as a free, innovative solution for consumers to find the best home service pro at the right price, while saving upwards of 40%. Consumers simply go to and describe what they need done and then Redbeacon uses its patent-pending matching technology to identify and invite the best local professionals to submit their lowest price quote for the job. Redbeacon's proprietary algorithm takes into account location, availability, ratings, and even recommendations from the consumer's own Facebook social graph. Redbeacon then packages up the price quotes and profiles of people interested in doing the job, enabling consumers to select and book an appointment with their favorite pro online -- saving not only time, but the hassle of calling around.

"Redbeacon is so easy for a service professional to use. I landed my first job the day I signed up and it was even a bigger job than I usually get as a handyman," said Paul Hoyt of Ace Maintenance Handyman in Stone Mountain. "I can be out on a job and still be able to make bids on new projects through Redbeacon on my mobile phone. Unlike other services, I only pay when the customer schedules a job on Redbeacon and there are no charges for being on the site or for leads that go to both me and my competition. I am looking forward to expanding my customer base and I'm getting more work -- and that's just what this economy needs."

Redbeacon recently introduced a Home Service Guarantee to cover all customers in case they have an experience that is less than satisfactory with a provider in the network. Redbeacon works very hard to deliver the very best experience to its customers, yet sometimes unexpected things can happen. If the work is not adequate, Redbeacon will cover the cost of another provider to come out and finish or fix the work up to $1000.

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About Redbeacon takes a revolutionary new approach to finding home services online without hours of reputation research and tedious price comparisons. Redbeacon's thousands of qualified local service professionals bid against each other to help homeowners maintain and build upon the value of their precious asset. Its innovative solution uses a proprietary algorithm incorporating even the consumer's own Facebook social graph to recommend professionals. Founded by seasoned Internet veterans from Google, Redbeacon launched and took the top prize at the prestigious TechCrunch50 Conference in September 2009, and is funded by venture capital firms Mayfield Fund and Venrock.

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