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GC Plus: The Rising ‘Uber’ in the Home Services Industry

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By now, nearly everyone is aware of Uber’s enormous impact on the taxi industry. After only a few years of operation, the popular ride-sharing service undoubtedly transformed the sector. The service offered lower prices, faster and higher-quality service. Uber also provided a greater degree of transparency in selecting drivers and establishing fees. All this happened before the journey even began! Currently, GC Plus aims to achieve the same thing in many ways, but this time in the home improvement and plumbing repair industries.

So, how will this work? What effects will it have on these industries? Let’s take a quick look.

What exactly is GC Plus?

GC Plus initially started as a traditional plumbing business in Chicago, Illinois. Before long, the team quickly discovered fundamental problems within the industry. Common issues included people living in remote locations not being able to access services and vague pricing. There was also an overall lack of transparency and customer service throughout the process.

Conversely, handymen and plumbers were struggling with issues as well. Independent contractors faced little growth potential, uncertain financial stability, and a lack of support. They were struggling with business-level activities such as marketing and accounting. Even those who worked with franchises struggled with long-term contracts and high start-up costs. These rarely ended up being worth the investment.

With this in mind, GC Plus developed an innovative product. It builds upon the sharing economy using an on-demand service similar to Uber.

Customers are matched with the right technician by answering questions about the service needed. Recommendations are (as you would expect) dependent on their home location. GC Plus utilizes an AI-powered system that processes the client’s answers and location. It then sends requests only to technicians who are qualified to do the job. They must also be able to do it at the customer’s desired time and location. After that, whoever accepts the job first will get the assignment.

Below is a list of some of the main features and benefits of using the GC Plus service.

1. Easily connect with handymen in your area.

It can be tough to get a handyman to come out to your property. This is especially the case if you live in a remote area. Similarly, it’s hard to find help when you have an emergency in the early hours of the morning.

Fortunately, rather than scouring Google for local plumbing professionals, GC Plus makes it simple to connect with plumbers. It doesn’t matter where you are or what the problem is. All you have to do is upload the details of your request to the network. After that, you will be connected with professionals willing to attend to the job.

2. Know the price from the get-go.

Most people can attest to calling out a plumber without really understanding how much the job will cost.

With GC Plus, this sort of financial nightmare becomes a thing of the past. The AI estimating tool auto-generates all prices. It sends out a quote after the customer answers all the required questions and uploads all necessary information.

3. Set up a video call with repair professionals.

GC Plus offers a feature that enables you to connect with professionals via video chat. It doesn’t matter whether it’s for safety and emergency repairs or general upkeep and maintenance.

This is ideal for smaller jobs you can do yourself, yet are unsure of how to perform the job properly. Through the GC Plus service, customers can save time and money. You may not need to call out a professional.

The whole process provides peace of mind. You can be sure that the contractor (or you) will do the job correctly.

What’s next for GC Plus?

GC Plus is planning to gradually expand. They hope to offer other home services in addition to plumbing. The company hopes to add skilled handymen, HVAC, flooring, painting, roofing, landscaping, and other home services to the mix.

Final Thoughts

From taxi services to home food delivery, the on-demand economy has already revolutionized a slew of industries.

In the months and years ahead, GC Plus hopes to do likewise. They seek nothing less than to have the same effect in the plumbing and home improvement sectors. They are looking primarily to provide greater value to clients. The hope is that increased transparency will simultaneously enhance the lives of plumbing professionals.

Much of its success will be determined by how well both customers and professionals adopt the service. However, the value it provides to both parties is clear. Looking forward, there is no reason why it can’t go on to revolutionize these industries.

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