Television, radio, billboard, and magazine ads were once the king of advertisement for businesses with huge budgets. But that all changed when the internet gained its popularity.
In the last 5-10 years, startups in “boring” industries such as cleaning, self-storage, and painting turned to technology to deliver a better customer experience.
Here are five examples of startups in boring industries that are leveraging technology to grow their businesses fast:
1. King of Maids
King of Maids, a cleaning service founded in Chicago, Illinois by Filip Boksa and Kamil Kowalkowksi, gained its popularity by partnering with an online booking software that helps people find and book appointments with the best home improvement service providers in their area.
While a majority of traditional cleaning companies had a very time consuming and frustrating booking process, King of Maids figured out that the best way to scale was to adapt to the technology trend that Uber started and have a unique way of gaining its customer base.
King of Maids’ technology not only allows their customers to book cleanings within seconds, but it also allows them to have their own account where they can edit, reschedule, and cancel their appointments at any time. All without ever picking up the phone or speaking to a representative.
Interested in booking a cleaning with King of Maids?
Check if they provide cleaning services in your area here.
2. Lawn Love
With the warm weather approaching, we all know how difficult it can be to find a lawn care specialist that is reliable, dependable, and top quality. With Lawn Love, you’ll have more options than ever to book a premier landscaping service online in just a few short minutes.
Lawn Love was founded in the summer of 2014 by Jeremy Yamaguchi with the goal of providing a high-tech approach to the age old lawn service industry. They specialize in connecting you to lawn care professionals in your area, offering you a quote online, and handling any issues that come up through their customer service department.
They offer a multitude of services including yard cleanup, snow removal, weed control, and gutter cleaning. You can select a large number of options for your appointment so you can get the complete lawn care service done in only one day.
Lawn Love is now in multiple locations including Chicago, Houston, New York, Miami, and more. Check them out and book online today.
Never thought technology could get so advanced that it allows you to get pricing for your next painting job in a snap? Paintzen figured out how to do that, despite all the variables that come into getting an accurate quote for painting your home.
Paintzen has a perfectly designed website that allows you to get a quote for any home painting project. It also gives you personalized options for those who wish to get an old school in-home estimate.
Pretty cool, right?
Paintzen is scaling quickly since it opened back in 2013 and is now in over 15 locations nationwide.
Founded in 2013, MakeSpace takes the “self” out of self-storage by picking up your stuff, storing it in their secure storage facility, and delivering your stuff back. Which means you can now store and retrieve your stuff without having to ever visit a shady storage company.
MakeSpace will even create an online photo catalog of your items so you never forget what you packed. To learn more about what you can do with their technology, check out this page.
MakeSpace currently serves Chicago, NYC, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC.
5. Mr. Handyman
Shopping for the right home maintenance specialist can be frustrating and difficult because of the wildly varying quality in handymen. Instead of wasting time with unverified contractors through word of mouth or flipping through the phone book, check out Mr. Handyman.
Founded in 1996 by the Dwyer Group company, Mr. Handyman has been rapidly expanding their services throughout North America. They offer a plethora of skilled home-care technicians with an average of 10 years’ trade experience. They guarantee quality workmanship and their customer service center is accessible via phone call or email.
Having serviced over 1 million homes since their founding, Mr. Handyman is one of the most reliable home maintenance services around. With a customer-friendly website, top-notch reviews, and a service guarantee, Mr. Handyman is your first and last stop when searching for home-care services.
Check out their website to view their services and speak to a representative today.
Technology is improving daily, and there is even 3rd party software that allows you to scale your business by licensing out other software. So meta.
If you are a business owner or someone that simply wants to start their first business, now is the perfect time.
This article was written by King of Maids, a platform that makes it super easy for you to book a professional home cleaning.