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Virtual Yard Sign

Taken the yard sign concept, put it online w/Geolocated maps to connect contractors to homeowners. WWW.REGAINGO.COM

What's the big idea?

RegainGo has created a better way for homeowners to connect with contractors. Our patent pending “Virtual Yard Sign” helps contractors get noticed by the quality of their work. RegainGo takes the well known concept of a yard sign and lets consumers see an entire geographic region of a contractor’s work. Homeowner searches in the RegainGo system are based on actual jobs - not a contractor’s business location, making it easy to determine the most important information that consumers look for when searching for services for their home.

Describe the nearest player in your field.

Angieslist, Homeadvisor, Red Beacon, Yellow Pages, physical yard signs on lawns, word-of-mouth, google search.

How are you different from that player?

We are not a directory like most of our competition. Instead, homeowners search a map of their home area and are shown all the contractors in the RegainGo system that have done work locally via before and after photos of the work. This content changes often unlike a directory listing which doesn’t.

How does this idea scale into a big business?

We are partnering with local association chapters that have national connections like NAHB and NARI. The local chapters of just these 2 organizations have in Michigan alone over 4,500 contractors. In Michigan there are 16,000+ association affiliated contractors overall and 500,000+ nationwide.

Why are you the one to run with this idea?

Founders have experience in dealing with contractors through their backgrounds in real estate. They’ve extensive experience in sales, marketing, website development, and finance. Raised $100,000+ so far to get website to its current stage and have over 350 contractors in the 1st 30 days.

What is a $5,000 experiment you can do to move your idea forward?

It would be used to develop the reviews section for the Virtual Yard Sign, so that homeowners can leave reviews for contractors on the Virtual Yard Signs after a job has been completed. The money would also allow for homeowners to be able to store and share their favorite contractors. (See Photos)

There have been 15 replies to this idea

  1. Jason Beale

    Owner

    Friends…Please come vote and support us as we only have 6 days left and need all the votes/endorsements we can!!! Thank you so much for your help :)

  2. Leonard Gauger

    What a great way to actually get a quality contractor. I know I have been burned before and that sucks!

  3. Ingrid Harris-Cartwright

    Good Luck! Great Concept!

  4. Jan Coppola Bills

    Great idea! Wishing you all the best, Jason!

  5. Adam Funk

    SavingsCoach.com endorses you! Keep up the good work

  6. Janet Covert

    Great idea.  Great guys.  It’s time.  All the best!  Oh!  Have fun!

  7. Monica Palmer

    Beauty. Balance. Design. Endorses you! We will be launching our decor store on October 1st hopefully that is something you can incorporate into your site as well. Hope you WIN!

  8. Marcus A. Cylar

    This is fantastic! I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t support this much-needed service. Keep up the good work, Jason!

  9. Andrew Suciu

    An excellent service that connects homeowners to contractors, reducing search costs and leading to informed quality service interactions for both parties.

  10. Kim Delks

    Sounds like a good idea. Takes away some of the headache of finding contractors!

  11. Thomas Helmholdt

    Support one of the WSU Patent Procurement Law Clinic clients idea for a “VIRTUAL YARD SIGN” by endorsing their idea at “http://www.startgarden.com/ideas/detail/virtual-yard-sign”.

  12. Jason Beale

    Owner

    Thank you so much to everyone for your support, it means so much to us. Only 1 day left please tell others “Endorse the VIRTUAL YARD SIGN”

  13. Jan Coppola Bills

    @TWOwomenANDaHOE endorses YOU! Good luck!

  14. Angelyn Beale

    Endorsed!! Awesome concept!

  15. Carolyn Taulbee Anderson

    Great idea!  Definitely endorse!

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This idea is funded

This idea was funded by Start Garden staff endorsement on September 26, 2013.

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