The Internet has changed business models in every sector out there. It's also prompted a rise in middle-men type companies that seek to make life easier by connecting consumers with services or products via mobile apps.
One such company is Austin-based LawnStarter
, which launched in the Alamo City Monday.
“LawnStarter’s goal is to make ordering lawn care service as easy as ordering a pizza,” Ryan Farley, co-founder and chief operating officer, says in a press release. “The old, complicated way of hiring a lawn care provider is a thing of the past. Our technology, coupled with our top-tier customer service, is bringing a modern, customer-friendly approach to lawn care.”
Basically, you can download the LawnStarter app, enter your address and get a quote for services that you want, mowing, hedging, etc. Then you get a quote, and can pay for it all online.
LawnStarter is also launching in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and Jacksonville, Florida. It already operates in Austin, Orlando, Florida, and Washington D.C.
“As we enter these new markets, LawnStarter continues to grow as an innovator and key player in America’s on-demand economy, which was estimated at $18.5 billion in 2015,” Farley says.
The company was founded in 2013.