The house that built Porch
About a year ago, our CEO Matt Ehrlichman was working on his first home in Seattle trying to find the right professionals. One website had great inspiration but no professionals. Another site had professionals but no reviews from neighbors or friends. Matt spent the next month searching the internet and asking his network for ideas and referrals and finally paused with frustration.
Although there was a lot of information available, Matt realized that nobody had organized inspiration, project data, or word-of-mouth referrals in one place.
Being the entrepreneur that he is, Matt decided to start an online home-improvement network... and Porch was born! We believe that home improvement should be simple. So at Porch, we empower people to find professionals and discover what's possible.
"Home is your biggest investment and where life's great moments happen. Improvements should be easy. Now it is with Porch."
- Matt, CEO
Find the right professionals
With over 1.5 million professionals across 250 categories, it's easy to find the right professional based on:
See who your neighbors have used and endorsed
Project and cost history
Know what others have spent on projects like yours
Your personal preferences
Understand expertise, service areas, licensing, credentials, and more
Discover what's possible
With insights on over 90 million projects, we give you the tools to discover what's possible:
Become an informed homeowner with project how-tos and style trends
Photos and projects
Scrapbook your ideas and explore inspiration, real costs, and before-and-afters
Get maintenance reminders, safety reports, and your home history
Neighbors and friends love Porch
Here's what they're saying
"Porch is a wellspring of fresh, new ideas. It's a valuable tool for those ready to make a design change ... or for those just pondering change and looking for ideas."
Los Angeles, CA
"Porch allowed me to search out contractors for my specific project and see photos to visualize what could be done at particular price-points."
San Diego, CA
"I love the before-and-after shots that show me the progressions from start to finish. I also like how Porch has projects both local and from across the country."
Professionals love Porch
Here's what they're saying
Discover Elite Construction
Santa Cruz, CA
"Porch creates great opportunities for homeowners to find qualified professionals that do incredible work. With partnerships between client, contractor, and Porch, you cannot fail."
Jessica Lagrange Interiors
"The idea behind Porch and the team really impress us. We are thrilled to hit the ground running; we just know this platform is going to be great for our industry, partners, and homeowners."
"I'm very passionate about the design process and the exchange of ideas that develops with my clients. Porch shares this passion and is building something very special for homeowners."
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