It all started with air filters! Years ago, we built a house and after living in it for almost a year, the fabulous new carpet started turning black along the edges and under the doors. Beth looked at John, and asked, “Did you change the air filters?” John looked at Beth and said, “I thought you were changing the air filters.” Needless to say, the air filters were clogged and black. The spark for HomeZada was born.
Why isn’t there a software system to remind homeowners of everything they need to do to maintain their home? Why is our closet full of owner’s manuals and it takes us an hour to find the one we need? What is the warranty expiration date on that piece of equipment? Did we even fill out the warranty card? Our insurance agent tells us we need a home inventory and that sounds challenging.
Everything important in our lives today is managed online and with mobile apps, including your money, career, family and friends, travel, shopping, and entertainment. Why not your home!!! The combination of the cloud and smart mobile devices makes managing your home online easy and fun. The vision is there, but now we need some technology brains.
Beth and John worked with David before at a previous software company and thought he might be interested in joining the team. David heard the pitch, and said sure, I am in. Along came all these great new technologies like Ruby on Rails, Heroku, Amazon S3, mobile application frameworks, etc.
A lot of work has gone into launching HomeZada. We would like a quick shout out of thanks to others who helped us along the way including Intridea, PAIR design, NetPilot Web Solutions, Kicker Inc., One Social Media, Wells Fargo, DLA Piper and our talented and trusty developer, Martin Bayly.
Our vision is to make it easy and fun to manage everything about your home in one online and secure place. Check us out and let us know what you like and what you don’t. Our journey is just beginning. Come with us and enjoy the ride!!!
Beth, David and John