Monday, June 8, 2009

Jacob Young Launches

ALL MY CHILDREN's Jacob Young and I discussed at Soap Stock Weekend and an official announcement of his new business venture has now been released. helps homeowners get the best in home repair and improvement with its easy-to-use directory of service providers Homeowners and contractors can connect quickly and thoroughly through the web site, where homeowners can assess contractors' work, evaluate interest in their projects and begin the bidding process.

Contacts and a vetting process are two of the advantages afforded to homeowners with, while contractors can showcase their work and network professionally to coordinate special skills for larger jobs.

"We've positioned the site to work for both consumers and service providers," says co-founder, Jacob Young. "It's about making connections, focusing on homeowner needs and contractor skills, and creating a network that expands opportunities for all users," says Jacob.

Continue reading... founder, Slavco Tuskaloski, began the company with the vision of a user-friendly, media-driven network directory for both homeowners and contractors that makes any construction project as comprehensive, environmentally responsible, and stress-free as possible.

"By focusing on both contractors and their prospective customers, the online community created by forms a base that can expand connections for both homeowners and service professionals," says Slavco.

Contractors can leverage the platform to create personalized web pages and showcase their work through photos and video, link to their own web sites and connect with other professionals that offer complementary services to pursue larger jobs.

Homeowners can locate contractors by zip codes, review the work of prospective contractors, solicit quotes for work and take advantage of special offers. Homeowners can check reviews of contractors registered on the site, and use a trusted evaluation process to select the best service provider for their needs.

"After registering with, I was able to spotlight my best work on the site," says New Jersey based contractor and owner of Expo Stones, Simon Abraham. "The site has allowed me to expand my business and team with plumbers, electricians and finish carpenters so we can take on bigger jobs," says Abraham.

Contactors get free leads on jobs on, a distinguishing feature from sites that charge professionals for possible work opportunities. They can solicit bids from homeowners and target their advertising to their geographic area of choice. The platform leverages the Internet for marketing, direct e-mail and provides a distinct URL address for businesses. The site's "refer a contractor" program helps contractors save money while expanding their professional networks.

Homeowners can get competing bids on jobs, compare examples of finished work and read reviews of specific contractors from other customers. allows users to find certified professionals within their geographic areas, tap into special offer and promotions and create a contact list of preferred service providers.

In addition, interior designer and HGTV television personality, Krista Watterworth, will blog on the site, providing commentary and photographs of recent celebrity renovations. "This will provide our audience with a combination of practical advice and examples of successful home improvements to inspire their own necessary and creative efforts," says Slavco.

The site also contains Green Advantage features, in which both contractors and customers can connect for eco-friendly specifications on materials and methods. "It's another way in which is more than a service directory, but is also a platform that enhances the environment for contractors and homeowners alike," says Slavco.

About Jacob Young Jacob Young is the co-founder of Jacob is also an Emmy Award-winning American actor, singer and producer. He has been cast in award-winning shows such as The Bold and the Beautiful, General Hospital, and currently plays JR Chandler on All My Children. Jacob has also starred in Disney's Beauty and the Beast on Broadway and guest starred in the critically acclaimed film, The Girl Next Door.

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