TAMPA, Fla. & FRANKLIN, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Takl, Inc., the company behind a new app-based mobile platform that connects providers and users on-demand for home services, today announced its entry into the Tampa region with more than 2000 local home service providers lined up to participate in the launch of the app. Takl providers will be available on-demand to provide residents a wide range of on-demand chores and tasks at pre-set prices.
Takl, based in Nashville, debuted the home services app in Nashville last summer and quickly expanded into middle Tennessee, followed by the Dallas and Ft. Worth, Texas areas. Already Takl has more than 10,000 providers and thousands of registered customers. The company has aggressive plans for expansion to more than 30 other metropolitan areas over the next nine months.
“Tampa is a fast-growing region and one that has proven to be quite tech-savvy. We chose the area as one of our marquee growth areas and have been very encouraged by the strong initial response from service providers,” said Willis Johnson, CEO and Chairman of Takl. “We have struck a chord with people by keeping it simple – we make it easy and safe to connect providers and customers for a variety of chores at a reasonable price – all within one hour.”
The Takl app is the only one hour, pre-priced mobile platform in the home services segment with small jobs for $400 or less. Popular chores include lawn care, house cleaning, junk removal and small home repairs. The on-demand app connects self-employed providers who have passed background checks with users who need chores, lessons and small jobs completed. The free app is available for download on both the iOS App Store and Google Play Store.
Takl users can request that their chore or odd job be serviced in about an hour or schedule the task for a future reserved day and time. Every one of the over 400 chores is pre-priced with a detailed description included so that both users and providers have equal expectations.
The app is now live in the Nashville, Dallas and Ft. Worth areas and is rolling out regionally on a national level. The company has already registered thousands of people to work in the Nashville, Dallas and Ft. Worth area as independent self-employed chore and task providers utilizing the Takl platform. Prospective providers and customers can download the free app to sign up or get more information online at Takl.com.
Johnson, 69, a seasoned start up veteran, was named a regional Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the year in 2004 and his company, Copart (CPRT), was ranked at the top of Deloitte’s “The Exceptional 100” list of companies in 2015. His “rags to riches” story took him from owning one auto scrap yard to heading up a multi-billion dollar global business and has been published in his autobiography “Junk to Gold.”
Under Johnson’s leadership, Copart revolutionized the auto auction industry through the development of an Internet auto auction platform that connects buyers and sellers in real time bidding. The Takl platform connects home service providers of all kinds to other people needing on-demand help with small chores and tasks. By accessing the on-demand Takl app, providers and users can then connect for pre-defined chores with preset prices utilizing the company’s proprietary technology.
In addition to Willis Johnson, fellow co-founders include Greg McCollum of Franklin, who has over 30 years of experience as a general contractor in the Nashville area, and Steven Cohan, who teamed up with Johnson 25 years ago in the early days of Copart and currently serves on Copart’s board of directors. Other key members of the senior management team include Tennessee State Senator Jack Johnson, Chairman of the Tennessee Commerce and Labor Committee and Lee Crisp, former President of Pepsi MidAmerica and holder of 45 technology patents applied throughout the beverage industry.
More information on Takl can be found at www.takl.com.