NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nashville-based Takl, Inc., a national leader in on-demand home services and maker of the app-based mobile platform that connects providers and users, today announced its entry into the San Francisco Bay area as the company continues its California expansion and national rollout. Takl has signed up more than 2,000 Bay Area home service providers to perform small jobs and chores for users of the app in the NorCal area and has signed up over 13,000 providers throughout California in the past 60 days including the San Francisco, Sacramento and Los Angeles metropolitan areas. Takl providers are available on-demand to provide homes and businesses with a wide range of chores and tasks at pre-set prices.
The Takl app is the only on-demand, pre-priced mobile platform for both business and home use with small jobs for $400 or less. Customers can also post a custom chore or job with a price that providers can either accept or bid on in a real time auction format. The app also allows for task customization and additional add-on chores by the customer once the provider arrives on site.
Takl users can have a provider arrive in about an hour to perform a small job or chore. They can also schedule the job 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 on-demand app connects self-employed providers who have passed background checks with both home and business users who need chores and small jobs completed. Popular chores and small jobs include lawn care, house or office cleaning, junk removal, small repairs and custom jobs.
Since launching in Nashville in July 2016, the company has expanded into ten states as part of its national roll-out including Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Tennessee. Currently, Takl offers service to more than 500 cities with over 22,000 vetted background checked providers, available to perform chores as part of the Takl app, with another 43,000 still in process.
The company will continue to expand service throughout California and the west coast and will introduce its on-demand service into the Portland and Denver metropolitan areas in the coming weeks. The national rollout also targets the Northeast U.S. with service starting in the Washington D.C. and Boston metropolitan areas by early June.
“Takl’s rapid national expansion has met with great success in many cities as the only on-demand platform for customers that provides immediate help with small chores and jobs with our easy-to-use app,” said Takl Chairman and CEO Willis Johnson.
Nashville based Takl was founded in August 2015 and its CEO and Chairman, Willis Johnson, 69, is a seasoned start up veteran who was named a regional Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the year in 2004. His company, Copart (CPRT), was ranked at the top of Deloitte’s “The Exceptional 100” list of companies in 2015 and 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. Similarly, the Takl platform connects home service providers of all kinds to other people needing on-demand help with small chores and tasks utilizing its proprietary mobile 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.