BOSTON (CBS) – Like lots of people, together with all non-important state staff, Peter Schuler was informed to work at home throughout this early January snowstorm. But because the snow piled greater, so did his concern over clearing his driveway so he might get out the subsequent morning. “I went out at lunch and in about 20 minutes I realized this was going to be about a two hour project now and two to three hours tonight when it is all over,” he stated.
That time would have put a serious dent in his work day.
But the Needham dad managed keep away from catching warmth from his boss because of Christopher Jenkins and Plowz&Mowz an App that matches plow operators with householders who need assistance clearing snow. “A couple of clicks on the phone and the guy is here a little bit later to do the professional work,” Schuler stated.
The consumer varieties in an handle and the dimensions of the driveway. The App calculates the fee which may vary from about $50 to $100 or extra. The job is then despatched to lots of of drivers within the space. If a driver sees one that’s handy to them, they settle for the job. When it’s completed, they snap a photograph to let the corporate know the work has been accomplished. “It’s as easy for me as a contractor as it is for the consumer sitting at home on their couch who decides they would rather binge Netflix than go outside and shovel the driveway three times,” Jenkins stated.
The App doesn’t simply work for anybody with a truck and a plow. The firm solely accepts drivers who’ve business legal responsibility insurance coverage. So for probably the most half, drivers are professionals who’re choosing up a number of odd jobs in between their common clients of residential and business properties.
For Schuler it’s straightforward and cheaper than hiring a plow service for the season. “A couple of $80 or $100 clicks of a button for the really big storms gets me what I need and lets me do my work, help my wife with the kids and not break my back,” he stated.