The Atlanta Small Business Network recently sat down with Christian Ries, Founder, and CEO of Jonny On It, on location at Atlanta Tech Village, one of the country’s largest startup incubators. Jonny On It is a mobile app that saves homeowners time and money by instantly matching customers with home service providers like plumbers, HVAC technicians, electricians, locksmiths, and appliance repairmen.
Christian started his career working in corporate America for an insurance company. One day, he needed some plumbing work done at his house, so he got on Google to find a local plumber. The first two Google listings, never called Christian back and the third gave him a time several days out, to which the plumber arrived late for. The customer experience was not very nice for Christian, and he decided to come up with a better way to connect homeowners to home service providers.
While they are some other big players competing in this market, Christian said Jonny On It had to become more creative. After taking a step back, he and his team realized that realtors have a huge need for this kind of platform. Any time a home gets sold, there is a punch list of items (repairs or corrections) that need to be resolved. A large portion of those items falls to the realtor, who now turns to Jonny On It for fast results.
Christian recommends that entrepreneurs should invest in renting a space at Atlant Tech Village. Being an entrepreneur is tough; it’s got highs and lows that you’ve never experienced before. But when you’re at a low point, there are other entrepreneurs around you who are at a high point, and it gives you hope and motivation to continue forward.
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