Navy SEAL Shoots to Bring Down the Barrier Between Homeowners and Contractors

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Brett Vernon, a former Navy SEAL, has developed a website, http://www.jobtrio.com, to increase transparency between homeowners and contractors. Jobtrio.com is the place to find profiles, reviews and articles on contractors and has over 250,000 listed construction companies.

Brett Vernon, a former Navy SEAL, has developed a website, http://www.jobtrio.com, to increase transparency between homeowners and contractors. Jobtrio.com is the place to find profiles, reviews and articles on contractors and has over 250,000 listed construction companies.

Vernon served throughout the Middle East, including Iraq, and The Horn of Africa in 2003. In May of 2004, he was honorably discharged from the Navy Seals and moved to San Luis Obispo, CA, to work in the family construction business. Vernon later moved southward to help manage Santa Barbara construction projects with his family and go to school. In December 2008, he graduated from CSUCI with degrees in Business and Managerial Economics.

While working construction, Vernon repeatedly faced the common problem of finding new contractors and sub-contractors to work with. Internet searches led him nowhere and phone books produced outdated results. He knew there were thousands of contractors around; there just wasn't a reliable source to find them. Taking matters into his own hands, http://www.jobtrio.com was born.

After lengthy research, Vernon compiled a list of over 250,000 licensed contractors and began building the website around that. "I wanted to create a site that is free to search, has a large local database, reliable contractors, and is easy to use." A 2008 Yahoo study found that sixty-three percent of homeowners who researched contractors online hired a business they'd encountered during their Internet search. Vernon concludes that of the features most viewed by consumers include: pictures 87%, contractor contact information 83%, further information about the service 80%, service reviews 67%, and special deals or promotions 63%." Jobtrio.com has all of these features built in.

Contractors that are looking for more leads via the Internet can join http://www.jobtrio.com for $19.99 a month. This allows contractors to fully build their profile to include: description, specialty, special deals, contact information, picture portfolio and more. "We are charging for premium ads, but keeping subscription cost low so there is little financial burden to contractors and homeowners know they are not just reading fake profiles/spam," concluded Vernon.

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