Austin, TX (PRWEB) February 03, 2015
“There aren’t enough online tools to help users find out what their home improvement project might cost…so I’m building the best ones out there,” says 35 year old self proprietor Jason Kilgore.
That’s the idea behind http://InstallationCalculator.com, a new online creation to help homeowners who want to know how expensive their new floor, fence, or remodel could be. InstallationCalculator.com launched in June of 2014, and since that time Kilgore along with help and feedback from over 50 contractors nationwide formulated an algorithm to take in relevant data points, and spit out the most accurate flooring calculation that could be found anywhere.
“We take it all into account,” says Kilgore, "from the regional average cost of materials; whether tile, hardwood, carpet, laminate, etc; or the average local cost of labor for installation of that flooring material. Now that the flooring calculator is complete, next on deck is fence repair and installation, then the beast of remodeling.”
Kilgore built the proprietary algorithm from scratch. Having the reputation of a computer geek, he spends much of his time off building and developing PHP programs. A few months ago, his hobby turned into an actual business opportunity. Seeing the number of people out there searching the web for how much their home improvement might cost, he decided to spent the bulk of his savings in research and development to generate a useful user engagement tool. Of course, being in competition with large home improvement retailers is challenging, however the online tools their sites mainly focus on are for materials costs only and thereby leave their users somewhat in the dark as to how much installation itself might cost.
Patricia Allspaugh, a user of the site, says, “It was so simple and accurate. I talked with a local contractor who gave me an estimate, but their total sounded too high. Sure enough, after using the calculator I found out that they were charging three prices for the labor. I’m so grateful I found InstallationCalculator.com. I saved over $3,000 in the span of a few minutes.”
The flooring calculator can be found at http://flooring.installationcalculator.com, the fence calculator at http://fence.installationcalculator.com, and the kitchen remodeling calculator at http://kitchen.installationcalculator.com.