Those who often search Angie’s List will now have to change their searcher going forward as the company has rebranded itself as Angi Inc. The company has not just officially changed its name but also revamped its websites. With the aim to have deeper penetration in the home services industry, the company has even launched a new app. The company says that with the new name it simply wants to highlight that it will offer consumers a single platform where they can connect contractors for all work related to their home. The changes are justified as CEO Oisin Hanrahan has said that there is an opportunity to address a market of USD 500 billion.
“This is a very huge market and we have built a reputation for ourselves. Angie is a trusted and well-known name. People understand that what the company stands for. The change is to highlight that we have much more to offer to our customers. They have been so confined by the literal meaning of the name. It was a much-needed step to tap the market,” Hanrahan was quoted as saying in news reports. The portfolio of services offered by the company includes Fixd Repair, HomeStars, HomeAdvisor, and Handy. The company said that it has also made some functional changes to the technology in its app to give customers a better experience.
The company said that now its customers can have access to the entire home repair process. “From booking to payment, everything is available under one umbrella. The new app will let out customers make payments through the app. Moreover, financing options to have been included in it.” According to the company, the platform has 250,000 businesses for hire and they were used by more than 18 million households in the United States last year. The best thing for the company was that it registered double-digit growth even during the pandemic. Angi reported around USD 1.47 billion in revenue in the year 2020. This is was up by around 10.7 percent from the previous year.