We recently learned that former Navy SEAL Brett Vernon is now doing a different kind of “service to others”. As a Navy SEAL, Vernon has served in the Middle East, Iraq included, as well as the Horn of Africa. He left Navy SEAL life behind in May 2004 when he was honorably discharged, and he moved to San Luis Obispo, California and joined the family business: construction. He eventually moved to Santa Barbara, still helping to manage construction projects while going to school. He earned a degree in Business and Managerial Economics in December of 2008.
It was while working in construction when Vernon thought about his new venture. He had repeatedly faced difficulties finding new contractors and sub-contractors to work with. A search of phone books yielded outdated results, and a search on the Internet can go on forever; the thing with the Internet is it can have everything but that everything is all over the place. Vernon knew very well that the contractors he needed were out there, one just needed an organized place to look for them. This led to his development of JobTrio.
The website is a place that people can turn to for profiles, reviews and articles on contractors and construction companies. According to the press release, a Yahoo study from last year indicated that 63% of homeowners who looked online for contractors ended up hiring them. These days, the place to be is the internet, as an increasing number of people are turning to the worldwide web for convenient information searching. JobTrio will effectively serve consumers looking for contractors online with a database of more than a quarter of a million licensed contractors, the result of a lengthy research conducted by Brett Vernon.
Homeowners can search on the site for free. Contractors who would like to have a presence online can subscribe to JobTrio for a minimal monthly fee, which will allow them to build a profile on the site that can include their company’s description and specialty, among others.