INDIANAPOLIS - HomeAdvisor, the nation’s leading online home improvement marketplace based on revenue and the number of sales professionals, announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating more than 150 new jobs by 2017.
"Across the state, job creators like HomeAdvisor are seeing the benefits of doing business in a state that works,” said Governor Mike Pence. “With office locations across the nation, HomeAdvisor had choices on where to grow, but opted to create jobs here because of our low-cost, low-tax, pro-growth business climate and our skilled Hoosier workforce. Indiana is now recognized among the top five states for doing business, and today’s news marks another milestone for our economy, which has added more than 161,800 new jobs since 2013.”
The Denver-based company, which is an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IAC), will invest $1.9 million to more than double its footprint in Indiana, expanding its current office space at 1 Virginia Ave. and adding another facility at 342 Massachusetts Ave. HomeAdvisor is currently renovating both spaces, adding 5,444 square feet to its existing 6,494-square-foot facility on Virginia Avenue and readying a new 8,800-square-foot facility on Massachusetts Avenue, which is expected to be complete in March 2017. Both locations will include collaborative workspaces, training rooms, employee lounges and adjustable standing workstations to accommodate the company's growing sales team.
“Our Indianapolis team offers unrivaled talent and energy - and we look forward to expanding our presence in the Hoosier state,” said Craig Smith, president of HomeAdvisor. “With domestic revenue up 39 percent year over year, the company is on an incredible trajectory. The opportunity for employees to grow and succeed is significant.”
Founded in 1999, HomeAdvisor has connected more than 40 million homeowners across the nation to its network of prescreened home service professionals. In addition to its headquarters, the company has offices in Colorado Springs, Denver and Golden, Colorado; Indianapolis; Kansas City and New York City. Beyond Colorado, Indiana is the only state where HomeAdvisor has multiple offices, which are strategically designed to establish and maintain intimate environments for its employees in urban neighborhoods. The company has been recognized as a top place to work in both Colorado and Kansas, and fosters an energetic atmosphere with a focus on personal and departmental growth, community involvement and a work-life balance.