South San Francisco, CA January 15, 2016 Submitted by Jiyan Wei, BuildZoom Founder
South San Francisco residents can now access information on every single remodeling and construction project that has taken place over the past ten years through BuildZoom’s Permit Mapping project
Today, BuildZoom announced the release of its building permit map in South San Francisco – the first application of its kind to provide homeowners with details on every home improvement project in their neighborhood, including a summary of the work, how much it cost and who did the work.
The map can be accessed here: https://www.buildzoom.com/map/south-san-francisco-ca
People simply key in their address and can instantly see the details of what’s happening to homes in their neighborhood. Additional features allow users to filter by project type (e.g. electrical, solar) and cost. Through the map, people can also learn about the contractors who have worked in their neighborhoods.
The Permit Mapping project is part of BuildZoom’s broader initiative, to improve the consumer experience in the remodeling and construction industry, which lacks transparency and accountability. According to BuildZoom Co-founder David Petersen, “Our mission is to collect the world’s information on remodeling and making it accessible and easily digestible for the public.”
Additional facts about the BuildZoom Permit Map:
- It provides access to information on over 85 million permitted improvements in the US.
- The information is collected from over 600 building permit departments (500 cities and 100 counties).
- Permits are matched to our database of over 3.5 million licensed contractors.
- Currently, 1 million visitors come to BuildZoom each month for information on contractors and remodeling projects.
To learn more about the Permit Mapping project and see some of the ways people are using it already, visit: http://blog.buildzoom.com/building-permit-map
BuildZoom’s mission is to bring transparency and accountability to the remodeling and construction industry. Using the world’s largest collection of construction data, which includes information on over 3.5 million licensed contractors and 80 million construction projects nationwide, they provide both homeowners and contractors with unique and new ways of looking at the industry. Based out of San Francisco, BuildZoom’s investors include Formation 8 and Y Combinator.