HomeAdvisor Commits to Indianapolis for Growth

HomeAdvisor Commits to Indianapolis for Growth

HomeAdvisor, the nation’s leading online home improvement marketplace based on revenue and the number of sales professionals, announced plans to expand its operations in Indianapolis, creating up to 170 new jobs by 2017.

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.

HomeAdvisor employs more than 2,000 associates throughout the country, including 70 full-time employees in Indiana. The company is now hiring for sales positions at both Indiana locations as part of its growth.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered HomeAdvisor Inc. up to $1,250,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The city of Indianapolis supports the project in partnership with Develop Indy, a business unit of the Indy Chamber.

“Technology has made everyday information gathering so much more accessible via services like HomeAdvisor,” said Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett. “As Indy’s diverse neighborhoods continue to grow, services like HomeAdvisor offer an opportunity for our citizens to find the best resources available. While the nation continues to invite the resources of HomeAdvisor into its homes, we’re excited that this great organization has chosen to expand in ours.”

HomeAdvisor’s growth plans continue a trend of companies choosing to expand and add new jobs across the state. Indiana’s unemployment rate remains at 4.5 percent, which is below the national average of 5 percent and below all of Indiana’s neighboring states. Since January 2013, Indiana businesses have added 161,800 new Hoosier jobs.