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Through the new HouseCall App, San Diegans can order a Christmas tree to be delivered, set up and recycled at the push of a button.
WHO: Buddy the Elf is delivering Christmas trees to San Diego this holiday season! HouseCall app users can schedule this through their iPhone or iPad and a service pro dressed as Buddy will hand- deliver and set up their Christmas tree.
And after the holiday he’ll pick up your tree and recycle it for just $1.
WHAT: HouseCall is a new app for your house–think Uber but for home services. Founded by local San Diegans, HouseCall takes the hassle out of home maintenance by connecting you to trusted and tested service Pros at the push of a button. See prices upfront and order everything from an electrician, emergency plumber, maid service to tech geek support and more. Holiday services include Christmas tree purchase/delivery/set up, holiday light hanging and Christmas tree recycling.
WHERE: HouseCall is a new local company that services the San Diego area.
HOW: Download HouseCall from the app store. Push the Xmas Specials button and select the tree size. After ordering, watch Buddy the Elf en-route on the app. Once the job is done payment is automatic with the credit card you have on file. There is no need to tip.>
COST: Purchase, Delivery and Setup of Christmas Tree:
– 7-8′ Tree: $159
Recycle your tree after Christmas for a flat $1 pick up fee.
ABOUT: HouseCall is the app for your house. Launching first in San Diego, with more markets coming soon, HouseCall takes the hassle out of home maintenance by connecting you to trusted neighborhood service professionals at the push of a button. Homeowners can order everything from an electrician, emergency plumber to tech geek support.
Prior to founding HouseCall, Ian Heidt, Adam Perry-Pelletier, Chris Zwickilton, Roland Ligtenberg, and Reza Olfat developed smartphone technologies at Qualcomm. Together they helped found the company’s innovation division, Qualcomm Labs, an incubator focused on leading innovation in new wireless product development and developed the groundbreaking Gimbal platform. HouseCall is funded by a global venture capital group, e.ventures, who were initial investors in companies like Angie’s List and Groupon. Their advisors include the San Diego general manager of Uber and former general manager of new products at Service Magic (now HomeAdvisor).
Katherine Randall is a Cardiff Resident and founder of Katalyst Public Relations, a full service PR and social media agency, based in Solana Beach that works with clients in the lifestyle, hospitality, new media and technology space.
Katalyst creates customized communication campaigns using a well-balanced mix of public relations, social media, digital publicity, blogger relations, event planning and promotion, community relations, marketing and reputation management. The agency’s specializes in restaurants and hotels, food and wine, travel and leisure, design and home decor, fitness and beauty, and accessories and retail.
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