About Us

OUR STORY

Seeing the demand for Home Services on Amazon starting to explode in 2015, My Chore Buddy was launched  as a local home services provider on Amazon...initially in just Southern California where the company is based with a small crew of just 5 technicians. The service rapidly took off such that it employed over 300 technicians across the county by the end of 2018.  Seeing an opportunity to expand the offering to customers outside of Amazon, the company embarked on a 2 year mission to build a simple and intuitive way for customers to get quotes and book a local certified pro outside of Amazon.  Hence  MyChoreBuddy.com powered by APi Technologies, Inc was born.  So although the service itself has had 5+ years of experience delivering 5-star service via Amazon, our direct-to-consumer ordering model actually only officially just launched in June 2020. Yes. In the middle of a pandemic.

Our mission to deliver a better customer experience started with the quoting process. We sought to eliminate 2 things: 1) The "estimation" process inherent on the Amazon Home Services platform that did not guarantee "what you see is what you get". So to do this, we focussed on the installation nuances associated with each the brands themselves and the individual SKUs (i.e. products).  So our service catalog is like no other.  It enables you the customer to find your EXACT product that needs to be assembled/installed. No more guess work.  Next was 2) the irratating back-and-forth quoting and negotiation process associated with the gig economy apps such as thumbtack, handy and task rabbit.  So we eliminated the need for you the customer to pick your buddy. How did we do that? We built our own proprietary machine learning matching and routing engine. We call this engine an experts-as-a-service platform. And what it does is ensures that the local technician being assigned to your project is certified and most qualified to perform the work. How? Instead of offering up your request to anyone with a smart phone like our competion, we have partnered with only the best service providers in each category that we offer. That way we take the worry out of finding the right technician for the job. Guaranteed!

As MyChoreBuddy.com enters its 3rd year of existance, we see a bright future ahead. Our brand partners are embracing the product-specific pricing model. And customers love the simple easy to use platform.  We continue to add more brands, more products/services as we move forward. So if you can't find your service but would like to work with us, please fill out a request using the link at the bottom of every page. We look forward to serving you.

OUR FOUNDER

Marc Barad, Chief Buddy

A serious gadget hound, Marc is a technology geek by trade.  He graduated from UCSB many many years ago with a degree in Computer Science and went on to get his MBA from USC in the mid '90s.  Prior to founding APi Technologies, Inc and My Chore Buddy, he spent 25+ years in technology development and consulting positions for leading firms such as Oracle, HCL, Wipro and Infosys.

Marc lives and works in Orange County, CA with his wife and 3 dogs. He has 2 adult children - who on occasion still live with him and his wife at home.

Marc can be reached at his My Chore Buddy email address: marc@mychorebuddy.com