Episode 152: How to Choose The Right Contractor for Your Project with Jean Brownhill, Founder & CEO of Sweeten
Jean Brownhill, an experienced commercial architect for ten plus years, thought she knew what she was doing when it came time to renovate her house. But she didn’t and that struggle inspired her to create the client, contractor matchmaking website Sweeten, to help clients renovate fearlessly. Learn more about the startup and how business is going with her interview with Casey Grey.
“Our mission is to have people renovate fearlessly, that’s the goal, I think that construction and renovation is just magic!” - Jean Brownhill
Sweeten is an online platform that matches home renovation projects with vetted general contractors, as well as offering advice, support, and financial protection for the duration of a project. With 10 years of experience, strong relationships with its contractor network, over 2,000 completed renovations, Sweeten is the authority on home reno trends.
Today, Sweeten has nearly $1.5B of construction projects in the pipeline. The two-sided marketplace brings trust, transparency and technology to a $400B industry, creating the end-to-end standard for the renovation experience. Sweeten has been called a “Renovation Game-Changer,” with Jean hailed as “The Contractor Whisperer” by New York Magazine and one of Inc. Magazine’s “Most Innovative Women Founders in America.”