As a local services marketplace for hundreds of thousands of talented skilled professionals, we have the unique privilege of watching true craftspeople at work. Not a day goes by that we aren’t amazed by our pros—by the millions of jobs they get done and the businesses those jobs build.
And we’re not the only one’s taking note. A big part of being invested in our pros is championing their successes on a larger stage. We’re proud to support our pros’ journeys in the media, and we’re humbled to see how well their stories resonate with readers across the country.
Here’s are some of our favorite stories of Thumbtack pros in the national news from the last few months.
Contracter Mike Ford took the news cycle by storm when a story about the eight dog mega bed he created went viral. Ford has used his newfound stardom to raise awareness for the Mr. Mo Project, a national rescue charity for senior dogs—he’s even building a bed to auction off at their upcoming fundraiser.
The owners of Ford’s custom dog bed told ABC News, “I wake up and I think, ‘This is incredible.’ I’m like a contortionist with Stig spooning me and Gremlin between my legs and Sam sharing my pillow. They love it. They love to just be near us. So however we can make that happen, they’re happy.”
Read more about how Mike’s work drew national praise here.
Angela Geiss on using Thumbtack to build the “career of the future” in Forbes.
A master in the art of maximizing downtime, healthcare professional Angela Geiss explained how Thumbtack helped her turn a part-time gig into a six-figure photo booth rental business.
The Forbes article reads, “At a time when the presidential election has put the future of work front and center, independent work like Geiss’s in enabling far more Americans to pay their bills than many people—or policymakers—realize.”
Read more about Angela’s next-generation rental business here.
Lisa Kincaid gives Bustle her expert opinion on juggling priorities in the new year.
Lisa Kincaid took time out from her successful life coaching business on Thumbtack to give Bustle readers tips on how to better manage their time, prioritize, and re-prioritize to reach their goals.
“It starts with you. You must commit to making time for yourself. Getting caught up in the details of life can cloud your vision around what’s most important to you. Even taking short amounts of time to breath, relax, process and plan will help you to reduce the clutter and see more clearly what you may have been missing before,” Lisa explains in the article.
See more of Lisa’s prioritization tips here.
Baron Lambert exemplifies the changing American workforce in The San Francisco Chronicle.
Personal trainer Baron Lambert, who quit his job at 24 Hour Fitness to start a training business of his own on Thumbtack, was profiled as an example of the changing nature of work in the United States.
In profiling Baron, the article reports: “‘I wanted to do something on my own and not have that corporate hierarchy above me,’ he said. ‘I love having that freedom around scheduling.’ Business has boomed to the extent that he’s already brought on two other trainers.”
Read more about how Baron’s business is part of a larger, nationwide trend here.
An illustrated look at interior design pro Joe Human’s top 5 tips for DIY holiday decor on The Huffington Post.
The Huffington Post gave us a look at how Thumbtack interior design pro Joe Human transformed a run-of-the-mill apartment into a winter wonderland for under $500.
The reporter explains how “Joe and Kia from the DBH team used staple holiday decor and my own apartment things, including utilizing my favorite books from my makeshift book mound, to create a special Christmas-inspired interior arrangement. The result is a direct reflection of how to DIY a chic holiday home with any space and on any budget.”
Learn more about Joe’s interior design chops here.
We’re so proud of our pros and we’re excited to see even more of their stories in the media in months to come.