BillyGo App Aims to Provide Plumbers on Tap (Within an Hour)

Dallas—His first ride in an Uber brought Billy Stevens out of retirement.

It was the ride-hailing app’s ability to locate and dispatch drivers to meet customers that got the gears turning for the master-plumber-turned-entrepreneur, who had sold his plumbing and air-conditioning service business to a private equity firm in 2011.

“With plumbing companies, it’s typically a half-day window” before customers see someone, he says. “That got me thinking about using an algorithm.”

That brainstorm led to the creation of BillyGo, an app-based plumbing business that launched in September. Customers call up the startup’s app, much like one does with... Read more »

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