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Painters, plumbers and handyman lead the search

BY HBSDealer Staff

Porch.com, the web site designed to match homeowners with construction pros the home network, announces “painters,” “plumbers,” and “handyman” as most searched for professionals in the country.

“It’s no surprise that painters show up so high in the results,” said Asha Sharma, chief marketing officer at Porch. “Painting is an easy and relatively inexpensive way to freshen up a home. For home sellers, interior and exterior painting provides a really good return on investment as you prepare to sell. On the homebuyer side, painting is a great way to add some personal touch whether it’s repainting interior walls or improving the exterior curb appeal.”

Behind painters, plumbers and handyman ranked second and third – not surprising given the yearlong consistency homeowners have for their services. 

Seattle-based Porch says it has more than 2.8 million professionals in its home network. 

Most popular searches in the United States are:

1. painter
2. plumber
3. handyman
4. electrician
5. roofer
6. general contractor
7. landscaper
8. carpenter
9. handyman service
10. HVAC contractor

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Parksite names Gregory Wilt director of human resources

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Parksite, a Batavia, Illinois-based distributor of building materials, has hired Gregory Wilt as its newest director of human resources.

Wilt has a long career in human resources, with a background in succession planning, organizational development, employee relations and benefits. He also has more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing and distribution, especially in terms of recruitment, employee engagement and mergers and acquisitions.

“Greg’s background will help Parksite become an organization that cultivates leaders and builds talent among our employee-owners,” said George Pattee, Parksite chairman and CEO.

“I am proud and excited to join Parksite," said Wilt. "I look forward to earning the respect of my team mates and making a significant contribution to Parksite’s continued success."

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Laticrete hires regional sales manager

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Laticrete hired Steve Butkovich joined the company as a regional sales manager.


Butkovich will represent the company’s Tile & Stone Installation and Care Systems throughout a region spanning Upstate New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, DC. He will report to Rob Smith, director of sales North America. 

According to Smith, “Steve is the right person to represent our Tile and Stone Installation and Care Systems. His unique skill set will help us meet demand in our own backyard.”

Butkovich comes to Laticrete with more than 15 years of sales and sales management experience having recently managed multiple Daltile locations. He will reside in eastern Pennsylvania with his wife Jordan and two children. 

Laticrete is a global manufacturer of installation and finishing systems for the building industry. LATICRETE Tile & Stone Installation and Care Systems product categories include surface preparation, waterproofing, sound control, anti-fracture, adhesives, grouts, sealers and cleaners, and shower system components—all designed to work together, providing a comprehensive installation.
 

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