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03/22/2021

Poll question: Angi and other online services

A tide that lifts all boats, or a threat to the DIY mentality? What's your opinion?
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The new Angi app is working to make home services easy.

Last week, Angie's List became just "Angi." And the online home services provider has a new app, a new website and new plans to grow by helping home owners take care of their home improvement projects. 

In a recent CNBC interview, Angi CEO Oisin Hanrahan spoke of double-digit growth in 2020 and the possibility of making an "incredibly fragmented" category more consolidated.  

This week's poll question asks: How would the growth of Angi-like home services providers impact hardware stores? On one hand, more home projects -- whatever the origin, should mean more hardware store action. On the other hand, a do-it-for-me-services movement could erode the DIY mentality.