Tradies listings now come with mark of credibility

A new partnership has been announced between hipages, the app and website for finding and hiring trusted tradies, and the Housing Industry Association (HIA), the official body of Australia’s home building industry.

The partnership is part of hipages’ efforts to bring digital innovation to the building and trade industry and introduce more trade professionals to Australian customers.

As an industry sector organisation, HIA represents the views and the voice of the residential building and renovation industry. The membership builds more than 85 per cent of all new residential detached, medium-density and high-rise construction work and undertakes over 80 per cent of renovations in Australia.

The HIA logo is displayed as a sign of professionalism on sites around the country. Members abide by a strict code of conduct and the partnership will bring another level of professionalism and credibility to the hipages platform.

The new partnership will see HIA members having their membership visible on their hipages profile, indicating to customers which qualified trade and building professionals are registered with the HIA, as well as access to more than 90,000 hipages’ monthly job requests.

“We’re thrilled to start working closely with the HIA team,” chief commercial officer of hipages Gideon Kline says.

“This strategic partnership is another reinforcement of our commitment to connect Australians with qualified and licensed trade and building professionals.

“Trust and quality are at the forefront of our DNA and we see a natural fit between hipages and HIA in promoting the highest work ethics within the industry.”

With more than $1.35 billion worth of jobs processed annually, hipages helps homeowners find professionals that are ready and available to do the job while providing tradies with tools to easily manage their workflow and grow their business.

Customers have access to more than 80,000 trade and building professionals, providing a simple platform to see reviews, contact businesses directly and get quotes within minutes.

“We’re designed to help people spend less time finding a tradie and spend more time admiring the handiwork,” Kline says,

“Technology is shaping the industry and with thousands of local recommendations and real-time information at your fingertips, getting help and finding work has never been easier.”

“Joining forces with the hipages team is an extremely valuable development for us,” says Shane Goodwin, managing director of the HIA.

“The impact of digital technology is changing the way we do business in our industry and we need to embrace it.

“Our members see the benefits of embracing new technological advancements as they look to gain an edge on their competition.”


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