Rethinking home services together.We started with a simple idea. What if we could combine the power of the neighborhood with technology to make maintaining and improving our homes easier? We're bringing the village back to the neighborhood with the security and transparency you deserve.
Blueberry is not only improving how we care for our homes, but also transforming how we live and the ways we work together. We’re empowering neighbors and pros to rise above the doldrums of work and home maintenance by bringing the village back to the neighborhood. Saving everyone time, money, and the planet!
Blueberry was originally founded by Wayne McVicker in late 2014 after a tree trimming experience helped him realize the friction inherent in the old way of getting home services done. What puzzled him that day was the inefficiency in having one crew come out and only do his house, only to come out days later to do other neighbors’ houses. What if one crew could come out and do his trees and his neighbors’ in the same day? And what if by clustering demand we could tap into the power of the neighborhood to source the best local professionals? Blueberry was born.
In the early days, the team shrank and expanded as we nailed the right mix of entrepreneurs. Wayne is now joined by a strong founding team that includes Weston McVicker, Wayne’s son, and Damian Wolfgram, a classmate of Weston’s, who met while they attended the California College of the Arts MBA in Design Strategy program located in San Francisco, CA. Throughout much of 2015, the team ran offline tests and built a Minimum Viable Product before launching the Blueberry marketplace in Mountain View, CA in January 2016. By mid-2016, the marketplace had expanded into neighboring cities Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, and Los Altos. In 2017, we’ve got payments on-platform and we’re readying ourselves to open our doors more broadly across the Bay Area.
We’re a small, focused team working every day to bring new tools to service providers and neighbors in an effort to accomplish Wayne’s original vision. We are looking for world-class talent to add fuel to the fire. If you’re looking for a better way to grow and a new way to thrive, let’s chat.
Transforming local commerce
Our inspiration is to transform the way people accomplish home projects. By grouping services, we reduce waste, strengthen community, support local business, all while letting our homes shine. With Blueberry, it’s better together.
Powering small businesses
Small businesses and independent professionals have always been the economic engines of their communities. We’re building tools and technology to help them unlock more value in the work they’re already doing. We’re dedicated to the success of our pros because we know it’s their service that is essential to homeowner happiness.