Monday, October 23, 2017

Rhodes Students Launch 'Odd Job' App

Posted By on Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 11:58 AM


A few Rhodes College students have launched a startup company, QuickFix, to help students find odd jobs by helping residents in the community.

“QuikFix is mutually beneficial, promotes connectivity, and provides a working relationship between community members and college students that has never existed before,” according the company's website.

Founded by students Parker Pell and Ben Siegel, the app was designed for college students to be able to find work that’s tailored to their skills and fits their specific schedule.

The types of jobs include lawn care, moving or assembling furniture, house cleaning, gardening, babysitting, and painting.

The QuikFix app is currently being redeveloped, and will launch soon in the Apple App and Google Play stores. In the meantime, job requests can be sent via the QuikFix website, phone, or email.

The team expects to soon expand their business to Nashville and Chattanooga.

The students’ company is similar to the “on-demand home services app,” Takl, which launched in Nashville last year and recently rolled out in Memphis.

The app has over 400 pre-priced and pre-defined jobs that can be requested. Some of which include installing dog doors, setting up printers, removing tree limbs, hauling away old appliances, detailing and washing cars, and organizing pantries.

Memphis is one of close to 50 cities where Takl is currently operating, and about 50 more cities are in the process of launching the app there. 

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