More than 5,000 Providers Signed Up to Serve Widespread Area from
Orange County to Inland Empire, the Los Angeles Basin and into Ventura
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#LA—Click
to Tweet – Nashville-based Takl,
Inc., the company behind a unique app-based mobile platform that
connects providers and users for on-demand home services, today
announced its entry into the greater Los Angeles area and Southern
California. Now serving over 420 cities nationally, including more than
150 in Southern California, Takl has signed up more than 5,000 local
home service providers to perform small jobs and chores for users of the
app in the greater LA basin. Takl providers are available on-demand to
provide homes and businesses with a wide range of chores at pre-set
In the coming weeks, the company will continue its aggressive expansion
throughout Northern and Central California cities, including Sacramento
and the San Francisco bay area, as well as offering full coverage for
the greater San Diego area. By June, Takl expects to be serving more
than 300 cities in California alone, with some 15,000 new providers.
Since the Nashville launch of Takl in July 2016, the company has
expanded into nine states including Texas, Florida, Arizona, Georgia,
North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Alabama and more than 275
cities. Over 42,000 providers have signed up to perform chores as part
of the Takl app.
“Southern Californians are tech savvy and will benefit greatly from our
innovative new on-demand service,” said Takl Chairman and CEO Willis
Johnson. “People’s lives are becoming more and more hectic. We believe
there is a huge demand for people to find immediate help with small jobs
and chores through an easy-to-use app.”
The Takl app is the only on-demand, pre-priced mobile platform in the
home services segment with small jobs for $400 or less. Popular chores
cleaning, junk removal and small
home repairs. The on-demand app connects self-employed providers who
have passed background
checks with users who need chores, lessons and small jobs completed.
The free app is available for download on both the iOS App Store and
Google Play Store.
Takl users can have a provider arrive in about an hour to perform a
small job or chore. They can also schedule the job for a future reserved
day and time. Every one of the over 400 chores is pre-priced with a
detailed description included so that both users and providers have
Prospective providers and customers can download the free app to sign up
or get more information online at Takl.com.
Johnson, 69, a seasoned start
up veteran, was named a regional Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the
year in 2004 and his company, Copart (CPRT), was ranked at the top of
Deloitte’s “The Exceptional 100” list of companies in 2015. His “rags to
riches” story took him from owning one auto scrap yard to heading up a
multi-billion dollar global business and has been published in his
autobiography “Junk to Gold”.
Under Johnson’s leadership, Copart revolutionized the auto auction
industry through the development of an Internet auto auction platform
that connects buyers and sellers in real time bidding. The Takl platform
connects home service providers of all kinds to other people needing
on-demand help with small chores and tasks. By accessing the on-demand
Takl app, providers and users can then connect for pre-defined chores
with preset prices utilizing the company’s proprietary technology.
In addition to Willis Johnson, fellow co-founders include Greg McCollum
of Franklin, who has over 30 years of experience as a general contractor
in the Nashville area, and Steven Cohan, who teamed up with Johnson 25
years ago in the early days of Copart and currently serves on Copart’s
board of directors. Other key members of the senior management team
include Tennessee State Senator Jack Johnson, Chairman of the Tennessee
Commerce and Labor Committee and Lee Crisp, former President of Pepsi
MidAmerica and holder of 45 technology patents applied throughout the
More information on Takl can be found at www.takl.com.
Jack Johnson, 615-739-7961
Vice President of Public