On this episode of Startup Junkies, hosts Caleb Talley, Jeff Amerine, and Victoria Dickerson are joined by Owen Parker. Owen is the co-founder and CTO of HomeKeeper, an app that creates easy to follow, effort-free maintenance plans for busy homeowners that want to take great care of their home without the hassle of researching, billing, and record keeping. Throughout the episode, Owen and the hosts discuss HomeKeeper’s origin story, creating a platform that helps both customers and vendors, and future plans for scaling.
(1:23) Introducing Owen Parker and HomeKeeper
(4:24) Owen’s Origin Story
(8:34) Advice for App Development
(10:26) Helping Both Customers and Vendors
(12:40) HomeKeeper’s Unique Rollout
(16:40) Raising Outside Capital
(18:10) What’s Next?
(19:53) How Owen’s Childhood Impacted His Entrepreneurial DNA
(22:44) Advice for the Younger Self
(25:56) Connecting with HomeKeeper
“I guess the advice would be do not over-engineer. But don’t solve your problem, solve whatever the universal problem is for that marketplace.” - Owen Parker, (10:10)
“That’s our number one priority, it’s advocating for the homeowner. Now that being said, when it comes to vendor relationships, we think that there’s a hugely positive impact for vendors as well.” - Owen Parker, (10:48)
“I think that’s the big thing that keeps me up at night. We’re sort of in a race against time to perfect the processes and models to take this to other markets, because we know that it’s going to happen. I mean, this business makes too much sense to not exist.” - Owen Parker, (16:03)