Chattanooga-based Nopone matching storm victims with building contractors and suppliers

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Prior to last November, Nopone was more idea than business. But at Will This Float?, Nathan Derrick’s concept of matching contractors and builders to local suppliers received rave reviews. Soon after Derrick and company found themselves invited to Tech Stars – quite an an honor considering no other Chattanooga company to date has  been asked to attend.

Nopone, acting as a conduit, allows suppliers to bid on the posted needs of builders and contractors. In response to the tornadoes that ripped through the Southeast (Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee) this past month, Derrick and the Nopone team adjusted their B2B model and added an additional component to their site:  Disaster Relief Deals.

 

Disaster Relief Deals

Nopone has partnered with a number of building suppliers to offer discounted items direct to the public – specifically those impacted by the storm – with savings from 25-75% (compared to big box stores). They have also arranged for FREE delivery within a 50 mile radius of Chattanooga.

Renters, homeowners, business owners and anyone else with storm damage can post building supply needs on the site, and check out discounted deals being added daily. The site is also set up so people can post labor needs. For example, if you need someone to help install windows, cut up a downed tree or repair a damaged roof, Nopone will put you in touch with licensed contractors.

According to Jordan Miller, Director of Marketing, plans are in the works to “create a donation tab and spotlight a family in need allowing suppliers and contractors to donate items and skilled labor.”

 

Company Statement

Nopone.com To Connect Storm Victims With Help

Nopone.com is a website based in Chattanooga that connects contractors and suppliers. After the Chattanooga area was hit hard by recent storms, Nopone.com has become a go-to for victims in need of rebuilding.

Whether it is items to clear debris, building materials or physical labor, Nopone wants to help and encourages people to log on and donate any resources they have. Local building suppliers have agreed to heavily discount items needed to aid the disaster victims in this time of need.

The company is hoping to provide aid for victims who do not have homeowners insurance. Individuals and families in need can post the items necessary to rebuild their homes, and the company is asking suppliers to discount or donate those items. Nopone is also asking contractors to reduce their labor costs for the victims.

By accessing the website Nopone.com, those in need can view all of the information, including disaster deals on building materials that have been discounted up to 74% off and a local towing company that has agreed to deliver any of these materials free of charge.

Nopone.com will feature different families, including a photo, information about their home and specific needs—then others can log on and donate specific items, money or labor for that family. Nopone.com will then upload photos and videos of the project coming together so that donors can watch the project throughout its completion.

Nopone.com hopes to pick up where others leave off and help with the rebuilding of victims’ homes. The company wants to be a place for people to see their good deeds in action, to have the opportunity to help and see progress in real time.

Nopone.com encourages people to do this from their hearts, not for a tax deduction. Nopone.com is doing all of this for free, and they hope others can help out however they can.

Team members have built over 200 homes and commercial buildings, developed subdivisions, remodeled hundreds of homes, worked with many government agencies (FEMA,USDA, Rural Development, Southeastern Development, etc.) and have worked for months in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina, Ike, & Haiti.

Jon is a Digital Marketing Strategist and Creative Media Specialist who has helped companies of all sizes with their marketing efforts. As a board member of the Chattanooga Technology Council, and is actively involved in covering the emerging business tech scene. Find him on Twitter @jonfmoss