Chattanooga's SupplyHog Making Its Mark With Online Contractor Supply Sales

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A Chattanooga-based Internet startup, SupplyHog, "is using the power of the Internet to bring an offline-market into the 21st century," the company's Ben Johnson said.

He stated, "We were told, “You can’t sell building supplies online.' We figured out a way."

Mr. Johnson said, "Silicon Valley agrees. Half of our company, led by CEO Nathan Derrick, has spent the last few months in Mt. View, Calif., at 500 startups. We’ve already raised money from investors in California and Chattanooga, and are rapidly approaching demo-day where we’ll present our company to a large number of potential investors from all over Silicon Valley.



He said SupplyHog is growing rapidly. "We’ve been in our Main Street offices only nine months, and already we’ve outgrown the space and are looking to relocate. We are ramping up hiring efforts, accepting applications for customer service reps, sales reps, developers and designers.

"SupplyHog is helping to raise Chattanooga’s profile throughout the country through our unique business model that was begun two years ago after winning the first WillThisFloat? competition here in Chattanooga.

"Our platform brings transparency and efficiency to a market dominated by phone calls, shopping trips, fax machines, endless negotiations and personalized pricing. Then we throw in free drop shipping and contractor level pricing just for drinking the SupplyHog kool-aid. In short, our platform takes care of the busy work and provides better value to boot."



Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events For Dec. 12-14

TUES/12 Hixson Chamber Council Community Coffee 8 – 9 a.m. Elliot’s B oots:  5414 HWY 153   WED/13 midTown Chamber Council Meeting 11:45 - 1 p.m. Family Justice Center :  5705 Uptain Rd . Cost: $10   THUR/14 Southside Chamber Council Meeting 12 - 1 p.m. green|spaces:  63 E Main St . Cost: $12   ... (click for more)

Tennessee Supreme Court Clarifies Law Regarding Ownership Of Funds Withdrawn From A Joint Bank Account

The Tennessee Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that, when one spouse unilaterally withdraws money from a married couple’s joint bank account and places the funds in a certificate of deposit, the funds are no longer joint property and belong to the spouse to whom the certificate of deposit was issued. In April 2012, Calvert Hugh Fletcher and his wife, Nelda Karene Fletcher, ... (click for more)

Clerk Shot During Holdup At Lee Highway Convenience Store Early Saturday Morning

A clerk was shot during a holdup at a convenience store on Lee Highway early Saturday morning. Paul Evans, 24, has non-life threatening injuries. At approximately  12:56 a.m.  Chattanooga Police responded to a person shot call at the Mapco at 6200 Lee Highway.   Upon arrival, Chattanooga Police officers located the victim. He told police that a man armed ... (click for more)

Woman Shot Twice By Estranged Boyfriend In Front Of Multiple People At Her Home In Dalton

A woman's estranged boyfriend entered her residence in Dalton on Friday night and shot her twice in front of a group of people, authorities said. Heather Renee Griffin, 42, was transported to Hamilton Medical Center and later transferred to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. Police are searching for Bertram Gerome Beck in the incident. At 7:35 p.m., the Whitfield County ... (click for more)

Connie McDade Enriched The Lives Of Hundreds Of Students

The message about Connie McDade was very touching. I was one of Connie's professors at UTC and thankfully she excelled anyway.  She was an enthusiastic educator, an exceptional person and generous individual.  She was a devoted teacher, loving wife, wonderful mentor and someone who will continue to bring joy to others beyond this life.   Future students ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Last You’d Suspect

Back when Bill Lenz launched Christ the Rock Community Church, the idea was to spread the gospel in Menasha, Wisc. but Bill and his brother Bob soon found they were dealing with people in trauma situations – drug and alcohol addiction, poverty, the homeless, and suicide prevention. As the church grew, they started an offshoot ministry called “Solid Rock” that deals with suicide ... (click for more)