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."


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