Friday, April 20, 2018

Canadian-made App designed for on-demand delivery service for construction materials

If the sharing economy can bring a pizza to your door, why can’t it bring some extra lumber to a work site?

That’s the simplistic take on Ottawa-based startup GoFor, which recently won a Bootstrap Award for its on-demand delivery service for construction materials. CEO Brad Rollo, who spent 10 years in the construction industry after a career in technology, told Techopia Live this week why this idea brought him back to entrepreneurship.

“I spent all my time in my vehicle running around being a gofer, getting materials for job sites,” Rollo told Techopia Live, reflecting on his time in the field. He realized that while large orders were well handled by suppliers, there was a gap in the supply chain for smaller material orders. An on-demand service could fill the void for contractors that need a few extra supplies in a timely manner.

Like Uber Eats, GoFor has a fleet of independent contractors that can deliver materials as needed to job sites across Ottawa. When suppliers are booked up and delivery could take more than a day, the startup is there to fill the gap.

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