By Andrew Smith
Leap started as a hobby. Now, it’s a multimillion-dollar platform.
The Epitome of American Made Stories
In this Washington Post article, Thomas Heath writes about the rise of a flourishing digital platform. Leap started as a home improvement sales representative’s idea to make his life easier and the sales process more efficient and successful. Turns out that idea helped create an industry-leading platform that streamlines the home repair and contracting process. It garnered so much attention, the owners of Nu Look Home Design, Patrick Fingles, and Thomas Bury ended up adopting the platform companywide.
With 60 employees, nearly 7,000 licensed users at 1,000 companies in the United States and Canada, and a brand new 15,000 square-foot office designed to accommodate the doubling of its workforce, Leap is expected to continue disrupting and digitizing the home improvement industry.
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Reporter & Columnist, The Washington Post
Thomas Heath is a local business reporter and columnist, writing about entrepreneurs and various companies big and small in the Washington metropolitan area. Previously, he wrote about the business of sports for The Washington Post’s sports section for most of a decade. He has also covered local news, including the Maryland General Assembly and investigative work in Fairfax County. He has served as a correspondent for Newsweek and The Post, participating in coverage of the Oklahoma City bombing, the Unabomber, and the O.J. Simpson trial. Heath was born and raised in Syracuse, N.Y. He is a graduate of Fordham University and was a 2001-2002 fellow at Columbia University’s Knight-Bagehot business fellowship program.