Atlanta-based online house-cleaning marketplace Hux has had a successful launch in its second city, Charlotte.
CEO Stanley Vergilis, a Georgia Tech alumnus and son of Russian Jewish immigrants, said business in North Carolina’s biggest city has grown 40 percent a month with a small marketing budget and one person on the ground. “I think that’s a testament to a great product.”
Hux is a place where people who provide cleaning services can find residential customers online. In less than two years, the startup business is operating at a revenue run rate of more than $2 million.
Charlotte’s closeness to Atlanta in distance and market and its booming high-tech scene led Hux to choose it for expansion, Vergilis. Company investor Tim Draper also had another company launch there, Favor.
Hux, whose marketplace approach to connecting providers and customers could work for a range of home services, is sticking with house cleaning for now because “our focus is on acquiring more customers with our existing offering of cleaning,” Vergilis said. “Once we have a large geographic footprint, then we’ll launch new service verticals.”
He’s not sure where the next geographic expansion will be but mentioned Austin, Texas, Phoenix and Miami as possibilities.
Mansions Names Head for Alpharetta Campus
Angela Stanton has been named campus executive director for The Mansions at Alpharetta, a new senior independent living, personal care and specialized memory community.
Stanton will oversee the daily operations of all phases of the community, including residential relations and care, staff, food and activities.
“I look forward to working with families, residents and staff to bring the newest practices in senior care to the Alpharetta area,” she said.
Stanton is a former divisional director for a senior care chain. She also managed facilities in Georgia and Michigan.
“We are thrilled to welcome Angela to our family of senior living properties,” said Wes Bartlett, the property manager. “Her extensive background in geriatrics, combined with her education in business, will make her a tremendous asset as we open our new, dynamic senior living community.”
The Mansions at Alpharetta, the company’s fourth senior care community, is set to open its independent living community in October 2016. Phase 2, providing personal care and specialized memory care, is due to be completed next year.
Mansions Senior Properties has a Sandy Springs location and plans to break ground on a Decatur site this fall.