Jake Gibson, co-founder and CEO, comes from a family of skilled trades entrepreneurs. He has seen first-hand how hard it is to successfully operate a skilled trades business while still trying to balance family and social time. Jake is a licensed Red Seal HVAC journeyman who aspired to start his own business after becoming licensed, but he decided to gain some business management experience first. During this time, and because of his entrepreneurial spirit, he realized that he could create a better way for skilled tradespeople to run their businesses. Jake and his co-founder Ben, along with the rest of the team at Phyxter believe that the right combination of innovative technological features will provide the solution to the challenging problem of balancing business ownership, family, friends, and fun.
Phyxter is a mobile app that instantly connects Canadian and American tradespeople to multiple nearby parts wholesalers through a dynamic instant messenger. Users send out one quote request that goes to multiple nearby suppliers so they can easily see who offers the best value. The result leaves HVAC, plumbing and electrical tradespeople with more money in their pockets while giving them more time to utilize their billable skills or maximize their personal time.
Our platform currently applies advanced technology to the skilled trades industry by establishing a fair and competitive marketplace where everyone can easily enjoy technological innovation, contribute meaningfully to their communities, and work to their hearts' content.
To enable maximum productivity by providing dynamic proximity based communications which facilitate and incentivize parts purchasing - so people can either spend more time utilizing their billable skills or maximize their personal time.
After almost two years of research and product development Phyxter incorporated in May of 2017. Phyxter has been working full-time to bring their vision to reality, and after receiving strong financial support from friends, family, and the Ontario government they have now launched are are being used by tradespeople across Canada and the United States. Phyxter is a member of the Accelerator Centre and Mars, both cutting edge technology incubator programs, they have partnered with multiple nationally recognized small business service providers, and industry associations like HRAI and CAF-FCA.