Tech Startup Joins International Partnership to Create One-of-a-Kind Industry Solution

Ving! ® partners with Quality Built, LLC, (QB) a U.S.-based industry leader in third-party quality assurance inspections and risk management solutions, and Canadian company, The Holmes Group, (led by 35-year licensed contractor and TV host Mike Holmes of Holmes on Homes, FOX’s Home Free and Holmes & Homes) specializing in independent media production, new home building, home inspections and product development.

Youngstown, Ohio, UNITED STATES

Youngstown Ohio, Nov. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ving has partnered with two incumbent industry leaders to create a one-of-a-kind training solution for builders, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers within the construction industry. The Ving Microburst Training and Compliance Monitoring Technology will be the foundation for the widespread success of an innovative training program developed by Quality Built and The Holmes Group. The strategic duo will be leveraging the Ving technology to integrate custom microburst training videos, that educate and entertain, into Quality Built’s data collection app and automated reports to drive targeted training that will help manage risk that imposes financial threats to their clients.

Tony DeAscentis, CEO of Ving, is no newcomer to the startup world. In fact, Ving is his third. He says that it is critical for tech startups to find partners who align clearly with the markets they desire to enter and to accelerate growth in.

“Partnerships like this don’t just fall in your lap,” said DeAscentis. “You have to have an excellent technology platform ready to use now, and then get out there and network everywhere.”

DeAscentis mentions that he has been searching for the right fit since Ving was launched, a journey that required trips to Silicon Valley, active participation in investor networks, and a lot of hustle in and out of all types of entrepreneurial-focused gatherings. DeAscentis comments, “You know the partnership in front of you is spot on when you clearly see how an already strong offering gets exponentially better.”

“The construction industry is over-saturated with an abundance of training programs. How do we know which one is best?” said Brian Kramer, CEO of Quality Built. “Someone needed to create a program that not only had quality content, but also leveraged technology to monitor engagement and address accountability. This is when Ving came in! Over the years, there has been a rapid adoption of technology in construction, which has already proven to improve quality, reduce costs, prevent delays and eliminate redundancies in scopes of work. Through our training program, we aim to do just that.”

The training program comprises of five value-added components:

  1. Custom professional microburst training videos developed by industry experts, QB and The Holmes Group.
  2. The integration of microburst training videos into Quality Built’s QB Builder Link® data collection app to provide real-time training where it is needed most - during installation out on the field.
  3. The integration of microburst training videos into Quality Built’s Trade QA Performance report to provide targeted training to trades and superintendents while delivering qualitative data on the effectiveness of the program.
  4. The use of the Ving compliance monitoring technology to be able to track engagement data of those who received, read, watched, listened and understood the training material – thus addressing accountability.
  5. The ability to share training videos with peers via an email or text message without having to login to a portal.

Quality Built and The Holmes Group value the Ving technology so much that they have invested in the company. Together, they will be leveraging the Ving technology to Make It Right® in the construction industry.

Mike Holmes, President & Founder of The Holmes Group, comments “Over the last 15 years on television I have emphasized education and knowledge to do it right, the first time. With the Ving platform and the expertise of QB Inspections we have found a new vehicle to help builders, installers, retailers, manufacturers, and suppliers to train the next generation through readily accessible edu-tainment videos that streamline training, develop knowledge and increase staff engagement. All of which acts as a foundation for any company to Make It Right!”

About Ving
Ving Safety Training and Compliance Monitoring Platform. Watch Video Here
Ving has been purposefully designed to help employers overcome the risks and challenges of managing a decentralized workforce. The goal: minimize or eliminate employee injury, rework, quality issues, days off work and the associated financial impact.

The Ving platform makes it easy for company leadership to deliver consistent, relevant, timely microbursts of training/information across any preferred method of communicating (e.g. text, email, portal, project management/work order management system, etc.) just before an employee performs a task. No matter how the information is shared, Ving’s dashboard and notification system keep those accountable for an employee's safety or job performance in the know, enabling them with data-driven insights that lead to proactive decisions on how to manage potential areas of risk.

Users choose content from our Safety Ving library of more than 1,000 titles, their own company-generated content or other third-party content.

Ving is redefining how you can engage the workforce of today.

About Quality Built
Quality Built, established over 25 years ago, is the nation’s largest and most respected third-party quality assurance inspection and risk management solution provider for new building construction. Backed by a team of architects, engineers and inspectors averaging over 25 years of experience in the industry, QB has developed a powerful software platform that addresses construction risk, encourages collaboration and delivers qualitative and quantitative data – allowing builders to effectively make informed business decisions. From a proprietary data collection app, to automated reporting, to a comprehensive data-driven dashboard and cloud-based file storage, Quality Built has the tools and resources builders need to deliver the quality product they promised, both efficiently and on time. Builder’s in Quality Built’s program have experienced a 75% reduction of anomalies within 95-100 days of the enrollment of their trades, proving the effectiveness of their system. QB’s inspection capabilities cover all phases of construction and include but are not limited to: Technical Plan ReviewsTM, Geotechnical Consulting, Building Envelope Inspections, Quality Assurance Inspections, Property Condition Assessments, ASTM/AAMA Water Testing, Fit and Finish Inspections, and more. In 2018, Quality Built will have reached their one-millionth home in their system.

About The Holmes Group
The Holmes Group is an international brand with operations in independent media production, new-home building and home inspection, residential construction and renovation, as well as product development. The Holmes Group is responsible for developing and managing all HOLMES branded entities, including Make It Right Productions Inc., Make It Right Releasing, HOLMES Approved Homes, MIKE HOLMES Inspections, HOLMES Approved Products, HOLMES Workwear and The Holmes Foundation.


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