About the HOVER Community

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Welcome to the HOVER Community! This is a space to talk about all things home improvement — repairs, remodels, and everything in between. 

We created this community to connect homeowners, home improvement professionals (contractors, architects, interior designers, etc.), and personal lines insurance professionals who are interested in sharing resources, perspectives, and experiences within the home improvement space.

What is HOVER? HOVER lets you create an interactive model of a home using your smartphone camera. This model can be used to measure homes, visualize designs, and help create project estimates.

Here’s what to expect when you join the HOVER Community:

  • Interact: Ask questions, exchange advice, and connect with different HOVER teams and community members about home improvement and ownership.
  • Participate: Easily participate in quick polls, surveys and other activities on your own schedule so we can gain and share insight about trends within the industry. Your participation may even earn you a surprise gift. 
  • Make an impact: Be among the first to see what the HOVER teams are working on and give direct feedback to help shape our product. Receive invitations to more in-depth research projects and conversation with HOVER teams.

There are so many ways to get involved. How you participate is up to you. We’ll also occasionally award our most engaged members with gift cards, HOVER swag, or feature them on the community page.

Meet the Team

Get to know the HOVER research team that runs this community. There are also many other HOVER team members part of this community that are excited to learn from you to improve your home improvement projects. 

Look out for this badge to easily identify a HOVER team member: 

Feel free to message us directly, or email us at [email protected] with questions about the community.

Need HOVER customer support? Customers can call (844)-757-6837, email [email protected], or go to help.hover.to.

Leanne Waldal
Director of Research

Leanne has lived in San Francisco since 1996 and joined the team at HOVER in 2021. She owns and lives in a modern 2story house with a gable roof in a neighborhood full of flat roofs. Her current home improvement plans are to get the house off the grid by replacing the roof with solar tiles, putting a powerwall, or two, on the patio, and replacing gas appliances with electric appliances.

Gabriella Rikker
Principal Researcher 

Originally from Chicago, Gabriella moved to San Francisco 1 year ago before joining the team at HOVER. She loves Mid-Century and Spanish style homes and is currently saving to buy her first home. Until then, she’s working on decorating her new apartment and exploring the Bay Area.