ecomedes Acquires Leading Commercial Design Discovery Platform Mortarr

This acquisition simplifies and accelerates product discovery and analysis, which is critical to driving demand for better buying and building practices.

SAN FRANCISCO, April 25, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — ecomedes, a B2B vertical SaaS solution that reduces the cost, carbon and impact of buildings, today announces the acquisition of Mortarr, the commercial construction + design search and discovery engine .

“We combine ecomedes’ solution and the world’s largest impact-aware catalog with Mortarr’s established community of industry professionals. This will simplify and accelerate product discovery and analysis for tens of thousands of A+D professionals, building owners, developers, CREs and procurement teams every week,” said Kathleen Egan, co-founder and CEO of ecomedes. “Removing friction from this flow of information is critical to driving demand for better buying and building practices, not to mention increasing return on investment for engaged manufacturers.”

ecomedes provides a solution for building owners and designers, like the Federal GSA and ARCO/Murray, to save time and money while catapulting environmental, social and governance compliance. Product manufacturers large and small, including MillerKnoll, Tarkett, Certainteed, HP, and Humanscale, use ecomedes to grow their digital footprint, connect with modern shoppers, and save money on sales, marketing, and IT .

Mortarr is a search and discovery engine tailor-made for commercial construction and design professionals. The platform digitally connects professionals to products and services across industries and verticals such as Kohler, Sherwin-Williams, CannonDesign and SageGlass. Today, Mortarr is used by thousands of business professionals to more easily research and specify products, monitor and build professional teams, and collaborate with project teams online.

“We invested in ecomedes, convinced that their software can streamline product selection, reduce uncertainty, and save time and money across the entire built ecosystem. We continue to believe in this vision and view Mortarr as a perfect complement to it,” says Eric Whobrey, Director of Technology and Innovation at Arco/Murray. “Mortarr brings a new audience and an intuitive, easy-to-use interface known and loved by the commercial design industry. ecomedes brings a powerful set of structured data and engineering expertise that will supercharge Mortarr’s product data and enable construction industry to make informed decisions for beautifully designed, eco-friendly buildings on budget and on schedule. We couldn’t be more excited about this news and look forward to what these two teams will create together. .

Enable better purchasing decisions
As two creators of categories at the service of buildings, ecomedes and Mortarr go together:

  • Reduce the cost, carbon and impact of commercial buildings across all sectors

  • Eliminate friction from the buyer’s journey with modern SaaS tools

  • Increase manufacturer sales and streamline the digital buyer journey

  • Promoting sustainable products and practices

“We quickly realized the synergies and impact we could accelerate with our complementary platforms,” ​​said Abby Murray, marketing director of ecomède. “Our shared vision, shared values ​​and unwavering commitment to a more inclusive, accessible and sustainable industry further strengthens this opportunity and our shared mission. As a team, we will challenge and inspire each other and the industry to innovate to a better future.”

Mortarr and ecomedes now operate as a single entity under a management team led by Egan. Murray, who co-founded Mortarr and served as its CEO, is now its chief marketing officer. You can visit both offers at their digital addresses: ecomedes and Mortarr.


ecomedes and Mortarr connect buyers with sellers of commercial building products in the cloud to reduce costs and improve sustainability. The platforms help institutional and commercial construction teams discover, evaluate and source the best construction professionals and materials, while examining critical impact factors including energy, water, human health, circularity and social factors. For manufacturers, platforms represent a new digital sales and marketing channel to engage customers in the digital buying journey. Based at San Francisco, can read more about ecomedes and Mortarr.


Kathleen Egan
Chief executive officer
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Jen Levisen
Content Director
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