May 1, 2014 - CALGARY, ALBERTA - Beaming sunshine and blooming plants may kick spring fever into high gear when it comes to re-vamping your yard. From lawn mowing and shapely shrubbery to constructing patios and gazebos, landscaping is not always a wheelbarrow of roses. With 197 BBB complaints against landscapers and related companies in the last year, the group tops the BBBs complaint list prompting an advisory from BBB that homeowners should do their homework before hiring their next landscaper.
And, they are. Consumers made more than 100,000 inquiries about landscapers and related companies in the last 12 months.
Sandra Crozier-McKee, president and CEO of BBB Serving Southern Alberta and East Kootenay, says hiring a landscaper requires research. "Making changes to your home or property means investing your time and hard-earned money," she says. "Taking the time to seek out legitimate, trustworthy businesses beforehand will make for a worth-while investment."
BBB recommends the following when choosing a landscaper:
For more information and other consumer tips, visit bbb.org.
For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2015, people turned to BBB more than 172 million times for BBB Business Reviews on more than 5.3 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at bbb.org. There are local,independent BBBs across the United States, Canada and Mexico, including BBB Serving Southern Alberta and East Kootenay, which was founded in 1954 and garners more than one million instances of service annually.
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