Find us on Google+

BBB Business Review

Text Sizesmall medium large

BBB Accredited Business since

American Purchasing Society, Inc.

Additional Locations

Phone: (630) 859-0250 Fax: (630) 859-0270 8 E Galena Blvd., Ste 203, Aurora, IL 60506

BBB Business Reviews may not be reproduced for sales or promotional purposes.


American Purchasing Society is a professional association for buyers and purchasing members which provides certification, consulting, and professional development services. This organization serves a national and international audience as well as members throughout the Chicagoland area, including in Roselle, Rosemont, Schaumburg, Naperville, Buffalo Grove, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, Mt Prospect, Prospect Heights, Romeoville, Bolingbrook, Joliet, St Charles, Wheaton, Batavia, Geneva, Crystal Lake, McHenry, Lake Zurich, Winthrop Harbor, Zion, Carol Stream, Lombard, Villa Park, Medinah, Itasca, Bensenville, Carpentersville, and Bloomingdale. Services available from this organization include certification programs, books, seminars and courses, resume evaluation, job listings, articles about the purchasing industry, and news and regular information about the buying industry.

BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since

BBB has determined that American Purchasing Society, Inc. meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

BBB accreditation does not mean that the business' products or services have been evaluated or endorsed by BBB, or that BBB has made a determination as to the business' product quality or competency in performing services.

Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that raised the rating for American Purchasing Society, Inc. include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • No complaints filed with BBB

Customer Complaints Summary

0 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 0

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on American Purchasing Society, Inc.
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: September 12, 2007 Business started: 01/12/1972 Business started locally: 01/12/1972 Business incorporated 07/14/1997 in DE
Type of Entity


Business Management
Dr. Harry Hough, President Mr. Richard Hough, Executive Vice President
Contact Information
Principal: Dr. Harry Hough, President
Customer Contact: Mr. Richard Hough, Executive Vice President
Number of Employees


Business Category

Training Programs Business Services - General Association Management Business Consultants Business Communication Consultant Management Training All Other Miscellaneous Schools and Instruction (NAICS: 611699)


BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

BBB letter grades represent the BBB's opinion of the business. The BBB grade is based on BBB file information about the business. In some cases, a business' grade may be lowered if the BBB does not have sufficient information about the business despite BBB requests for that information from the business.

BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
NR -----
Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating is not a guarantee of a business' reliability or performance, and BBB recommends that consumers consider a business' BBB Rating and Customer Review Rating in addition to all other available information about the business. If the BBB Rating is NR then only Customer Reviews are used for the Star Rating.