DENVER – Spring fever arrived quickly in 2014 and the Better Business Bureau of Denver/Boulder observes more consumers are checking out landscapers and lawn maintenance companies before hiring. Since the beginning of March,landscape contractors have been the No. 2 most-asked about industry at the Better Business Bureau of Denver/Boulder with almost 20,000 BBB Business Reviews provided to the public in the three-month timespan.
The BBB says this is a trend it has seen in the last three years, while complaints against landscapers and lawn maintenance companies have decreased. In 2013, 143 complaints were filed against businesses in the industry, down more than 16 percent compared to the number of complaints filed 2012.
“Anytime we see inquiries rise and complaints decrease, it means consumers are making smart decisions, trustworthy businesses are thriving, and the relationships between them are improving,” said Su Hawk, president and CEO for the BBB of Denver/Boulder.
The BBB of Denver/Boulder maintains free, public information on more than 1500 landscape contractors and lawn maintenance companies in its 12-county service area, of which more than 200 are BBB Accredited. To find a BBB Accredited landscaper or lawn maintenance company to hire, visit findacompany.org.
Those in need of professional landscape services of any kind are also recommended to follow these tips from the BBB:
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About the BBB
The BBB is an unbiased nonprofit organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior. Businesses that earn BBB Accreditation contractually agree and adhere to the organization’s high standards of ethical business behavior. The BBB provides objective advice, BBB Business Reviews, BBB Charity Reports and educational information on topics affecting marketplace trust. To further promote trust, your BBB also offers dispute resolution services for consumers and businesses. The first BBB was founded in 1912. Today, there are 112 local, independent BBBs across the U.S. and Canada. Please visit denver.bbb.org for more information.