St. Louis, Mo., April 14, 2014 – If you’ve been waiting for a break in the weather to schedule home improvement projects, Better Business Bureau has some advice to consider before you sign a contract for work around your home.
BBB also offers BBB Business Reviews that can help you find a trustworthy contractor or check out the ones recommended by friends. The reviews include valuable information like the length of time a contractor has been in business and how many complaints – if any - have been filed against the company. The review includes a rating from A+ to F, with F being the lowest grade the BBB gives to any company
“BBB Business Reviews are a great resource for consumers,” said Michelle L. Corey, BBB President and CEO. “BBB staff verify the details, and we have detailed information on how companies resolve complaints. We’ve also added consumer reviews, which can give you a sense of how a contractor pleases customers.”
BBB’s Request A Quote service allows consumers to obtain information from one or more BBB Accredited Businesses. These businesses have pledged to comply with BBB Standards, such as advertising honestly, honoring promises and responding to customers’ complaints.
BBB’s eight tips for hiring contractors are:
A BBB video covering the tips is available at http://youtu.be/PBn5M8_RkP0.
Contacts (News Media Only): Michelle L. Corey, President and CEO, (314) 645-0606, firstname.lastname@example.org; Chris Thetford, Vice President-Communications, (314) 584-6743 or (314) 681-4719 (cell), email@example.com
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