St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 22, 2017 – If the midwinter blues have you dreaming of ways to spruce up the inside of your home this year, Better Business Bureau (BBB) can help you find a trustworthy contractor to do the work. We’ve also developed tips to help you understand what to ask before you sign a contract or pay any money.
First of all, BBB offers BBB Business Profiles of thousands of contractors that show how long a contractor has been in business and how many complaints – if any - have been filed against the company and how the company has responded. The review includes a rating from A+ to F, with F being the lowest rating BBB gives to any company. Some profiles also have customer reviews that rate their experience as positive, negative or neutral.
“BBB Business Profiles are a great resource for consumers,” said Michelle L. Corey, BBB St. Louis president and CEO. “BBB Business Profiles include contact information and detailed information on how companies resolve complaints. We’ve also added customer reviews, which can give you a sense of how a contractor pleases customers.”
BBB’s Request A Quote service allows consumers to obtain an estimate 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. Simply click on the Request A Quote tab in the BBB Business Profiles and fill out the form with your contact information and a description of the service you need.
BBB also helps consumers resolve hundreds of complaints against contractors every year. If you need BBB assistance, go to bbb.org or call 314-645-3300.
BBB’s eight tips to consider when hiring contractors are:
St. Louis Area Media Contacts: Chris Thetford, Vice President-Communications, (314) 584-6743 or (314) 681-4719 (cell), email@example.com
Shellie Kreter, PR & Communications Manager, (314) 584-6723 or (314) 348-5451 (cell), firstname.lastname@example.org
Columbia media contact: Sean Spence, Columbia Regional Director, (573) 886-8965, email@example.com
Cape Girardeau media contact: Joey Keys, Cape Girardeau Regional Director, (573) 803-3191, firstname.lastname@example.org
Quincy media contact: Mara Clingingsmith, BBB Quincy Regional Director, (217) 209-3972 or (217) 242-6272 (cell), email@example.com
BBB is a nonprofit, business-supported organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior. Most BBB services to consumers are free of charge. BBB provides objective advice, free BBB Business Profiles on more than 5.3 million companies, 11,000 charity reviews, dispute resolution services, alerts and educational information on topics affecting marketplace trust. Visit bbb.org for more information.