I spotted a TV advertisement this AM over on CNN for a site called Angie’s List. I did a Google and found the site. The site is basically designed to alert potential customers on which companies they should use for standard home repairs and which companies they should avoid. Kind of like a BBB but rated by clients of various companies.

There was only one minor issue. This is a fairly new service and currently only incorporates 124 major cities. Unfortunately where I live was not covered which surprised me since we are an area they covers a population of about 225,000 folks. But if your city is covered I would recommend a look-see and see what you think. Currently there is a free trial offer for one year. After which this appears to turn into a paid service.

On their web site they stated:

What is Angie’s List?
Angie’s List is where you’ll find thousands of unbiased reports and reviews about service companies in your area. Our members share their experiences with each other so that you can choose the service company that’s right for your job the first time around.

Is there an Angie?

Of course there’s a real Angie. Angie Hicks founded the List in 1995 with 1000 members in Columbus, Ohio. Since then our modest list of homeowners has spread into 124 cities with over 600,000 members. While Angie remains the keeper of the List, our members are the ones who submit reports to build the List and keep it current. As Chief Marketing Officer, Angie now focuses on promoting the company, opening new markets and assuring that all of the reports are up-to-date and helpful. She is a mother of 3 and lives a very busy and happy life with her husband in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Take a look and see what you think.

Comments welcome.

Check out Angie’s Site here

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