Angie's List timeline

Angie's List timeline


June 1, 1995 - Columbus Neighbors
Angie Hicks, a recent college graduate, starts knocking on doors in Columbus, Ohio to sign up the very first members of "Columbus Neighbors."

July 1996 - Angie's List debuts
After adopting the name “Angie’s List,” the company buys Unified Neighbors and expands to Indianapolis. Number of members: about 6,000. Employees: 2.

March 1999 - The Penalty Box Debuts
The notorious list of companies providing lousy service begins appearing.

May 1999 - goes live

February 2001 - becomes fully interactive
"For the first time, you could go online and say 'I need a plumber' and get results immediately," says former COO Scott Brenton.

April 2001 - We purchased our first copy machine
“That was hugely symbolic for me,” CEO Bill Oesterle says. “I thought, ‘We’re a real company now.’”

August 2001 - Orr Fellowship established
Angie, Bill (our CEO) and Scott (our COO) establish the Orr Fellowship, which matches talented college graduates for two-year fellowships with entrepreneurial companies in Indiana.


October 2002 - 100,000 Members!
And, for the first time, we join the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies. Total number of Angie’s List chapters: 10.

March 2003 - We moved!
An old firehouse becomes our new Indianapolis headquarters.

August 2004 - The Angie's List Wishmakers begins
The Angie's List Wishmakers help match highly-rated service providers with families in need.

September 2007 - Lead Safety Tour
After an extensive lead paint investigation, Angie’s List hosts a national tour to educate homeowners and service providers about lead-safe work practices.

March 2008 - Angie’s List Health!
We expand into the medical field with the rollout of Angie’s List Health categories.

May 2008 - Angie's List gets a car
The Angie's List Special hits the Indy 500 The first car we sponsored in the 500.

June 2010: Major growth!
We now number more than 200 cities in all 50 states, 400 employees, 1.4 million service companies, 1.2 million members and more than 2 million reports.

2011- Present

August 2011 - More expansion!
Along with Governor Mitch Daniels and Mayor Greg Ballard, Angie and Bill announce plans to expand campus and hire 500 additional employees.

October 2011 - Member milestone
Angie’s List reaches another milestone — 1 million member households.

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