Local Best & Worst Contractors of 2011

Local Best & Worst Contractors of 2011

 

 

About the list:

Our Best Contractors come from popular home improvement categories and must qualify for the prestigious 2011 Angie's List Super Service Award, which requires they have a current and overall grade of A and be in good standing with Angie's List. The Best also must have had a flawless - or nearly flawless - overall record, a minimum of six reports and multiple Page of Happiness nominations in the reporting period. These requirements put them in the top 1 percent of contractors eligible for the SSA.

To determine the Worst Contractors, we scrutinized member reports, Penalty Box cases and court records. We also interviewed scores of sources, basing our selections on the gravity or volume of allegations and the amount of damage customers say those contractors inflicted. In the More Worst Contractors section, we listed companies that remain in the Angie's List Penalty Box.

Finally, in keeping with our tougher stance on trade licensing, the Angie's List Trade Licensing Department audited every Best Contractor finalist for compliance with state and local laws. We booted those unable to produce a valid trade license or prove they didn't need one. If a Worst Contractor lacked a required trade license, we included information on their noncompliant status.

 


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John Gordon

Subject: Best & Worst List

Why is the B&W list 2011 so far out of date? We are 3 months into 2013 and you have been in business 18 yrs and and you don't have 2012 updated! Why in 18 yrs you don't have a B&W list for the cities serviced. How about a car dealership provider list so we can see who is reputable and the worst to do business with.

Katie Jacewicz
Katie Jacewicz

Subject: Best & Worst 2012

Hello John,

Thank you for your inquiry! We do in fact have the most recent list online. The Best & Worst Contractors of 2012 can be found here: https://www.angieslist.com/articles/best-worst-contractors-2012.htm

Deb Hill

Subject: Contractors

How about some reviews for the Des Moines, IA area?......

Katie Jacewicz
Katie Jacewicz

Subject: Des Moines providers

Hi Deb,

Though Des Moines was not included in this magazine feature, our Des Moines members leave ratings and reviews daily on more than 5,000 local service providers in the area. You can take a look at your city's page by following the link. If you're interested in trying us out, sign up online with promo code "ANSWERS" for 20 percent off your annual membership! https://www.angieslist.com/companylist/us/ia/des-moines/

pat loehmann

Subject: Where is NY?

wheres NY?

Katie Jacewicz
Katie Jacewicz

Subject: Check Angie's List!

Hi Pat, While this Best & Worst feature is produced annually by our magazine staff, our members leave reviews daily on local service providers across New York and the Tri-State area. You can find more information here: https://www.angieslist.com/companylist/new-york-tristate-area/   If you're not yet a member, use promo code "ANSWERS" to save 20% on an annual membership.

Kathryn Magagna

Subject: Where's OR?

Where is OR list for the best and worst contractors ? I sure need it....

Katie Jacewicz
Katie Jacewicz

Subject: Ratings and Reviews on Oregon contractors

Hi Kathryn,

While this Best & Worst feature is produced annually by our magazine staff, our members leave reviews daily on local service providers across the state of Oregon. You can find more information here: https://www.angieslist.com/companylist/us/or/ If you're not yet a member, use promo code "ANSWERS" to save 20% on an annual membership.

Susan

Subject: Best and Worst in Denver Area

Many people obviously have a desire to know the best and worst for their particular area. Is there a plan to expand Angie's B&W list so all members across the country can benefit from this information?

Joshua Palmer
Joshua Palmer

Subject: re: Best and Worst in Denver Area

Unfortunately, we haven't yet produced a best/worst list for the Denver area, but you can always find "the best of the best" in Denver by looking at companies on Angie's List Denver that have a track record of positive reviews and those who have accepted the Super Service Award. While we strive to provide information of this type to Angie's List members across the country, it's not always feasible to produce the Best & Worst package for every major U.S. city.

We're always on the lookout for stellar companies and bad actors in all of our chapters, so if you have a tip about a contractor you think should be considered for the annual Best/Worst package, please let us know. Thanks! - Josh from Angie's List

Barbara Loiacono

Subject: List for New Jersey

Would like the best and worst of New Jerey

Katie Jacewicz
Katie Jacewicz

Subject: Katie with Angie's List

Hi Barbara,

A select number of markets are included in this yearly feature, but we always have ratings and reviews on New Jersey service providers on Angie's List. If you're not yet a member, sign up with the promo code "ANSWERS" for a 20% discount. Thanks, and have a great day!

susan taulli

Subject: no new orleans list of worst and best

with all the hurricanes down here, there has been plenty of price gouging and "experts" in home repair that suddenly pop up. we need a best and worst list.

Alice schank

Subject: Area

Already disappointed as there is no listings of contractors in my area.

Katie Jacewicz
Katie Jacewicz

Subject: Katie with Angie's List

Alice,

We have ratings and reviews of local contractors across the country, but only select cities are included in the Best/Worst annual package. Members can read countless reviews and ratings of local service providers in more than 550 home, health and auto categories.

Grace

Subject: best and worst in Albany New York

Where can I find your list of best and worst contractors for Albany, NY?

Katie Jacewicz
Katie Jacewicz

Subject: Albany list

Unfortunately, we didn't produce a best/worst list for our Albany market, but you can always find "the best of the best" in Albany by looking at SPs with current Super Service Award winners. We're always on the lookout for stellar companies and bad actors in all of our chapters, so if you have a tip about a contractor you think should be considered for the annual Best/Worst package, please let us know. Thanks!

-Katie with Angie's List

eo

Subject: Baltimore is not listed.

Will I get any information of value if I join Angie's List to learn about service providers in Baltimore?

Katie Jacewicz
Katie Jacewicz

Subject: Baltimore Service Providers

Hi EO,

Angie's List has reviews on more than 40,000 service providers in the area. Members in your area review recent services of providers in more than 550 home, health and auto categories.

https://www.angieslist.com/companylist/baltimore/

Margaret

Subject: roofers

Can you show Best and Worst roofers for El Paso, TX?

J. Williams

Subject: Best & Worst Contractors 2011

No information on NYC contractors. I've been looking for a contractor for quite some time. Are there any competent, reliable and honest general contractors in NYC?

Katie Jacewicz
Katie Jacewicz

Subject: NYC Contractors

Hi J. Williams,

Thanks for your comment! Angie's List contains reviews on more than 91,000 service providers in the NYC area. You can see more information on our NYC page: https://www.angieslist.com/companylist/us/ny/new-york-city-%28tristate-a...

Dale Cummings

Subject: I have just signed up with

I have just signed up with angies list, and really don't know what to say. I have had bad experiences with other classifieds, hope i don't have the same experience with this one. You recommended very highly.

Rohit Rana

Subject: No SF Bay area

I recently signed up for angie's list and I am really disappointed. Hardly any reviews. I live in north bay and they dont have a review no closer than SF what a joke!!!!!

Katie Jacewicz
Katie Jacewicz

Subject: We can help!

If you're not finding what you're looking for, feel free to give us a call. Angie's List customer service representatives will help search the list for you!

Joe DiBernardo

Subject: Where is a listing for NYC??

Where is a listing for NYC?? Who is watching Angie?

Joe Raposo

Subject: no new york listing

need to know

Greg Lang

Subject: Best & Worst Contractors 2011

Why not a list for the entire State of RI. I think just naming the major cities you consider to be important is a slap in the face for all your paying subscribers in smaller venues.

Mari Ryan

Subject: Las Vegas

No listings for Las Vegas?

D Terry

Subject: No Las Vegas presence? no Fees right? why then

I give up! Can't leave a comment! well, there is no Las vegas presence, so why do I still need to pay when Angie says no fees in areas where she has no presence..just fill in the blanks what I tried to say in an email that was kicked out as no text I guess

Daniel Nolan

Subject: BEST & WORST CONTRACTORS 2011

Why is there no Listing of Best & Worst Contractors for Orlando?

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