& ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Best Pick Reports is a free, annual guide that features independently researched and recommended local home service providers. With Best Pick Reports, you receive free, objective, third-party data that enables you to identify top-quality companies servicing your neighborhood. Since 1997, the Best Pick Reports team has conducted consumer satisfaction research to evaluate and document the performance of home service providers in dozens of service categories, such as Plumbing, Roofing, and Pest Control. Inclusion in Best Pick Reports is by invitation alone, and that invitation is extended only if a company has met our strict qualifying criteria.  The extensive research process behind each annual publication makes Best Pick Reports the most reliable resource for finding reputable home service companies in your area.

ENDORSEMENTS

HomeAdvisor is the free and easy way for homeowners to find and connect with trusted home improvement, maintenance and repair professionals. As a leading nationwide online home improvement marketplace, we’ve connected more than 40 million homeowners to our network of prescreened home service professionals since we started in 1999. And, because planning is integral to the completion of any great home project, we also offer design inspiration, budgeting tools and advice. 

The Better Business Bureau (BBB), founded in 1912, is a nonprofit organization focused on advancing marketplace trust.The BBB collects and provides free business reviews on more than 4 million businesses to over 123 million requests from consumers in 2013, helping make the BBB's website rank among the top 1,000 most-visited websites in the United States. The BBB serves as an intermediary between consumers and businesses, handling over 885,000 consumer disputes against businesses in 2013, of which close to 78% were settled.


Yelp has over 100 million reviews of businesses worldwide. Whether you’re looking for a pizzeria that just opened or a coffee shop nearby, Yelp is your local guide to finding the perfect place to eat, shop, drink, relax and play. Yelp connects people with great local businesses. By the end of 2016 Yelpers had written approximately 121 million rich, local reviews, making Yelp the leading local guide for real word-of-mouth on everything from boutiques and mechanics to restaurants and dentists. 

More than 3 million households nationwide check Angie's List reviews to find the best local service providers, like roofers, plumbers, handymen, mechanics, doctors and dentists. And that's just the short list. They collect ratings and reviews on more than 720 different services. Angie's List members submit more than 60,000 reviews every month about the companies they hire. They include incredible details about how the project went (including cost), and grade the company's response time, price, professionalism and quality of work -- good or bad -- on an A to F scale. Angie's List members will tell you if a crew was conscious of children and pets, cleaned up after themselves or just totally botched the job.

Facebook is a social networking site that makes it easy for you to connect and share with your family and friends online. Originally designed for college students, Facebook was created in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg while he was enrolled at Harvard University. By 2006, anyone over the age of 13 with a valid email address could join Facebook. Today, Facebook is the world's largest social network, with more than 1 billion users worldwide and offers unlimited access to local businesses, advertising, groups, and events.