Monday, December 12, 2011

Holiday Suggestion: Angie's List

For my household one of the most difficult aspects of home repair is finding dependable, reliable firms or individuals to do the work.  There are a lot of fly by night people and also well-intentioned by incompetent or overwhelmed people.  Neither grouping is very helpful when you need a plumber or roofer or electrician.

A family member suggested we check out Angie's List (, which lets you look up a company or name or to peruse contractors by category, and see how people rate their work.  It is a subscription service but very reasonably priced.  You can read what types of jobs workmen have done and what they charged and what customers thought of their work.  It was great to read that firms we have used in the past and liked were highly ranked by others as well. 

If you are trying to find a holiday gift for someone who has everything (including perhaps an older home), a gift subscription to Angie's List might be very well received.

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