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AAA Screening Service Launches Contractor Screening Service(sm) to Protect Consumers from Home Improvement Fraud
MISSION, KS - February 6, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Today, AAA Screening Service, Inc. announced
the availability of Contractor Search Reports(sm) that offers a quick, convenient way for consumers
to protect their family and home during home improvement projects. Reports help ensure protection
from such items as criminals, sex offenders, inexperienced workers, liabilities, liens, fraud and
more. The process is easy. Homeowners and prospective contractor(s) fill out the application. The
completed application is then faxed to AAA Screening. Within five days the homeowner receives a
Contractor Search Report(sm) that summarizes the contractor, verifies relevant information, provides
helpful hints and more.
Bringing Screening Expertise to the Home Improvement Market
Homeowners will spend anywhere from $5,000 to redo a room to up to $75,000 for a complete remodel.
Most homeowners are daunted by the task of selecting a contractor. Some homeowners are uncertain of
what to ask. Some are too reserved to ask the tough questions. Some just don't have the time. That's
exactly why AAA Screening launched their contractor screening services. AAA Screening has done all
the research and has all the expertise, sources and know-how.
"I followed conventional wisdom and called three references from my each contractor. It turns out I
didn't ask the right questions and the references were from more than six months ago. I still got
burned," said Katie Olvera of Olathe, Kansas, about finishing her 1,000 sq ft basement. "I could have
avoided project delays, thousands of dollars in cost overruns and litigation had I used a contractor
screening service like AAA Screening offers."
Home Improvement Industry Riddled with Complaints
The Twelfth Annual Consumer Complaint Survey conducted by the NACAA/CFA revealed that home
improvement came in second to automobile sales with 67% of consumer agencies reporting home
improvement as a top area of consumer complaints. Home improvement was also named as one of the
fastest growing complaint categories and the type of industry in which a company is most likely to go
out of business and reopen under another name. Unfortunately under such conditions, contractors
cannot be accepted at face value. Conducting such a through screening takes time, research and
tenacity that some homeowners don't have or don't want to expend.
AAA Screening Service launched its Contractor Search Reports(sm) to provide homeowners with a quick,
convenient method for conducting through background checks before hiring a contractor.
Various Contractor Search Reports(sm) available to meet homeowners' needs
Contractor Search Reports(sm) range in price from $45 to $155 depending on the information provided,
which can include:
- Summary and Suggestions
- Business and License Verification
- Insurance and Bond Verification
- Criminal History of the On-Site Manager
- Civil history on the Business and the Business Principal.
- References from three recent customers and one repeat customer
- Credit History to understand financial stability
- References from banking institution and two suppliers
- Sub-Contractor Basic Search Report(sm)
Turnaround time is three to five business days.
About AAA Screening
AAA Screening is a national screening company helping minimize potential problems and maximize
profitability. AAA Screening offers business, contractor, employee, and tenant screening services.
For more information call 800.289.7015 or visit http://www.AAAScreening.com.
Organization Website: www.AAAScreening.com
Source of News:
AAA Screening Service, Inc.
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