Who is Angie?
To more than three million households across the country, she’s one of the best neighbors you could ever have—someone who lends you something far more valuable than a cup of sugar or a handful of hot soup. Angie’s List shares the wealth of its members’ experience, helping people find the best local plumbers, handymen, doctors, and similar professionals in more than 720 repair and healthcare categories.
How Does Angie's List Work?
The process is simple: members log on, search for the service they need, and then hire one of the best professionals in that category. If you don’t have a membership, you can still connect with providers in your area and purchase services directly from the site. Among these providers are Super Service Winners—the top 5% of qualifying businesses in each category and market. These business rankings are determined by Angie’s List members, who constantly rate and review their experiences. In the interest of transparency, each reviewer must use his or her real name. Their claims are also thoroughly vetted by the Angie's List team.
Is There Really an Angie?
There is indeed. CMO and co-founder Angie Hicks serves as the literal face of the company, often appearing on national programs such as Today and
Morning Joe. She started her eponymous list fresh out of college in 1995, a pre-Internet age where the telephone was the only way to give members the names of the best plumbers in Columbus, Ohio. Nowadays, it’s safe to say that she has a little more help.