Better Business Bureau

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by start2finish, Aug 30, 2005.


Are you a member of local Better Business Bureau?

Poll closed Sep 29, 2005.
  1. YES

  2. NO

  1. start2finish

    start2finish LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 497

    How many of you guys are members of the Better Business Bureau, BBB????

    Any comments, experiences with their arbitration?? How much are your dues locally???

    Ours are $350 first year and $275 thereafter.

    I haven't had to go through arbritration, lucky any disputes are handled personally. Hopefully I will be able to say that again in a year.
  2. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    i'm not a member, but i did have a complaint against me once
  3. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,004

    OMG! who on earth in their right mind would complain about something you did? did you get out your shovel?

    lets have beer sometime. :drinkup:
  4. PTP

    PTP LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Posts: 1,383

    I am planning on becoming a member - right after I check the box on the IRS form that states that I wish to pay extra taxes. :rolleyes:
  5. wbw

    wbw LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,476

    They are extortionists. They are of no value to you. Please send me your $375 instead. I will put it to much better use than the BBB.
  6. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Posts: 4,900

    Waste of money.........................
  7. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    I agree,they were not helpfull to me when a contractor screwed me out of my weeks worth of pay when I planted for him .I was helping him out and so were a bunch of college kids,he just never showed up to pay us on the last Friday of the job.Of course I dident have his home address,just his name and the name and of his business.They told me they coulden't do a thing without the guys home address and neither could they put him on a complaint list.Who get's a guy they are helping out temporary for a week that is in a tight spot to be done by a deadline's home address?Called State contractors board
    turns out he gave me a fake licence # so outa luck there too.
  8. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,889

  9. Turf Troll

    Turf Troll LawnSite Member
    Posts: 227

    I am not renewing.

    CAL-LANDSCAPER LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    We had a problem with a building contractor last year.
    He wouldn't fix the problem he caused doing a remodel at our house.
    So, called the BBB and were told that he (the contractor) wasn't a member,
    and they couldn't do anything since he wasn't a member.

    So, if your'e not a member, you can't get in trouble with them.

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