In November 2011 BrooklineCAN launched this Service Referral Program. We added vendors and kept them up-to-date until 2014 when several volunteers left. The information here was valid in 2014 but may be out of date now. We leave it here for your use with that understanding.
A revitalized committee is working to revive this service in ways that will minimize the burden on our volunteers and on the businesses listed here. We hope to update this information and add new providers soon.
Committee members have :
Verified that these service providers have the proper license for their profession.
Made sure that there are no complaints or outstanding cases against them with the:
Attorney General's Office
Better Business Bureau (BBB)
Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR)
Determine whether the services offered meet your needs.
Decide if the price is fair,which generally means securing more than 1 estimate.
Judge the quality of the work and the professionalism of the people.
Verify that these service providers have proper insurance particularly workmen’s comp.
Ask for and check references.
Establish a time frame – when can the project start and when will it be done?
Recommend service providers or guarantee their work performance. Someone recommended each of them to us, but we have no way to judge their work.
The best way for us to offer the widest possible choice of service providers is for you to send us your recommendations. To do this, simply click on Contractor Survey and complete the questionnaire.