My husband is a 2nd generation roofer we advertised for years with Verizon , Yellow Pages , Idearc Media then along came Angie's List we received several jobs through Angie's List not even knowing what it was we just thought "wow" this Angie has a lot of friends then the phone calls began from Representatives. My husband agreed to advertise with Angie's List 14 years ago it was $450.00 a month for a full page ad in the magazine they mail out to members compared to the thousands we were spending advertising else where it was a drop in the bucket .
As years passed Angie's List grew and one year when our advertising renewal was up they wanted $35,000.00 a year my jaw dropped my husband is not a brain surgeon we negotiated with Angie's List and got our advertising down to $1,500.00 a month and noticed a steep decline in business . In the last two years our phone has stopped ringing from Angie's list members and we have only done two jobs this year for Angie's list members , we finally asked ourselves why is this happening (I know why) we received our renewal a few days ago they are giving us a $50,000.00 discount for advertising with them and still charging us $1,500.00 a month . I called our representative and she said roofers in our area pay over $70,000.00 a year to advertise with them "now I know why our phone is not ringing" we are family owned and operated , we do not pick people off the street and put them on a roof Angie's List is sending all of the business to the roofers who are paying their astronomical fees .
Angie can keep her list and we will advertise else where Angie's List just cares about lining there pockets and not about the consumers who pay to good reputable contractors . Needless to say we had an A rating every year and I am proud to say my husband deserved it .
Reason of review: Pricing issue.