I use to have an electical company in Central Texas. A client told me he had referred me to Angie's List.
I didn't know what it was at the time. I got a call on a weekly basis from Angie's List explaining I had been referred to them by a customer. The catch was I had to pay a monthly fee, from what I could understand from the rep to be on the list.
I asked them to quit calling me, I was not paying to be on any list. It appears the service has changed, but in my experience, you find the best contractors through Family and Friends.
Product or Service Mentioned: Angies List Membership.
Reason of review: Problems with payment.