Headquartered in Indianapolis, Angie’s List got its start in Columbus, Ohio, in 1995 when Angie Hicks became frustrated by trying to find a good contractor and came up with a plan. Hicks started going door to door to recruit members and collect reviews from friends and neighbors about local service providers. She then used the detailed information she collected to provide unbiased ratings and reviews on these services to new Angie’s List members.
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In just one year, Hicks had recruited 1,000 members, which would lay the foundation for her quickly growing company. Since, she has expanded the organization and its offerings from a 100-square-foot office in Ohio to a nationwide operation that serves more than 750,000 customers. From 2002 to 2004, Angie’s List was named to the Inc. 500, Inc. magazine’s list of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the nation.
Consumers now use Angie’s List to find local service companies, private contractors and Indianapolis health providers based on the ratings and reviews of others who have used them. An Angie’s List magazine and website offer consumers several different ways to quickly find the services they need. The company’s continued success has made Angie’s List a trusted Indianapolis business, and Angie Hicks is now considered a respected and notable Indianapolis person. As for Hicks, she will never have to worry about finding a good contractor again.