Angie Hicks

Angie Hicks is more than the name behind the nation’s most trusted source of local consumer service reviews. She’s a real person with a lot to say on many subjects, from what it takes to run an ever-growing business to why people should be savvier consumers of health care.

Angie's Commentary

The Skilled Trade Shortage & The Rest of Us

October 24, 2014     Assorted Topics
Heaven knows I’m not handy. I hammered my first (non-picture-hanging) nail just a few months ago, helping other Angie’s List employees frame a Habitat for Humanity house.When I need something done at home, I call my tried-and-trusted Angie’s List providers. Thank goodness for the skilled people who work with their hands and use their heads to... Read More

Lead Paint Poisoning: A Problem We Can Prevent

October 03, 2014     Consumer Empowerment
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the world's many troubles. But here’s a problem that’s preventable: the ongoing poisoning of children by lead paint. It's time we all did our part to make sure that no child suffers nervous system, kidney, hearing or other damage due to lead paint. I’m lucky to have a position that allows me to spread the word about... Read More

Shining a Light on Women in Tech

October 03, 2014     Business and Leadership
I don’t think I’ve ever seen one space as crowded with brilliant, accomplished and inspiring women as I was at the Indiana Roof Ballroom on Oct. 1. Yes, it was an honor for me to receive the Barnes & Thornburg Hi Tech Woman of the Year award at the Leading Lights Awards banquet of Women & Hi Tech. But I was awestruck by the achievements of... Read More

Staying on Track with Top Service Pros

September 19, 2014     Business and Leadership
I had the best time last week. Why? Because I got to spend a few days with top-rated service pros from all over the country. These are the people whose businesses, according to our members, are among the best of the best. At our invitation, a few hundred of these home service stars came to Indianapolis for what we called the Festival of Service.... Read More

Angie's List Hammers Home Support for Habitat

September 05, 2014     Assorted Topics
Like other Angie’s List members, when I want to accomplish something significant that’s house-related, I usually pick up the laptop or phone. But today, I joined 200 other company employees in reaching for a hammer instead. The nails we drove were a small part of a big effort to get Mamadou Balde and his family into a new home before the snow... Read More

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