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

On the March with Consumer Advice

April 20, 2015     Consumer Empowerment
From its inception, Angie’s List has provided consumers with information to make smart and satisfying hiring decisions. Reviews are a core product, joined these days by our online marketplace. In addition, we provide a steady flow of consumer news, features and tips. This content appears on our website, with articles, videos, podcasts and more... Read More

It's Time to Get Outside & Get Inspired

April 02, 2015     Consumer Empowerment
It's the time of year to celebrate outdoor living. But what if the view out your back door makes you want to hide inside? Maybe it’s time to spruce up your landscape. The list of possible projects is endless, as a flip through these pages proves. But before you delve into hiring help to perk up your property, be clear about what you want to... Read More

On the Front Lines with Consumer Advice

March 06, 2015     Consumer Empowerment
One of the most rewarding parts of my job is sharing an amazing amount of consumer and service-pro insights. I’m the first to admit I’m not very handy, but with more than 3 million members telling us about their experiences and service pros offering up expert tips, my team and I are constantly learning new things. We’re always looking for ways to... Read More

Planning a Trip? Take Time to Review Your Home’s Security

February 13, 2015     Consumer Empowerment
Nobody wants to waste vacation time worrying if everything’s secure back home. And who wants to return from a trip to find that intruders enjoyed themselves at your expense? So before you leave your home alone, make sure you’re up to speed on security matters. Options abound, from the simplest do-it-yourself steps to the most sophisticated smart-... Read More

Are You a Savvy Consumer? Take Our Quiz & Hire Smart

January 16, 2015     Consumer Empowerment
Ready to hire a contractor? Take our quiz to see if you’re as savvy as you think you are: 1. When researching contractors, what’s the smartest start?a.  Asking for three to five references.b.  Asking for the three to five most recent clients. (Answer: b. When checking reviews, focus on recent jobs, since work quality can change over time, and... Read More

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