Brookline Community Aging Network

 

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Our Process

2017 Status Report

After a period of inactivity, we are proud to announce that this service is once again active and improved.

Changes: We no longer require a formal application by vendors. This was a major bottleneck that caused our volunteers to spend a lot of time in follow-up. Instead we list anyone recommended by our members. We gather information from public sources. Then we post the listings and give vendors an opportunity to change them. This allows us to list many more vendors and a wider range of services, but we may not have all the information that we used to require during the application process.

We think these changes will make our service much more useful. We hope you agree.

Committee members have :

  • Verified that these service providers have the proper license for their profession.
  • Made sure that there are no complaints or outstanding cases against them with the:
    • Attorney General's Office
    • Better Business Bureau (BBB)
    • Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR)

You must:

  • Determine whether the services offered meet your needs.
  • Decide if the price is fair,which generally means securing more than 1 estimate.
  • Judge the quality of the work and the professionalism of the people.
  • Verify that these service providers have proper insurance particularly workmen’s comp.
  • Ask for and check references.
  • Establish a time frame – when can the project start and when will it be done?

We can't:

  • Recommend service providers or guarantee their work performance. Someone recommended each of them to us, but we have no way to judge their work.

The best way for us to offer the widest possible choice of service providers is for you to send us your recommendations. To do this, simply click on Contractor Survey and complete the questionnaire.

View the List

Click on this link to get to the service provider page.