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Savvy Tips on Researching Products and Services

I’ve found that being a savvy consumer takes a little extra effort in the short run, but there are big payoffs in the long run. The larger the purchase, the more time and effort I put into the research and vetting process.

When it comes to product ratings, Consumer Reports is the gold standard of consumer protection. (For the record, I served on its national Board of Directors for more than 20 years.) Its website, consumerreports.org, has detailed and objective ratings on everything from washing machines and refrigerators to new cars and auto insurance. A second website called The Sweet Home has a different twist on product ratings and a different business model. Continue reading “Savvy Tips on Researching Products and Services” »

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The 2017 Summer Diamond Certified Directory Update is Here!

Have you received your free copy of the 2017 Summer Diamond Certified Directory Update in the mail? It provides instant access to hundreds of local, top rated Diamond Certified companies across a wide range of service industries, from auto repair and landscaping to optometry and dentistry.

Every Diamond Certified company must continue to deliver on its promises to you, the consumer. That’s why we conduct ongoing customer satisfaction research, perform credential-based ratings, monitor each company’s performance, and back you up with mediation and the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. Continue reading “The 2017 Summer Diamond Certified Directory Update is Here!” »

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The 2017 Diamond Certified Directory is Coming!

The 2017 Diamond Certified Directory is in the final stages of production, which means printing is just around the corner! More than 800,000 copies of the Directory will be sent to homes and businesses throughout the Greater Bay Area. Each Diamond Certified company is presented with a full-page profile that includes:

  • Contact information (address, phone number, website, email)
  • Services and service areas
  • Business profile and philosophy
  • Verbatim survey responses from real, verified customers
  • In-depth ratings information, including customer loyalty and customer satisfaction rankings
  • Legal information (insurance coverage, California business license)

Continue reading “The 2017 Diamond Certified Directory is Coming!” »

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Consumer Response to the 2016 Diamond Certified Directory

2016 directory coverWe’re thrilled about the publication of our 2016 Diamond Certified Directory. (If you haven’t received your FREE copy in the mail yet, click here.) The 10 county-specific versions have been arriving in Bay Area mailboxes throughout April and we’re already seeing significant usage. We spend a lot of time getting the Diamond Certified Directory just right, so we love hearing from consumers who use it.

Barbara S. writes, “My husband and I keep the directory in a handy place because it’s our ‘go to’ resource when we need to find a service provider for our home and/or health.” Continue reading “Consumer Response to the 2016 Diamond Certified Directory” »

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The 2016 Diamond Certified Directory is Here!

The massive distribution of the 2016 Diamond Certified Directory has begun, with more than 800,000 copies reaching homes and businesses throughout the Greater Bay Area. Your FREE copy should be arriving very soon (if it hasn’t already), so keep your eyes on your mailbox!

If you’re new to the Diamond Certified Directory and would like to receive a free copy for your local area, simply visit www.diamondcertified.org/directory and fill out the required information. Continue reading “The 2016 Diamond Certified Directory is Here!” »

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The 2016 Diamond Certified Directory is Coming!

The 2016 Diamond Certified Directory is in the final stages of production, which means printing is just around the corner! More than 800,000 copies of the Directory will be sent to homes and businesses throughout the Greater Bay Area. Each Diamond Certified company is presented with a full-page profile that includes:

  • Contact information (address, phone number, website, email)
  • Services and service areas
  • Business profile and philosophy
  • Verbatim survey responses from real, verified customers
  • In-depth ratings information, including customer loyalty and customer satisfaction rankings
  • Legal information (insurance coverage, California business license)

Continue reading “The 2016 Diamond Certified Directory is Coming!” »

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The 2015 Winter Diamond Certified Directory Update is Here!

2015 Winter Diamond Certified Directory UpdateHave you received your free copy of the Winter Diamond Certified Directory Update in the mail? It provides instant access to hundreds of local, top rated Diamond Certified companies across a wide range of service industries, from auto repair and landscaping to optometry and dentistry.

Every Diamond Certified company must continue to deliver on its promises to you, the consumer. That’s why we conduct ongoing customer satisfaction research, perform credential-based ratings, monitor each company’s performance, and back you up with mediation and the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee.

If you haven’t received your copy of the 2015 Winter Diamond Certified Directory Update, simply click this link and we’ll send one as soon as possible. Get a jump start on calling Diamond Certified companies before their schedules fill up for the spring!

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The 2014 Diamond Certified Directory is Here!

The massive distribution of the 2014 Diamond Certified Directory has begun, with more than 800,000 copies reaching homes and businesses throughout the Greater Bay Area. Your FREE copy should be arriving very soon (if it hasn’t already), so keep your eyes on your mailbox!2014 directory

If you’re new to the Diamond Certified Directory and would like to receive a free copy for your local area, simply visit www.diamondcertified.org/directory and fill out the required information. You can even order an extra directory to give to a friend or family member! Continue reading “The 2014 Diamond Certified Directory is Here!” »

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