Companies that meet our research requirements have the option of participating in the Best Pick program. Those that choose to participate receive the designation and authorize us to include their name in our annual publication and on our website. These companies pay a listing fee, which helps cover the cost of our qualification surveying and allows us to distribute our publication at no cost to homeowners. Most participating companies pay a fee each time they receive a new customer from Best Pick Reports, though some companies instead simply pay a percent of the completed job amount.
Companies cannot buy their way in to Best Pick Reports. Participation in the Best Pick program is by invite only and is completely voluntary. Furthermore, Best Pick companies must sign the Best Pick Company Pledge, which includes a clause stipulating that the company will not increase their prices in an attempt to compensate for payments made to Best Pick Reports.