About Angies List
Angies List is a US-based website containing crowd-sourced reviews of local businesses. For the quarter ending on June 30, 2016, Angies List reported total revenue of US$83,000,000 and a net income of US$4,797,000. In July 2016, the company changed its memberships so that the basic tier, which includes access to more than 10 million reviews, is free. William S. Oesterle and Angie Hicks founded Angies List in 1995. The idea resulted from Hickss search for a reliable construction contractor in suburban Columbus, Ohio, on behalf of Oesterle, a venture capitalist who was Hickss boss. Hicks moved to Columbus to join Oesterle in creating Columbus Neighbors, a call-in service and publication with reviews of local home and lawn care services. The name and concept were based on Unified Neighbors in Indianapolis, Indiana. Hicks went door-to-door, signing up consumers as members and collecting ratings of local contractors.