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How American Home Shield® Helps Small, Local Companies Grow

Find out how American Home Shield helps small, local businesses grow through its network of contractors.         

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The benefits of supporting small, local businesses are clear. When you support a small business, you’re putting food on a local family’s table. You’re helping to strengthen the local economy, creating jobs for people in your community. But when it comes to hiring contractors to repair and replace home systems or appliances, it can be hard to choose someone who will do the job right the first time with minimal fuss.

That’s where American Home Shield® comes in. At American Home Shield, we rely on a nationwide network of local contractors to respond to our customers’ service requests. An American Home Shield home warranty isn’t just an easy way to manage the costs of home maintenance. It’s also a great way to support small, local businesses.

Give Local Contractors Your Business

When you request service from American Home Shield, we’ll reach out to a local contractor in our network to fulfill your request. We have a nationwide network of licensed and insured contractors who have been proven to do good work and leave customers satisfied. 

We work with small contracting companies, giving small businesses a steady supply of work through customer referrals. The money you pay for Trade Service Call Fees, as well as any additional costs not covered by your plan, will go to support the local businesses serving homeowners in your area. 

Benefit from Personalized Service

When you request service with American Home Shield, you’ll get personalized service from a local contractor who understands the issues homeowners face in your area, and you’ll get the chance to form strong relationships with local business owners who have the skills and knowledge to help you maintain your home. You’ll also be able to offer feedback, which helps us adjust and improve our ratings for the contractors who work on your service requests. 

Take the Guesswork Out of Finding Contractors  

Our contractor rating system, which scores contractors based on 15 data points, motivates the contractors in our network to do good work and keep customers happy. Our comprehensive research and scoring system means that the contractors we send out are fully licensed and insured. That’s good news for homeowners because finding a good contractor on your own is never easy.

You can spend weeks or months looking for a good contractor — asking around for referrals, getting quotes and researching licensing — and still end up getting a dud. Besides, when something in your house has broken down, you don’t have weeks to spend looking for a contractor. 

With American Home Shield, finding a good, local contractor is easy, whether you’ve just moved into your home or you’ve been there for 30 years. We’ve done all the hard work for you, so we can send you a trustworthy contractor who can do your repairs correctly and on time. With our home warranties, you can control the cost of your repairs, while still supporting a small business in your community. After you request service, a local contractor from our network will call you promptly to set up a service visit and get your issue fixed as soon as possible. There’s no need to wait while you search for contractors in your area. 

Our home warranties significantly defray the costs of repairing and replacing parts of up to 21 home systems and appliances. But, they don’t cover everything. When you need repair or maintenance work done in your home that isn’t covered by your plan, you’ll be able to fall back on the relationships you’ve built with our contractors in order to find a local home repair business that can help you with the work you need done.

A home warranty from American Home Shield helps protect your budget from the unexpected costs of home ownership. And, thanks to our nationwide network of service providers, joining American Home Shield supports local small businesses. It’s a win-win. Call one of our customer service representatives today to find out which plan best meets your needs.