Page 13 is a new locally based website where consumers can find companies with the Seal of Approval. The Seal of Approval verifies a company’s license, insurance and customer service record. It also performs criminal and sex offender checks on company owners as well as employees who interact with the public or their personal information.

perform proper checks only do it once, at time of hire.” does it right every time and they repeat the checks every year.

Many companies falsely claim to be licensed and insured. If an employee of one these companies gets hurt or property is damaged, homeowners insurance may deny the claim leaving the homeowner liable. Popular community feedback sites do not check license, insurance and criminal records which can give you a false sense of security. Unscrupulous companies and individuals have already learned how to game the community ratings sites by having family and friends sign up and enter postings about what a great company they are and how terrible their competitors are.

Businesses & consumers can get more information about this service at or call 800-410-SEAL (7325).

Companies with the Seal of Approval can initiate an email (called SEAL-MAIL) from It includes a photo and verification of background check of the employee coming to your home or business so you know who you are opening your door for. The employee will also have a photo ID issued by verifying their annual criminal background check.

Because a company is not listed on, it does not mean it is not a reputable company. Companies do have to pay a fee to be listed and must agree to background checks and proper licensing and documentation.

Many companies claim to background check their employees. According to founder, Ed Marchiselli, “less than 25% actually do. Of the few that actually perform criminal checks, many are incorrect or incomplete. The very small percentage of companies who

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