What are BBB Ratings?
BBB assigns ratings by evaluating businesses in the following categories:
BBB experience with the industry in which the business operates
The business’ length of time in operation
Whether BBB has information that the business does not have required competency license
Any known government actions against the business that are related to marketplace activities
Any advertising issues found by BBB
The number of complaints received by BBB from the business’ customers
The number of complaints received by BBB from the business’ customers that are of a serious nature
Whether the business has responded to complaints received by BBB
Whether complaints have been resolved in a timely manner or the business has demonstrated it made a good faith effort to resolve them
Business’ overall complaint history with BBB
Whether the business has failed to resolve the underlying cause(s) of a pattern of complaints
Whether the business has honored any commitments to BBB to arbitrate or mediate disputes and comply with arbitrator decisions and mediated settlements
Whether BBB has sufficient background information and clear understanding of business
- Whether BBB Accreditation was revoked because the business failed to comply with agreed BBB standards
Ratings are determined by a proprietary formula that represents BBB’s opinion as to (1) the importance of each category, and (2) the appropriate score given to the business for each category.
BBB assigns grades from A to F with pluses and minuses. A+ is the highest grade and F is the lowest. The grade represents BBB’s degree of confidence that the business is operating in a trustworthy manner and will make a good faith effort to resolve any customer concerns.
Details as to any issues identified by BBB are contained in the business’ BBB Reliability Report.
A business may receive an “NR” (No Rating) instead of a rating under circumstances that include:
- BBB file is being reviewed or updated
- BBB does not have sufficient information about the business
- Recent activity requires further review by BBB
BBB’s rating of a business reflects BBB’s opinion about the business based on information in our files and BBB experience. The rating is not a guarantee of a business’ reliability or performance, and readers should consider a business’ rating in addition to all other available information about the business.
BBB ratings are subject to change on a daily basis based on changes in a business’ BBB file.
Please click here for a more detailed overview of BBB Ratings.
BBB Rating Scale