How It Works
A member calls or emails The FriendShip to obtain contact information from the Preferred Provider list for up to three businesses to choose from.
The business provides the member a written estimate for the cost of service. The fee and scope of the work is negotiated and paid directly by the member.
When the service is complete, the member will be contacted by The FriendShip to obtain feedback about satisfaction with the service. This feedback will be taken into consideration in future referrals.
The FriendShip is constantly updating its Preferred Provider list and seeks organizations that provide:
Appliance Repair, Auto Repair, Computer Assistance, Electrician, Geriatric Care Manager, Grab Bar Installation, Grocery/Meal Delivery, Handyman, Hearing Aid Assistance, Home Modification, Home Repair (carpentry, roof, etc), Home Safety Evaluation, House Cleaning Service, HVAC, Lawn care maintenance (mowing, planting, weeding, pruning), Notary, Personal Trainer, Pest and Wildlife Control, Plumber, Senior Move Managers, Taxi Service, Wellness (nutrition, lifestyle, etc.), Wheelchair Transportation Provider
Preferred Provider Application Steps
1. Complete an Application Form
Preferred Providers are businesses for which licenses, insurance, and references have been screened for the convenience of the members of The FriendShip. The FriendShip accepts referrals for potential Preferred Providers from its members, Board of Directors, and committee members.
2. Complete an Interview
3. Be reviewed by the Board.
4. Complete an Annual Review.
Note: It is the policy of The FriendShip that members with tobacco allergies or breathing problems not be matched with service providers who use, or are routinely exposed to, tobacco products.
Benefits of being a Preferred Provider