Looking for a local garage door repair company Riverside California? We are happy to see that you are deciding to shop local. Hiring a local company ensures that the money you spend on local services will be invested back in the local community.
Spending money with local Riverside companies is incredibly important. There are a vast number of reasons why spending money with local companies is critical. According to the New Economic Foundation in an article of Time Magazine, “many local economies are languishing not because too little cash comes in, but as a result of what happens to that money.” “Money is like blood. It needs to keep moving around to keep the economy going. When money is spent elsewhere–at big supermarkets, non-locally owned utilities and other services such as on-line retailers–”it flows out, like a wound.” By shopping at the corner store instead of the big box, consumers keep their communities from becoming what the NEF calls “ghost towns” (areas devoid of neighborhood shops and services) or “clone towns”, where Main Street now looks like every other Main Street with the same fast-food and retail chains.
Granted, garage door companies are in the service industry, but the same rules apply. Spending money with a local service repair company in the has the same level of impact. You may be asking, aren’t all garage door repair companies local? Unfortunately, not all garage door companies are local. What do we mean that not all garage door companies are not local? There are three varying degrees of local which we will briefly outline below
- Truly Local – A truly local company is physically located in your city (Riverside in this instance). They also primarily service customers that are in the same area which they are physically located.
- Mostly Local – Franchises are a great example of businesses that are mostly local. Their franchises’ corporate office is not located in the city, but they have local business owners (franchisees) that are local. They service the local region and spend their revenue in the local community. The only difference between a truly local company and a “mostly local” company (franchise) is where a small percentage of their earnings are spent. Franchisees typically pay an annual franchise fee and a percentage of their annual earnings. This allows a vast majority of their money to stay and be spent with the local community should they choose to do so.
- The Local-Imposters – These are companies that go to great lengths to act as though they are local companies. These types of companies will create business names, websites, false online reviews, and even pay for ads online in your area. They will then hire service techs to handle the service calls. Why is that a problem? Their headquarters are not located in the area and are usually out of state. Additionally, the service techs charge outrageously high fees for repairs. Their corporate office will even give service techs incentives to charge higher fees. Some are even known to intentionally misdiagnose garage door issues to increase the price of repairs.
- The local-imposter companies use many other under handed tactics such as impersonating other businesses. These instances have been well documented by news organizations across the United States. These local-imposter companies are not able to operate with impunity. Counties have been known to prosecute these companies. However, the companies will simply change their name and start the same process all over again. Luckily Google started to suspend some of these companies paid ads. Even though these garage door companies are having their paid ads suspended on Google, they still have hundreds of Google listings in the maps portion of Google. It is important to do research on each individual company. It will help you avoid choosing a company that is not good for you or our local community.
Your Local Garage Door Repair Company
Hiring a real local company will be better for you as a consumer and better for the Riverside community. Our local garage door company strives to make sure every single local customer of ours receives the best service imaginable. We are proud of our 25 year long standing reputation in the Riverside community. Additionally, we want to make sure that Riverside and its residents are able to thrive. Afterall, this is where we live. When you choose to do business from a truly local garage door repair company, we all benefit from it.