|By Marketwired .||
|August 27, 2014 09:35 AM EDT||
HOLLYWOOD, FL--(Marketwired - August 27, 2014) - As the leading advocate for female consumers, WomenCertified Inc. is delighted to honor American Home Shield, the largest home warranty company in the nation, with the 2014 Women's Choice Award seal. This award designation is based on a national survey of thousands of women across America who were asked to select the brands they would most highly recommend to family and friends.
"The Women's Choice Award program works to raise awareness among consumers about which brands are most recommended by women and to honor those brands," said Delia Passi, CEO and Founder. "By carrying the Women's Choice Award seal, companies like American Home Shield signify their commitment to empower women to make smart buying choices."
American Home Shield provides home warranty protection to nearly 1.4 million homeowners in 49 states, and is a business unit of ServiceMaster, a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services. Merry Maids, also part of the ServiceMaster portfolio, earned 2013 and 2014 Women's Choice Awards as the Most Recommended Cleaning Service.
"We're very proud to have earned this honor," said Mark Barry, president of American Home Shield. "Our warranties provide tremendous value, especially in today's world where women are busier than ever. They expect quality service and coverage, and know they can depend on us to be there for them when a covered item breaks down. We help get things up and running again and protect their budget -- so that they can get back to the things that matter most in life."
According to a 2013 Fleishman Hillard Study, today's U.S. female consumer values the opinion of others and over half of all women believe they have a responsibility to help friends and family make smart purchasing decisions.
That belief is at the heart of the Women's Choice Award program, said Passi. "When women say they are willing to recommend a brand like American Home Shield to others, it means that business has earned her loyalty. We're proud to recognize this company for delivering outstanding value and quality service to women."
ABOUT AMERICAN HOME SHIELD
About American Home Shield
American Home Shield founded the home warranty industry in 1971 and remains the industry leader. Together with its wholly-owned subsidiary, HSA Home Warranty, AHS services nearly 1.5 million customers in all 50 states. The companies operate four customer service centers, employ approximately 1,800 employees and have a national contractor network made up of over 10,000 independent home-service contractors and more than 45,000 service technicians. American Home Shield is a business unit of ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), one of the world's largest residential and commercial service networks. The company's brands include Terminix, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Restore, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec.
ABOUT WOMEN'S CHOICE AWARD
The Women's Choice Award sets the standard for helping women make smarter purchasing choices. The company and its awards identify the brands, products and services that are most recommended and trusted by women. Additionally, they recognize those that deliver a recommendation-worthy customer experience.
Awards are based on surveys of thousands of women, as well as research conducted in partnership with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Women are surveyed on what drives the consumer experience for women vs. men.
As the leading advocate for female consumers, WomenCertified Inc., home of the Women's Choice Award, created the first national award based on the ratings and preferences of women. The award provides women with a collective voice. Visit www.WomensChoiceAward.com to learn more.
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