The ABIA has established membership requirements for acceptance into the organization. The ABIA requirements are the first set of official standards set in the billiard installation industry for companies and individuals who wish to stand out from their local competitors.
Overall the ABIA is set to begin the process of excluding companies / individuals who are not up to par with standard business practices or who are not efficiently managed businesses. The ABIA seeks to not only protect it's high quality members by promoting them over and above their competitors and also protecting the customer against higher risk companies who may not have the capacity or the desire to meet all of the requirements listed below.What are the new requirements?
Why become a member?
The ABIA is offering memberships to individuals and companies who are considered top level businesses. Customer satisfaction, solid businesses and quality work are necessary to obtain the membership. There are some companies such as the Better Business Bureau and some online sources, Angie's List..etc that give some type of accreditation to companies seeking to set their businesses apart from their competition. The ABIA is an industry targeted professional trade association that requires specific minimum requirements from applicants and verifies quality of work, customer satisfaction and standard business organization for your customers.
Membership is limitedMembership in the organization is limited to 1 or 2 companies in any given area who meet ABIA requirements and care enough about their industry and customers to apply and prove their credibility publicly.
The ABIA initiates advertising for members in their area and enforces the protected trademark use of the ABIA materials ensuring members are the only companies in their areas permitted to advertise to their customers their exclusive privilege to display and advertise their credentials.
Why did membership requirements change?
Excessive instances of ABIA members being reported by customers as unprofessional, unreliable in addition to other issues such as quality of work and or craftsmanship being below the standards that should be performed by a member of an organization with a goal to promote the best companies in the country and raise standards in the industry.
American Billiard Installers Association