"We know how important it is to make a homeowner feel safe when a technician enters their home," said Ron Strelke, president of AirForce.
Hundreds of incidents are reported each year involving homeowners being victimized by home service technicians.
"It's scary to learn that only a handful of all contractors actually practice this policy of conducting background checks and drug testing … that's why we feel it's so important to give homeowners a visual symbol that tells them their personal safety is not at risk when they hire a contractor who displays the 'Technician Seal of Safety'," he
The "Technician Seal of Safety" was adopted by AirForce
to display its commitment to conducting background checks and performing drug testing on personnel.
Like many industries facing a shortage of qualified personnel, the home services industry tends to fill vacancies quickly and with little scrutiny of candidates during the hiring process.
That is not the case at AirForce
"We follow the most stringent hiring policies allowed by law," said Strelke
"We know our customers deserve the peace of mind in knowing that our employees are safe and the best in the business," he
"When hiring a contractor to come into your home, most people don't consider their personal safety or the safety of their family," mentioned Strelke
"But we want to make sure that homeowners, including women who may feel uncomfortable at home alone with a technician, the elderly, or disabled, realize the importance of calling a contractor who displays the 'Technician Seal of Safety'.
, we stand behind the Seal to demonstrate how strongly we stand behind our customers and our community," he