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We have an HVAC firm here that touts their men as 5 Star Technicians, C F Home of the 5 Star Technicians.

What to heck does that mean, if I was an competitor I rate my employees as 6 Star Technicians.

Or am I wrong and there are 5 Star certifications?
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It's a saying, it's to promote the company. My van says "Certified Expert Electrician". I think the lettering guy got that from my business card and I put that on my business card because I saw it on Mr Electric's website.

In the end, it's all a ploy to get people to call.
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It's a saying, it's to promote the company. My van says "Certified Expert Electrician". I think the lettering guy got that from my business card and I put that on my business card because I saw it on Mr Electric's website.

In the end, it's all a ploy to get people to call.
But you are certified (licensed) 5 Star means little to anyone with real knowledge.



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I was a 5 star 5 diamond electrician.
Meaning I worked at a 5 star 5 diamond mega hotel resort.

To the hotels the rating system means a ton.
Not just the travel site ratings but there are a few organizations that would pay professional hotel raters / inspectors to visit the property acting like a guest. Just like everything where millions of dollars are up for grabs the system was corrupt. Room prices and and stars are directly related.

The property would get tipped off when and who was going to be the inspector. They went as far as to have special rooms in most every room option for these people. The rooms were ordinary except would receive maintenance on every checkout, to make sure there is no chips, scratches, defects, non-functioning. Normally this is left to the guest room attendants. But in this case they would dispatch a tower maintenance person to inspect every check out, they would make the repair immediate request to the tower refurb crew or specialty maintenance shop such as HVAC, electrical, etc. The air filters new and coils were always cleaned. The guest room attendants would be told by the mangers to make that one perfect. The housemen probably did regular deep cleanings (cleaning rugs, moving and cleaning behind furniture, etc.). Always checked by the properties quality control. Even the front desk agents were alerted to be on the lookout for _____ checking in today.

A contractor could go off the internet ratings.
Such as Yelp, YP, HA, AL, etc. and claim they have a XX rating.
No rating system ever got personal by the employee.
Can you imagine if such a system existed?
Go to a job interview and they want to see your online reviews.
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We have an HVAC firm here that touts their men as 5 Star Technicians, C F Home of the 5 Star Technicians.

What to heck does that mean, if I was an competitor I rate my employees as 6 Star Technicians.

Or am I wrong and there are 5 Star certifications?
I believe the 5 star certs fall back to North American Technician Excellence or NATE certification which is for non union guys the United Association has their own STAR certification.

The last place I worked that offered mechanical and electrical work had their guys STAR certified by the local and boasted that on all forms of advertising.
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