Company: Ontario Consumers Home Services - SCAM
I registered on redflagdeals to let everyone with a house (not applicable to condos/apartments) to be wary and avoid any personnel from Ontario Consumers like the plague; do not even answer the door; they will knock approximately two times before leaving.
In the past, I was a student looking for a part-time job in the summer and stumbled upon their job offer on kijiji.ca. Granted, it's a ghetto site for job-searching, but I was naive.
Point of the matter is that during my field test, where they took me on board their sketchy mini-van with a bunch of other aspiring Jordan Belforts, I was forced to listen to motivational soundtracks for an entire trip from Toronto, all the way to and from Barrie. I literally thought I was getting kidnapped, as they didn't tell me about this until half-way. They took me to a rich white neighbourhood and began to load off their squad members to cover different sections of the neighbourhood. Here is one of the things they taught me on the job:
"Why are you guys dressed like that with hammers, flashlight and measuring tape on your belts?"
"To look the part, you gotta be convincing, bro"
That's right. Those "technicians" with the binder filled with all those organizations for HVAC, water tanks, and other appliances are all BS, as well as their experience with fixing and evaluating the quality of your appliances downstairs. The only truth they all hold is their name tag, hung around their neck, as if it were to be Government-issued...goodness. They will stand to the side of your doors to prevent themselves from appearing invasive. They will knock on your door two times before leaving to go to the next door. They are all trained to take "no" as an opportunity to continue convincing you that something is indeed wrong. DO NOT say, "my husband/wife who is charge is not at home," they will DEFINITELY come back and knock again. If you can't handle blatantly ignoring these fools, then say, "I don't own this house," and they will be gone faster than their cheap-ass littered with McDonald's garbage mini-van. They will, I emphasize, will SAY anything to convince you to let them in and once they check your appliances, will have a minimum of one faulty/negative comment to state.
Ontario Consumers is not a government-related organization. It is privately owned, despite their clever pick on the name. They rely on hiring naive students to sell their OVERPRICED services to naive people. I'm glad that for most of the doors we went door-to-door to, the residents quickly declined. For others, I wished I had slipped a note saying, "Don't sign the dotted line! He's lying to you!"
Safe wishes to all.