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Top quality service providers care about their customers.

Companies that partner with The Seal are telling you, “We care about your safety and security.” Look for our Seal of Security & Confidence on vehicles & employee photo ID badges. Remember, anyone can have employee badges made. Only our clients have photo ID’s that carry the Seal of Security & Confidence.

The Seal of Security & Confidence
The Gold Standard in Customer Assurance.

Look for SEAL-MAIL© From Your Service Providers

  • Our clients email you a SEAL-MAIL appointment confirmation from our online system that includes the names, photos, and personal bios of the employees that will visit you.
  • Anyone can email a photo of an employee. Only our clients can email you a photo along with 3rd-party verification of background check directly from The Seal.
  • Take the worry out of having strangers in your home who could potentially be disreputable or even dangerous.
  • After service, our clients follow up with work completed notification SEAL-MAIL that provides an opportunity for you to rate their service and comment on your satisfaction level.

Know ahead of time who is coming, and that they have been background checked by The Seal.

Seal Mail Confirmation

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Why THE SEAL?

Many companies who claim to be licensed, insured and bonded are not.

    • If you hire an unlicensed company and an employee hurts themselves on your property or your property is damaged, your insurance company may deny the claim leaving you holding the bag.
    • You can be fined up to $5,000 for hiring an unlicensed contractor, whether you knew it or not.

Many companies falsely claim to perform criminal background checks on their employees. Others perform incomplete checks or ignore bad reports.

    • Many criminals use their employment to find their next victim.
    • Every day, companies large and small introduce dangerous felons into unsuspecting consumers’ lives.
    • Many consumers think they are safe if someone is home during a service call. In fact, many crimes are committed up to six months later.

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THE SEAL In The News

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Channel 13 News Orlando story on  TheSeal.com letting viewers know about this free consumer service to find licensed and insured contractors who perform criminal background checks on employees.


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Stacie Shaible of NBC News “8 on Your Side” does a story on TheSeal.com, a free website where consumers can find licensed and insured contractors who perform employee background checks.


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This story from CBS Channel 6 in Orlando highlights that although people know they shouldn’t open their front door to strangers, most forget that when the door bell rings. There are some great safety tips on how to stay safe when you are hiring a contractor to work in your home or business.


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Consumers Love The Seal
Jennifer

“The Seal makes it easy to find contractors we can trust.”


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Tom

“The Seal helped us feel really secure about having a service tech in our home with our children”


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Phyllis

“I loved getting an email with a photo and background of my technician. 5 Stars!”


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  • The Seal performs criminal and sex offender checks on not just the owner, but also the employees who interact with your family.
  • The Seal doesn’t just do internet searches and call them background checks. We follow strict procedures, conduct national searches across multiple databases, and perform County-level checks.
  • Companies with the Seal of Security & Confidence can email you an employee photo and proof of background check (SEAL-MAIL) directly from our secure system, so you know who will show up at your door.
  • Employees are issued photo IDs confirming their background check.

Company Criteria

Employee Criteria

Company Criteria

State License Verification

THE SEAL verifies annually that the company and any individuals on the Public Interaction Employee Roster who claim to have specific state licenses have such up-to-date and current licenses.
THE SEAL recommends that website users conduct their own searches to identify additional potentially relevant license requirements and inquire directly with the company regarding the same.

Verification of Good Business Standing

THE SEAL verifies annually that the company has made specific business filing required by the Secretary of State including Articles of Incorporation and other corporate filings.

Insurance Verification

THE SEAL verifies annually that the company maintains general liability insurance coverage. THE SEAL also verifies annually that any company which claims to maintain a workers’ compensation policy and insurance has such a policy and insurance.

Bond Verification

THE SEAL verifies annually that any company which claims to be bonded is in fact bonded.

Quality and Customer Service Check

THE SEAL annually searches available databases, blogs, websites and reviews to determine if the company has a disproportionately large # or pattern of complaints relative to the type and volume of business that company conduct and relative to that of its comparably sized peers in that industry. THE SEAL does not guarantee the quality or customer service of any company and does not guarantee your satisfaction.

Criminal Records Search

For each individual listed on End-User’s PIER roster, THE SEAL annually conducts a search in a national criminal database using the person’s name, date of birth, and social security number (if available). THE SEAL then conducts a county level search to verify any hits on the national criminal database. THE SEAL then conducts a county court record search using the person’s name, date of birth and social security number (if available) for the individual’s county of residence. The Seal of Security & Confidence will only be granted to those companies whose employees on the PIER roster have not been determined to have been convicted as an adult of any of the following disqualifying offenses, where the date of disposition of the offense or release of incarceration was within seven years and where the records are not sealed or expunged:*

Murder; attempted murder; solicitation of murder; manslaughter; concealment of a homicidal death; kidnapping or child abduction; unlawful restraint or forcible detention; indecent solicitation of a child; sexual exploitation of a child; sexual misconduct with a person with a disability; exploitation of a child; child pornography; assault; aggravated assault; battery; aggravated battery; stalking; home invasion; rape; sexual assault; criminal sexual abuse; theft; identity theft; forgery; robbery; armed robbery; aggravated robbery; burglary; criminal trespass to a residence; arson; attempted arson; embezzlement; unlawful use of a weapon.

*Convictions where the disposition date or release of incarceration is more than seven (7) years from the date of the report, are not disqualifying offenses.

The criminal records search conducted by THE SEAL is not exhaustive. Neither THE SEAL nor the Seal of Security & Confidence guarantees in any way that a company owner, principal, or employee on the Public Interaction Employee Roster has not been convicted of a crime or otherwise violated the law.

Sex Offender Registry Search

THE SEAL checks the state sex offender registry in the state of incorporation of the company and the individual’s current state of residence to confirm that no company owner, principal, or employee on the Public Interaction Employee Roster is listed in that database as a sex offender.

Disclaimer:
The sex offender registry search conducted by THE SEAL is not exhaustive. Neither THE SEAL nor the Seal of Security & Confidence guarantees in any way that a company owner, principal, or employee on the Public Interaction Employee Roster has not ever been listed on any sex offender list.

Annual Re-certification

THE SEAL will re-certify the company and its employees on an annual basis. All company information will be verified and additional background checks will be executed on the owner and the employees. In the event of an unsatisfactory discovery, action will be taken to remove the employee from service and/or withdraw the company’s Seal of Security & Confidence.

Employee Criteria


Criminal Records Search

For each individual listed on End-User’s PIER roster, THE SEAL annually conducts a search in a national criminal database using the person’s name, date of birth, and social security number (if available). THE SEAL then conducts a county level search to verify any hits on the national criminal database. THE SEAL then conducts a county court record search using the person’s name, date of birth and social security number (if available) for the individual’s county of residence. The Seal of Security & Confidence will only be granted to those companies whose employees on the PIER roster have not been determined to have been convicted as an adult of any of the following disqualifying offenses, where the date of disposition of the offense or release of incarceration was within seven years and where the records are not sealed or expunged:*

Murder; attempted murder; solicitation of murder; manslaughter; concealment of a homicidal death; kidnapping or child abduction; unlawful restraint or forcible detention; indecent solicitation of a child; sexual exploitation of a child; sexual misconduct with a person with a disability; exploitation of a child; child pornography; assault; aggravated assault; battery; aggravated battery; stalking; home invasion; rape; sexual assault; criminal sexual abuse; theft; identity theft; forgery; robbery; armed robbery; aggravated robbery; burglary; criminal trespass to a residence; arson; attempted arson; embezzlement; unlawful use of a weapon.

*Convictions where the disposition date or release of incarceration is more than seven (7) years from the date of the report, are not disqualifying offenses.

The criminal records search conducted by THE SEAL is not exhaustive. Neither THE SEAL nor the THE SEAL Seal of Approval guarantees in any way that a company owner, principal, or employee on the Public Interaction Employee Roster has not been convicted of a crime or otherwise violated the law.

Sex Offender Registry Search

THE SEAL checks the state sex offender registry in the state of incorporation of the company and the individual’s current state of residence to confirm that no company owner, principal, or employee on the Public Interaction Employee Roster is listed in that database as a sex offender.

Disclaimer:
The sex offender registry search conducted by THE SEAL is not exhaustive. Neither THE SEAL nor the Seal of Security & Confidence guarantees in any way that a company owner, principal, or employee on the Public Interaction Employee Roster has not ever been listed on any sex offender list.

Annual Re-certification

THE SEAL will re-certify the company and its employees on an annual basis. All company information will be verified and additional background checks will be executed on the owner and the employees. In the event of an unsatisfactory discovery, action will be taken to remove the employee from service and/or withdraw the company’s Seal of Security & Confidence.

The Seal verifies and displays state licenses. It is your responsibility to determine if a company needs a specific license for your specific job. Click below for helpful links to research license requirements by state.

Professional Licensing Websites by State

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