Novato, CA: American Ratings Corporation (ARC), creator of the popular Diamond Certified Resource, is proud to announce the digital release of the 2020 Diamond Certified Plan Ahead Directory. The first-of-its-kind free directory, specifically designed for residents of the Greater Bay Area who are following COVID-19 “Shelter in Place” mandates, features enhanced listings of Diamond Certified companies in a wide variety of service industries (auto, health, home services and improvement, etc.), articles about preparing for life after coronavirus, helpful local resources, planning checklists and more.

“In a time of uncertainty, we’ll naturally feel more risk-averse when we leave Shelter in Place, and that’s why we’re publishing the first Plan Ahead edition of our popular Diamond Certified Directory,” says Greg Louie, founder and CEO of ARC. “Bay Area consumers who seek safety, quality, and high trust in relationships will use it to find and schedule with high-quality local companies that are backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. This will help everyone return to normalcy, albeit a new normal, as quickly as possible.”

“We have deep ties to our community here in our Bay Area home,” adds Olivia Bustos, ARC’s Vice President of Service and Finance. “During the past 18 years, in addition to our ongoing ratings for the Diamond Certified Resource, we’ve researched and created special resource directories for wildfires, droughts, and other natural disasters. Once again, we’re providing our extended community with in-depth information and listings of top rated companies that are available for Plan Ahead consultations and scheduling.”

The 2020 Diamond Certified Plan Ahead Directory is now available for free download here. Every Diamond Certified company has been independently rated Highest in Quality and Helpful Expertise® in one of the most accurate rating processes in the country.

About American Ratings Corporation
Since 2001, American Ratings Corporation has been defining excellence and identifying for consumers the highest quality local companies in the Greater Bay Area. In addition to the Diamond Certified Directory, consumers can access in-depth ratings, researched articles and hundreds of expert tips at www.diamondcertified.org.