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If you are looking to get ISO certified and have been approached by Tim Butler of owner of
Benchmark Registrar Representatives - - Don't just walk away - - RUN!!!
I own a company in Massachusetts and I recently became interested in having my company ISO certified. I found the website of Tim Butler, owner of Benchmark Registrar Representatives. I noticed his website was really cheesy and full of sales hype, so I should of known better. But I contacted him anyway - - what a MISTAKE! I knew the moment this guy opened his mouth he was one of those fast-talking pushy sales types. He reminded me of a used car salesman from the 1970's -- you know the type -- they would look you straight in the eye and lie through their teeth with a fake green just to get a sale. [continued below]....
..... Well, that's Tim Butler - - I was put off immediately by him the moment he started bad mouthing his competitors – - that was the first red flag. Then he claimed he's the only one that can offer me an "official" ISO certificate - - there was the second red flag. In fact, according to Tim Butler certificates are not valid without an ANAB (ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board) accreditation. He had no idea I did my research and learned rather quickly the seedy sales tactics and downright lies these ISO salespeople use to close a sale. I'm glad I did because it saved me over $9,000 dollars! Let me explain...
LIE #1: ACCREDIDATION SCAM TACTIC
I asked Tim Butler, the owner of Benchmark Registrar Representatives what makes his certificate valid and others not valid? He told me straight to my face, "Our certificates are ANAB accredited while our competitors that do not carry that accreditation is not valid." I was appalled because I knew he was lying through his crooked teeth. You see, on the official ISO website (www.iso.org) I found the following excerpt...
"In most countries (including the United States), accreditation is a choice, not an
obligation and the fact that a certification body is not accredited does not, by itself,
mean that it is not a reputable organization. For example, a certification body operating
nationally in a highly specific sector might enjoy such a good reputation that it does not
feel there is any advantage for it to go to the expense of being accredited. That said,
many certification bodies choose to seek accreditation, even when it is not compulsory, in
order to be able to demonstrate an independent confirmation of their competence."
So if you have the unfortunate opportunity to be approached by a sales person boasting
about ANAB accreditation, refer him or her to the above excerpt found on the official ISO
website. Then tell them to get lost! DO NOT FALL FOR THAT SCAM TACTIC!
LIE #2: CUSTOMERS ONLY ACCEPT ANAB ACCREDITED CERTS
When Tim Butler, owner of Benchmark Registrar Representatives told me my customers will not accept an ISO certificate that does not have the ANAB mark, I knew he was lying to my face AGAIN! Seriously, how does this guy sleep at night? Does he have no conscience at all? So I did my own study and had my staff call every one of our 200+ customers to ask them if they care if my ISO certificate was ANAB accredited. Guess what? To no surprise NOT ONE of them cared about ANAB accreditation! That includes all of my aerospace and government contract customers. Let me repeat that! Not a single one of my customers cared about ANAB accreditation... including dozens of customers in government and aerospace industry! In fact, only a handful of my customers even heard of ANAB... and they did not have nice things to say about that organization. So if you are afraid of losing customers because your certificate is not ANAB accredited, I GUARANTEE IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN! Your customers
are with you for one primary reason - because you meet their needs for the products and/or services you provide to them. They could care less about ANAB. Don't be another victim of the wide spread accreditation scam used by Tim Butler and other ISO salespeople and consultants.
LIE #3: CLAIMS TO SAVE MONEY
I found it absolutely hilarious when Tim Butler, owner of Benchmark Registrar
Representatives claimed he can get my company certified for at least 10% "less" than all other registrars. Another BIG FAT LIE! We got a quote from another registrar for up to 50% LESS than what Butler quoted us... yes HALF THE COST!. Of course, good ole'
Timmy will tell you only his certificate is valid. But you already know that's a lie he uses to get your business. DO NOT FALL FOR THAT B.S.!
So in summary, if you are looking to get ISO certified, keep your eye out for the aforementioned sneaky tactics used by Tim Butler and other sales people offering ISO certification. Don't get scammed out of your money!! Work with a registrar not involved in the accreditation scam, and provides REAL support. Believe me, I just saved you thousands of dollars!