About Us - Referral List
The Referral List is the only form of paid advertising that background checks all sponsors and continually monitors them for compliance to a strict code of ethics and excellent customer service. Sponsors also sign an agreement that they will solve consumer problems to our satisfaction or they will be removed from the list!
Long ago, Tom realized he needed to do more than simply expose “bad guys”.
While Tom considers his work exposing unethical businesses important, he feels it is just as important to promote the "good guys". That is the basis for establishing the first and original referral list in the country. ReferralList.com is paid advertising that offers more safeguards than any other kind of advertising anywhere.
He calls it "Advertising with Accountability".
Tom’s Referral List has become Colorado’s most utilized and respected “list” of reliable merchants, contractors and service providers. All members are extensively background checked and continually monitored for adherence to Tom’s strict code of ethics and conduct. It is the only form of advertising that offers recourse to consumers through arbitration, public testimonials and suspension of members who do not measure up.
Early in Tom’s career the need for a referral list became self-evident. While consumers watched him going after liars, cheats and rip-offs, they would naturally ask him whom he trusts. Back then Tom would give out recommendations based on personal experience. However, there was no accountability and no formal way to insure that his recommendations would deliver maximum benefit.
The result? He formed ReferraList.com where all members are contractually bound to provide excellent customer service, quality products and outstanding business standards.
About Tom Martino
Consumer Advocate Tom Martino has been fighting for consumers more than 30-years utilizing Radio, TV, Newspapers, Magazines and the Internet. His well-known brand “Troubleshooter” has garnered millions of loyal fans.
On radio Tom can be heard weekday mornings from nine to noon on Denver's popular AM talk station 630-KHOW. His high-energy show is unlike anything you’ve ever heard on radio. Each show is filled with calls from people
On the Internet Tom hosts two major high-traffic websites: ReferralList.com and Troubleshooter.com and also has a major presence on KHOW.com (in support of his daily radio show).
Tom was on KCNC-TV as News-4’s “Troubleshooter” for 20-years, followed by 10-years at KDVR Fox-31 where he was on both the news and hosted his own TV Show.
Tom’s respected work in radio, television and the internet, has created a demand for his public speaking and presentations on consumer related topics. Tom consults top corporate executives and
Tom also enjoys emceeing and speaking for charitable groups and gatherings.
Tom’s career spans more than 30 years beginning with a small town newspaper in Catskill, New York. While at the “Catskill Daily Mail” Tom created one of the first-ever “Consumer Action”
In the early 70’s Tom moved into broadcasting at WHUC Radio in Hudson, New York where he hosted America’s first consumer call-in show.
From New York, Tom worked in TV and Radio in Fort Myers, Tampa, Raleigh and Denver.
Tom began his Denver career at KCNC-TV and 850-KOA Radio. He also had a long-running column in the Rocky Mountain News and wrote independently for several national magazines.
In the late 90’s Tom’s radio show became nationally syndicated for several years on more than 300 radio stations from coast to coast including WABC in New York City and other major markets across the US.
Tom is also an avid airplane and helicopter pilot and enjoys horses, camping, sport-shooting, music (he’s a drummer) and golf (although he is really bad at it).