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Does anyone know of a reputable collection agency that they would recommend?  The intial claim is small, sub $2k, but I feel the workload may grow as the company I am helping grows.  I know it is probably cheaper to write this off, but cash is cash. 

Thanks in advance.



Bob Newton
Title: President
Company: The Corporate Finance Group
(President, The Corporate Finance Group) |

Rick, what part of the country are you in, or is the debt in? I know an excellent agent who covers RI, MA and CT.

Alan Lasker
Title: President
Company: Harbor Investments, Inc.
(President, Harbor Investments, Inc.) |

Rick, I am also interested in engaging a collection agent, in CT. I would appreciate the contact information for the agent that you would recommend.

Bob Newton
Title: President
Company: The Corporate Finance Group
(President, The Corporate Finance Group) |

My contact works RI and MA but apparently there are bonding requirements for collection agencies in CT that he does not have.

Ursula Stritzel
Title: Director of Finance
Company: The Wellspring Foundation
(Director of Finance, The Wellspring Foundation) |

Would you mind sharing the names of any referrals?

Charles D'Ambrosio
Title: CFO Consultant
Company: Cadmus
(CFO Consultant, Cadmus) |

Good Morning. If you're able to share your collection agent contact info, that would be helpful for me.

Many Thanks.

Bob Newton
Title: President
Company: The Corporate Finance Group
(President, The Corporate Finance Group) |

The John Michaels Collection Agency
1643 Warwick Avenue - PMB #179
Warwick, RI 02889-1525

(401) 732.0181 Office
(401) 439.5025 Cell

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Rick Bigelow
Title: C0O
Company: LSSM
(C0O, LSSM) |

The debt is located in CA. The San Francisco Bay Area more specifically.

Thanks in advance for suggestions.


Darron Hay
Title: CEO
Company: HOA Receivables Management
(CEO, HOA Receivables Management) |

There is no Collection Agency licensing in CA. That's one of the states we're looking to expand into and were surprised to learn that the legislature actually did away with agency licensing. There are only 26 states in which agencies have to be licensed.

Bob Manzi
Title: Corporate Controller
Company: Clarity Media Group, Inc
(Corporate Controller, Clarity Media Group, Inc) |

Have used Joseph, Mann, and Creed over the years with solid results. Here is contact information:

Paul Joseph
Joseph, Mann & Creed
20600 Chagrin Blvd., Suite 550
Shaker Heights, OH 44122
(216) 491-0992 / Fax (216) 491-4711

Andrew Hyde
Title: CFO
Company: Sparxent, Inc.
(CFO, Sparxent, Inc.) |

I can highly recommend Debie Batterson who runs Emergency Receivables Doctor at Debie formerly worked for me in a $100MM company as my head of collections. Very professional, very persistent, great customer relations but still gets the cash. Can't recommend highly enough. Based in WA state, but can collect across the US.

Topic Expert
Wayne Spivak
Title: President & CFO
LinkedIn Profile
(President & CFO, |

I've done work with the commercial collection agency of the Atwell Companies: Atwell, Curtis & Brooks Ltd. Founded in 1979 they are a member of the Commercial Law League of America Bonded & insured, they also collect and remit interest.

They have a very impressive array of who's who of clients.


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