Re: 35 year old standing rigging - but rigger says it's ok
Maybe they have a business license, I would be more interested in knowing if they were bonded and insured. If an insurance company will stand behind them against damages and injuries then I would say I would be prepared to trust them a lot more than someone without those qualifications.
Just me, but when a company will put a few million dollars behind a product or service it gives me a bit of confidence.
It is good to learn from your mistakes, but much better to learn from the mistakes of others...