The Crappy State of Service Businesses

Perhaps it was always this way, but I am just at the end of my rope dealing with service businesses.  Whether it be my roofing contractor or my bank or my background check provider -- really almost everyone -- absolutely no one seems to be able to follow through on service promises.  Increasingly I have to keep a long tickler list of things that my service providers should just reliably do as promised, but that I have to repeatedly follow up on with reminders and such to make happen.  It is exhausting.