All posts by NancyP

Kitchen cabinets made brand new via a fresh coat of paint by True North Home Services.

Nancy’s 2017 Renovation Predictions

2016 was fantastic year for the HomeStars community and we hope that it was for you and your family as well. More so than in previous years, we have seen our community increase investment in their homes as the upward rise in house prices continues in Canada’s major cities. In...

/ January 2, 2017
Restaurant bar built by Clean Cut Design & Build Inc

Part 1: Our New Project Tool to Help Homeowners…

This is the first of a weekly post where we will share our progress on a feature we are launching soon. It all began when our team started brainstorming how we could be more useful to homeowners that are searching and reading about various companies to hire for their upcoming...

/ November 10, 2010
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Toronto Small Business Forum

This Tuesday October 19th, Enterprise Toronto is hosting an all day Small Business Forum at the Metro Convention Centre (255 Front St. W. – North Building, 100 Level) from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. This is a free event but registration is required for attendance here. Hosted by Enterprise Toronto,...

/ October 15, 2010
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HomeStars Hits PROFIT Magazine’s HOT 50 list of Emerging Canadian Companies

I’m so excited that made it on the PROFIT HOT 50 list of emerging Canadian growth companies. The committee reviews firms started in 2006 and 2007 and ranks them by their two-year revenue growth. HomeStars reached #25 among the top 50. I’ll be attending the award ceremony tomorrow night...

/ September 19, 2010
Walltreatment by AA Floors & More Ltd

Great Crowds at the Vancouver Home & Interior Design Show

We are just starting Saturday, day 3, and the show at the Vancouver Convention Centre is fantastic – filled with great exhibits and the new venue at the waterfront is spectacular. I’m told the parking is pretty reasonable as well – compared to other lots in the area. Opening night...

/ September 11, 2010

Join us at the Calgary Home & Interior Design Thursday Sept 16

Seems it's home show time across the country and we are now getting ready for the Calgary show next week. If you are a home improvement company that decided not exhibit this month, please come out anyway and join us for our opening night Exhibitor Party this Thursday September 16...

/ September 9, 2010
Deck built by B&B Backyards

Remembering Paul Maasland, a HomeStars Early Stage Investor

I would like to take this opportunity to remember Paul Maasland, a member of the board at HomeStars and a wonderful man. I’m in Vancouver this week for the fall home show and unable to attend his funeral today. I heard the news of his mysterious and tragic death over the...

/ September 8, 2010
Closet by Kwik Kloset Inc.

Join Us at the Vancouver Home Show & Opening Night Party!

HomeStars is getting prepped for a fantastic show at the Vancouver Convention Centre next week. September 9th is opening night and HomeStars will be handing out complimentary drink tickets to exhibitors (and of course nice homeowners too 🙂 ) Join the HomeStars Team & Vancouver Home & Interior Design Show...

/ September 2, 2010
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Some Home Improvement Going on at The Ex

Toronto’s The Ex started on Friday August 20 and goes for the next 18 days until Sept 6. I went down to visit the Direct Energy Centre where they have hundreds of exhibitors selling a wide range of goods: from clothing to the latest kitchen gadgets. It’s a fun destination...

/ August 22, 2010
Fire Pit Unilock stone by V&F Landscape Ltd

The Dwyer Group Held an Inspiring Reunion That Practices What They Teach

My colleague Brian Sharwood and I flew down to San Antonio Texas for a Dwyer Group Conference called Dare to Dream. If you don’t know who Dwyer is, you’ll know the franchises they own: Mr Rooter, Mr Appliance, Mr Electric, Aire Serv Heating & Air Conditioning, Rainbow International Restoration &...

/ June 30, 2010