Category: Plumbing

Project Winter Survival – let's help the homeless in our community

A few months ago, I heard Jody Steinhauer, founder of the Bargains Group, speak at an event about Project Winter Survival. She launched this program 14 years ago and her company keeps expanding their charitable work not only in her community, but in other cities in Canada. I was so...

/ March 7, 2013

Its the Final Day of the Vancouver Home & Design Show

Sunday at the Home Show will be a busy one for exhibitors. Homeowners are flooding the entrance way to BC Place excited to see what is in store! We recommend they stop by and see Deck Pods. This thing is so cool! The rotating pod can be used for dining,...

/ October 14, 2012

Day 4 at the Calgary Home & Garden Show!

The HomeStars crew enjoyed the final day of the Calgary Home & Garden Show, spotting the HomeStars stickers proudly displayed at booths and talking to homeowners and companies! Check out all the companies encouraging homeowners to read their reviews on HomeStars! Arpi’s Heating Ltd.

/ February 29, 2012

HomeStars Sticker Spotting at the Calgary Home & Garden Show!

Day 3 at the Calgary Home & Garden Show, and let’s play spot the HomeStars sticker! We met with tons of booths who proudly displayed their HomeStars sticker asking Homeowners to ‘Read Their Reviews!’ Sheila’s Drapery                 Rocket Renovations        ...

/ February 26, 2012

It's A Christmas Miracle! Holiday Home Improvement Stories

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring……… Well……… For a while, until a bathroom pipe burst and started raining Christmas agony and frustration on our previously confident and content family’s kitchen, that is. Sound familiar? For the lucky majority of us, it does...

/ December 22, 2011

Fall Home Renovation Projects

Each season provides the perfect opportunity for home projects and renovations. Fall is no exception. Take a look at these Fall Home Renovation Projects from an Investopedia article. Winterize the Deck Decks get a lot of use during long summer days. By the time fall comes around, they can look worn...

/ September 6, 2011

Homestars makes PROFIT Magazine's PROFIT HOT 50 for the second year in a row!

We are very excited about our growth over the last year, with a record number of reviews coming in each day from all corners of Canada and the US. People are seeing the value in reviews and reaping the benefits of their research by choosing reputable home service professionals! For...

/ September 1, 2011

7 Great Kitchens (As Posted By Our Reviewers)

Every now and then we take some time to go through the many reviews posted on our site. Not only do we find great contractors (and some to avoid), but through reviews we find great design ideas. Here are a three trends in kitchens from the past few months. A...

/ August 24, 2011

A Tribute to Father & Son Companies

Many companies on HomeStars are family run businesses. The father and son duo is a common one and there is something comforting about the tradition of a father teaching his son about his trade, passing on his wisdom of the business and eventually handing down the company he has built....

/ August 19, 2011

When the Condo floods…

HomeStars team member Shannon didn’t know what was happening. As she tried to work from her condo, the drilling and the grinding from the floor above was driving Shannon to distraction. Just as she was thoroughly cursing her upstairs neighbours, there was a knock at the door.  There was the...

/ August 18, 2011