HomeStars announces winners of 8th Annual Best of Awards
Also announces new Giving Back Award to recognize companies that ‘pay it forward’
TORONTO, February 18, 2016: The 8th annual HomeStars Best of Awards (BOA), just wrapped up at the Toronto Congress Centre. HomeStars also hosted four other award events across Canada. In all, almost 700 companies won the award across eight different markets. Here are links to our Best of 2016 Award winners: Toronto, Eastern Ontario, South West Ontario, Halton-Peel Wentworth, Durham, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.
“To win a Best of Award is a testament to a contractor’s quality of work,” says Nancy Peterson, Founder and CEO of HomeStars. “We like to think of them as our own People’s Choice Awards since they are based on the reviews written by homeowners.” There is a comprehensive process for validating reviews and winners are selected based on several criteria including homeowner reviews and contractor responsiveness.
In addition to their annual Best of Awards, HomeStars introduced a new award called the Giving Back Award (GBA) to recognize companies that have done significant charitable work in their community in 2015. According to Peterson, “We awarded companies that supported their chosen charities with more than just a cash donation, by also donating their time, creativity and grass-roots involvement. Many donated materials and labour to worthy charities.” Here is a list of the 78 Giving Back Award winners, who truly embrace the ‘pay it forward’ concept.
HomeStars is a free service helping homeowners find reputable renovators, repairmen and retailers through its database of 2 million companies and hundreds of thousands of reviews. Homeowners write reviews based on their home improvement experiences – both good and bad – helping build a collective knowledge base that is invaluable in helping homeowners make better hiring decisions. A trusted resource since 2006, HomeStars has grown to be the leading online community of homeowners and home improvement companies in Canada. To learn more, visit www.homestars.com or check them out on Facebook or Twitter.
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