Since the beginning, HomeStars has connected homeowners with the most trusted service pros for their home improvement projects. It’s no wonder that homeowners across Canada flock to HomeStars first to find reputable, Verified pros who demonstrate consistency, integrity and unparalleled customer service.
In 2009, we began to honour the most dedicated pros in our network of 60K with The Best of Awards (BOA). This year, with the help of prize sponsor DEWALT, we raised the bar with a special announcement; a new award to give away called HomeStars’ Best of the Best.
Winners demonstrated superior customer service, with an average review score of 10/10 in 2018. Not only did they receive outstanding reviews from their customers but they also displayed extraordinary appreciation by taking the time to respond to each review. This year, we’re pleased to announce HomeStars’ first-ever Best of the Best Award winners: Kitchen Makeovers, 24/7 Electric and Aqua Tech Waterproofing!
Best of the Best – British Columbia – Kitchen Makeovers, Vancouver
It’s a small world; HomeStars Founder and CEO Nancy Peterson first met Tanya Bilmer of Kitchen Makeovers through her aunt and uncle who live in White Rock, British Columbia. They hired Tanya to update their kitchen cabinets, then like all good relatives, they mentioned HomeStars!
Tanya founded Kitchen Makeovers in 2009 with one employee. Today, she has a dozen employees with no signs of slowing down. But her strategy has stayed simple: to help customers update their old kitchens with renewed cabinets. Her highly-individualized approach to customer service has earned her place at the Best of Awards since 2011.
Best of the Best – Alberta – 24/7 Electric, Calgary
Dynamic duo Stacy Walton and her husband Shane have run 24/7 Electric in Calgary since 2010 with plans to franchise into BC and beyond. When HomeStars first launched in Calgary, 24/7 Electric was one of the first companies to jump on board.
Their family-first philosophy and tag-team approach have set the foundation for their business to flourish. And the secret to their success? Both Shane and Stacy recognize how important reviews are in closing the deal. And we agree, knowing that 88% of consumers read reviews before making a hiring decision!
Best of the Best – Ontario – Aqua Tech Waterproofing, Toronto
Nine years ago, Andrew and Nick took a leap of faith by starting Aqua Tech Waterproofing.
It was during their time as subcontractors for other companies they learned that many homeowners found them through HomeStars. That’s when they started their own company, focused solely on waterproofing.
In an industry and service area with tons of competition, there’s always the ultimate question from homeowners: “Why should we go with you?” To which Andrew responds, “Read our reviews on HomeStars. See what our customers are saying.”
With special thanks to our Best of the Best sponsor, DEWALT, we’re pleased to present the first ever HomeStars’ Best of the Best Awards! Each of our winners has received a prize pack of DEWALT tools to use on the job and maintain their Best of the Best status.
Congratulations to our winners and best wishes for continued success in 2020! Meanwhile, at HomeStars, we’ll continue to vet and celebrate only the best home service pros to help you make safe and quality choices for your next hire. No matter the task at hand, find the right pro for your next home repair or renovation on HomeStars.