All posts by Colleen

Colleen Higgins is a content writer for the HomeStars Blog.

Bed Bugs

How To Prevent And Get Rid Of Bed Bugs

The idea of tiny blood sucking insects in your bed has been terrifying children for decades but bed bugs can really ruin not only a good nights sleep but also your sanity. I know; I’ve been there. The Infestation A few years ago, while living in Vancouver, my whole neighborhood...

/ May 24, 2016

Job Requests – Keep all of your quotes in the palm of your hand

That’s all it takes. In today’s competitive and always-on world it’s necessary to be on top of your client’s requests in real time. Millions of homeowners use HomeStars to find reliable home contractors. The new Job Request system makes it easy to keep on top of requests. Download the HomeStars...

/ May 5, 2016

Best of HomeStars 2016 have been announced

Today, we’re delighted to announce the winners of the HomeStars Best of 2016 Award, the 8th consecutive year of these awards.  We are proud to recognize such a dedicated group of almost 700 home professionals, from all across Canada. This award is a testament to the pride these companies take...

/ February 16, 2016

GBA Winner: 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Toronto and GTA

HomeStars created the Giving Back Awards (GBA) to recognize companies that have done significant charitable work in their community in 2015.  HomeStars would like to congratulate 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Toronto and GTA for winning a Giving Back Award.  In the words of owner Ashton Lubman, “We partnered with Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation...

/ February 14, 2016

Creating Roles on the HomeStars for Business App

We have released a new feature which will allow you to add your employees as contributors to your company listing. Employees will be able to use the app on their own phone, using their own login, to add projects and request reviews, for your company. Depending on which role you...

/ December 8, 2015

Introducing the Giving Back Award

HomeStars would like to recognize companies that have done charitable work in their community in 2015. Have you contributed to your community in any way in 2015? It could be your labour and material you’ve donated to a homeowner in need. Or money you’ve given to a registered charity. Please...

/ December 4, 2015

Best of Awards for 2016 coming soon

December marks the end of the year and the closing of eligibility for our Annual Best of Awards.  The winning companies across Canada will be announced early in 2016. Who is eligible? All companies, whether paid or unpaid, are eligible to win this award if they have lots of positive...

/ December 3, 2015

How to get the Recommendation Meter

We recently added the HomeStars Recommendation Meter to company profiles. The meter indicates the extent to which HomeStars would recommend a company based on all information collected, including client feedback and contractor responsiveness. Some profiles do not have this meter because we don’t have enough information to make a recommendation....

/ October 27, 2015

Requesting Review Investigations & New Profile Updates

We just posted a new video to our HomeStars for Business YouTube channel, about how to request a review investigation and some new features on your profile page. Watch the video below or scroll down to read a recap. Requesting Investigations & New Profile Updates   Profile Images You may...

/ October 15, 2015
Custom Kitchen Cabinetry by Mooza Wood Arts

Kitchen Trend 2010 & Predictions for 2011

Awhile back I started sorting through reviews on kitchens to find our favorite kitchens of 2010. While looking through reviews and photos (one of the best parts of this job is checking out some of the gorgeous renovation pictures homeowners add to their reviews) I was surprised by how similar...

/ November 4, 2010