The HomeStars Best of Awards are given every year to recognize and celebrate the success of the very best of Canadian home service professionals. The pros who demonstrate consistency, professional integrity and unparalleled customer service on our platform are awarded with the HomeStars Best of Awards. This year, we’ve introduced two new categories to reward all the hard work pros put in at different points in their HomeStars’ journeys. Based on various criteria, pros will be awarded HomeStars Best of Newly Listed Award, HomeStars Best of Award or a HomeStars Best of the Best Award.
By recognizing the best pros in different home improvement categories, these awards create a golden opportunity for Canadian homeowners to hire better for their home projects. Here’s how the HomeStars Best of Awards can help you hire better.
One of the major criteria for pros to win a Best of Award in any category is to have a certain amount of reviews on their HomeStars profile. These reviews are moderated by our in-house Content Integrity team following our review guidelines. Authentic, reliable, local reviews are the best way to know about the quality of work pros are putting in. Who better to decide the best than the customers who have hired these pros?
The Winners Have an Active Verified Badge
A HomeStars Verified Badge is given to businesses that have successfully passed our screening process to help you hire safer and smarter. A Verified Badge ensures that the contractor has gone through HomeStars’ rigorous screening process which includes criminal background checks, credit checks, HST registration and professional licensing. The HomeStars Verified Badge expires every two years which ensures that pros are up to date on the background checks. This badge adds up a layer of security and trust when you’re on the lookout for a home improvement specialist.
The Victors Have a High Star Score
All HomeStars Best of Award victors have to have a star score of 85+. When a homeowner submits a review for a specific home service professional, they also have an option to rate their service on a special scale designed by HomeStars. The Star Score is measured based on the average rating, reputation, recency and responsiveness of the pro. The pros who have a Star Score rating less than 85 do not fit into the criteria to win the award.
The Winning Pros Have a Long Relationship With HomeStars
To be eligible for winning a HomeStars Best of Newly Listed Award or a HomeStars Best of Award, a business must be registered with HomeStars for a minimum of a year. Whereas a HomeStars Best of the Best Award will be given to businesses that have previously won the HomeStars Best of Award for 3 or more consecutive years. In a nutshell, the business has to be in good standing with a trusted brand like HomeStars for you to hire confidently and without any doubt.
Winning any type HomeStars Best of Award is a big honour for pros to stand out from their competitors. More importantly, it gives homeowners like you the confidence and power to hire the right pro.