Category: HomeStars Press

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Nancy Peterson ranks No. 45 on the PROFIT and Canadian Business W100 List

Nancy Peterson makes the W100 list for a fifth consecutive year  — PROFIT and Canadian Business unveil 18th annual list of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs – Toronto, ON (May 16, 2016)  PROFIT and Canadian Business today ranked Nancy Peterson No. 45 on the 18th annual W100 list of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs....

/ May 16, 2016

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

Who says you can't be hot over 40?

The Globe & Mail recently ran a showcase on successful technology entrepreneurs who created start-ups after the age of 40. We’re happy to say the co-founder and CEO of HomeStars, Nancy Peterson, was one of the savvy business-people featured. Here’s what Nancy had to say on entrepreneurship after 40: Nancy...

/ August 29, 2011

The Toolbox – Building a Social Business

‘If you have questions, go to the store. Your customers have the answers.’ – SAM WALTON, founder, Walmart By now even the biggest skeptic has come to realize…Social Media is Powerful. It has changed the customer relationship, and created an avenue of accountability in the marketplace, exposing the Good, the...

/ May 27, 2011

A Salute to Women in Trades

In 2006, while on vacation visiting friends in the Bay Area, I had the opportunity to work on a Habitat for Humanity new build in San Jose. My friends, Maria, Glenda, and Carmen, had been volunteering for this project on Fridays for several months. My visit corresponded to one of those...

/ March 8, 2011
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The Dos & Don’ts of Hiring a Contractor

HomeStars President, Brian Sharwood, (aka @bsharwood, or ^bhs on our Twitter account) was recently interviewed by Michael Dean on his YouTube show, Dollars n Sense. If you skip to the 4 min mark, you’ll hear Brian share his insight on the do’s and don’ts of hiring a contractor.

/ February 7, 2011

Welcome new members to the HomeStars team

I’m happy to announce the addition of two new members to our HomeStars team – Sandra Sigfusson and Nichole Wesson. They are both joining our team out west in Vancouver. Sandra is our Community Builder and she definitely knows about building. She grew up surrounded by the construction and real estate...

/ November 16, 2010

HomeStars Hits PROFIT Magazine’s HOT 50 list of Emerging Canadian Companies

I’m so excited that made it on the PROFIT HOT 50 list of emerging Canadian growth companies. The committee reviews firms started in 2006 and 2007 and ranks them by their two-year revenue growth. HomeStars reached #25 among the top 50. I’ll be attending the award ceremony tomorrow night...

/ September 19, 2010
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Toronto Life – Gutted!

HomeStars had a nice mention in Toronto Life Magazine last month. It’s finally online at the website. Among the mentions: The Toronto arm of—sort of a TripAdvisor for construction—launched two years ago and now gets about 10,000 page views per day. “People need a place to vent, because it’s...

/ October 27, 2008