Tag: contractor

Viking fiberglass pool and water feature by Land Effects Outdoor Living Spaces Ltd. of Scarborough.

What to Look for When Hiring a Pool Contractor

In a recent issue of Pools, Spas, & Patios, John Petrocelli of Backyard Getaways Inc. wrote a great article titled What to Look for in a Pool Builder. John has over twenty years experience in the pool industry and offers a lot of insight to anyone who is looking to...

/ July 23, 2010

6 Effective Ways To Get the Most From HomeStars

HomeStars is a valuable tool for homeowner to find the best contractors. But make sure you use it well. Here are some tips we've learned over time to make sure that you really get the most out of the site while hiring your next contractor.

/ July 20, 2010
Kitchen Renovation done by Newview Renovations

We Don’t “Vet” Companies On Our Site – Users Do.

We got another letter from a company listed on our site. He suggests that he doesn't want to be on our site because a competitor, who he claims is worse than him, is on the site. We don't 'vet' companies on our site. Users do.

/ May 30, 2010
Outdoor Kitchen Landecks Landscaping, Flamborough, ON

Why Didn’t I Win Best of ’09? – A Company Question.

We had a good question come in a few days ago, and I thought one that we'd like to answer for everyone, rather and just respond directly.I can’t understand why “Company Name” got the Best of 2009 award in "Category X"? If you read their reviews, most of them are...

/ May 29, 2010
Finished basement by Remodel Construction Company

Summer Drinks With HomeStars

In the spirit of all of this nice weather in Toronto, HomeStars invited local companies listed on the site to join us for a couple of drinks and snacks: wings, and deep fried cheesy sticks (to name my personal favorites). It was a really fun time for all who attended....

/ May 28, 2010
Rubber Roof

One of HomeStars Community is Performer in 2010 Olympics

Ravi Bansal, the marketing and business development director at Save More Plumbing and Lighting, one of our Vancouver HomeStars community was invited to perform at the Vancouver Olympics. In addition to her role at Save More Plumbing, she's a big community contributor as well as a talented dancer.

/ February 19, 2010

The Best Contractors of Vancouver – 2009

Last Thursday we announced the our second annual Best of Toronto Contractor awards and launched them on our site. Today we launch the Best of Vancouver representing our first Vancouver contractor awards.

/ February 7, 2010
Kitchen Renovation by The Home Improvement People

Are Review for Older Jobs Valid? – Long Live the Testimonial

Over the holidays a moving company in Vancouver wrote in their blog about the Death of the Testimonial. While Google would take exception to that, having, allegedly, put in an offer for Yelp for $500M, the point that the moving company seems to have issue with is that, encouraged by...

/ January 13, 2010
After Techno Kitchen Refacing

Top Rated Exhibitors At The Fall Home Show

We just set up today and the show looks terrific at the Better Living Centre in the CNE grounds. It’s a really nice hall, bright and well laid out – and not too big where you feel it will take hours to see all the exhibits. Here is a list...

/ October 2, 2009
Beautiful chartreuse door by Legacy Windows, Doors, Exteriors

Top Notch Calgary Exhibitors

I’ve met some awesome people at the Calgary home show so far. It’s a gorgeous show – huge and worth coming to. Last night was opening night and they had goodie bags for ladies that came by filled with some great stuff (including purse size tape measures from HomeStars) 🙂...

/ September 18, 2009