Tag: HomeStars

Tips on How to Handle Multiple Home Renovations at Once

When doing work on your home there are complexities in hiring someone. You have to find and compare three companies, get three estimates, call references, check them out on HomeStars.com, schedule appointments, take time off of work – the list goes on. This list becomes compounded when you have multiple...

/ October 28, 2010
Pool by Solda Pools

Tips on Winterizing Your Pool

With the beginning of fall comes the crisp weather, comfort food and beautiful colours. It also brings on a lot of unwelcome chores. One of the necessary tasks of fall home maintenance is winterizing your pool. While having it done professionally certainly has it merits, homeowners can successfully do it...

/ October 27, 2010
A delightful She-Shed - or Scriptorium - for writing by Shed Solutions of Calgary

Would You Risk Moving Your Furniture to the Lawn?

We all work so hard that it’s great when we can incorporate a little fun and games into our day. That’s what Ferguson Moving & Storage had in mind with they helped out with a radio contest in Vancouver. The participants flip a coin – heads, they win a $2500...

/ October 22, 2010
Photo of work done by B&B Masonry

National Waste Reduction Week – Habitat ReStores Can Help

October 18th- 24th is National Waste Reduction Week. Habitat for Humanity urges contractors and homeowners alike to reduce the amount of waste sent to the landfill by donating unused or gently used building supplies to their local Habitat for Humanity ReStore locations. Minimize the amount of waste you have to...

/ October 19, 2010

Toronto Small Business Forum

This Tuesday October 19th, Enterprise Toronto is hosting an all day Small Business Forum at the Metro Convention Centre (255 Front St. W. – North Building, 100 Level) from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. This is a free event but registration is required for attendance here. Hosted by Enterprise Toronto,...

/ October 15, 2010
Kitchen renovation by Fresh Home Innovations

Get Design Advice – Fight Cancer!

On October 20 come to Gendron Antiques and get 20 minutes of design consultation from industry experts for just $20. It’s all part of a creative fundraising event called 20.4.20 Designer Day Marathon. All proceeds raised through the event will go to support Stephanie Lanctot’s battle with cancer. As the...

/ October 6, 2010

A Lot to Learn From Jay Purvis and the Panel at the Ideal Home Show

On the weekend, Jay Purvis hosted Renovations Dos and Dont’s, a panel for you to pick up some great tips from the pros and get advice on your next home improvement project. The crowd at the event took advantage of the opportunity to get specialized advice from our three panelists...

/ October 4, 2010

New Site Update – Our New Media Gallery!

Now companies can upload unlimited photos and video, and place them in Galleries (essentially a file folder online). There is a nice new preview screen to allow consumers to quickly mouse over an image and see what it is before opening it into a larger slide show.

/ September 28, 2010

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

I’m so excited that HomeStars.com 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
Brick Chimney

Come Down to the Calgary Home + Interior Design Show

There's still two days left in at the Calgary Home and Interior Design Show, and it's been great so far. Write a review on your favourite, or least favourite contractor and get 50% off your ticket to come down to the Stampede Grounds to some of the best Calgary home...

/ September 18, 2010