Tag: Reviews

Best Contractors of Calgary – 2009 Awards

Last Thursday we announced the our second annual Best of Toronto Contractor awards, yesterday we rolled out Vancouver today we launch the Best of Calgary winners, again the first awards in that city.

/ February 8, 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
New windows and doors by Centra Windows, Exteriors, Restorations

30,000 Valuable Consumer Reviews!

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/ August 7, 2009
Guest Room via Style Me Pretty

Want to Kill Your Reputation? – Sue Your Customers!

Last week I posted an article about how to build your "Whuffie" - that is, your social capital among your customers and peers. It involves turning the bullhorn around and listening to your customers. In this new paradigm, your customers now have a voice. They can talk about you, your...

/ July 2, 2009
Deck built by B&B Backyards

“Whuffie” for Contractors – Marketing Home Improvement Using Social Capital

In the online world marketing has changed the playing field for advertising. Sites like HomeStars allow users to go and review their home improvement specialists and contractors.

/ June 24, 2009

HomeStars Saves the Day – Again!

It's a regular occurrence here at HomeStars. People post a critical review of a company, and suddenly the gears start turning at the company in question.

/ May 27, 2009
A delightful She-Shed - or Scriptorium - for writing by Shed Solutions of Calgary

Top 22 Search Terms. What Are Users Looking for This Month? Roofs, Handymen and, of course, Plumbers.

It’s spring, and our users are fixing up their houses. We thought we’d show you what people have been searching for on our site for the last month to give you an idea of how consumers are using our site.

/ May 12, 2009
Beautiful chartreuse door by Legacy Windows, Doors, Exteriors

Washington Post Lists HomeStars as 1 of 8 Sites With Useful Home Improvement Reviews

It was nice to wake up this morning with this article from the Washington Post in my inbox. They list 8 web sites across the U.S. that have useful consumer reviews on home improvement companies. Among the 8 the article mentions is the well know Angie’s List, where consumers pay a membership...

/ May 9, 2009
Front door by Arcana Windows and Doors Ltd.

I Fulfilled My Contract, and STILL You Gave Me a Bad Review!

Yesterday I had a call from an irate company who had a bad review from a recent customer. The company had done drawings for a kitchen and the customer decided to go with another company to build the kitchen. Something happened in the situation and the customer ended up unhappy.

/ April 30, 2009
Before shot of the renovation by Sonoma Contracting

A Couple Days with Mr. Rooter – Teaching, Learning and Fun.

Mr Rooter Franchisees meet up in St Johns for their national conference.

/ April 28, 2009