HomeStars is an awesome tool for you to connect with quality contractors. A homeowner can visit Homestars and see a list of contractors in many different categories. The best part is that you can see the reviews that other homeowners have wrote about a contractor, good or bad. With that information you can pick contractors you feel comfortable reaching out to and talk or meet about a project you need completed.
I personally use HomeStars when hiring contractors around my home. Years ago, before I used HomeStars I hired a heating and AC contractor as a referral from our real estate agent. It was not a good experience and I regretted hiring them but since the project was underway I felt I had to tough it out and let them finish. It's never a pleasant feeling to realize you hired someone to work on your home and then realize the work is not being done to a high standard or the contractor has an unpleasant attitude. Thankfully, online review tools like HomeStars exist today and make the hiring process much smoother!
HomeStars gives out awards to contractors who have won in their category. This win is based on many different criteria some of which include number and quality of reviews they have collected over the year.
The event for the Toronto 2013 Awards was held at the Fairmont Royal York in downtown Toronto. It was a very generous to have this event at such a fancy location and shows how HomeStars gives back to the contractor community.
Nancy Peterson, the co founder and CEO of Homestars giving her opening speech to the crowd.
I am a firm believer in HomeStars and feel that Nancy shows professionalism and determination to help home owners meet qualified successful contractors. This video clip is an example of her integrity and commitment to the homeowner which I believe flows through the HomeStars organization.
After a great meal contractors were given their awards and a photo opportunity. Seen below is Elite Concrete. We often meet homeowners who have already had Elite Concrete do work for them so we see first hand the quality of their work and how happy their clients are. Congratulations on your win!
Visit their website: www.eliteconcrete.ca
Insta-Insulation is another company who we frequently work along side, sometimes on the same project. With all the ice and snow build up on roofs this season they were in high demand for inspecting attics. Well done Insta- Insulation!
Visit their website: www.instainsulation.com
Jeff of Toronto Home Theater with their award. Jeff also runs Inview Marketing and helps small business with their marketing and online presence. Nice to see you Jeff!
Visit their website: www.torontohometheater.ca
Visit their website: www.ductcleaningspecialists.ca
Adel from 416-SO-CLEAN. Nice to see you and happy for your win! Adel works hard to revolutionize the carpet and upholstery cleaning business.
Visit their website: www.416soclean.com
Thank you HomeStars for the wonderful night and a chance to meet many inspiring small business owners.
I also would like to mention some other awesome contractors we met at the event (but missed getting photo's) and know well or have used personally in my own home:
Brent from Classic Home Inspections: www.classichomeinspections.ca
Mark from Victorious Carpet: www.victoriousflooring.com
Javier and Hilary from the moving company Cargo Cabbie: www.cargocabbie.ca
Visit www.homestars.com to connect with great contractors.
Our company North Shore Eavestroughing has won "HomeStars Best Of" many different years in the Gutters and Eavestrough category for Toronto and would love to provide you with a quote for your eavestrough and leaf guard needs.
Visit our website www.eavestrough.ca