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HomeStars announces its Best Of Awards

AquaTech Waterproofing in Ontario, Kitchen Makeovers in B.C., and 24/7 Electric in Alberta were 'Best of the Best' winners

March 8, 2019
By Steve Payne

[Apparently people love to talk about awards, as this article ranked No. 2 on our list of most commented on pieces from 2019.]

Press Release from HomeStars, March 6, 2019.

For the 12th year running, HomeStars has announced its 2019 Best of Award winners. Hailed as HomeStars’ highest honour, the Best of Awards, presented by DEWALT, Canadian Contractor and RenoRun, recognizes the most trusted home service professionals in HomeStars’ network. New this year is the Best of the Best award which celebrates one top home service professional in each key market.

“Each year we are blown away by the talent and commitment of our winners and we couldn’t be more proud of their accomplishments,” said Nancy Peterson, CEO and founder, HomeStars.Many of these businesses are multiple award winners and are leaders in their respective fields, putting out great work and always making their customers the priority.”


Winners are selected from more than 60,000 pros on HomeStars who are vetted and crowned for their commitment to consistency, integrity and unparalleled customer service.

The Best of Awards compare all companies in a specific region. The following criterion are used:

  • Homeowner reviews from the 2018 calendar year only
  • Awards are determined using the HomeStars Star Score, which considers recency, quality and quantity of reviews, as well as third party information on business registration and credit rating
  • Companies have been identified as operating with integrity
  • Companies have undergone financial and criminal background checks
  • Long term track record for superior customer service

To qualify for the new award, Best of the Best, winners are also evaluated for:

  • Superior customer service
  • An average review score of 10/10
  • Zero negative customer reviews
  • Evidence they took to time to respond to each and every review they receive

The Best of the Best 2019 award winners are:

The Best of the Best winners also receive a prize pack valued at $800 from DEWALT.

HomeStars founder and CEO Nancy Peterson with the Ontario winner of the Best of the Best Awards: Andrew Feskiv, AquaTech Waterproofing.

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5 Comments » for HomeStars announces its Best Of Awards
  1. Our company Tego Design Center has been operating in Ottawa for over 30 years. We have won the Consumers Choice award 23 years in a row and won a number of 1st place design awards as well. Further we are members of Renomark and the NKBA as well as the local home-builders association.
    How come I have never heard of HomeStars before this article?
    An award of this type has value only if it surveys all the competitors IMHO.

    Mike Aubrey
    Tego Design Center

  2. sean says:

    Response to Mike Aubrey (who said the Consumers Choice Awards were much more important than the HomeStars Best Of Awards)…
    Consumers Choice Award is essentially a social media popularity contest. Businesses are told to reach out for nominations from whoever they want. One doesn’t even have to have been a customer to submit a vote or answer their “questionnaire.” Consumers Choice also doesn’t invite negative reviews meaning there is zero attempt to maintain accountability. I think HomeStars has done a great job of identifying this weakness by making the winners completely based on reviews from actual customers, etc. My intention is definitely not to discredit your Championship Belt, however. Consistency is by far the greatest accomplishment for a business in my opinion and your business has displayed this in spades! Besides, any award is great to win. Perhaps this will lead to some sort of Triple Crown of Awards. Best of Homestars / Consumers Choice and….? All the best!

  3. Thanks for the feedback, Mike! First off, congratulations on all your success in the industry so far. Based on your credentials, it’s clear that you understand the importance of building a rock-solid reputation for your business. This is exactly why HomeStars is such a valuable tool for home service professionals like yourself – we’ve taken the tried and true word-of-mouth referral process, and transformed it into an online review-based platform that connects ready-to-hire homeowners with qualified pros in their area. As a result, a Best of Award, in conjunction with company reviews, are invaluable indicators to homeowners who use the platform to make safe hiring decisions.

    Just for your reference, HomeStars was founded in Toronto in 2006 and was acquired by Denver-based HomeAdvisor in 2017. It is now an ANGI Homeservices company, part of a global network of home improvement marketplaces in Europe, the UK and the US, including Angie’s List. If you’d like to learn more about HomeStars and how you could qualify to win a Best of Award next year, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 1-877-488-0312.

  4. nasir says:

    Homestars is ripping off contractor by binding them in marketing contract known as BRAND BUILER. We are Contractor unwillingly paying $330.
    Homestars representative mislead and activate a 1 year contract.

    • Hi Nasir, thank you for expressing your concerns. Please be aware that by signing a contract with HomeStars you agreed to a 1 year term. This would have been explained before signing. If you are unhappy with your service, please reach out to your account manager who can help you get the most success out of your HomeStars profile. Thank you and best of luck with your business.

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