HomeStars ranks No. 71 in the 2014 PROFIT 500

PROFIT magazine unveils 26th annual list of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies 


TORONTO, June 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadian Business and PROFIT ranked No. 71 on the 26th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies. Published in the July issue of Canadian Business and online at, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their revenue growth over five years. made the 2014 PROFIT 500 list with five-year revenue growth of 1,014%.

"The HomeStars team is thrilled to be in the PROFIT ranking once again. It marks the fifth consecutive year we've been recognized by PROFIT magazine, " says Founder and CEO Nancy Peterson. "This achievement reflects the fact that our website is connecting more and more homeowners across Canada with the best-rated home improvement companies in their neighbourhoods." 

According to Peterson, "Every month, over half a million Canadians visit HomeStars to read reviews or share their experiences with others. We provide a vital service, enabling fellow homeowners to make more informed decisions on which companies to hire, and which ones to avoid!"

"The members of the PROFIT 500 are the elite of the country's entrepreneurial community," says James Cowan, Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Business and PROFIT. "Their stories are lessons in business strategy, innovation, management excellence and sheer tenacity."

About is a growing online community of homeowners and home improvement companies throughout Canada. HomeStars is a free service to help homeowners find reputable contractors, renovators, repairmen and retailers by searching its database of almost 2 million companies. Homeowners write reviews based on their home improvement experiences – both good and bad – that help other homeowners make better hiring decisions. For more information, visit

PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success is Canada's preeminent media brand dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. Visit PROFIT online at

About Canadian Business
Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving, best-selling and most-trusted business publication in the country. With a readership of more than 800,000, it is the country's premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders.

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SOURCE: HomeStars

For further information: Media Contact, David Bounsall, HomeStars Media Relations,, (416) 688-3589



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