OTTAWA, April 30, 2014 /CNW/ - MyReno411.ca today launched a giveaway aimed at finding the best home renovation contractors in Canada. The contest, which runs until May 19th, 2014, will feature a random draw of $1000 gift card for reviews written on MyReno411.ca by homeowners of contractors they have used.
"With this contest, we hope to showcase the best renovation firms in Canada, as chosen by homeowners," said Alex Beraskow, founder and CEO of MyReno411.ca. "With 20 per cent of Canadians conducting a home renovation each year, it is vital that they have trustworthy resources to find out who are the best contractors and who should be avoided."
A recent survey conducted by the company highlighted some serious issues in Canada's $70 billion home renovation industry.
- 80 per cent of home renovation projects caused stress in home life.
- 30 per cent of home renovation projects run over budget.
- 35 per cent of home renovation projects run over schedule.
- 46 per cent of homeowners found it difficult to find a reliable home renovation contractor.
"Crowd-sourced reviews are an excellent way for homeowners to find reliable contractors, and avoid unreliable ones. Just over 85 per cent of our survey respondents stated that a website rating home renovation contractors was important in determining who they picked," said Beraskow. "With this contest, we hope to find hidden gems in Canada's home renovation industry and expand our network to become this country's largest database of home renovators."
MyReno411.ca is becoming the one-stop shop to inspire and enable the home design and renovation experience, serving the $70 billion home renovation industry and the 2.4 million homeowners hiring contractors. Photographs will be a source of inspiration; articles and guides will be a source of information; contractor ratings with full profile information will be the source for connection.
About Alex Beraskow
Alex Beraskow is the President, CEO and founder of Reno411 Inc. A professional engineer, he has been a management consultant and an entrepreneur for the past 30 years. He established three firms, selling them to three different multinational firms.
In 1992 Alex founded IT/NET which grew to become Canada's most award winning consulting firm: Ottawa's Company of the Year in 2003, one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies, and Best Workplaces in Canada. He sold IT/NET to KPMG in 2010. In 2010 Alex was recognized as the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year.
Alex came up with the idea for Reno411 while renovating his home and being frustrated at how hard it was to find a reliable source of information. He decided to start the website to help all homeowners find the best available contractors, and help the contractors find homeowners with jobs. It was obvious that there had to be a much better way to carry out home design and renovations - bring it all into the internet age.
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