PROFIT 500

PROFIT 500 National Sponsors

#80

HomeStars Directory Inc.

Snapshot

Runs online reviews of home-improvement services. Founder Nancy Peterson was inspired by TripAdvisor—whose co-founder, Stephen Kaufer, initially trashed her launch plan but years later, apologized to her for doing so.

Company Profile

Founded: 2006 Chief Executive(s): Nancy Peterson
Website: www.homestars.com Head Office: Toronto  

Company Financials

Growth 2007-12 (%): 902 Revenue 2012: 2-5 million Reporting $: CAD
Exports as % of Sales: 0 Employees 2012: 22 Employees 2007: 7