The Sign of a Trusted Service Professional

HomeStars Verified businesses have successfully passed our rigorous screening process to help you hire safer and smarter.

Spotting a Verified Business

Look for the HomeStars Verified badge on a company’s profile page next to its Star Score and review ratings. These criteria work together to help you make a confident hiring decision.

Passing the Verified Test

Earning a Verified badge means that we’ve investigated what matters most to you:

Criminal Background

Feel safe inviting a Verified service professional into your home.

Credit Check

Be confident that your hard-earned money will be handled properly.

HST Registration

Hire a properly established and legally-recognized Canadian business.

Professional Licensing

Expect a job-well-done from a pro that has all of the required trade certifications.

Hiring Tips for Homeowners

Here are some more ways to make sure you choose the right pro for your next job:

  • Ask for customer references or read their reviews on HomeStars.

  • Ensure they will get any permits required for your job.

  • Ask to see a copy of their license to make sure it's still valid.

  • Get a written contract stating exactly what is included in your project.

  • Never pay for an entire project upfront.

  • Ask if the professional is insured and bonded.

  • Be wary of bids that are substantially higher or lower than the competition.

  • Keep records of everything.

Are you a service professional? Apply to become Verified!

To learn more about our screening process, click here.