Handy Canadian Inc.

Handy Canadian Inc.

August 06, 2008 14:22 ET

Contractors and Homeowners Find a Perfect Match Online

A friend to skilled Canadian contractors and the champion of every homeowner, HandyCanadian.com's online matchmaking and directory service remains a story of sweet success

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 6, 2008) - Whether it is a new roof, a leaky faucet or a kitchen remodeling project, home renovations can be daunting and expensive without a skilled and reliable contractor. To help navigate the home renovation process, HandyCanadian.com is an online resource connecting homeowners to qualified contractors and service professionals for hundreds of home improvement needs.

Dubbed "an online match made in heaven...two motivated parties coming together" in a newscast on Global News, HandyCanadian.com is just that! In just over 2 years, HandyCanadian.com has seen over 2 million visitors, 2800 contractor members, and $203,524,000 in posted projects. With thousands of home and garden articles, as well as 'tip sheets' and discussion areas, HandyCanadian.com is a premier source for finding reliable contractors and/or home improvement advice for do-it-yourselfers."

"People who use our site often tell how surprised they are to find so many qualified local contractors who are truly eager to take on their projects," notes Max Sheppard, co-founder of HandyCanadian.com. "It's not uncommon for homeowners to receive several responses from our contractor members within just an hour of posting their needs."

"We just want to say 'fantastic' to the quality and volume of response we've had." Said Bob & Cindy Brown, homeowners. "HandyCanadian.com is our first 'go to' place now for finding any contractors in the city! Thrilled by the responsiveness of the contractors ... WOW, unprecedented in our experience! Thank you so much."

HandyCanadian.com is also an efficient tool for contractors to generate valuable project leads from homeowners, homebuilders, business owners, real estate agents and other contractors. Using proprietary technology, HandyCanadian sends an email notification to contractors according to specific project data, qualifications and location.

"Your site has by far the best source of leads. In the first 4 months we listed with HandyCanadian.com, we've signed contracts on over $400,000 worth of work - that's a pretty good return on our advertising dollars. In fact, as we've built such a network of referrals from the business we've received via your site, we no longer advertise anywhere else! Keep up the good work, and we'll do the same!" Said Bryan Baeumler, owner of Baeumler Quality Construction and Renovations Inc. and host of HGTV's Disaster DIY.

For additional information, to find a contractor, or to post your professional services offering, visit www.HandyCanadian.com.

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