SOURCE: HomeStars, Inc.

HomeStars, Inc.

SOURCE: HOSS

HOSS

September 12, 2016 08:30 ET

HomeStars and HOSS Magazine Partner to Grow Homeowner Offering

Industry Partnership Supported by Home Experts Including Television Personality, Todd Talbot

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - September 12, 2016) - Today HomeStars, the online community connecting homeowners and home improvement professionals, announced an official partnership with home lifestyle magazine, HOSS. The long-term partnership will include a full product integration providing HOSS readers with access to HomeStars' comprehensive database of more than two million home improvement professionals across Canada.

"We are thrilled to be partnering with HOSS," says Nancy Peterson, Founder and CEO of HomeStars. "We see strong synergies between Sean Rice and his team at HOSS, as they provide relevant and simple ideas for homeowners. And at HomeStars, we are focused on recommending the best home improvement companies in order to make those ideas a reality."

In addition to the database sharing and product integration, the online service and magazine will be integrating and publishing content across platforms. From home improvement tips to renovation trends, readers will have access to the latest information from experts in the home renovation space.

"This is the next step in the evolution of HOSS," says Sean Rice, publisher and owner of HOSS Magazine. "We continually strive to provide our readers with helpful information and resources and the built-in access to the HomeStars database and enhanced content is a wonderful addition to our publication."

The synergies between the companies are apparent, as both are dedicated to better serving homeowners. Since 2006, HomeStars has evolved to be one of Canada's most trusted review websites. This partnership comes on the heels of their 10-year anniversary.

"The approach to home improvement has evolved significantly over the years, but finding the best contractor for your needs has remained one of the most important steps," says Todd Talbot, co-host of Love it or List it Vancouver and West Coast Editor for HOSS. "My personal goal has always been to empower homeowners and as an editor of HOSS, I am looking forward to this latest offering for our readers across the country."

About HomeStars
HomeStars is a free service helping homeowners find reputable renovators, repairmen and retailers through its database of two million companies and hundreds of thousands of reviews. Homeowners write reviews based on their home improvement experiences -- both good and bad -- helping build a collective knowledge base that is invaluable in helping homeowners make better hiring decisions. HomeStars has a dedicated team of analysts who validate every review before it is published. A trusted resource since 2006, HomeStars has grown to be the leading online community of homeowners and home improvement companies in Canada. To learn more, visit www.homestars.com or check them out on Facebook or Twitter.

About HOSS Magazine
HOSS is known as one of North America's leading home lifestyle magazines. We're a one-stop shop for finding helpful, exciting and fun information to help you enjoy your home MORE! Elegant decor ideas, fun DIY projects, helpful technical information for homeowners and great renovation inspiration -- we've got it all. Plus, we invite in the biggest names in the business as guest contributors -- from HGTV's Bryan Baeumler and Scott McGillivray to The Property Brothers, Jonathan and Drew Scott -- to bring you expert advice and some celebrity fun. Explore our site -- filled with quick tips, in-depth articles and how-to videos -- and check out our print version, too, distributed in newsstands across North America six times per year. Our cover stories have featured a variety of celebrities, including TV celebrity and author Leeza Gibbons, Colin & Justin Design Duo and TV Celebrities, Lennox Lewis, Former Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Of The World, Geddy Lee from Rush, Mike Wolfe from the American Pickers, and The Timber Kings, to name a few. HOSS is a leading home lifestyle magazine and MORE! www.hossmagazine.com

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