The Sign of a Trusted Home Service Pro

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

Spotting a Verified Home Service Pro

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

HomeStars’ Screening Process

When a home service pro earns a Verified badge, it means that we’ve investigated what matters most to you:

Criminal Background

Feel safe inviting a Verified service pro 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.


Are you a service professional? Apply to become Verified!

To learn more about our screening process, click here.

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.