TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 17, 2015) -

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Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked HomeStars No. 77 on the 27th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies. Published in the October issue of Canadian Business and, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their five-year revenue growth.

HomeStars made the 2015 PROFIT 500 list with a five-year revenue growth of 964 per cent.

"The PROFIT 500 represent the highest tier of entrepreneurialism in Canada," says James Cowan, Editor-in-chief of PROFIT and Canadian Business. "They should be lauded for the positive economic contributions they've made to their communities - and the entire country. They are examples of what can be accomplished with innovation, discipline and determination."

"We have worked very hard to become the most trusted resource for Canadian homeowners," says Nancy Peterson, CEO and Founder of HomeStars. "Our employees are passionate about helping homeowners and our mission has always been to connect people to the most reputable companies."

In addition to the PROFIT 500, HomeStars' CEO Nancy Peterson has been ranked for the last four years in PROFIT/Chatelaine W100: Canada's Top Female Entrepreneur, coming in at No. 71 this year. HomeStars has also been ranked twice in the HOT 50: Canada's Emerging Growth Companies.

About HomeStars

HomeStars is a free service helping homeowners find reputable renovators, repairmen and retailers through its database of 2 million companies and hundreds of thousands of reviews. Homeowners write reviews based on their home improvement experiences - good and bad - helping build a collective knowledge base that is invaluable in helping homeowners make better hiring decisions. 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 or check them out on Facebook or Twitter.

About PROFIT and

PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success is Canada's preeminent media brand dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. For 33 years, Canadian entrepreneurs across a vast array of economic sectors have remained loyal to PROFIT because it's a timely and reliable source of actionable information that helps them achieve business success and get the recognition they deserve for generating positive economic and social change. Visit PROFIT online at

About Canadian Business

Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving, best-selling and most-trusted business publication in the country. With a readership of more than 800,000, it is the country's premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada's business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. We provide concrete examples of business achievement, thought-provoking analysis and compelling storytelling, all in an elegant package with bold graphics and great photography. Canadian Business-what leadership looks like.

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