When Finan Home Service’s fully stocked “warehouse on wheels” vans arrive on the scene, the trained technicians inside immediately set out to service sluggish electrical, plumbing, and air-conditioning units. Over the course of nearly two decades, owner John Finan transformed his namesake business from a small independent contracting company operating out of his family car into a full-scale business with 18 trained staff members. His technicians can install new furnaces and air conditioners, rewire electrical systems to provide maximum safety and performance, and secure water heaters in place so that showers, bathtubs, and sinks no longer need to break into house cacti for their water supply.
Within Watermarks Kitchen & Bath Boutique’s cavernous showroom sits a host of diverse design vignettes and kiosks. These stations present a carefully curated collection of kitchen and bath appliances from trusted brands—such as Kohler, Moen, and Produits Neptune—all laid out in realistic settings. Homeowners confer with Watermarks’ non-commission-based consultants, who then classify their tastes and preferences into one of five key styling themes formulated by the store’s crew of architects, designers, and builders. The themes range from the Pure, Clean, Contemporary collection’s minimalist designs to the Glamorous, Hollywood, Art Deco collection’s ornate hardware and Academy Award–shaped showerheads.
It's a concern all too familiar to homeowners: something's gone wrong, and you don't know enough about home repair to be sure that you're not being cheated by contractors who inflate their prices while cutting corners. It was to combat those worries that Harry Felton founded the Homeservice Club above a Toronto grocery store in 1961.
The Homeservice Club offers a unique double guarantee: each of their more than 300 bonded, licensed, and insured contractors will stand behind their work, and if they just can't come through, the Club will. That's why, fifty years out from their founding, the club is a trusted name in home repair of all kinds, from roofing to window repair to chasing bats out bathrooms.
Roberto Luongo, president of Bosco Home Services, began his journey in the home-care industry as a young boy accompanying his father on plumbing jobs throughout Toronto. Over the years, Roberto came to admire the work that his father undertook and the way that he mended customers' homes with precision. Presently, Roberto and his staff of licensed, certified, and background-checked technicians follow his father's example by keeping homes temperate and energy efficient with thorough heating, cooling, and plumbing services. The staff arrives at homes promptly to keep systems in optimal order by inspecting filters, cleaning all vital components, and lubricating the motorized parts so that homes won't break down every time they return from space.