About Home Idol
"Home Idol tries to save homeowners every penny, maximize profits, and minimize risk for builders and investors."
Home Idol has an established reputation, first opened in 2000, providing retail and wholesale tiles under the name Newport Tile. In 2008, Newport Tile re-branded as Home Idol and was proud to be able to offer a wider variety of building supplies. In 2010 Home Idol started its own development and building division.
In 2012 Home Idol began to specialize in providing materials for large scale projects. We recognize the challenges faced by contractors and aim to provide solutions. Our ability to bulk purchase enables us to be able to ensure continuous delivery of product without interruption. When large-scale projects finished, we are able to sell overstocked materials at amazing outlet prices.
Home Idol has negotiated manufacturers' warranties for the products we carry for terms of up to one year. We stock CSA and UL products. We will inform our clients regarding our store policies and check items for defects and quantities before leaving or upon delivery. Low pricing is our speciality and we encourage the clients to acquire all the measurements, licensing and permit requirements in order to take advantage of our pricing.
Our mission is to be dedicated to our community's nourishment by harmoniously blending our conduct with materials. We will be guided by our wisdom daily and our openness to being honest in our everyday values. We promise to connect every consumer to the best service, best advice, and the best product consistently and unconditionally. We listen to what our customers need.
We encourage our customers to read the city bylaw (PDF) for building code on the City of Vancouver official website (link) before doing your home improvement projects. We also suggest our customers to do all the measurements that meet their project's needs before shopping at our store first. Please be aware that we reserve the rights to eliminate services for any customers who failed to prove that they have acquired the proper licenses for their projects.
For better shopping experience, you can browse our product catalogs for more product details on our website and our mobile apps. You can download our mobile apps on The App Store (iOS) and The Google Play Store (Android).
Home Idol History Timeline
The Beginning of Home Idol
We were first opened as Newport Tile with a 2,000 sf showroom. Providng tiles for local Canadian contractors and builders.
Partnership with quality suppliers in China
We partnered with some of the best Chinese suppliers and imported directly from China. We then moved to a 7,000 sf showroom on Kingsway and Victoria Drive.
After 8 years in the tile business, we decided to transform our business to a building materials retail outlet. We changed our business name to Home Idol and moved to a 30,000 sf showroom on Skeena Street and Grandview Highway.
Home Builder & Real Estate Development
We expanded our business to real estate development and home building.
We began to work with building companies and provided building materials for their large projects.
A Better Location Strategy
We moved to 2180 Skeena Street in Vancouver, which is a more convenience location for our customers, with 60,000 sf of space open to public.
Richmond Outlet Grand Opening
Our 5,000 sf Richmond outlet store opened to serve better for the builders, contractors, and homeowners in Richmond.
Hitting the Internet
We started to invest on digital marketing and created our first website to showcase our products on the internet.
Moving to the Mobile Market
Our mobile apps are live on both iOS and Android app stores.
We Care About Charity
We make a donation every 3 to 4 months to local charity organizations.