“I thought I had a sweet deal with the client. So sweet, that I started to give it all back.”
We recently posted comments from both publisher Rob Koci and editor Steve Payne regarding a house collapse in Toronto. Publisher Koci was defensive of the contractor, editor Payne not at all. (Read the original post here.) This reader takes Steve’s…
“Good coaching turns good contractors into great contractors.”
“Good coaching can fix little things that make big differences.”
Contractors are gathering at this one-day only trade show hosted by Hamilton, Ontario’s legendary independent lumberyard chain.
“Try to find some time to get off your own jobsites and talk to some new people.”
The outspoken ex-mayor of Toronto has passed away at the age of 46
RENOMI software can bring all building project parties together on a single piece of software.
There’s an old saying: “No good deed goes unpunished.” Many people don’t know what that means. If you’ve ever done a Freebie for a customer during a renovation, YOU understand EXACTLY what it means.
I am teaching Project Management at George Brown College this semester. The following are the do’s and don’ts of managing subtrades that I proposed to my students. Do you agree? 1: Don’t be a friend Subtrade friends will cost you…
“He thinks he has found a way to mitigate the onerous regulatory costs of running a legitimate business.”
The battle against the cash economy starts with getting rid of the WSIB
I recently hired a contractor to do some work that I couldn’t get to. His price was fair, but leaves me reeling at what the legitimate costs of a reno has become.
Canadian Contractor’s Rob Koci looks back on his framing career and cringes at the memory of the first time he ever placed a lien. It didn’t go very well.
21 posts later, pilot-turned-contractor John Bleasby has shared with us every decision he had to make as a GC, from his windswept, snow-covered empty lot to his completed new family home. Here he wraps up his post-mortem on the build.
John Bleasby’s dream home is 99 per cent finished and in this blog he begins his ‘post-mortem’: Looking at what he got right – and what he was challenged by – during this, his rookie build.
Editor’s Note: John Bleasby has been blogging about his ‘rookie’ experience building his family’s new home, north of Orillia, ON, for almost six months. Now, he has moved into his beautiful new home. We’d like to thank John for his journalistic…
Pilot-turned-contractor John Bleasby is less than one week away from Move In Day on his family’s dreamhome, north of Orillia, ON. In this week’s blog he talks about the “controlled chaos” he is living near the end of his project.