“When a female steps into a male conversation she is usually left scratching her head…”
Retired Sergeant Gordon Higgins talks about the need for an establishment like Damon is developing, in his province
Canadian Contractor reader Sabina dumps all over the Altum Health clinics associated with the WSIB, for allegedly “cross[ing] the line from fiscal budget restraint to malpractice, and outright fraud…”
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“Have you ever built before and how did it go for you?” If you don’t ask that question of your prospective customer, when pitching your services, you are asking for trouble.
“Contractors shouldn’t be wary of negative feedback. It is simply a tool to improve the way you do things.”
“Stucco and plaster materials which are not up to code are being used regularly here in Calgary…”
“I am unable to pay the sub trades that did the work for me.”
Canadian Contractor first discovered RENOMii at a contractor trade show, and we have to say, it’s pretty cool. In a nutshell, it’s a way to upload all your projects’ paperwork so that all those hundreds of pieces of job-related information…
For about $400 for the bare unit, or about $500 for the kit, DEWALT’s new cordless sliding miter saw will make you wonder why you’ve waited so long to go cordless on a carpenter’s most important stationary power tool.
Contractor Marten read Steve’s Maxwell’s column called ‘That Little Voice That Says No’ and tells us how that voice has saved him from a world of trouble.
Ben Kuypers compares the leads he is getting from three contractor referral sites: HomeStars, Trusted Pros and Baeumler Approved. He says HomeStars provides “more consistent and better quality” leads than the other two sites.
The owner of a pizza store under construction asked the contractor to build some shelves, not in the contract, for free. His reply, worth reading here, won him the argument pretty quickly.
Yes, you can do a few favours for free – in the context of a much bigger reno. But don’t just blurt those offers out. Do them only after careful consideration.
Our publisher Rob Koci goes off on unsuspecting people, tonight on the Discovery Channel. Sort of like around here at Canadian Contractor.