The PR folks who handle the account for the Ontario College of Trades are probably going to be busy telling the public that without OCOT certification you are a bum. In so many words.
The BiY Learning Centres concept was founded by TV renovation star Jim Caruk. After operating independently in recent years, they have now been picked up by Lowe`s Canada which is adding BiY Learning Centres to some of its stores in Southern Ontario
Rob asks Mike, what can you do when your competition offers to do the job at half your price? “You walk away,” Mike says.
In one day, you will learn all kinds of ways to make more money as a renovator.
Entry restrictions to the skilled trades are not the best way to protect workers and the general public, the C.D. Howe Institute says
“Too often I’ve seen contractors walk in with a pad, out of their pickup truck, and they listen to what the homeowner wants. They give them a price and ask for a down (payment). And there’s never enough education there.” – MIKE HOLMES
Almost a quarter of all renovation contractors who responded to our survey are making six figures.
For 30 years, water from the parking lot on the roof of the mall seeped into the steel structure underlying the hollow concrete slabs. A continuous rubberized asphalt membrane, that would have protected the steel, had been considered too expensive.
5,500 contractors attended the RONA Contractor Shows this spring.
“Until flat rate pricing becomes the industry standard – and realistically that would take a long time to bring about – there are bound to be customers who will ask how much you charge ‘per hour.’ “