What web search data tells us about how Canadian homeowners go about finding a contractor online
The Ontario College of Trades, with its mandatory annual fees for plumbers, electricians, etc., is just the latest example of how governments naturally keep spinning tighter and tighter webs of regulation.
WSIB will hammer you for money if, as a renovation contractor, you do even one commercial job. What renovation contractor hasn’t been asked to do work in a store, or a restaurant, or a doctor’s or dentist’s office, or some other commercial establishment? A money grab from the bureaucrats, no question.
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
This massive hike will go through, unless employers – especially small business owners like contractors – speak up now
When celebrity contractors such as Mike Holmes can’t get it right on the safety issues, there’s no doubt that we have a Culture of Silence when it comes to health and safety in our industry
Rob asks Mike, what can you do when your competition offers to do the job at half your price? “You walk away,” Mike says.
Lawn signs make you money
Online contractor referral companies will generally NOT remove negative online reviews, even if they may be unfair. So what can you do if your reputation has been trashed?
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.