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The product that keeps basement floor installations dry

A “Made in Canada” product you will want to install in your customer’s basement

Tree protection

Tree protection, good and bad

Keeping the site neat is a very good way to leave a good public impression


Video: Rob, Steve and readers weigh in on the Ontario College of Trades’ fees for “compulsory” trades

The College will be invoicing lots of you in April. $120 for licensed trades in certain categories, and $60 for apprentices. Many readers of Canadian Contractor are angry about this, saying that the College is offering little or no value in return.

bathroom tips

How does a video like this get over 30,000 views!!

No offense to this guy, really, but how do five tips on bathroom renos that start with “Make sure you have a really, really good plan” get 30,162 hits? How desperate can we…


Epic fails in construction

You thought your mistakes were bad!

Mike Holmes

Readers respond to Mike Holmes’ comment that 70% of contractors are “bad” and 10% “ugly”

Mike Holmes hammers Canadian contractors in the latest issue of Readers Digest. “What percentage of contractors are doing good, honest work?” he’s asked in an interview about his new show, Holmes Makes It RIght. “I call it the good, the bad and the ugly: 20, 70 and ten percent, respectively” Holmes replies.


Building your employee loyalty: lessons from WestJet

If you can learn from anywhere, learn from WestJet

Green Building

Why wood is better for building everything

And why Life Cycle Assessment is the only way to know what is truly “green.”

Reno summit movie

Your personal invitation to RenoSummit

Make a lot more money as a renovator, without burning yourself out. Attend our RenoSummit one-day seminars in Vancouver (Nov. 12), Calgary (Nov. 14) and Winnipeg (Nov. 16)


Motivating your staff without money

There is more to life than money