Canadian Contractor

Found 21 articles for lawn sign


January 18, 2017 News

London, ON homeowner ordered to take down lawn signs trashing her contractor

by Steve Payne

“He has my many thousands,” one sign reads. Another one says, “You can’t cure stupid.”

May 7, 2013 Voice

It's still about the lawn sign

by Mike Draper

Lawn signs make you money

May 7, 2013 Voice

It’s still about the lawn sign

by Mike Draper

Lawn signs make you money

April 30, 2012 Voice

It's definitely about the lawn sign

by Mike Draper

Get them out there. Make them visible

April 30, 2012 Voice

It’s definitely about the lawn sign

by Mike Draper

Get them out there. Make them visible

May 21, 2019 BUILDWIRE

Learn how to win more jobs leveraging your online reviews

by canadiancontractor

“Review-based marketing is more than the content you choose to share, it’s the content created by your best customers.”

December 16, 2015 News

Union fact-spinning makes me dizzy!

by Alec Caldwell

The Union Construction Workers’ claims appear selectively creative with surveyed information

August 5, 2015 Voice

Branding or No-Branding?

by John Bleasby

What do you think? In the July/August print edition of Canadian Contractor, publisher Rob Koci and editor Steve Payne faced off on the benefits of paying to be part of a franchise operation or members of an online referral organisation.

March 18, 2015 News

Our survey says: Your biggest headache is… marketing

by Steve Payne

Our 7th annual Salary Survey, at the printer now (check here tomorrow for the digital edition), asked almost 40 questions. One of them was “What’s Giving You the Most Grief?” It’s marketing.

July 9, 2014 News

Holmes Referred Contractors to cease operations on July 15

by Steve Payne

Holmes Referred Contractors kicked off its referral operations with a program for pro painters, two years ago. Contractors would pay to join, and then pay for leads coming through the program. The public would receive three contractors to bid on each job, each of them members of the program.

May 15, 2014 News

Case Study: Help a roofer and you could win a $100 gas card

by Robert Koci

Will a small mistake in the contract cost this contractor years of referrals?

November 13, 2013 News

How to sell, sell, sell your renovations expertise year round

by Brynna Leslie

Winter’s coming and you may be up to your eyeballs in work right now. Great, right? But what are you doing to prepare for that inevitable slowdown in January? “Market when you’re busy and you won’t have a not-busy time,”

October 30, 2013 News

Is your crew undermining your reputation as a contractor?

by Brynna Leslie

“I watched as a crew showed up the day after Canada Day to spend four hours sitting on the front porch, drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes.”

June 28, 2012 Voice

Build Your Brand Part 3: Now build the brand!

by Mike Draper

The most important thing to understand about branding is that it’s not about getting your target client to choose you over another contractor.

March 7, 2012 Voice

How can you compete against this?

by Alec Caldwell

You run a professional business. With the overheads you have, how on earth do you compete?

February 5, 2019 News

Are you suffering from Self-Inflicted Service Injuries?

by John Bleasby

Good service is about meeting the needs of your customer, not meeting the convenience of your company!

November 9, 2017 Voice

A tale of two foremen

by Steve Maxwell

Foreman Ray ordered a 20 litre plastic bucket, containing 70 lbs of mortar, to be hauled high above the sidewalk

November 14, 2016 News

She was a single woman on a disability pension, ripped off by a contractor

by John Bleasby

Despicable conduct keeps renovation industry near the top of consumer complaint lists