Canadian Contractor

Robert Koci

Robert Koci
Rob Koci is the editor of Canadian Contractor magazine. rkoci@canadiancontractor.ca Tel. 647-628-3597
October 16, 2019 BUILDWIRE

DXV AT200® LS SpaLet® Integrated Electronic Bidet Toilet

by Robert Koci

By choosing DXV, you’ll be installing a product that will not only satisfy homeowners’ design needs but will also last the test of time with both style and functionality

October 15, 2019 Voice

Let’s talk about Global Warming Alarmism, why some believe it and some don’t and why this industry should care

by Robert Koci

“If Canada spends billions of dollars on GW mitigation…it will have reduced total CO2 concentration in the atmosphere by…wait for it..0.009 %”

October 9, 2019 BUILDWIRE

Never make a plumbing-fixture pricing mistake again

by Robert Koci

“The American Standard pricing guide is an excellent easy-to-read resource and a saving grace for any questions on key product details”

October 1, 2019 Voice

How to lose out because you didn’t think of everything when you made up the contract

by Robert Koci

Years ago, I had a service contract with a client that did not include a provision that recognized the cost to me of fulfilling the contract. This is what I mean: The contract was to manufacture and supply a product

September 24, 2019 Voice

The first rule of holes: Stop digging

by Robert Koci

“The guarantee of the loss of a lot of money makes you stop”

September 23, 2019 Voice

People are not things, and knowing how to handle things does not prepare you for handling people

by Robert Koci

“I became a carpenter in part because I had no confidence is handling personal relationships.”

September 11, 2019 Voice

Systems are good, but build loyalty first

by Robert Koci

“A company with loyalty as a key driver of its culture would have quickly realized from feedback that falling sales were clearly a symptom of the system’s installation”

August 20, 2019 BUILDWIRE

Treysta® Valve – Maximum Installation Flexibility

by Robert Koci

“It can install next to a stud in PEX applications greatly reducing the need for re-framing”

August 19, 2019 Voice

How to enjoy being a struggling renovator by bringing Future You back here

by Robert Koci

“thank your lucky stars that you have struggles and suffering to engage you, to improve you, to define you”

August 9, 2019 BUILDWIRE

Stanley Black and Decker Canada take part in Habitat for Humanity Builds

by Robert Koci

“Habitat Build Days have become annual events for Stanley Black & Decker Canada employees”

August 5, 2019 Voice

YOUR VOICE: A $15/hour minimum wage would be good for the construction industry

by Robert Koci

“A minimum wage puts poor Canadians effectively out of work”

July 30, 2019 Voice

YOUR VOICE last week: Only women need apply. What you said about hiring policies based on gender

by Robert Koci

“If a homeowner says they need all female painters, or me to be on site with my male crew for perceived safety reasons, I encourage them to call someone else”

July 29, 2019 Voice

YOUR VOICE: Topic: Does Canada over-regulate, under-regulate or well-regulate the building industry?

by Robert Koci

“Builders, developers and renovators will do anything to make a buck, including cut corners and build structures that are unsafe and bad for the environment.”

July 23, 2019 Voice

YOUR VOICE: Topic – Marketing your renovation company as a “female only” employer

by Robert Koci

“Are not all workers equal?”

July 19, 2019 Voice

Let’s talk about your lead tracking and your sales and marketing strategy. Like, really talk…

by Robert Koci

“Behind every name, address and phone number you collect from your marketplace, there are millions of dollars of revenue waiting to be deposited into your bank account”

July 17, 2019 Voice

What I did on my summer vacation; what stayed behind, what came with me and what I got to know

by Robert Koci

“The surprise of all holidays is not what you leave behind, but what ends up coming with you.”

June 12, 2019 Voice

YES! Payroll is expensive! Listen to the bookkeeper we all need!

by Robert Koci

“New business owners are always shocked with how much an employee really costs”

June 10, 2019 Voice

When you know just how irrational your customers really are, you can sleep till noon.

by Robert Koci

“Give a renovator or custom homebuilder a reputation for having the best price and he can charge whatever he wants.”