Wish you’d chosen a 9-5 job? Lessons from Anthony Bourdain’s apprenticeship bestsellerby Steve Payne
Why should a contractor read the very first book of a famous TV chef? Because this legendarily hard-living man had a contractor’s soul
Attention roofers! Propane torch safety tipsby Steve Payne
Important information for roofers, brought to you by IKO
New TYPAR Drainable Wrap provides added protection against water damage in exterior wallsby Steve Payne
TYPAR Drainable Wrap has the ability to shed more bulk water than traditional house wraps
Jerry and his price bookby Steve Payne
His gross margin had slid all the way down to 15 per cent, just like that. Except in business, there IS no “just like that.”
Roof Ventilation 101 (VIDEO)by Steve Payne
Do you know how to tell if your client’s roof is properly ventilated? If not, watch this quick video to learn how.
He’s not interested in the Green Ontario rebatesby Steve Payne
Mark Mitchell threw out his application for the Green Ontario rebate program as soon as he saw the words ‘Ontario College of Trades’
City of Toronto tree protection madness: Part 3by Steve Payne
The Committee of Adjustment is all good with Caroline’s plans. She wants to plant three trees in place of one that will be removed. Oh no you don’t, say the Forestry folks.
Kitchener, ON woman needs help getting a wheelchair ramp built for her daughterby Steve Payne
Anyone interested in helping? Please post under the story.
VIDEO: Damon Bennett test drives Paslode Impulse cordless nailersby Steve Payne
“It’s all about speed on the job site,” Damon says. And Paslode’s cordless framing and finishing nailers definitely deliver.
Selling renovations starts with finding a mentorby Steve Payne
If you are looking for sales mentors in our industry, the pages of our magazine are full of them
Tub surround upgrades made easierby Steve Payne
Schluter provides kit for waterproofing tub surrounds
Ottawa’s plan to close “loopholes” in professional corporation tax rulesby Steve Payne
Let us know if you think you will be affected.
Her house needs ‘everything’ done to it – and her budget is zero!by Steve Payne
Check out this post from a woman in Illinois who we really DO feel sorry for. “If you have to be paid, do not call me,” she helpfully suggests…
Too many renovators live like Rodney Dangerfieldby Steve Payne
The home improvement sector in Canada is worth $72-billion a year. We dwarf sectors like aerospace – or even pharmaceuticals. So why do we get so little respect?
City of Toronto tree-removal bylaws: The insanity continuesby Steve Payne
Caroline wants to take down one tree and replace it, at her sole expense, with THREE trees. Sounds simple, right? Wrong! She’s in bureaucratic hell.
First-of-its-kind painters’ marketplace launchedby Steve Payne
Clients can use the online portal to find pro painters and contractors who are trained to apply new, leading-edge Dulux Effect Finishes paint
Faced with a difficult decision? Read this and watch your choice get clearer.by Steve Payne
Steve Jobs was a famously difficult man to work for. But he had a highly successful business philosophy. Here is part of it…
This man has trained his ten year old kids to run “compact heavy equipment” on his farmby Steve Payne
Before we all freak out about this man’s behaviour, look at the noble goal he is pursuing…