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December 6, 2019 Voice

Opinion: Montreal can be carbon neutral by 2050

by Rob Blackstien

Engineering firm believes Montreal could get there before Canada as a whole

January 5, 2018 Voice

Comment on the fine for violating the ’10 Day Contract Cooling Off Period’

by canadiancontractor

OK, so the government wants to protect the consumer. What about the contractor?

January 5, 2018 Voice

Do skylights create drafts in Canadian winters? Not these ones…

by canadiancontractor

Go with the high quality product, and you need not fear skylight-fed cold air currents

December 23, 2016 BUILDWIRE

5 questions your customers are sure to ask your references


Hey contractors, if you’ve been around the block for a while, chances are you’ve accumulated quite a few references. These are customers who were satisfied with your work, people you can trust them to give a good review of your

November 30, 2016 BUILDWIRE

Why more and more contractors are building with JELD-WEN


With a wide range of ENERGY STAR certified products, and their recent energy awards and initiatives, JELD-WEN has positioned itself as the forward-thinking window and door manufacturer that contractors seek. JELD-WEN and ENERGY STAR ENERGY STAR is a volunteer program

November 16, 2016 BUILDWIRE

Reasons to Renovate: Winter Windows Edition


Winter is coming. For some, this catch phrase may inspire excitement about a certain hit TV series. For homeowners, it means hunkering down and getting their houses prepared for cold winds, low temperatures and the necessity of an efficient heating

October 24, 2016 BUILDWIRE

The Art of Sound Reduction


Whether you live in a busy household, have an apartment in a noisy downtown neighbourhood or next to someone who practices bagpipes on their deck, sound reduction means getting the peace and quiet you need to relax in your living

July 26, 2016 News

Wearing the wrong body harness might not save you in a fall!

by Alec Caldwell

Imaging falling out of the very thing that was designed to save you in the first place. Talk about defeating the purpose, right!! Many full body harnesses are NOT designed to fit everyone. This can be due to a person’s

February 7, 2012 Video

Salary Survey preview: What you are doing online

by Robert Koci

The number of online contractors has not increased. It may even have gone down.

February 5, 2012 Video

Salary Survey: What reduces profit?

by Robert Koci

In the Canadian Contractor Salary Survey, you said it was mostly competitive pressure that hindered profit. But that’s not all…

January 26, 2012 Video

Salary Survey: What you earn

by Robert Koci

Why are you making so little money?

December 26, 2011 Voice

Underground truths

by Robert Koci

We must deal with the underground cash economy, but it’s not all our responsibility

November 22, 2011 News

Canadian Contractor Salary Survey is LIVE

by Robert Koci

For the fourth year now, Canadian Contractor magazine is polling renovation and custom homebuilding industry business owners to find out what their companies are doing, what they are making and how much they take home for their efforts. If you