Tanks tank in study comparing them to tanklessby Robert Koci
Tankless water heaters reduce natural gas use by an average of 46 per cent and increase the use of water a little bit.
Underground truthsby Robert Koci
We must deal with the underground cash economy, but it’s not all our responsibility
Bad Santaby Robert Koci
Take a look at what Santa left in this neighbourhood
Showing offby Robert Koci
Helping your local big box or hardware store put on Saturday morning seminars is a great way to get in touch with your market
One contractor's opinion on home sales and renosby Robert Koci
We asked yesterday how changes in home sales affect renovation activity. Here is one contractor’s reply.
Does it matter to renovators when housing slows?by Robert Koci
When housing slows, is it better or worse for renovators? There are good arguments on both sides.
The 3 million dollar road Part 1: The eight steps to growthby Mike Draper
Most renovation companies gross under $1 million in annual sales. That’s small, but Mike Draper, consultant to renovation contractors, says it doesn’t have to be that way. In the next four issues of Canadian Contractor, Draper, vice president coaching at Renovantage Inc., will explain how his company helps contractors grow their business from startup status of less that $300,000 to the heady success of $3 million and more.
The 3 million dollar road Part 2: Along the $3 million roadby Mike Draper
The following is the second in a four-part series that will examine the road to a $3 million business. By Mike Draper Now that you have mastered the $300,000 annual sales level it is time to set your sights on…
The 3 million dollar road Part 3: Beyond your first millionby Mike Draper
In the last issue of Canadian Contractor Magazine we took a look at how important cash flow is for a $300,000 business growing to $1 million. The following is the third in a four-part series that will take you on the road to a $3-million business.
Profit is not a dirty wordby Robert Koci
In 2012, you’ll finally make a profit
The 3 million dollar road Part 4: $3 million and beyondby Mike Draper
Before growing from $2 million per year to $3 million and beyond, a contractor needs to make sure his business is running at a very profitable level.
Reiner's Houseby Robert Koci
The Reno Coach Reiner Hoyer has some tough words for the contracting industry.
To profit, specializeby Robert Koci
you need to do one thing well
By Steve Greer
Illegal immigrants in construction need a breakby Robert Koci
The underground gets worse when you don’t let good, experienced trades from other countries work here legally.
Contractor Roundtable, Part 2: Regulations and the undergroundby Robert Koci
In April of this year, six contractors from across Canada met with Canadian Contractor staff for a roundtable discussion: Steve Barkhouse, Amsted Consruction Inc., in Ottawa, Pawel Matonog, Archer Construction, of Mississauga, Ont., Dennis Bryant, Bryant Renovations, in Toronto and…
The right priceby canadiancontractor
There is a right price, and you need to charge it.
Canadian Contractor Salary Survey is LIVEby 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…
A new way of selling to homeowners arrivesby Robert Koci
As if there were not enough ways for consumers to go shopping, a one-stop-shop option for renovations is coming to a town north of Toronto. The 600,000 square foot space will house dozens of home improvement supplier outlets, the idea…