Meetings…what a waste!!by Victoria Downing
Actually, meetings are critical to work flow and morale. Here’s how to make them productive.
The death of home heatingby Robert Koci
If you hate installing furnaces, you’ll love Reiner’s house.
Crash!by Robert Koci
Is it the 90s crash all over again?
Reliably Dry: Best practices for keeping water out of basementsby Steve Maxwell
There are three main categories of features that work together to make a basement reliably dry.
How house sales affect renovationsby Robert Koci
CMHC’s Canadian Housing Observer, 2011, says there is a direct relationship between home sales and renovations.
The Johnny Cash School of Decorby Robert Koci
When colour is your thing, maybe you should use some.
How unions encourage the cash economyby Adam
Pressure from unions push costs up, and workers out, of the legitimate economy.
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.