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August 29, 2019 News

Myths of Contracting: Not drawing a salary and living off the profits is the responsible thing to do

by Robert Koci

“The blunt truth is if you don’t bring pricing discipline to your company, you are asking your family to provide the buffer”

August 28, 2019 News

National Strategy for Women in Trades Developed by 2020

by canadiancontractor

“The creation of a National Strategy to help attract more women to the trades will be critical to meeting labour market and economic needs”

August 23, 2019 News

Deposits. How much should you ask for?

by Robert Koci

“The majority of fixed-price contractors, when dealing with a project over $40,000, require a 10 per cent down payment.”

August 16, 2019 News

Trudeau promotes the trades

by Robert Koci

Mandy Rennehan (pictured), Jamie McMillan and Matt Wayland are the Ministerial Advisory committee struck by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to explore new ways to promote the trades

August 13, 2019 News

The Company Scale survey: How much revenue can each of your employees generate?

by canadiancontractor

“Can my site super really handle $1 million in production per year?”

August 12, 2019 News

Ontario’s WSIB rate changes to come Jan. 2020

by canadiancontractor

“According to a recent message from the WSIB, the change will make rates, “Easier to understand how your business and other businesses are classified”

August 7, 2019 News

US consumer’s remodeling complaints rank #2 behind auto industry complaints

by canadiancontractor

“Home improvement also topped the list of worst complaints”

August 7, 2019 News

When $600,000 is no longer enough

by Robert Koci

“I have always preferred action to talk. And I am not bragging. It IS a terrible failing.

August 6, 2019 News

Financial diagnostic: 10 Questions you MUST ask to stay financially healthy

by canadiancontractor

“If you don’t know what “normal” looks like you won’t see “abnormal” coming”

July 31, 2019 News

Steve Maxwell’s The Bailey Line Road Chronicles: The Wake Up Call

by canadiancontractor

“Homesteading isn’t going to let you succeed if you’re swayed by feelings.”

July 31, 2019 News

The fun — and the necessity — of letting go

by Robert Koci

For effective “letting go,” the owner will have modeled good character for a few years beforehand

July 31, 2019 News

Five Principles of Passive House Design and Construction Part 5

by canadiancontractor

“Buildings without humidification in winter can leave the interior spaces at low interior humidity, which leads to discomfort and damage to interior materials.”

July 24, 2019 News

Getting your staff to show up on time

by canadiancontractor

“When I told my team “Today’s meeting is particularly important. Don’t be late”… NO ONE was late… except for me!”

July 20, 2019 News

Five Principles of Passive House Design and Construction Part 4

by canadiancontractor

“One of the most impactful thermal bridges on a project can be window-to-wall interfaces”

July 17, 2019 News

Five Principles of Passive House Design and Construction Part 3

by canadiancontractor

“It is important not only to make sure to specify high-performance windows, but also to carefully consider how they are incorporated into the building design”

July 16, 2019 News

Building Winnipeg!

by Robert Koci

“Having taken over the position of president in 2009 with the mandate to revitalize its operations, Rolfe was not prepared to rest on past performance”

July 15, 2019 News

The Paul Gallop Story Part 3: The long view of customer satisfaction

by canadiancontractor

“Gallop has made a serious effort to communicate his outlook to ensure that it’s understood throughout the company”

July 10, 2019 News

Five Principles of Passive House Design and Construction Part 2

by canadiancontractor

“Achieving this degree of airtightness requires careful planning in the design stage”