Canadian Contractor

Canadian Contractor

November 14, 2019 News

The best contractor yard in Canada? Outstanding Retailer Award goes to Wolf Creek Building Supplies, Lacombe, Alberta

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Canada’s national awards program for home improvement retailers are presented annual by Hardlines, the industry’s daily news service

November 7, 2019 News

The Dilemma Contest: What should Jeffery Black do?

by Robert Koci

Help Jeffery solve his subtrade problem and win an awesome Dewalt tool!

November 5, 2019 News

The Estimating Series: Part 2 of 7: Accessing experience

by Robert Koci

“Remember you have allies that want you to succeed and get it right. Use them.”

November 4, 2019 News

RenoRun secures $22.5-million in investor funding

by Robert Koci

The Montreal-based firm, which delivers building products to job sites through a contractor-friendly app, says it has grown by 300 per cent in the past 12 months

November 3, 2019 News

Business coaching: Markup, Margin and all that stuff

by Mike Draper

As a business coach, I ask a lot of business owners if they know the difference between Markup and Margin. Invariably, most say yes. What I later find out is that they know they are different, but aren’t really sure

October 29, 2019 News

Hunt, don’t fish

by Steve Maxwell

“Build an inventory of people.”

October 28, 2019 News

The Estimating Series: Part 1 of 7: Organizing for success

by Robert Koci

“Are you the kind of person with the discipline to work through a repeatable process protected from silly errors that have big consequences?”

October 15, 2019 News

Your weekly construction YouTube post

by Robert Koci

Mesmerizing brick, block and cement work. Just for fun.

October 7, 2019 News

From Russia with love Part 4: Sound business advice for renovators

by Robert Koci

“Running a business is like a chess game.”

October 4, 2019 News

Ontario Safety Blitz Targets Cause of Top Workplace Injuries

by Robert Koci

“Ontario Ministry of Labour inspectors are focusing on musculoskeletal, respiratory illnesses”

September 26, 2019 News

Your Canadian Contractor 30/60/90-day action plan

by Robert Koci

“Those areas with the highest score are the areas you should attend to”

September 24, 2019 News

Hire a licensed electrician or get fined

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“A+Development was ordered to pay a $10,000 fine plus a $2,500 victim surcharge”

September 23, 2019 News

JEEP enters mid-size pickup fight with its Gladiator

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“Unquestionably as a truck as instantly recognizable as a Jeep, the all-new 2020 Gladiator is the ultimate vehicle for any outdoor adventure.”

September 19, 2019 News

From Russia with love Part 3: Getting off the tools

by Robert Koci

“I decided, I will either have to put in screws or answer the phone and run the business. It was a no-brainer. I hung up my tool belt.”

September 16, 2019 News

Need to get organized? Register for Canadian Contractor’s Builders Show “Get Organized” seminar

by Robert Koci

“Learn how to establish what you do, who does what, and how they do it across every level of your company.”

September 11, 2019 News

From the Conference Board of Canada: Commercial is up, Residential is down

by Robert Koci

“Despite a 5.1 per cent jump in July, the value of residential permits has declined by 5.1 per cent.”

September 11, 2019 News

From Russia with love Part 2: Launching a business in Toronto

by Robert Koci

“Andrei, you are really helping me. I am going to start paying you.”

September 11, 2019 News

HomeStars releases Reno Report 2019

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“77 per cent of homeowners reported they had cash on hand to carry out their anticipated home improvements”