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Product
March 8, 2012  

The "little black dress" of kitchen products

If your customer is the “little black dress” type, she’ll want to know about this faucet

News
March 8, 2012  

Starts break 200,000 in February

The seasonally adjusted annual rate of housing starts was 201,100 units in February, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). This is up from 198,100 units in January.

News
March 8, 2012  

Building permits down for January

The value of building permits fell 12.3% to $6.0 billion in January, following a 10.5% rise in December. The decline was the result of decreases in both residential and non-residential sectors.

Voice
March 7, 2012  

How can you compete against this?

You run a professional business. With the overheads you have, how on earth do you compete?

News
March 7, 2012  

The Big Orange goes Green

The Home Depot has partnered with the U.S. Green Building Council to provide a Green Home Products Database.

News
March 6, 2012  

Multiple Trades On Site at the Same Time

The secret is all in the expectations of the trades

Product
March 5, 2012  

Hanging Fire

If a picture on your customer’s wall is worth 1,000 words, what’s a fire worth?

News
March 5, 2012  

And you said social media would never work in construction

Home builder Pierre Martell, president and CEO of Martell Home Builders dives into social medial and makes it work.

Voice
February 28, 2012  

Home show strategies

For renovators, home shows are a must

News
February 27, 2012  

What does this woman have to say about your reno business?

She says you have to match your brand to your core values or your company is going nowhere

Video
February 27, 2012  

Hilti Brushless Power

Look for more brushless drivers this spring from Porter Cable and Milwaukee, too. More power, longer battery life and longer shelf life, they say.

News
February 25, 2012  

2012 Salary Survey

Who you are. What you earn.

News
February 24, 2012  

The perfect porch for a scary client

The challenge? Transform a classic Kelowna residence
by replacing an existing porch with a large, covered veranda that would perfectly match the house’s traditional design.

News
February 24, 2012  

The art of starting over

Ever get off on the wrong foot with a client?

Video
February 20, 2012  

The Anti-Angie's List

Customers have had the chance to comment on your business online. Now it’s your turn.

Video
February 19, 2012  

Super smart home

Viewer warning! This video is five minutes long, but it was too hard to cover the smart homes system’s features in less.

Video
February 17, 2012  

What's the ROI on this excavation?

Digging out a basement with radio controlled diggers and dump trucks a not-for-profit exercise

Product
February 16, 2012  

Battery life learning for reno geeks

There’s a lot to know about batteries

News
February 15, 2012  

The new rules for WSIB in Ontario

If you don’t work in Ontario, smile. This painful tax grab is not for you.

News
February 15, 2012  

Word-of-mouth marketing is not just on the street

Here’s online marketing to die for and how to make it happen for your company.

Video
February 15, 2012  

Why Velux stays on top

Want to be successful? Be like Velux. Roll with the punches and stick with what you know. Then make a product like this.

Video
February 14, 2012  

Ottawa firm gets in front of the curve

Retirement living will be the biggest trend in renovation and custom homebuilding over the next 20 years. Don’t miss it. Healthcraft isn’t www.healthcraftproducts.com/

News
February 13, 2012  

Revolution software

BuildTools is about to change the way renovators run their businesses and Dwell Design Build Inc. of Toronto is its first beachhead in Canada.

Video
February 12, 2012  

The IBS show in three minutes

You couldn’t make it, so here’s your tour.

Video
February 9, 2012  

Who attracts the most attention at Orlando's IBS?

And he used to write a column for Canadian Contractor…when he was still speaking to us.

Video
February 9, 2012  

IBS Orlando, 2012. Design that makes you look up

The cool design idea that puts you above the competition may be over your head.

Video
February 8, 2012  

The shower that does everything

How to make your client feel like $6,000 of clean and fresh for only $700. Kohler scales its highend shower control system for the masses.

News
February 8, 2012  

Liar, liar pants on fire. Misleading proposals and how to avoid them

Given some of the comments we heard at the recent Canadian Contractor roundtable discussion, it makes sense that we should take some time to sit in on a seminar intent on improving the, let’s say, moral quality of our sales proposals.

Video
February 7, 2012  

Salary Survey preview: What you are doing online

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

Video
February 5, 2012  

Salary Survey: What reduces profit?

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