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Voice
January 6, 2012  

Meetings…what a waste!!

Actually, meetings are critical to work flow and morale. Here’s how to make them productive.

Video
January 3, 2012  

The death of home heating

If you hate installing furnaces, you’ll love Reiner’s house.

Voice
January 3, 2012  

Crash!

Is it the 90s crash all over again?

Voice
January 1, 2012  

Reliably Dry: Best practices for keeping water out of basements

There are three main categories of features that work together to make a basement reliably dry.

News
December 30, 2011  

How house sales affect renovations

CMHC’s Canadian Housing Observer, 2011, says there is a direct relationship between home sales and renovations.

Video
December 29, 2011  

The Johnny Cash School of Decor

When colour is your thing, maybe you should use some.

News
December 28, 2011  

How unions encourage the cash economy

Pressure from unions push costs up, and workers out, of the legitimate economy.

Product
December 28, 2011  

Tanks tank in study comparing them to tankless

Tankless water heaters reduce natural gas use by an average of 46 per cent and increase the use of water a little bit.

Voice
December 26, 2011  

Underground truths

We must deal with the underground cash economy, but it’s not all our responsibility

Video
December 23, 2011  

Bad Santa

Take a look at what Santa left in this neighbourhood

Voice
December 22, 2011  

Showing off

Helping your local big box or hardware store put on Saturday morning seminars is a great way to get in touch with your market

Video
December 21, 2011  

One contractor's opinion on home sales and renos

We asked yesterday how changes in home sales affect renovation activity. Here is one contractor’s reply.

Video
December 20, 2011  

Does it matter to renovators when housing slows?

When housing slows, is it better or worse for renovators? There are good arguments on both sides.

Voice
December 16, 2011  

The 3 million dollar road Part 1: The eight steps to growth

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.

Voice
December 16, 2011  

The 3 million dollar road Part 2: Along the $3 million road

The following is the second in a four-part series

Voice
December 16, 2011  

The 3 million dollar road Part 3: Beyond your first million

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.

Video
December 15, 2011  

Profit is not a dirty word

In 2012, you’ll finally make a profit

Voice
December 15, 2011  

The 3 million dollar road Part 4: $3 million and beyond

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.

Video
December 14, 2011  

Reiner's House

The Reno Coach Reiner Hoyer has some tough words for the contracting industry.

Voice
December 14, 2011  

To profit, specialize

you need to do one thing well
By Steve Greer

Voice
December 5, 2011  

Illegal immigrants in construction need a break

The underground gets worse when you don’t let good, experienced trades from other countries work here legally.

News
November 23, 2011  

Contractor Roundtable, Part 2: Regulations and the underground

In April of this year, six contractors from across

Voice
November 22, 2011  

The right price

There is a right price, and you need to charge it.

News
November 22, 2011  

Canadian Contractor Salary Survey is LIVE

For the fourth year now, Canadian Contractor magazine is

Video
November 10, 2011  

A new way of selling to homeowners arrives

As if there were not enough ways for consumers

News
November 9, 2011  

CMHC Housing Report Q4, 2011

It looks like Canada won’t hit 200,000 starts this year,

Product
November 8, 2011  

HurriQuake Nails

By Steve Maxwell Nails seem straight forward enough at

Voice
November 8, 2011  

Greek Lesson

I find it strange. When it comes to the

News
November 3, 2011  

US housing industry trends for 2012

Builder magazine is the premier magazine in the US

Video
November 3, 2011  

Motivating your staff without money

There is more to life than money