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November 22, 2020  

StatsCan building permits report: September 2020

All sectors observed gains in the total value of

News
September 12, 2020  

Record lumber prices adding thousands of dollars to new home building costs

Soaring lumber and wood panel prices are adding thousands

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September 10, 2020  

Lowe’s Canada launches VIPpro program at its Lowe’s, RONA, and Reno-Depot corporate stores

As part of its efforts to continuously improve the

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September 10, 2020  

Pella Corporation releases free e-book ‘Building For Success: A plan for continued growth in building and remodeling’

During these uncertain economic times, home builders and contractors

News
August 27, 2020  

StatsCan building permits report: June 2020

The $687 million dollar Oakridge Centre mixed use redevelopment

News
August 27, 2020  

Industrial and multi-suite residential real estate remained resilient during Q2: Morguard

During the second quarter of 2020, some segments of

News
August 13, 2020  

WSIB updates financial relief package

To continue to help reduce the financial burden on

Product
August 6, 2020  

Paradigm introduces automated takeoff technology for lumberyards

Lumberyards and building suppliers looking to spend more time

News
July 13, 2020  

Addressing higher construction costs during COVID-19

This article is intended as an update of a

News
June 1, 2020  

StatsCan building permits report: April 2020

The total value of building permits issued by Canadian

News
May 28, 2020  

B.C. begins new round of affordable housing projects

Government officials in B.C. are asking non-profit and Indigenous

News
May 21, 2020  

ULI to host #PulseCheck: Canadian Market Update webinar

Join ULI’s Canadian District Councils (Alberta, British Columbia, Ottawa

News
May 21, 2020  

FAO to release review of time-of-use electricity pricing decision

On Friday, May 22, 2020, the Financial Accountability Office

Feature
May 1, 2020  

The Hammer Special COVID-19 episode: How Are We Doing and Where We Are Going Suzanne Bernier, SB Crisis Consulting

Pandemic response expert Suzanne Bernier joins Canadian Contractor editor

News
April 24, 2020  

Federal government announces rent relief for small businesses

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that an agreement

Feature
April 23, 2020  

The Hammer Special Pandemic Episode: Pandemic Payment UPDATE – Bonny Koabel, AKR Consulting

Government funding guru Bonny Koabel updates listeners on the

Feature
April 23, 2020  

The Hammer episode #1: CERB Your Enthusiasm: Government relief for small businesses and how you can get it

Bonny Koabel from AKR Consulting joins Canadian Contractor editor

News
January 20, 2020  

A tax lesson

This contractor was fined for evading taxes

News
June 10, 2015  

New home construction surges in Saskatchewan and Newfoundland

Both Saskatchewan and Newfoundland had seen their new homes numbers depressed by last fall’s plunge in energy prices, so the May new homes results were unexpected.

News
May 27, 2015  

How much are renovation workers making, south of the border?

They are making everywhere from $58,230 in D.C. to $19,316 in Montana, Remodeling magazine tells us…

News
May 13, 2015  

How to manage your contracting business using the 3 M’s

“Measure, Monitor and Manage.” These are the 3 M’s. They are incredibly useful in analyzing the key performance indicators of a professional renovation business.

News
April 30, 2015  

Under-the-table residential construction worth $12-billion a year: StatsCan

Residential construction is 28.3 per cent of the total $42.4-billion underground economy in Canada

News
April 14, 2015  

The Top 3 accounting methods and the lies they tell to contractors

Should you run your contracting firm on the Cash Method, the Billings Accrual Method or the Completed Jobs Accrual Method? Take 4 minutes to read this, and you will probably know.

Voice
April 13, 2015  

“Why does a contractor need a deposit at all?”

“Perhaps the business owner is not managing the cash well enough. If the business can’t manage cash, will the contractor be able to manage the tasks, the timelines along with the sub trades?”

News
April 1, 2015  

39 per cent of Salary Survey contractors expect a better year in 2015

That’s an almost “glass half full” situation. But you are slightly more optimistic, overall, than you were at this time last year.

News
April 1, 2015  

14 per cent of our Salary Survey contractors earned six figures last year

It’s not quite the 80-20 rule, which would say that 20 per cent of the contractors make 80 per cent of the money. But it’s close.

Voice
February 20, 2015  

“Mike Holmes’ comment about no good contractor needing more than a 10 per cent deposit hurts our industry.”

Dave Anderchek, JABA Construction, Saskatoon, says that, with totally inaccurate comments like this in the national press, it’s “time for Mr. Holmes to leave” our industry.

News
February 12, 2015  

What are your thoughts on: “No good contractor needs more than 10 per cent to start a job”

Mike Holmes’ has put another one of his memorable re-quotable quotes out to the public. This time that no one should pay more than a 10 per cent down payment on a renovation.

News
February 5, 2014  

Give us a few numbers on your business – and you could WIN AN iPAD!

If you take 5 minutes to tell us, anonymously, what you are making – and how – we’ll enter you in a draw to win an iPad

News
November 13, 2013  

The value-add: Help clients understand ways to finance home renovations

I’m sure you’ve all been there. A client asks