StatsCan building permits report: April 2020
The total value of building permits issued by Canadian…
B.C. begins new round of affordable housing projects
Government officials in B.C. are asking non-profit and Indigenous…
ULI to host #PulseCheck: Canadian Market Update webinar
Join ULI’s Canadian District Councils (Alberta, British Columbia, Ottawa…
FAO to release review of time-of-use electricity pricing decision
On Friday, May 22, 2020, the Financial Accountability Office…
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…
Federal government announces rent relief for small businesses
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that an agreement…
The Hammer Special Pandemic Episode: Pandemic Payment UPDATE – Bonny Koabel, AKR Consulting
Government funding guru Bonny Koabel updates listeners on the…
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…
A tax lesson
This contractor was fined for evading taxes
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.
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…
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.
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
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.
“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?”
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.
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.
“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.