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May 7, 2012  

CARAHS chapter meeting: Five proven ways to grow your business

All are welcome to the second Toronto chapter meeting of CARAHS May 17th at the Canadian Contractor magazine offices; 80 Valleybrook Dr. Toronto. (York Mills and Don Mills area). Meeting starts at 6:30pm sharp

April 26, 2012  

A four letter word for success

Industry expert Beverly A. Koehn makes us uncomfortable with the four letter word we’d rather not use when talking about customer service.

March 30, 2012  

Keep this link

A free monthly report on new home building supplied by CMHC for your market.

March 22, 2012  

Sell on value, not price

How many times do you hear, “The customer only cares about the price”? Here’s the truth: price is only an issue when it is presented as the only benefit.

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.

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.

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

February 24, 2012  

The art of starting over

Ever get off on the wrong foot with a client?

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.

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.

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.

January 23, 2012  

Go Rici Construct Canada Reno Roundtable: Part 4

How would stand up under the scrutiny of The Reno Coach?

January 20, 2012  

Go Rici Construct Canada Reno Roundtable: Part 3

More and more, there are third parties getting involved in cleaning up the renovation industry.

January 19, 2012  

Go Rici Construct Canada Reno Roundtable: Part 2

Who is the bigger danger to the renovation industry, the guy with the fancy website or the guy working for cash?

January 18, 2012  

Survey your customers

All you need to know to get started on a customer survey

January 14, 2012  

Go Rici Construct Canada Reno Roundtable: Part 1

You’re not a renovator, you’re an educator

November 23, 2011  

Contractor Roundtable, Part 2: Regulations and the underground

In April of this year, six contractors from across

November 9, 2011  

CMHC Housing Report Q4, 2011

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