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August 20, 2012 News

5 common mistakes contractors make

by Steve Payne

by Karen Hamilton 15 years ago, my husband and I bought a vacation home in Haliburton, ON. Built in the 1960s, our cottage stayed in its original form until last fall, when we could finally afford to renovate it. Our

August 15, 2012 News

Rob's Radio Reno Report

by Robert Koci

A franchise for contractors

August 7, 2012 News

Jump start your reno business with seminars in Vancouver, Calgary and Winnipeg

by Steve Payne

Are you ready for your renovation business to deliver better results? Then plan to attend one of the one day RenoSummit educational seminars coming to Vancouver (Nov. 12), Calgary (Nov. 14) and Winnipeg (Nov. 15). The seminars will focus on

August 7, 2012 News

Two new social media sites reno contractors need to know about

by Steve Payne

Pintrest excites your customers

July 9, 2012 News

Seminar will teach "accessibility" reno skills

by Steve Payne

It’s been called the biggest new business opportunity for renovators in decades. One in four Canadians will be considered disabled by the time they reach 65, and almost all of them will need “accessibility” renovations to their existing homes if

June 18, 2012 News

Build Your Brand Part 1: Know your target client

by Mike Draper

Three steps to marketing your business effectively

June 15, 2012 Video

Welcome to your new, untapped market

by Robert Koci

Yesterday it was the Green market, today…

May 23, 2012 News

The HomeStars way

by Robert Koci

You want to be a HomeStars contractor? All it takes to start is to sign up. And once you decide to go for the premium package and you can post video and pictures of your work, there is help to

May 15, 2012 News

Homeowners will pack seminar in Vancouver

by Robert Koci

Your customers are getting educated

May 7, 2012 News

CARAHS chapter meeting: Five proven ways to grow your business

by Robert Koci

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 News

A four letter word for success

by Robert Koci

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 News

Keep this link

by Robert Koci

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

March 22, 2012 News

Sell on value, not price

by Robert Koci

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 News

Building permits down for January

by Robert Koci

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 News

And you said social media would never work in construction

by Robert Koci

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

February 27, 2012 News

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

by Robert Koci

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

February 24, 2012 News

The art of starting over

by Robert Koci

Ever get off on the wrong foot with a client?

February 15, 2012 News

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

by Robert Koci

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