Canadian Contractor

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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.

February 13, 2012 News

Revolution software

by Robert Koci

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 News

Liar, liar pants on fire. Misleading proposals and how to avoid them

by Robert Koci

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 Video

Go Rici Construct Canada Reno Roundtable: Part 4

by Robert Koci

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

January 20, 2012 Video

Go Rici Construct Canada Reno Roundtable: Part 3

by Robert Koci

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

January 19, 2012 Video

Go Rici Construct Canada Reno Roundtable: Part 2

by Robert Koci

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

January 18, 2012 News

Survey your customers

by Robert Koci

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

January 14, 2012 Video

Go Rici Construct Canada Reno Roundtable: Part 1

by Robert Koci

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

November 23, 2011 News

Contractor Roundtable, Part 2: Regulations and the underground

by Robert Koci

In April of this year, six contractors from across Canada met with Canadian Contractor staff for a roundtable discussion: Steve Barkhouse, Amsted Consruction Inc., in Ottawa, Pawel Matonog, Archer Construction, of Mississauga, Ont., Dennis Bryant, Bryant Renovations, in Toronto and

November 9, 2011 News

CMHC Housing Report Q4, 2011

by Robert Koci

It looks like Canada won’t hit 200,000 starts this year, but the final number will be close.  And there is  promise of a strong housing market in 2012. CMHC’s Q4 housing report suggests a leveling off of starts, from about 191,000