Think rental for flexible equipment options on any job
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The seal of approval: Evaluating the efficacy of certification programs
A key goal that every contractor would like to…
Construction in North America to fall less than expected in 2020: GlobalData
GlobalData has revised its forecast for North America’s construction…
Talking tech to talent: Using the right technology and hiring tech-savvy workers
Even in times of uncertainty, demands on the construction…
Record lumber prices adding thousands of dollars to new home building costs
Soaring lumber and wood panel prices are adding thousands…
Four smart ways to cope with the growing demands of today’s digitally fluent customers
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…
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…
Building profits with Lean construction
No builder would deny that controlling costs is a…
Addressing higher construction costs during COVID-19
This article is intended as an update of a…
RealSpace3D – Five ways to use 3D renderings improve your next project
This is a sponsored post from RealSpace3D In the…
ULI to host #PulseCheck: Canadian Market Update webinar
Join ULI’s Canadian District Councils (Alberta, British Columbia, Ottawa…
2021 colour trends, pantone palettes explored in webinars from IHA
The key to attracting consumers’ eyes in the coming…
Having trouble collecting your holdback? Read this…
Nobody can afford to give a 10 per cent discount to a customer by being denied their rightful holdback cheque. Our contractor coach Mike Draper gives you some tips on getting your final cheque.
Contractors rank price of materials as most important factor only 28 per cent of time: Salary Survey
Selection, Service and Convenience – when shopping for materials and supplies – were chosen by almost 3 times as many contractors as those who told us that Price was number one
Homebuilder association gives thumbs up to a Vancouver regional tax
Contractors and developers are among the most vocal anti-tax business people in Canada. But the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA) has come out in favour of a 0.5% regional tax in Vancouver to pay for transit and infrastructure.
B.C. builders protest rebar tariffs that could raise prices 41 per cent
The B.C. government and the province’s builders are protesting a Canada-wide tariff on Asian rebar imports. Shipping costs from domestic rebar producers make Canadian product unaffordable, they claim.
Should Henry Bugden take this job as a "property manager?"
In this case study, an odd jobs man gets a chance to double his income by working for a rich business magnate and his “bossy” wife. Are the red flags worth the risk? Let us know what you think.
RenoSummit seminar report: How much should you be marking up your work?
Contractors should be marking up their direct job costs (labour and material) between 50 and 65 per cent, if they want to make a good profit, Remodelers Advantage president Victoria Downing told contractors in Whitby, ON
Protecting cash flow
Learning to manage cash flow is one of the…
VIDEO: Flip School's Ian Szabo talks about keeping a positive mindset when renovating
Keeping your cool under pressure in this crazy business of renovating houses is a matter of learning to “hit the reset button” in your own head, Ian Szabo advises.
April 30 tax filing deadline: Who can claim self-employment
The tax advantages of declaring yourself self-employed are obvious. But be aware that Ottawa has four specific rules for the definition of “self-employment.”
Unions lobby for CPP increase across Canada
CPP premiums are high enough.
2013 resolutions for the tech-savvy contractor
Smartphone, tablet, camera. Three almost-essential tools for today’s renovation contractor.
11 renovation business tips from RenoSummit, Vancouver
There’s another RenoSummit underway right now in Calgary.
Who's responsible when a flood occurs on the job?
The chances are, you are: the general contractor. Which is why liability insurance, and using licensed plumbers and electricians, is key to avoiding expensive mishaps.
5 common mistakes contractors make
by Karen Hamilton 15 years ago, my husband and…
Jump start your reno business with seminars in Vancouver, Calgary and Winnipeg
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Two new social media sites reno contractors need to know about
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