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December 9, 2019  

Collect your cash quicker by giving clients various options

Too often, contractors make the mistake of focusing on how they want to be paid, and not how their customers want to pay them, which leads to waiting weeks or months for payment.

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December 2, 2019  

IBS 2020: Register by January 18 to Save!

Join us in Las Vegas! Register by January 18 to avoid onsite pricing.

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November 28, 2019  

How new technology can improve efficiencies, and reduce emissions

Fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions are becoming major factors in the construction industry and, as a result, companies are starting to change the way they operate.

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November 28, 2019  

Supply runs take time and are hard on your body. Follow these tips to save both.

Frankly, I believe that the best supply run is the one you don’t have to make. I always thought there had to be a better way, and it turns out there is.

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November 28, 2019  

Lowe’s closing 34 outlets in Canada

In November, Lowe’s Companies Inc., the U.S.-based owner of Lowe’s and Rona retail outlets, announced that it would be shuttering 34 stores in Canada at the beginning of next year.

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November 28, 2019  

2020 International Builders’ Show – the building industry’s biggest event

Registration is open for the 2020 NAHB International Builders’

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November 28, 2019  

Green glossary, The world of energy conservation acronyms

The world of energy conservation is filled with acronyms and often confusing titles. Here we break down some of the most common ones to help you talk the talk.

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November 28, 2019  

Easy and affordable soundproofing with Sonopan panels

Whether you’re building a home theatre, a basement apartment or granny suite, or building a new home in a noisy part of town, Sonopan panels are an affordable, easy to install solution for soundproofing.

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November 11, 2019  

The wow factor – a shocking situation

Jim Melnik, owner of Before & After Home Improvement in Timmins, Ont., was in for a shock when he was called in to replace a bathroom exhaust fan.

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November 4, 2019  

Backup home generators help make things a little less unpredictable

When it comes to choosing a home generator, the decision largely hinges on just how much power the homeowner wants or needs to retain in the event of an outage.

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October 30, 2019  

How to collect from late paying customers

Nine tips for getting paid without creating hard feelings

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October 30, 2019  

The Italian job, inspirational ancient architecture in Rome, Tuscany, and Venice

Join us on a photo tour of Rome, Florence, Venice, and the Tuscan countryside

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October 30, 2019  

Make sure your books are clean come tax time – or else

The Canada Revenue Agency is trolling commercial accounts in the hunt for tax cheats.

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October 30, 2019  

And the Colour of the Year is…

Actually, there’s four of them, according to the paint companies that track these things. Here’s a rundown of their picks for your palette.

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October 30, 2019  

Renovators, here’s why you need to get C-CAPS certified – now

The CHBA’s Canadian Certified-Aging-in-Place Specialist program is launching soon.

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October 28, 2019  

Five unwritten rules of customer confidentiality

Customers may not feel comfortable asking you for discretion, but they always appreciate it.

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October 21, 2019  

We field tested the DeWalt 20V Max Green Rotary Laser

“The laser feels very sturdy. It has an oversized frame making it easy to handle and durable. Setting up the laser is easy. It’s self-levelling so get it close and it takes care of the rest!”

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October 18, 2019  

It’s Show Time! Follow our home show survival guide to get through the season

Fall Home Show season is upon us. Setting up a booth at a consumer show can be a great way to generate business.

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October 17, 2019  

Everything’s coming up Goldcon

North Vancouver’s Goldcon Construction is on a winning streak.

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October 16, 2019  

Recall roundup, Under pressure, plus things are heating up

When things burn and break, we let you know

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October 14, 2019  

Product Showcase: New & Noteworthy

DeWalt introduces the XTREME Subcompact Series tools, a line of five compact and performance-packed brushless 12V MAX tools.

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October 7, 2019  

Affordable Energy Efficiency

To achieve our national energy goals, we need to start looking at older housing stock.

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October 1, 2019  

4 old-school marketing hacks guaranteed to deliver results

While it seems everyone is focussed on Instagram and other social media options for getting their name out there, many older marketing options still have benefits.

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October 1, 2019  

Why IT is so important to small- and medium-sized businesses

Part 5 of a 5-part series of articles to help small and medium-sized businesses understand the business of information technology.

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October 1, 2019  

Recycling tiles into ‘clothing’? Ukranian artist Zhanna Kadyrova shows you how

They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But Ukrainian artist Zhanna Kadyrova finds it in abandoned industrial sites.

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October 1, 2019  

Cat machines take Jenga to the next level

You know that guy on the crew you’re reluctant to let sit down at the controls of the Bobcat or any other heavy equipment because you’re worried his lack of skills will lead to problems?

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September 26, 2019  

How to run a business that thrives in any economy

Long-time readers will be familiar with Breakthrough Academy, the B.C.-based business coaching and management program designed specifically for contractors and homebuilders.

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September 17, 2019  

HomeStars launches first-ever national Reno Report

Canadian homeowners surveyed on past and future home improvement spending

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September 5, 2019  

Video – 7th Active House Symposium

Sept 6th & 7th, 2019 – Evergreen Brick Works – Toronto. Enjoy two days of inspiring conversations with industry leaders.

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September 2, 2019  

The wow factor – a slice job waiting to happen

David Adams of Brampton, Ont., sent us a number of prize-worthy pictures from jobsites he’s collected over the years.