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.
IBS 2020: Register by January 18 to Save!
Join us in Las Vegas! Register by January 18 to avoid onsite pricing.
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.
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.
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.
2020 International Builders’ Show – the building industry’s biggest event
Registration is open for the 2020 NAHB International Builders’…
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to collect from late paying customers
Nine tips for getting paid without creating hard feelings
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
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.
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.
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.
Five unwritten rules of customer confidentiality
Customers may not feel comfortable asking you for discretion, but they always appreciate it.
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!”
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.