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July 16, 2019 News

Building Winnipeg!

by Robert Koci

“Having taken over the position of president in 2009 with the mandate to revitalize its operations, Rolfe was not prepared to rest on past performance”

July 15, 2019 News

The Paul Gallop Story Part 3: The long view of customer satisfaction

by Robert Koci

“Gallop has made a serious effort to communicate his outlook to ensure that it’s understood throughout the company”

July 10, 2019 News

Five Principles of Passive House Design and Construction Part 2

by canadiancontractor

“Achieving this degree of airtightness requires careful planning in the design stage”

July 8, 2019 News

The Paul Gallop Story Part 2: Gaining control and leading by example

by Robert Koci

“I’m walking a managerial tight rope.”

July 3, 2019 Video

Home Hardware Site Tips #18 VIDEO: The benefits of additional electrical service panels on upper floors of a house

by canadiancontractor

In fact, this house built by Hugh Yalden of Harvest Home Restorations, Toronto, has THREE service panels. Huge explains why…

July 3, 2019 News

The Paul Gallop Story Part 1: Expansion, ups and downs and the terrible 90’s

by Robert Koci

“It was an example of checking off virtually every box for doing things wrong”

July 3, 2019 News

Five Principles of Passive House Design and Construction Part 1

by canadiancontractor

“Achieving Passive House levels of heat resistance is not just about how much insulation you have”

June 27, 2019 News

Realizing the big potential of compact earth moving equipment

by John Bleasby

Compact equipment is a great business add-on, but safety and training are crucial

June 25, 2019 News

An innovative approach to renovation presentation centres finds neighborhood acceptance

by John Bleasby

“We become an integral part of the fabric of the community”

June 24, 2019 News

A Conservative government would offer Green Home Tax Credits

by John Bleasby

Annual savings of $2850 per year are possible under the proposed 2-year plan

June 21, 2019 News

Art your builds. Build your profit

by Robert Koci

“Customers understand immediately upon entering the show home that the sensibilities behind building a Maric home go beyond the logistics, planing and economics.”

June 21, 2019 News

Union electrical contractor pleads guilty to multiple ESA charges

by John Bleasby

“This isn’t an ‘Ooops, I forgot.’ It’s a paramount rule in the industry.”

June 20, 2019 News

Tokin’ out of turn? The legal community offers its latest thoughts on marijuana at work

by John Bleasby

Without considering specific policies over on-site use of cannabis, contractors risk being left “dazed and confused”

June 19, 2019 News

Futures We Like: Getting your Profit and Loss statement in order

by Robert Koci

The first in an ongoing series on creating the best future possible for your company

June 18, 2019 News

Measuring efforts to reduce stress

by Robert Koci

“It’s not straightforward measuring contentment, or happiness, or stress. But if you can’t measure them in the process of trying to reduce them, you can’t tell if your efforts were a success.”

June 18, 2019 News

The future of Tesla solar roof panels appears shady

by John Bleasby

Forget solar tiles. For Elon Musk and Tesla, the future is all about electric cars.

June 17, 2019 News

Two weeks left to enter our Contractor Dilemma Double-Header! (2 prizes available!)

by John Bleasby

Fred wants to move on from site super – and go to work for the company owner as a salesperson. The only problem is, his guaranteed base salary is much lower now.

June 13, 2019 News

The evolution of head protection, from construction hard hat to safety helmet

by John Bleasby

Head trauma concerns spawn new designs and materials