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November 18, 2019 News

“Promise made, promise kept”: Mike Holmes finally admits most contractors are good guys

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Holmes actually has some pretty good tips on how contractors can win over even more of their customers

November 18, 2019 News

Canadian home sales hold steady in October

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Actual home sales (not seasonally adjusted) activity is up 12.9 per cent year-over-year

November 18, 2019 News

Homestars reveals the Top 10 “ROI” projects you can do for your customers

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Homeowners are much more likely to hire you to do home improvements with a proven Return on Investment (ROI)

November 14, 2019 News

The best contractor yard in Canada? Outstanding Retailer Award goes to Wolf Creek Building Supplies, Lacombe, Alberta

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Canada’s national awards program for home improvement retailers are presented annual by Hardlines, the industry’s daily news service

November 7, 2019 News

The Dilemma Contest: What should Jeffery Black do?

by Robert Koci

Help Jeffery solve his subtrade problem and win an awesome Dewalt tool!

November 5, 2019 News

The Estimating Series: Part 2 of 7: Accessing experience

by Robert Koci

“Remember you have allies that want you to succeed and get it right. Use them.”

November 4, 2019 News

RenoRun secures $22.5-million in inventor funding

by Robert Koci

The Montreal-based firm, which delivers building products to job sites through a contractor-friendly app, says it has grown by 300 per cent in the past 12 months

November 3, 2019 News

Business coaching: Markup, Margin and all that stuff

by Mike Draper

As a business coach, I ask a lot of business owners if they know the difference between Markup and Margin. Invariably, most say yes. What I later find out is that they know they are different, but aren’t really sure

October 29, 2019 News

Hunt, don’t fish

by Steve Maxwell

“Build an inventory of people.”

October 28, 2019 News

The Estimating Series: Part 1 of 7: Organizing for success

by Robert Koci

“Are you the kind of person with the discipline to work through a repeatable process protected from silly errors that have big consequences?”

October 21, 2019 Video

Home Hardware offers you perfect light location

by Robert Koci

When installing complex lighting systems in a high end home, map out your lighting plan early.

October 15, 2019 News

Your weekly construction YouTube post

by Robert Koci

Mesmerizing brick, block and cement work. Just for fun.

October 7, 2019 News

From Russia with love Part 4: Sound business advice for renovators

by Robert Koci

“Running a business is like a chess game.”

October 4, 2019 News

Ontario Safety Blitz Targets Cause of Top Workplace Injuries

by Robert Koci

“Ontario Ministry of Labour inspectors are focusing on musculoskeletal, respiratory illnesses”

September 26, 2019 News

Your Canadian Contractor 30/60/90-day action plan

by Robert Koci

“Those areas with the highest score are the areas you should attend to”

September 24, 2019 News

Hire a licensed electrician or get fined

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“A+Development was ordered to pay a $10,000 fine plus a $2,500 victim surcharge”

September 23, 2019 News

JEEP enters mid-size pickup fight with its Gladiator

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“Unquestionably as a truck as instantly recognizable as a Jeep, the all-new 2020 Gladiator is the ultimate vehicle for any outdoor adventure.”

September 23, 2019 Video

Andrei Sosnovsky interview: Making it as a Canadian Contractor

by Robert Koci

“You see the final result, you see the happy faces of your clients. That is priceless.”