Canadian Contractor


February 14, 2012 Video

Ottawa firm gets in front of the curve

by Robert Koci

Retirement living will be the biggest trend in renovation and custom homebuilding over the next 20 years. Don’t miss it. Healthcraft isn’t

February 13, 2012 News

Revolution software

by Robert Koci

BuildTools is about to change the way renovators run their businesses and Dwell Design Build Inc. of Toronto is its first beachhead in Canada.

February 12, 2012 Video

The IBS show in three minutes

by Robert Koci

You couldn’t make it, so here’s your tour.

February 9, 2012 Video

Who attracts the most attention at Orlando's IBS?

by Robert Koci

And he used to write a column for Canadian Contractor…when he was still speaking to us.

February 9, 2012 Video

IBS Orlando, 2012. Design that makes you look up

by Robert Koci

The cool design idea that puts you above the competition may be over your head.

February 8, 2012 Video

The shower that does everything

by Robert Koci

How to make your client feel like $6,000 of clean and fresh for only $700. Kohler scales its highend shower control system for the masses.

February 8, 2012 News

Liar, liar pants on fire. Misleading proposals and how to avoid them

by Robert Koci

Given some of the comments we heard at the recent Canadian Contractor roundtable discussion, it makes sense that we should take some time to sit in on a seminar intent on improving the, let’s say, moral quality of our sales proposals.

February 7, 2012 Video

Salary Survey preview: What you are doing online

by Robert Koci

The number of online contractors has not increased. It may even have gone down.

February 5, 2012 Video

Salary Survey: What reduces profit?

by Robert Koci

In the Canadian Contractor Salary Survey, you said it was mostly competitive pressure that hindered profit. But that’s not all…

January 30, 2012 Video


by Robert Koci

A one stop shop for renovator clients

January 26, 2012 Video

Salary Survey: What you earn

by Robert Koci

Why are you making so little money?

January 23, 2012 Video

Go Rici Construct Canada Reno Roundtable: Part 4

by Robert Koci

How would stand up under the scrutiny of The Reno Coach?

January 20, 2012 News

What friends are NOT for

by Robert Koci

It’s good to be friends, but better to take care of business.

January 20, 2012 Video

Go Rici Construct Canada Reno Roundtable: Part 3

by Robert Koci

More and more, there are third parties getting involved in cleaning up the renovation industry.

January 19, 2012 Video

Go Rici Construct Canada Reno Roundtable: Part 2

by Robert Koci

Who is the bigger danger to the renovation industry, the guy with the fancy website or the guy working for cash?

January 18, 2012 News

Survey your customers

by Robert Koci

All you need to know to get started on a customer survey

January 17, 2012 News

Red Tape Awareness Week

by Robert Koci

When it comes to dealing with government red tape, you are not alone.

January 14, 2012 Video

Go Rici Construct Canada Reno Roundtable: Part 1

by Robert Koci

You’re not a renovator, you’re an educator