Canadian Contractor


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

January 11, 2012 Video

Health as a profit strategy

by Robert Koci

A few days in hospital focuses the mind.

January 7, 2012 Video

What you need to think

by Robert Koci

Where do you reload? Reboot? Repair yourself? What thoughts do you have? What thoughts should you have?

January 3, 2012 Video

The death of home heating

by Robert Koci

If you hate installing furnaces, you’ll love Reiner’s house.

December 30, 2011 News

How house sales affect renovations

by Robert Koci

CMHC’s Canadian Housing Observer, 2011, says there is a direct relationship between home sales and renovations.

December 29, 2011 Video

The Johnny Cash School of Decor

by Robert Koci

When colour is your thing, maybe you should use some.

December 28, 2011 News

How unions encourage the cash economy

by Adam

Pressure from unions push costs up, and workers out, of the legitimate economy.

December 23, 2011 Video

Bad Santa

by Robert Koci

Take a look at what Santa left in this neighbourhood

December 21, 2011 Video

One contractor's opinion on home sales and renos

by Robert Koci

We asked yesterday how changes in home sales affect renovation activity. Here is one contractor’s reply.

December 20, 2011 Video

Does it matter to renovators when housing slows?

by Robert Koci

When housing slows, is it better or worse for renovators? There are good arguments on both sides.

December 15, 2011 Video

Profit is not a dirty word

by Robert Koci

In 2012, you’ll finally make a profit

December 14, 2011 Video

Reiner's House

by Robert Koci

The Reno Coach Reiner Hoyer has some tough words for the contracting industry.

November 23, 2011 News

Contractor Roundtable, Part 2: Regulations and the underground

by Robert Koci

In April of this year, six contractors from across Canada met with Canadian Contractor staff for a roundtable discussion: Steve Barkhouse, Amsted Consruction Inc., in Ottawa, Pawel Matonog, Archer Construction, of Mississauga, Ont., Dennis Bryant, Bryant Renovations, in Toronto and

November 22, 2011 News

Canadian Contractor Salary Survey is LIVE

by Robert Koci

For the fourth year now, Canadian Contractor magazine is polling renovation and custom homebuilding industry business owners to find out what their companies are doing, what they are making and how much they take home for their efforts. If you