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October 26, 2017 News

Social marketing for the working contractor (Part 3 of 5): Twitter anyone?

by John Bleasby

Short, snappy and to-the-point makes Twitter different

October 24, 2017 News

Building materials of the past: where are they today?

by John Bleasby

‘They don’t build them like they used to!” (Maybe with good reason!)

October 20, 2017 News

CertainTeed asking for nominees for Fort McMurray ‘Rebuild Hero’ contest

by canadiancontractor

Fort McMurray residents can nominate their Rebuild Heroes at the website link in this story

October 19, 2017 News

Social media marketing for the working contractor (Part 2 of 5)

by John Bleasby

Building your business with Facebook

October 17, 2017 News

Apprentice tuition fees waived in Nova Scotia

by canadiancontractor

Apprentices in the province are expected to save up to $900 per year

October 17, 2017 News

Energy audits are coming! What do builders need to know?

by John Bleasby

Who are these “energy advisors” and what do the energy ratings mean?

October 13, 2017 News

Suing for ‘copyright infringement’ on a house exterior? REALLY?

by Steve Payne

Few contractors think of houses as works of art that can be copyrighted. One wealthy couple in Toronto begs to differ.

October 13, 2017 News

The Federal Liberals’ small business tax reform: Four ways it may affect you

by Steve Payne

If you have a question about the Morneau tax plan, please post it here

October 12, 2017 News

Prompt payment to contractors legislation moves closer to reality in Ontario

by canadiancontractor

Ontario Bill 142, the Construction Lien Amendment Act, has passed second reading at Queen’s Park

October 12, 2017 News

Social media marketing for the working contractor (Part 1 of 5)

by John Bleasby

Part One: The Instagram Video Advantage

October 10, 2017 News

One week left to enter our new ‘Contractor Dilemma Contest!’

by John Bleasby

The boss has lost his mojo. Help these brother decide and win a Dewalt Cordless Compressor

October 10, 2017 News

DeWalt sees FlexVolt as part of the Eco-Smart construction site

by John Bleasby

The Zero House project was a showcase of innovative design, materials, and cordless technology

October 6, 2017 News

Men At Work Design Build, Toronto, named as a Big 50 firm by Remodeling magazine

by canadiancontractor

There are approximately 92,000 remodeling (renovation) firms in the U.S. with paid staff. Men At Work, the lone Canadian firm so honoured, has been placed in the top 50.

October 5, 2017 News

Sales lessons from a veteran renovator (Part 2 of 2)

by Steve Payne

Mike Cochren explains how to read customers – and how to focus your sales presentation on what is most important to them.

October 5, 2017 News

“Contractor” convictions: teachable moments for the good guys

by John Bleasby

Whenever a conviction goes down, there’s a lesson to be learned

October 3, 2017 News

You’re in the Army now, Damon Bennett!

by John Bleasby

Popular product ambassador and TV celebrity has new honorary role with Canada’s Armed Forces

September 29, 2017 News

The ‘Greenest School in Canada’ has achieved a 68 per cent energy savings

by canadiancontractor

Amber Trails Community School, Winnipeg, has won this year’s Greenest School in Canada competition put on by the Canadian Green Building Council and the Coalition for Green Schools.

September 29, 2017 News

Sales lessons from a veteran renovator (Part 1 of 2)

by Steve Payne

Mike Cochren took 25 years to learn the best methods to sell the services of his design-build firm in Oakville, Ontario. In this 2-part interview, he shares his secrets.