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September 11, 2019 News

From Russia with love Part 2: Launching a business in Toronto

by Robert Koci

“Andrei, you are really helping me. I am going to start paying you.”

September 11, 2019 News

HomeStars releases Reno Report 2019

by canadiancontractor

“77 per cent of homeowners reported they had cash on hand to carry out their anticipated home improvements”

September 4, 2019 News

From Russia with love Part 1: Canada 101

by Robert Koci

“For three days I didn’t have anything to eat. I had no money and no food. I needed to make some money so I worked construction”

September 3, 2019 News

FirstOnSite Restoration completes agreement to acquire JPL Disaster Recovery

by Robert Koci

“FirstOnSite is the largest full-service commercial and residential restoration provider in the province of Quebec and the National Capital Region”

September 3, 2019 News

Need a business plan? Register for Canadian Contractor’s Builders Show Business Plan seminar

by Robert Koci

“This seminar will lay the groundwork for a comprehensive five-year business plan that will rocket your business into the next level of growth”

August 29, 2019 News

Myths of Contracting: Not drawing a salary and living off the profits is the responsible thing to do

by Robert Koci

“The blunt truth is if you don’t bring pricing discipline to your company, you are asking your family to provide the buffer”

August 28, 2019 News

National Strategy for Women in Trades Developed by 2020

by canadiancontractor

“The creation of a National Strategy to help attract more women to the trades will be critical to meeting labour market and economic needs”

August 23, 2019 News

Deposits. How much should you ask for?

by Robert Koci

“The majority of fixed-price contractors, when dealing with a project over $40,000, require a 10 per cent down payment.”

August 20, 2019 Video

VIDEO: Home Hardware presents home design to provide passive temperature control and home comfort

by Robert Koci

Home Hardware presents home comfort design ideas for your next custom home

August 17, 2019 Video

Maxwell VIDEO: Avoid the #1 deck disaster by anchoring it the right way

by By Steve Maxwell

Our editor Steve Maxwell posts a video for consumers on the worst mistake in deck installation. You should watch it, too.

August 16, 2019 News

Trudeau promotes the trades

by Robert Koci

Mandy Rennehan (pictured), Jamie McMillan and Matt Wayland are the Ministerial Advisory committee struck by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to explore new ways to promote the trades

August 13, 2019 News

The Company Scale survey: How much revenue can each of your employees generate?

by canadiancontractor

“Can my site super really handle $1 million in production per year?”

August 12, 2019 News

Ontario’s WSIB rate changes to come Jan. 2020

by canadiancontractor

“According to a recent message from the WSIB, the change will make rates, “Easier to understand how your business and other businesses are classified”

August 8, 2019 Video

VIDEO: Dan Rolfe and Maric Homes renovate the ‘Peg

by Robert Koci

For 40 years Maric built the best custom homes in Winnipeg. President Dan Rolfe says it’s time to renovate.

August 7, 2019 News

US consumer’s remodeling complaints rank #2 behind auto industry complaints

by canadiancontractor

“Home improvement also topped the list of worst complaints”

August 7, 2019 News

When $600,000 is no longer enough

by Robert Koci

“I have always preferred action to talk. And I am not bragging. It IS a terrible failing.

August 6, 2019 News

Financial diagnostic: 10 Questions you MUST ask to stay financially healthy

by canadiancontractor

“If you don’t know what “normal” looks like you won’t see “abnormal” coming”

July 31, 2019 News

Steve Maxwell’s The Bailey Line Road Chronicles: The Wake Up Call

by canadiancontractor

“Homesteading isn’t going to let you succeed if you’re swayed by feelings.”