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July 4, 2018 News

California, here we come (and other nightmares)

by Casey Edge

Casey Edge, CEO of the Victoria Residential Builders Association, has fears about how our building codes are evolving

July 3, 2018 News

Edmonton contractor foils a conspiracy to defraud

by John Bleasby

Fake renovation request at a fake property were part of an attempt to steal $27,000 from this renovation pro

June 28, 2018 Video

IKO Contractors Talk: Interview with Dave “Tell It Like It Is” Anderchek, Saskatoon (VIDEO)

by canadiancontractor

It’s hard to think of a renovation contractor in Canada who is more outspoken in his opinions than Dave Anderchek. In this video, Dave pulls no punches explaining why he dramatically downsized his firm.

June 28, 2018 News

CertainTeed seeks more drywall tariff protection in Western Canada

by John Bleasby

Company targets 54-inch drywall board even though it doesn’t manufacture it in Western Canada

June 28, 2018 News

Dilemma Winner! Parking the clients’ enthusiasm at the curb makes good business sense

by John Bleasby

Our panel has selected the winner of our latest Dilemma Contest. Congratulations to Jax Bailey of Prince George, B.C. Here was the situation: Jeremy Pudney’s young clients, the Howards, are keen to pitch in and help on their 1920’s renovation,

June 26, 2018 News

Few tears shed over GreenOn rebate cancellation

by John Bleasby

Ontario’s energy incentive program was flawed from the outset, contractors say

June 21, 2018 News

Is regulation or improved training the answer to renovation industry woes?

by John Bleasby

Home renovation is largely unstructured in Canada. That might be a problem

June 20, 2018 Video

All About Fasteners, Episode 5: Anchoring to concrete (VIDEO)

by canadiancontractor

GRK Fasteners technical expert Gustavo Angola explains the 3 main types of concrete anchors: Adhesive anchors, Screw anchors and Expansion anchors

June 19, 2018 News

Will Doug Ford offer deliverance from Ontario’s apprenticeship ratio fiasco?

by John Bleasby

While other provinces reduce ratios, Ontario is out in left field

June 15, 2018 Video

Site Tips, Episode 6: How to construct the perfect 10 x 10 bedroom

by Steve Payne

Got a tip to make things go a little easier on the job site? Email it to us. If we use it in a video like this one, we will send you a $50 gas card.

June 14, 2018 News

Paint strippers with toxic ingredients pose a serious health hazard

by John Bleasby

Lowes Canada and RONA will pull products. Home Depot is silent

June 12, 2018 News

Fixer Upper stars hit with $200,000 in fines and restitution

by John Bleasby

Safe lead paint removal practices ignored during hit show

June 8, 2018 Video

The Way to L.E.E.D.: Interview with NUDURA, Episode 4

by Steve Payne

In this short video, Canadian Contractor’s Rob Koci and Gary Meine from NUDURA discuss the LEED sustainable building standard – and how ICFs can be help a builder to achieve a LEED certification

June 7, 2018 Video

Busting Myths About Skylights, Part 5 (VIDEO): Training

by canadiancontractor

Rob Koci continues his discussion with skylight experts Mark Taylor and Russell Ibbotson from VELUX. This episode talks about the VELUX Installers Program (VIP).

June 7, 2018 News

Social media marketing has changed (Part 2)

by John Bleasby

Filling the funnel, finessing the timing, and delivering the message on target

June 4, 2018 News

Skills Canada National Competition increases the hands-on experience

by John Bleasby

“We want to put tools and materials in young people’s hands”

June 1, 2018 News

Last chance to enter our Contractor Dilemma contest! Win TWO prizes from DeWalt!

by John Bleasby

What should contractor Jeremy Pudney do about these young homeowners who insist on “helping” out around the job site? Tell us, and a DeWalt prize package could be on it’s way to YOU!

June 1, 2018 News

Two years from now, our industry could look like this if the Ontario NDP wins a majority

by John Bleasby

This is a fictional scenario but, as John Bleasby points out, it is based on the official campaign platform and other policies of the Ontario NDP