Social marketing for the working contractor (Part 3 of 5): Twitter anyone?by John Bleasby
Short, snappy and to-the-point makes Twitter different
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!)
CertainTeed asking for nominees for Fort McMurray ‘Rebuild Hero’ contestby canadiancontractor
Fort McMurray residents can nominate their Rebuild Heroes at the website link in this story
Social media marketing for the working contractor (Part 2 of 5)by John Bleasby
Building your business with Facebook
Apprentice tuition fees waived in Nova Scotiaby canadiancontractor
Apprentices in the province are expected to save up to $900 per year
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?
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.
The Federal Liberals’ small business tax reform: Four ways it may affect youby Steve Payne
If you have a question about the Morneau tax plan, please post it here
Prompt payment to contractors legislation moves closer to reality in Ontarioby canadiancontractor
Ontario Bill 142, the Construction Lien Amendment Act, has passed second reading at Queen’s Park
Social media marketing for the working contractor (Part 1 of 5)by John Bleasby
Part One: The Instagram Video Advantage
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
DeWalt sees FlexVolt as part of the Eco-Smart construction siteby John Bleasby
The Zero House project was a showcase of innovative design, materials, and cordless technology
Men At Work Design Build, Toronto, named as a Big 50 firm by Remodeling magazineby 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.
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.
“Contractor” convictions: teachable moments for the good guysby John Bleasby
Whenever a conviction goes down, there’s a lesson to be learned
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
The ‘Greenest School in Canada’ has achieved a 68 per cent energy savingsby 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.
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.