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.
Federal Liberals’ “consultation period” on small business tax hikes ends in 3 daysby Steve Payne
The Liberals have argued that it is only the rich who are targeted under this draft legislation. Contractor associations in our industry disagree.
Naikoon shows the way to conscientious waste management on the job siteby John Bleasby
Vancouver contractor says site presentation and recycling is more than just a ‘feel-good’
Different climate control solutions have implications for contractorsby John Bleasby
Save trouble later by knowing what the mechanical system designer has specified
Insulation producer ROXUL rebrands to ROCKWOOLby canadiancontractor
The rebranding takes effect Jan. 1, 2018
New premium rate model to be rolled out by WSIB Ontarioby Sean Baird, WSIB Vice President of Employer Services
The new “rate setting model” will be implemented on Jan. 1, 2020
Contractor associations, PCs and NDP hammer Morneau’s small business tax planby Steve Payne
Income sprinkling and passive investments within professional corporations are firmly in the Department of Finance’s cross hairs