That housing market crash everyone's been worrying about? Looking less likely.by Steve Payne
Housing starts up slightly. Fears of a Canadian real estate crash, which were widespread in the media just a few months ago, seem to be easing.
Help for contractor inventorsby Robert Koci
You have a great idea for a new product but how do you get it to market? Dragon’s Den? No, just call Steve Sennik
VIDEO: Mike Homes Interview (7): The products you buyby Robert Koci
Mike goes to bat for you on products
Radio host churns out Ontario College of Trades propagandaby Robert Koci
If ignorance is bliss, this guy is living in paradise
Unions lobby for CPP increase across Canadaby Robert Koci
CPP premiums are high enough.
A website contest…A trade gives his employee back to Ontarioby Robert Koci
Here’s a chance to improve your website. And here’s a contractor that is giving his employees and their families back to the government of Ontario to look after.
The Mike interviews: Part 6by Robert Koci
A big knock on Mike Holmes is that he doesn’t have a certification in any trade. Does it matter? Maybe not.
Ontario College of Trades is a good thing, trades union spokesman saysby Steve Payne
The Ontario College of Trades will help strengthen the trades sector in our province, says Pat Dillon, a member of the College’s “appointments council.”
VIDEO: Mike Holmes recalls his bankruptcy, Part 5by Robert Koci
Some contractors knock Mike Holmes because he once went bankrupt while he was a full-time contractor. He did, but he has something to say about that.
VIDEO: Ontario College of Trades threatens Alberta electrician's Interprovincial Licenseby Robert Koci
Think you are unaffected by the tax grab in Ontario? Not so fast.
Small contractors get Ontario association to represent themby Steve Payne
Visit www.ocsba.ca for more information
Ontario College of Trades undermines federal government's funding of skilled trades, Stop the Trades Tax lobby group saysby Steve Payne
Federal politicians are plowing money into skilled trades training. But in Ontario, the McGuinty government decided to force skilled trades people to pay fees to belong to a “College of Trades” that will offer no classes and train no workers whatsover.
A Lifetime Contractor named renovator of the year by BILDby Steve Payne
Sandra Baldwin followed her father’s footsteps into the renovation industry. Her family’s firm, A Lifetime Contractor, is now in its 66th year
Alberta electrician says Ontario College of Trades wants his cash, tooby Steve Payne
If he doesn’t cough up $360 every 3 years to this Ontario-only body, even though he resides in Alberta, he will lose his Interprovincial Red Seal electrical license.
Looking for a terrazzo tile or marble installer?by Steve Payne
Successful contractors know their own strengths and know when to hire a qualified sub to get the best results. But finding the right people who meet your high standards for quality and professionalism can be a challenge. One source too…
Take our poll: What do you most need to learn?by Steve Payne
This week’s Canadian Contractor poll (to the right) asks the question: “In a one day seminar for renovation contractors, what would you most like to learn about?” We are planning another series of RenoSummit seminars for later this year. Your…
Renovators staying busy across Canada, CHBA Pulse Survey saysby Steve Payne
Once again, bathrooms and kitchens were the most requested projects during the past year
Mike Holmes interview Part 4 (VIDEO)by Robert Koci
Mike’s insurance and how he estimates his jobs