Good news from RBC for renovatorsby Robert Koci
Mostly, homeowners want to renovate, not move
The Creative Eye: Life On Siteby Robert Koci
Words and pictures from the job site
Keep this linkby Robert Koci
A free monthly report on new home building supplied by CMHC for your market.
Men At Work Winby Robert Koci
Men At Work General Contractors win the GTA’s most coveted renovator award
Stats Can says construction industry down, and the res part is even downerby Robert Koci
Almost all industries are up except construction. Within construction, residential is the worst.
I've never heard this insulation tip beforeby Robert Koci
A really cool insulation tip from that friggin’ genius and our tools editor Steve Maxwell
Contractor Shorts 2by Robert Koci
A contractor walks into a bar…
Another contractor enters WSIB hellby Robert Koci
It is great to have a government agency that we are forced to pay into, but that everyone is afraid to use…
Pro Painter magazineby Robert Koci
If you would like to receive a subscription to Pro Painter magazine or receive the Pro Painter newsletter, send your name, the name of your company, your address and your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sell on value, not priceby Robert Koci
How many times do you hear, “The customer only cares about the price”? Here’s the truth: price is only an issue when it is presented as the only benefit.
WSIB's unfunded liability more than reported, says C.D. Howeby Robert Koci
According to the C.D. Howe Institute, the $12.3 billion unfunded liability of the Workers Safety and Insurance Board in Ontario is actually $19.7 billion.
Construction union wage ratesby Robert Koci
The Construction Union Wage Rate Index (including supplements) for Canada was unchanged in February compared with the previous month. The composite index increased 2.0% compared with February 2011.
Conference Board says renos gain in importanceby Robert Koci
Demand for renovations in Canada will grow modestly in 2012, says Conference Board of Canada
National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB) talks to youby Robert Koci
The NECB publishes a summary of its contents.
Contractor Shorts 1by Robert Koci
WARNING: This post will not help you build better, increase your market or help you make more profit.
Marketplace kicks contractor buttby Robert Koci
Is this fair? Is it just a setup to sell adds for Marketplace?
New Housing Price Index Upby Robert Koci
The New Housing Price Index (NHPI) rose 0.1% in January, following a similar increase in December.
Laneway housesby Robert Koci
By David Godkin Peter Simpson is an optimist at the best of times. Ask him about the phenomenon of laneway houses – homes built on existing lots in the footprint of a typical garage – and his enthusiasm knows…