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March 8, 2012 News

Starts break 200,000 in February

by Robert Koci

The seasonally adjusted annual rate of housing starts was 201,100 units in February, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). This is up from 198,100 units in January.

March 8, 2012 News

Building permits down for January

by Robert Koci

The value of building permits fell 12.3% to $6.0 billion in January, following a 10.5% rise in December. The decline was the result of decreases in both residential and non-residential sectors.

March 7, 2012 News

The Big Orange goes Green

by Robert Koci

The Home Depot has partnered with the U.S. Green Building Council to provide a Green Home Products Database.

March 6, 2012 News

Multiple Trades On Site at the Same Time

by Mike Draper

The secret is all in the expectations of the trades

March 5, 2012 News

And you said social media would never work in construction

by Robert Koci

Home builder Pierre Martell, president and CEO of Martell Home Builders dives into social medial and makes it work.

February 27, 2012 News

What does this woman have to say about your reno business?

by Robert Koci

She says you have to match your brand to your core values or your company is going nowhere

February 27, 2012 Video

Hilti Brushless Power

by Robert Koci

Look for more brushless drivers this spring from Porter Cable and Milwaukee, too. More power, longer battery life and longer shelf life, they say.

February 25, 2012 News

2012 Salary Survey

by Robert Koci

Who you are. What you earn.

February 24, 2012 News

The perfect porch for a scary client

by Robert Koci

The challenge? Transform a classic Kelowna residence
by replacing an existing porch with a large, covered veranda that would perfectly match the house’s traditional design.

February 24, 2012 News

The art of starting over

by Robert Koci

Ever get off on the wrong foot with a client?

February 20, 2012 Video

The Anti-Angie's List

by Robert Koci

Customers have had the chance to comment on your business online. Now it’s your turn.

February 19, 2012 Video

Super smart home

by Robert Koci

Viewer warning! This video is five minutes long, but it was too hard to cover the smart homes system’s features in less.

February 17, 2012 Video

What's the ROI on this excavation?

by Robert Koci

Digging out a basement with radio controlled diggers and dump trucks a not-for-profit exercise

February 15, 2012 News

The new rules for WSIB in Ontario

by Robert Koci

If you don’t work in Ontario, smile. This painful tax grab is not for you.

February 15, 2012 News

Word-of-mouth marketing is not just on the street

by Robert Koci

Here’s online marketing to die for and how to make it happen for your company.

February 15, 2012 Video

Why Velux stays on top

by Robert Koci

Want to be successful? Be like Velux. Roll with the punches and stick with what you know. Then make a product like this.

February 14, 2012 Video

Ottawa firm gets in front of the curve

by Robert Koci

Retirement living will be the biggest trend in renovation and custom homebuilding over the next 20 years. Don’t miss it. Healthcraft isn’t www.healthcraftproducts.com/

February 13, 2012 News

Revolution software

by Robert Koci

BuildTools is about to change the way renovators run their businesses and Dwell Design Build Inc. of Toronto is its first beachhead in Canada.