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…
Starts break 200,000 in Februaryby 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.
Building permits down for Januaryby 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.
The Big Orange goes Greenby Robert Koci
The Home Depot has partnered with the U.S. Green Building Council to provide a Green Home Products Database.
Multiple Trades On Site at the Same Timeby Mike Draper
The secret is all in the expectations of the trades
And you said social media would never work in constructionby Robert Koci
Home builder Pierre Martell, president and CEO of Martell Home Builders dives into social medial and makes it work.
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
Hilti Brushless Powerby 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.
2012 Salary Surveyby Robert Koci
Who you are. What you earn.
The perfect porch for a scary clientby 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.
The art of starting overby Robert Koci
Ever get off on the wrong foot with a client?
The Anti-Angie's Listby Robert Koci
Customers have had the chance to comment on your business online. Now it’s your turn.
Super smart homeby 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.