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 email@example.com
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…
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.