Go Rici Construct Canada Reno Roundtable: Part 4by Robert Koci
How would stand up under the scrutiny of The Reno Coach?
Go Rici Construct Canada Reno Roundtable: Part 2by Robert Koci
Who is the bigger danger to the renovation industry, the guy with the fancy website or the guy working for cash?
Survey your customersby Robert Koci
All you need to know to get started on a customer survey
Go Rici Construct Canada Reno Roundtable: Part 1by Robert Koci
You’re not a renovator, you’re an educator
The Johnny Cash School of Decorby Robert Koci
When colour is your thing, maybe you should use some.
Illegal immigrants in construction need a breakby Robert Koci
The underground gets worse when you don’t let good, experienced trades from other countries work here legally.
Contractor Roundtable, Part 2: Regulations and the undergroundby Robert Koci
In April of this year, six contractors from across Canada met with Canadian Contractor staff for a roundtable discussion: Steve Barkhouse, Amsted Consruction Inc., in Ottawa, Pawel Matonog, Archer Construction, of Mississauga, Ont., Dennis Bryant, Bryant Renovations, in Toronto and…
CMHC Housing Report Q4, 2011by Robert Koci
It looks like Canada won’t hit 200,000 starts this year, but the final number will be close. And there is promise of a strong housing market in 2012. CMHC’s Q4 housing report suggests a leveling off of starts, from about 191,000…
US housing industry trends for 2012by Robert Koci
Builder magazine is the premier magazine in the US for the residential single family homebuilding industry. Every year, it assembles a list of trends it believes will represent the direction of their industry the following year. Though the magazine is…
A Canadian View of the American Housing Industryby Robert Koci
According to the U.S. Commerce Department, seasonally adjusting housing starts for September in that country hit 658,000 units. Canada’s rate for September was 205,900. The U.S. population is about 307 million. Canada’s is a bit over 34 million. A little…