Canadian Contractor

December 23, 2016 BUILDWIRE

5 questions your customers are sure to ask your references


Hey contractors, if you’ve been around the block for a while, chances are you’ve accumulated quite a few references. These are customers who were satisfied with your work, people you can trust them to give a good review of your

November 30, 2016 BUILDWIRE

Why more and more contractors are building with JELD-WEN


With a wide range of ENERGY STAR certified products, and their recent energy awards and initiatives, JELD-WEN has positioned itself as the forward-thinking window and door manufacturer that contractors seek. JELD-WEN and ENERGY STAR ENERGY STAR is a volunteer program

March 21, 2014 News

Contractors must be up to date in their tax filings…

by Brynna Leslie

Private contractors in Quebec will have to show clients that they are in good standing with Revenue Quebec before they can proceed with projects worth $25,000 or more

August 20, 2012 News

Flooring is Canada's favourite reno project

by Steve Payne

The home renovation website, is creating quite a buzz among Canadians looking for ideas and information about home design and remodeling. The site had 1.5 million unique Canadian visitors in July and it has just publishing a “Houzz and Home

February 8, 2012 News

Liar, liar pants on fire. Misleading proposals and how to avoid them

by Robert Koci

Given some of the comments we heard at the recent Canadian Contractor roundtable discussion, it makes sense that we should take some time to sit in on a seminar intent on improving the, let’s say, moral quality of our sales proposals.

February 3, 2012 Voice

How do you fire a client?

by Robert Koci

You ever have a client you just can’t work for any more? How do you end the relationship?

January 13, 2012 Voice

The Passive House continued

by Robert Koci

Reno Coach Reiner Hoyer’s Passive House gets a new fan in Canadian Contractor Tools Editor Steve Maxwell

November 23, 2011 News

Contractor Roundtable, Part 2: Regulations and the underground

by 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