I was fined for the same offence, by two different officers, within 10 minutesby Steve Payne
Remember the days when cops used to be out there to catch the bad guys and keep the streets safe? Now, are they nothing but tax collectors? Let us know what you think.
Driving in the big city: Confrontations with other drivers and road rageby Alec Caldwell
Some people become demons when they climb behind the wheel. Taking their aggressive driving actions personally could cost you your life – or at the least a criminal record.
From commercial pilot to general contractor: (8) More hoops and hurdlesby Robert Koci
Fourteen weeks into his family’s new home build, John Bleasby has passed through about five inspections. They’ve actually ben “pleasant experiences” for the veteran, retired commercial pilot and rookie GC.
Milwaukee Tool sponsors Canadian Contractor's RenoSummit business seminars, just six weeks away.by Robert Koci
If you aren’t making enough money as a renovator, it’s quite possibly NOT your building skills. It’s your business skills that need sharpening. At our one-day RenoSummit seminars, Nov. 5 (Whitby, ON), Nov. 6 (Toronto) and Nov. 8 (London, ON), you can learn how to make the money you really deserve.
Hero Builders contest: a Mike Holmes antidote?by Steve Payne
Hammerati.com has launched Hero Builders, a superhero-themed contest designed to challenge the negative stereotypes about the renovation industry and “help rebuild trust between contractors and homeowners.”
3 ways to finance a reno: Using a mobile device!by Steve Payne
Helping your prospective customers to get renovation financing over a mobile phone, thanks to these new apps, is now a reality.
Renos 2013 by the numbersby Robert Koci
I just sat through a presentation at the Hardlines Conference in Mississauga by an economist from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Ted Tsipkopoulos, where he presented that organization’s view of the future of the renovation business in Canada over…
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.