How do your mark-ups compare to our Salary Survey averages?by Steve Payne
For jobs below $10,000, 67 per cent of contractors apply at least a 1.3 mark up, with some as high as 1.8. Compare your own mark ups with our handy chart.
Top young Ontario carpenters competeby Steve Payne
Ontario’s top building apprentices showcased their skills at the 28th Annual Carpenters Union Provincial Apprenticehship Contest, June 11-13 in London, ON
A worksite supervisor melts down!by Alec Caldwell
“Get off my site! GET OFF MY SITE!!” The super cranks up the volume. He’s in rabid dog attack mode. Why? Because he’s already had a jobsite accident at one of his sites and the Ministry of Labour enquiry is no fun at all.
Real world options for streamlining drywall workby Robert Koci
Boarding, mudding, taping, skimming… sweating, cursing, groaning. Whatever you call it, it’s tough work. Is there any way to make drywall installation less of a grind? Well, yes. Here are few ways to hang that stuff faster.
Five ways to increase your referral businessby Steve Payne
By Karen Hamilton As a renovator, getting business from referrals is critical. 65 per cent of new business comes from referrals. People are four times more likely to buy when referred by a friend. 90 per cent of small businesses…
March Starts from StatsCanby Robert Koci
The seasonally adjusted annual rate of housing starts was 215,600 units in March
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.
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