CIBC poll has some good news and bad news for contractorsby Steve Payne
More Canadians say they will do some reno work on their homes this year (42 per cent) than last year (40 per cent). But budgets are down almost $3,000 compare with last year.
J.A.B.A. Construction, Saskatoon, in ‘white knight’ renovation rescueby John Bleasby
Armed with an insurance payout, Janice Braden of Saskatoon hired a local contractor to repair the damage to her home caused by ice dams on her roof. But a so-called contractor took off with her money. It has taken J.A.B.A Construction and TrustedSaskatoon.com, among others, to bail Braden out of her renovation nightmare.
How to hire the right painter: A general contractor's guideby Steve Payne
Reaching for the Yellow Pages to find a painter is fine if all you want is the cheapest bid or someone to do mass production. But for most quality contractors, that is just too risky.
Why most renovations start in the kitchen… and what homeowners might be missingby Steve Payne
What web search data tells us about how Canadian homeowners go about finding a contractor online