Canadian Contractor


“Charge more, work less.”

Four words that represent more contracting wisdom than you would get doing a Harvard MBA

Post in response to our story on the detached house under construction which  collapsed against its neighbour in high winds last fall in Toronto…

When you pay peanuts you get monkeys. Nowadays many builders and GCs are those monkeys.

They watch a few reality TV shows, get some drawings made up and they are now home builders.

Maybe we need more unqualified builders like this- it makes more work for the pros!

For example, nowadays 50 per cent of our work is repairing work recently performed by others. It’s good for business.

I’d like to say to my fellow experienced contractors: charge more, work less. They’ll always be sh**y contractors in our business!



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