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September 11, 2012 Voice

Lost a job over price? Here’s why

by Mike Draper

From my perspective, price alone isn’t the main reason most jobs are lost. If a job is lost on price, it’s because the contractor did not create any value in anything other than price.

September 11, 2012 Voice

Lost a job over price? Here's why

by Mike Draper

From my perspective, price alone isn’t the main reason most jobs are lost. If a job is lost on price, it’s because the contractor did not create any value in anything other than price.

September 11, 2012 Voice

Negotiate twice, not three times

by Mike Draper

Have you noticed what should be a single negotiation with a homeowner ends up being 3 negotiations?  You negotiate the first time to win the job, the second time during the job and the third time, to get your final

September 10, 2012 Voice

Eyewitness to a tragedy

by Steve Payne

CARAHS’ Alex Caldwell was handing out literature on Fall Awareness to roofers and renovators in the same area of Toronto where a masoner was just about to fall two storeys to his death

September 7, 2012 Voice

Building permits, July

by Robert Koci

Ontario numbers are down significantly

September 4, 2012 Voice

Residential investment up in Q2

by Robert Koci

Our industry keeps looking up

August 20, 2012 Voice

What to do when the homeowner wants to hire their own subtrade to work on your jobsite

by Steve Payne

It’s fraught with danger. You need to warn them.

August 8, 2012 Voice

An Olympic diversion

by Robert Koci

I am wearing the maple leaf with pride again

August 7, 2012 Voice

Cats on a hot tin roof

by Steve Payne

Finding roofing crews is easy in residential neighborhoods. You can see them from miles away, often bouncing around up there without safety harnesses. Until somebody takes a fall. Then, it’s time for the Ministry of Labour to investigate. In Ontario,

August 6, 2012 Voice

Breaking my nails

by Robert Koci

What’s with the quality of nails these days?

August 6, 2012 Voice

The Hammerati guys

by Robert Koci

Do we need another contractor finder online?

July 23, 2012 Voice

Call backs an opportunity to prove your worth

by Alec Caldwell

How are you judged?

July 23, 2012 Voice

Are you running your reno business, or is it running you?

by Mike Draper

The implementation of clear and simple systems and procedures for tasks that come up again and again is essential if you want to grow your business

July 23, 2012 Voice

Opinion: A failure of regulation? Or just a fail.

by Robert Koci

When bad things happen, get it fixed and move on

July 9, 2012 Voice

Opinion: Unions destroy jobs

by Robert Koci

It’s time to push back on unions and the political parties that protect them

July 2, 2012 Voice

Need more sales?

by Mike Draper

Are you sure? Then act like it!   Over 75% of our clients tell us they want more sales. What we show them is how to improve their customer’s overall experience in such a way that they get more referrals

June 28, 2012 Voice

Build Your Brand Part 3: Now build the brand!

by Mike Draper

The most important thing to understand about branding is that it’s not about getting your target client to choose you over another contractor.

June 25, 2012 Voice

Homecare seminar, Part 4: A pinpoint of light

by Robert Koci

Here’s one good reason we need a Homecare Renovators Association