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May 27, 2012 Voice

Working too many hours at the moment?

by Mike Draper

Are you running your business 
…or is it running you? Training is an ongoing, routine part of business. It’s not something done once when a new hire is brought on. It’s a process of employee development that will help in

May 24, 2012 Voice

Wainscot who?

by Steve Maxwell

Stile and rail joinery

May 23, 2012 Voice

Who wood have thought

by Steve Maxwell

Authentic wood grain. Half the price

May 18, 2012 Voice

Trouble Implementing Contractor U Ideas?

by Mike Draper

For over a year you have been reading in Contractor U about different ways to improve the business aspects of your renovation company so that it can deliver the life that you wanted from your business.  If you have struggled

May 18, 2012 Voice

On losing fingers and staying safe

by Alec Caldwell

Were the days with no regulation better?

May 8, 2012 Voice

Craftsmanship Time Warp

by Steve Maxwell

Tools Editor Steve Maxwell reports from Venice #3

May 8, 2012 Voice

To Systemize or Not To Systemize

by Mike Draper

With all the articles lately on systemizing your business, you might be feeling like all the creativity of building is being removed.  In fact, it should be more fun.  You should be able focus more on creating and building your ideas than worrying

May 7, 2012 Voice

Craftsmanship in Venice

by Steve Maxwell

Tools Editor Steve Maxwell reports from the canals

May 5, 2012 Voice

Contracting in the City of Canals

by Steve Maxwell

Tools Editor Steve Maxwell reports from Venice

April 30, 2012 Voice

The Great Untouched Renovation Market!

by Alec Caldwell

It’s coming. Don’t miss it

April 30, 2012 Voice

It’s definitely about the lawn sign

by Mike Draper

Get them out there. Make them visible

April 30, 2012 Voice

It's definitely about the lawn sign

by Mike Draper

Get them out there. Make them visible

April 23, 2012 Voice

Stop trying to be a business

by Robert Koci

There is another way

April 15, 2012 Voice

Maybe You Need a Different Perspective.

by Mike Draper

Ever wonder why so many homeowners seem to take the lowest price? The reason is actually pretty simple. They perceive construction to be a commodity. We all know that is not the case and that there are good quality contractors

April 14, 2012 Voice

Getting the pulse from Home Renovation Contractors in 2012

by Alec Caldwell

Four questions you know the answer to…

April 9, 2012 Voice

Lead Follow-Up

by Mike Draper

  With the warm weather this Spring, the renovation season is starting a little earlier this year. There is already one complaint from Homeowners which I have heard too often.  You guessed it – homeowners are contacting contractors, leaving a

April 5, 2012 Voice

Working for a pay cheque or building a business?

by Alec Caldwell

Your knees are shot, your back and shoulders are mangled. What are you going to do?

April 4, 2012 Voice

Where’s Personal Responsibility?

by Steve Maxwell

A roll of PEX pipe I ordered a while back arrived in a carton that makes me worried. A 15 word warning is the reason why. It highlights a creeping menace that’s making it harder for risk-takers to make things