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October 17, 2012  

Is Canada headed for a housing “correction?”

When people don’t move, they improve

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October 17, 2012  

Is Canada headed for a housing "correction?"

When people don’t move, they improve

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October 16, 2012  

Calgary renovator knows how to sell his value to homeowners

After taking David Litwiller’s seminar, “How to Hire a Renovator,” very few customers want to go “under the table” anymore

October 16, 2012  

Window R values. What’s the truth?

When you hear that a window is R20, can you believe it?

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October 16, 2012  

Window R values. What's the truth?

When you hear that a window is R20, can you believe it?

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October 9, 2012  

Building permit or not?

Applying can remove future liability from you, the contractor

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October 9, 2012  

Social media what?

As a contractor, you have to understand what the Internet is saying about you. You can no longer put your head in the sand and ignore what is happening to your company online.

October 4, 2012  

One way to stop “cash only” clients in their tracks

Since governments demand that contractors collect their sales taxes for them, why don’t they help us to collect them? Here’s a proposal that would see them doing just that.

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October 4, 2012  

One way to stop "cash only" clients in their tracks

Since governments demand that contractors collect their sales taxes for them, why don’t they help us to collect them? Here’s a proposal that would see them doing just that.

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October 1, 2012  

Ontario College of Trades: meet the chair Oct. 18

The Ontario College of Trades, which will start invoicing

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September 26, 2012  

What contractors know

Working with material things has given you perspective

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September 25, 2012  

Green is dead…again

Okay, maybe not “dead” dead, but dead enough

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September 24, 2012  

Green is dead

If you are thinking of becoming an environmental contractor, forget it, there’s no point. The market has disappeared.

September 21, 2012  

Fall Protection Awareness training: Like it or not, you’ve got to offer it

In the event of a fatality from a fall on your job site, the Ministry of Labour will be all over you, demanding to see your Policies and Procedures document that proves that the worker received Fall Protection Awareness training. If you don’t have it, you could be doing time for the death of another human being.

Canadian Contractor
September 21, 2012  

Fall Protection Awareness training: Like it or not, you've got to offer it

In the event of a fatality from a fall on your job site, the Ministry of Labour will be all over you, demanding to see your Policies and Procedures document that proves that the worker received Fall Protection Awareness training. If you don’t have it, you could be doing time for the death of another human being.

Canadian Contractor
September 17, 2012  

A thought on roofing safety

Some roofers say they are safer when they are not tied down, because workers can get tangled up in each other’s ropes. This line of thinking can be fatal.

September 11, 2012  

Lost a job over price? Here’s why

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.

Canadian Contractor
September 11, 2012  

Lost a job over price? Here's why

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.