Canadian Contractor


August 23, 2019 Voice

In 2020, the spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation business will have new standards to meet

by canadiancontractor

“Reducing greenhouse gases and climate pollutants is essential to the long-term survival of the planet and more urgently needed than ever in 2019”

August 23, 2019 Voice

Negotiating stories to learn from

by Mike Draper

“One contractor we spoke to about this topic said it was tough to provide any tips because he’s not the negotiating type anymore, for good reason”

August 22, 2019 Voice

Everyone gets paid once the client pays

by canadiancontractor

“In Ontario, within seven days of the receiving the owner’s payment, GC’s must pay sub contractors”

August 19, 2019 Voice

Grow your sales, blow up your business

by canadiancontractor

“Make sure you understand what you will need to fund the increase in project costs”

August 19, 2019 Voice

How to enjoy being a struggling renovator by bringing Future You back here

by Robert Koci

“thank your lucky stars that you have struggles and suffering to engage you, to improve you, to define you”

August 17, 2019 Voice

Code changes that could save thousands Part 2: The need for innovation: slab on grade

by canadiancontractor

Why do we build foundations a minimum of 4 feet below grade in Canada?

August 13, 2019 Voice

Markup and Margin: Where renovation companies go to die

by Mike Draper

“Ten plus 10 is so yesterday”

August 6, 2019 Voice

How to get the most out of your accountant from starting up to getting out

by canadiancontractor

“A good relationship with your accountant that extends beyond tax season can yield valuable information and contacts when it comes to your business’ sore points”

August 5, 2019 Voice

YOUR VOICE: A $15/hour minimum wage would be good for the construction industry

by Robert Koci

“A minimum wage puts poor Canadians effectively out of work”

July 30, 2019 Voice

YOUR VOICE last week: Only women need apply. What you said about hiring policies based on gender

by Robert Koci

“If a homeowner says they need all female painters, or me to be on site with my male crew for perceived safety reasons, I encourage them to call someone else”

July 29, 2019 Voice

YOUR VOICE: Topic: Does Canada over-regulate, under-regulate or well-regulate the building industry?

by Robert Koci

“Builders, developers and renovators will do anything to make a buck, including cut corners and build structures that are unsafe and bad for the environment.”

July 25, 2019 Voice

Municipal Policies Rooted in Appropriating Private Property

by canadiancontractor

“Social programs, including housing, are the responsibility of taxpayers at large, not the mortgages of new homebuyers.”

July 23, 2019 Voice

YOUR VOICE: Topic – Marketing your renovation company as a “female only” employer

by Robert Koci

“Are not all workers equal?”

July 19, 2019 Voice

Let’s talk about your lead tracking and your sales and marketing strategy. Like, really talk…

by Robert Koci

“Behind every name, address and phone number you collect from your marketplace, there are millions of dollars of revenue waiting to be deposited into your bank account”

July 17, 2019 Voice

What I did on my summer vacation; what stayed behind, what came with me and what I got to know

by Robert Koci

“The surprise of all holidays is not what you leave behind, but what ends up coming with you.”

July 16, 2019 Voice

The Myths of Contracting Part 4: An email change order is good enough

by canadiancontractor

“If there is one piece of IT every contractor needs to adopt, my vote is for a mobile changer order ap”

July 10, 2019 Voice

The Myths of Contracting Part 3: If I build a house and live in it for a year, I can sell it free of HST/GST or capital gains tax.

by canadiancontractor

“In fact, CRA doesn’t require a set time of occupancy to treat a house as your principal residence”

July 3, 2019 Voice

The Myths of Contracting Part 2: Cash work saves your customer sales tax

by canadiancontractor

“Working for cash actually wipes out nearly all hope of profiting from the job.”