BUILD A CLASSIC WOODEN EXTERIOR DOOR

BUILD A CLASSIC WOODEN EXTERIOR DOOR

By Steve Maxwell You certainly can’t complain about the performance of modern, ready-made exterior, insulated doors. They keep out the cold and rain very well, but despite all the impressive technical stats, even the best ready-made exterior doors still ...READ MORE
SIX BRAND IDENTITY TIPS TO DRIVE SALES

SIX BRAND IDENTITY TIPS TO DRIVE SALES

By Ashlee Brayfield Competition in the homebuilding and renovation industry is fierce, which means that growing your construction business requires a strong marketing and branding strategy. Whether your construction company is nestled in a rural town or a large ...READ MORE
HOW THEY HANDLED THE PANDEMIC

HOW THEY HANDLED THE PANDEMIC

The COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest change order the contracting industry has ever faced. While many businesses made the prudent choice to cease operations for the safety of their employees and clients, in various regions of the country, contractors ...READ MORE
FOUR TIPS FOR BETTER OUTDOOR WOOD PROJECTS

FOUR TIPS FOR BETTER OUTDOOR WOOD PROJECTS

By Steve Maxwell Have you got plans to build a gazebo, deck, dock, swing set or rural mailbox post? The real-world tips you’ll get here will make your big outdoor projects better. Outdoor Projects Trick#1: Setting Posts Whenever possible, ...READ MORE
Space Heating Canadian Homes With a Water Heater

Space Heating Canadian Homes With a Water Heater

By Steve Maxwell Hot water heating systems are traditionally fired by some kind of boiler, and there are plenty of HVAC contractors who’ll tell you that tank-style heaters won’t work for heating. This is not true, proven by the ...READ MORE
The perfect pandemic project

The perfect pandemic project

By Steve Maxwell Schools are closed and summer camps cancelled. What on Earth are we going to do with the kids? Now is the time for your clients to be looking at building a backyard playset. There are three ...READ MORE
DO YOU KNOW WHAT ERS MEASURES?

DO YOU KNOW WHAT ERS MEASURES?

By Steve Maxwell “Can you improve our ERS?” That simple question might be right up there with “Can you work for cash?” and “Can you get this done in two weeks?” when it comes to questions renovation contractors are constantly ...READ MORE
HELP FOR YOUR BUSINESS

HELP FOR YOUR BUSINESS

By Patrick Flannery It seems like the federal government has been introducing a new program every week in an attempt to help small businesses and their employees. The effort is welcome, but the sheer proliferation of programs can be ...READ MORE
MAXIMIZING CASH FLOW UNDER THE COVID-19 SLOWDOWN

MAXIMIZING CASH FLOW UNDER THE COVID-19 SLOWDOWN

Protecting yourself from the virus is one thing. Here are some tips for taking a strategic approach to keeping your business afloat until business-as-usual returns. By Steve Ryan Like any rational person, you are probably concerned about the impact ...READ MORE
COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS FOR CONTRACTORS

COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS FOR CONTRACTORS

The Canadian Construction Association has issued an excellent summary of recommended safety procedures for all contractors By Steve Payne Let’s start with the obvious: COVID-19 has upended all of our lives. As a contractor, you don’t need us to ...READ MORE
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