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Is green building good for business?

August 17, 2016

Is green building good for business?     August 10, 2016 by John Bleasby     It's hard to turn around without reading another study that either touts the benefits of eco-friendly home design and construction, or suggests that consumers are increasingly willing to pay a premium for ‘green features' in their homes and renovations. Does this offer an opportunity for savvy builders and renovators to different...

Hazard awareness training for every construction worker

June 9, 2016

Ontario Ministry of Labour consults on hazard awareness training for every construction worker June 2, 2016 by Alec Caldwell The Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) is proposing a new mandatory safety program for contractors. They are calling it “construction hazard awareness” training. It's just in the “consulting” stages right now, but if everything goes according to plan, a new one-day course will ...

A permanent HRTC? Sudbury builders say ‘Yes!’

September 21, 2015

A permanent HRTC? Sudbury builders say ‘Yes!' Local home builder and industry president calls the HRTC ‘sound policy' September 21, 2015 by John Bleasby Making the Home Renovation Tax Credit permanent, as promised by the Conservative government if re-elected has gone down well with builders in Sudbury Ontario. Louis Zagordo, local home builder and president of the Sudbury and District Hom...

Renovation Sales 101: Don’t get to price too early – especially when asked to ‘ballpark’

August 5, 2015

  by Steve Payne As a renovation contractor, your timing on disclosing price is as crucial to your success as if you were a major league baseball player. As a ballplayer, if you habitually swing at pitches too early, you'll soon be playing in the minor leagues. If you're asked to “ballpark” a renovation price before you've sold a client on your valu...

How To Save Energy And Money

March 6, 2015

How To Save Energy And Money - Home Improvement Retailing Magazine With the good weather finally here.  Canadians are once again purchasing or building new properties and/or renovating their existing homes. This is the ideal time to pay attention to a home’s energy efficiency and make energy saving changes where possible. Not only can consumers save electricity and natural gas, they can also realize significant cost savings. Energy optimizing chang...

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RESIDENTIAL DRYWALL SOLUTIONS Homeowners expect a lot from today's contractor. After all, you're the expert when it comes to their next...

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