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New version of the Ontario Electrical Safety Code

If you don't feel like paying $219 plus tax for the printed version of the new code - $195 for the PDF - you can find the amendments for free on the ESA website » Read full article

Left roofless in Halifax, a homeowner with no legal options takes a shot at the industry

The homeowner had a tight, iron-clad contract, but bankruptcy allowed the contractor to walk away. » Read full article

The man who sculpts drywall

Bernie Mitchell is getting inquiries from around the world about his unique drywall art » Read full article

Contractors, apply now to attend our RenoFocus event in Toronto, Nov. 27-29, expenses paid: You will be part of an elite group of 32 contractors meeting with manufacturers, if selected…

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Which TV renovation shows are the fakest?: Some well-known renovation shows have employed actors to pose as neighbors, buyers and more...

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JELD-WEN: The Consumer-Centric Choice: JELD-WEN has launched digital marketing materials that can help contractors to break the ice with homeowners

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UNION Gas - Get Ahead of OBC 2017

Get Ahead of OBC 2017

The new Ontario Building Code takes effect on January 1, 2017. Building to a higher performance standard now ensures that you’ll exceed stricter requirements of the Ontario Building Code in 2017 and beyond. Through programs like ENERGY STAR for New Homes, you can future-proof your business, getting ahead of the demand for increased energy efficiency instead of paying the price of catching up. Learn more...

“Leads come in all shapes and sizes…”

This contractor warns against judging a book by its cover when clients first contact you, especially if they seem difficult. » more info

OCOT award from International Association of Business Communicators: “Thieves and scam bags”

Mike says that if Obama can get a Nobel Peace Prize, an organization with a "diabolical agenda" can get an IABC award, too... » more info