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November 19, 2019

The best contractor yard in Canada? Outstanding Retailer Award goes to Wolf Creek Building Supplies, Lacombe, Alberta

Canada's national awards program for home improvement retailers are presented annual by Hardlines, the industry's daily news service

RenoRun secures $22.5-million in inventor funding

The Montreal-based firm, which delivers building products to job sites through a contractor-friendly app, says it has grown by 300 per cent in the past 12 months

“Promise made, promise kept”: Mike Holmes finally admits most contractors are good guys

Holmes actually has some pretty good tips on how contractors can win over even more of their customers


Building codes: Ottawa behaving like Beijing, he says

Building codes MUST become free, another sensible reader urges. Maybe we can get this done by sometime in the next century. » Read more

Caulking video response: Polyurethane is great stuff, but it is not the easiest to work with

Joe White cautions against trying to the same type of caulking bead shape with different types of caulk. » Read more