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June e-News Homesteader

June 9, 2016

BBQ Season – Put decks on the menu June is a great month to get clients going on outdoor decking projects. There are infinite ideas and styles to choose from. Trex makes eco-friendly composite decks from an innovative blend of 95% recycled wood and plastic film. Get customers thinking about how they'll be using the outdoor space to get the most from thei...

Will you sail into the sunset, or just walk away?

May 5, 2016

Will you sail into the sunset, or just walk away? by John Bleasby Your financial future depends on how you plan your business exit Will you be one of the lucky ones: A home builder or renovator able to sell the business and retire in comfort? Here's the bad news; according to recent U.S. research, less than half of privately owned businesses with revenues less than $50 million will ever get sold. The rest, like most small owner-operated co...

May e-News Homesteader

May 3, 2016

A season for exterior home renovations With the warmer weather hopefully arriving in May in most parts of the country, homeowner clients will be looking at freshening up the exterior of their homes. Here are some ideas to help get your customers think about ways to improve the comfort and appearance of their homes this spring: Gentek siding, trim and soffits Gentek's Colou...

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...

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December 6, 2017

Basement renovations for comfort Basement renovations are a great way to extend living space and add extra coziness to your client's homes...

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November 7, 2017

by Saul Chernos  Road construction workers work together to quickly shovel asphalt into a loaders bucket on a road renewal...

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November 1, 2017

As the weather starts to cool off, it's time to get clients thinking about home renovations to help weatherproof their homes from the...

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