It’s All About Your Peace of Mind – tips on successfully choosing a general contractor.

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We’ve all heard the horror stories, contractors taking hefty deposits from homeowners only never to be heard from or seen again. Projects coming to a startling halt, leaving families with an unfinished job that looks more like a construction zone than a home. It’s no surprise that homeowners are becoming more and more cautious when it comes time to renovate and choose a contractor for the job. A heavily saturated market of general contractors in the GTA surely doesn’t help in narrowing down t

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Tips On Training Your Employees

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Training is an ongoing, routine part of business. It's not something done once when a new hire is brought on. It's a process of employee development that will help in the creation of a world-class organization. Here's an example. Let's say you are enrolled in our Renovantage coaching program. You're being exposed to a whole new way of thinking about your business. You're excited and full of ideas. You have new techniques and tools that you're ready to implement. But when you present those ide

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Tips On Improving Your Proposals

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There is a saying in sales that goes like this “ If you want to know how Mr Jones buys, then you have to look at sales from Mr Jones’s eyes.”  To win more proposals you have to be looking at your proposal from the eyes of the homeowner.  Homeowners are not experts in construction so you have to give them details.  However, if you are like most contractors you are swamped and don’t have much free time to be writing detailed proposals. The problem here is that the homeowner will have trouble ma

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Avoid Costly Delays

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A bit of careful planning will help you avoid costly delays and disappointment. Before you commit to your bathroom renovation, make sure you balance the look you want with the technical aspects of how your bathroom actually works. Consider gutting your old bathroom. If you have tiles that need replacing, chances are you have surprises waiting to be discovered. Any house can have problems behind existing tile and grout-- wet insulation, rotting drywall, and possible mould. Plus, installing ne

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