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Mid-winter sales strategies

By Mark Parliament and Alexandra Wennberg Parliament Around this time each year, with early season installs and retrofits pretty much wrapped up, it’s not unusual for sales to seem to flatline for contractors, so the focus goes to…

JOHN EPPING: Reaching for the top

By Adam Freill Despite being one of the top curlers in the world, John Epping still plans his own schedule and answers his own phone. That’s life at the top levels of his sport, so it’s a good thing that he loves what he does. If he…

Six Things To Consider Before Using A Water Jet

By Marty Silverman Grease, sludge, sand and ice stoppages can present a significant challenge for many cable drain cleaners, but water jetter machines are designed to slice right through these difficult blockages. Whether electric or…

Dave and Kortney Wilson: Making it in Music City

By Adam Freill There are countless contractors out there moonlighting as musicians and dreaming about a life in the limelight. It may come as no surprise that there are far fewer musicians who have dreamt of trading in their guitars…

Hotel Monville takes to the water for energy savings

By Denise Deveau When your goal is to create a ”new generation” hotel it’s not just about the décor and high-tech bells and whistles. For the recently opened Hotel Monville in Montreal, innovation was something that was considered from…

Fixtures & Finish can say it all

By Denise Deveau The kitchen is seen as an entertainment hub and the community space within the home, whereas the bath has become a bit of a space to escape to so that we can relax and recharge. And while both rooms serve very…

On the track, with Robert Wickens

By Adam Freill He soots, he scores? For most Canadian kids, playing ice hockey is a rite of passage, but a young Wickens found go-karting the fall before he was going to play his first year of Timbit hockey. ”My parents asked me if…

Plumbing: Tackling tankless

By Jason Fleming With a long history of use in Europe and Asia, tankless water heaters have been making significant inroads in North America over the past several years. As more and more plumbers are installing this technology, the…

The right tools can make all the difference

By Mark Parliament If you are not installing air conditioning units, you’re maintaining these machines, which means ensuring that you have the right tools for the tasks you’ll be performing for your customers. Thankfully, tool…
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