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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...

July e-News Arcola

July 7, 2015

Under cover – A new roof for your home Summer is a busy time for roofing contractors. Part of your role as a contractor is to give your clients options that will maximize return on investment for their home or cottage roof structure. Now's the time to consider available options. An alternative to traditional shingles, VicWest offers a number of strong and attractive metal roofing options suitable for home, cottage, commercial an...

May-eNews - Arcola Building Supplies

May 6, 2015

Kitchen Reno Crazy Canadians are wild about kitchen renovations. As the centre of the home, demolishing and rebuilding is often a stressful time for those involved. Before starting the demo: Consider a variety of materials for every budget Measure the space carefully and be clear about design Know your timeline Research rebates available for new appliances

April - eNews - Arcola Building Supplies

April 1, 2015

Hello, old friend... With harsh winter conditions giving way to milder temperatures and easier commutes, it's safe to say that spring is upon us – finally. A melt and the first glimpses of green mean it's time for some spring lawn maintenance: Grab a shovel and level out uneven areas to avoid poor drainage Reseed sparse areas and allow 7-10 cm. growth before the first trim Fertilize well established grass with a slow release ni...

How To Save Energy And Money

March 6, 2015

How To Save Energy And Money - Home Improvement Retailing Magazine With the good weather finally here.  Canadians are once again purchasing or building new properties and/or renovating their existing homes. This is the ideal time to pay attention to a home’s energy efficiency and make energy saving changes where possible. Not only can consumers save electricity and natural gas, they can also realize significant cost savings. Energy optimizing chang...

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