A Message From Jim Caruk
Our October/November issue is at the printers and should start landing in mailboxes in the next week or so. As always, it includes a great mix of informative and entertaining articles. The cover story is on how rather than something to be feared, heritage home restoration projects should be considered a lucrative niche. The Canadian Home Builders’ Associations Gary Sharp and Jeff Culp also weigh in on the subject in their CHBA Connects column.
Next up, we review of all the major new pickup trucks for 2018. (We’ll review work vans in the December 2017/January 2018 issue.)
We also profile Belyea Brothers Heating and Cooling, a company founded in Toronto back 1908 by, appropriately enough, brothers Roy and Ross Belyea, and now owned and operated by father–son team, David and Philip Graeme.
And, as always, we have our Work Smart, Not Hard contest with another amazing illustration by Brett Lamb. This time around, the tip involves pool noodles…
This annual event takes place at the International Centre in Toronto
The four-day event runs through Sunday, Oct. 22
We’ve locked down the dates for our next Roundtable. Plan on joining us
Rain falling inside a house usually means the contractor has done something very wrong. But in the case of Kohler’s new Real Rain™ showerhead, the downpour is precisely what your clients will want.
Toronto contractors and homeowners can benefit from the low-interest financing tool offered by the City for home energy improvements. The City of Toronto's Home Energy Loan Program (HELP) makes it easier for Toronto homeowners to undertake a variety of home improvements.
Will Gonell, an American-born, Toronto-based contractor – and friend of Renovation Contractor magazine – recently sent out a note to friends and colleagues about his interest in helping those impacted by Hurricane Irma in the Florida Keys.
Don’t be spooked by the superstition. Instead, if you have a motorbike, hop on it and head down to Port Dover, Ont
This three-day event (Oct. 13–15)
Anyone who follows professional sports knows that top-level soccer players are some of the highest paid athletes in the world.
We've been proudly serving the community for more than 160 years. We deliver natural gas safely and reliably to two million homes and businesses across Ontario. With safety as our ongoing priority, we're committed to making communities better places to live.
More than a kitchen and bath luxury showroom, The Water Closet offers unparalleled service, selection and solutions for all your plumbing and heating needs. Our goal is to be your full-service showroom while “Enhancing the Flow of Life”.
Fusion Stone is an easy and budget-friendly way to beautifully upgrade your home, inside and out. A patented Shouldice innovation, Fusion Stone is a thin stone veneer that is easily installed with the included stainless steel clips & screws. You just screw it to the wall and it’s “Hooked for Life”.
For over 50 years, SFA Group's goal has been to allow anyone to easily install bathroom fixtures, laundry rooms and kitchens anywhere and without any major work. As the French inventor of the famous macerating systems, today SFA is among the top companies worldwide in bathroom fixtures.
Masco Canada Ltd. is the Canadian plumbing division of MASCO Corporation and represents brands including Delta, Brizo, Hansgrohe, Axor, BrassCraft, Master Plumber, and Waltec. MASCO Canada Limited is dedicated to complete customer satisfaction and responsiveness to the unique Canadian marketplace.
You chose your new Chrysler because you wanted something far beyond the ordinary. It just makes sense that your ownership experience should be just as special. That's why we're committed to exceeding your expectations for as long as you have your Chrysler.
DRIcore is the first and most important step towards creating a new living space as warm and comfortable as any other space in your home. DRIcore is the one-step engineered subfloor solution that is specifically designed for basements. The raised moisture barrier covers cold, damp concrete to protect, insulate and cushion your finished floors.
Royal Building Products is a leading manufacturer and distributor of a broad range of state-of-the-art exterior building materials for the home remodeling, building and municipal construction markets.
Over the past 14 years Factory Tile Depot has become #1 for everything tile and stone. With 5 locations showcasing the latest and greatest trends in the tile industry, we have built the confidence of trade and retail clients alike. We are proud to offer well thought out showrooms, extensive selections of hard to find tile-stone, on site designers, and some of the best after care support in the industry. Experience the FTD difference on your next project.
With over 90 years of experience, BLANCO is the leading kitchen sinks and faucets manufacturer. From handcrafted in Germany Steelart® sinks and the beauty of Silgranit®, to the European design faucets, BLANCO products are celebrated worldwide for their unmatched quality and design. Blanco Silgranit® sinks are proudly manufactured in Canada TRADE ONLY.
Space Age Closets and Custom Cabinetry has been serving Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area for over 30 years. Our services include a wide array of custom storage solutions for every room in your home. With decades of experience designing and installing custom closets and cabinets we pledge to provide excellence in service and get the job done right the first time.
Euro-Line Appliances has brought elite European engineered appliances to Canadian homes for over 25 years. Our brands exceed expectations and have earned awards in design, engineering, performance, and energy efficiency. All of our cooking, refrigeration, dishwashers, and laundry appliances are created to conserve our non-renewable resources.
At Riobel we design, create and assemble faucets, shower systems and accessories in our Canadian facility located in St-Jérôme, a suburb of Montréal. Our modern and fashionable products are designed to fit all kitchens or bathrooms. They are easy to install, while mechanical parts are accessible from above the counter to facilitate cleaning and maintenance. Riobel: a benchmark of excellence since 1995!
Since 1989 Men At Work has specialized in renewing and enlarging older houses in core Toronto neighbourhoods. We are experts in managing the challenges of renovating sensitive old buildings into beautiful, functional, comfortable living spaces.
Allan Rug Co. has been serving the GTA builders, designers, architects and the public for over 50 years. Supplying a full range of commercial and residential carpeting in a wide range of colours and styles from leading manufacturers.
Sharing Passion & Performance. With our unique expertise and sensibilities, gained from our devotion to sound and music, we are committed to creating excitement and cultural inspiration together with people around the world.
Established in 1987, Caesarstone pioneered the original quartz surface and continues to be a leading developer and manufacturer of premium surfaces. Highly functional and design forward, Caesarstone surfaces have endless application possibilities including kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, wall paneling, furniture and more.
Canada's premium quartz manufacturer, HanStone Canada, is revolutionizing the quartz industry. Produced in a state of the art facility in London Ontario, HanStone Quartz is known for superior quality and exceptional design. Locally Made. Distinctly Beautiful. Naturally Canadian.
Fisher & Paykel incorporates the world’s most innovative technologies and produce the most technically advanced, efficient and contemporary styled appliances. DCS created the first line of high end, commercial quality appliances and expanded to pioneer indoor and outdoor kitchen solutions for the at home chef. TRADE ONLY.
Cosentino is a global, family-owned company that produces and distributes high value innovative surfaces for architecture and design. As a leading company, Cosentino imagines and anticipates together with its customers and partners design solutions that offer value and inspiration to people’s lives.
From a modest machine shop in Baltimore to the surface of the moon, we’ve proudly provided innovative solutions for over a century. Discover the pioneering history of BLACK+DECKER.
Custom drapery, drapery hardware, blinds, shutters, specialty shades (including motorization and home automation), bedspreads, headboards, quilting, upholstery, fabric library, and a complete in-house drapery workroom. We also offer custom programs for builders, designers & decorators.
Vangarde Cabinet Design & Factory Inc. specializes in aftermarket cabinet fronts and accessories that fit IKEA kitchens. We transform ordinary looking IKEA kitchens into extraordinary ones. Finally, there is a choice for more desirable cabinet doors and accessories for your IKEA kitchen.
X-Tile is sure to have whatever you need to express your unique individual style. We offer you an exceptional variety of wall and flooring options in ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, glass, mosaic and much more from leading suppliers around the world. Let our knowledgeable and friendly staff help you in your dream renovation or building project.
Master Edge Homes is built upon a foundation of expertise and unparalleled craftsmanship. With a team of dedicated and diligent personnel, Master Edge Homes executes home builds and renovations precisely how you envisioned them. From design and build to complete renovation, we are passionate about exceeding excellence with meticulous design, skilled construction, and project management.
Dezign Market imports and distributes high quality innovative bathroom and architectural products. Selecting only the finest materials and craftmanship we offer competitive pricing to satisfy many design trends and styles. We are the exclusive North American distributors of GODI Bathroom fine European bath furniture as well, an extensive collection of bathtubs, bath vanities, crystal products, ledgestone, shower columns and sinks.
For over 40 years, we have been creating custom wood interior and exterior doors in Eastern Ontario, shipping all across North America and beyond. Our doors are crafted using a unique blend of authentic characteristics of wood species and natural grains of wood, Madawaska Doors consistently crafts each door to perfection using old world craftsmanship with new world techniques.
Offering both new and used furniture, home decor items and art. Including high end pieces and antiques. Charity-operated Delivering Hope Furniture+ Outlet has 100% of its proceeds going to Abuse Hurts – Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness. Proceeds help support abused women and children in your community. 100,000 people per year.
In 1972 after founding Speedwell Building Maintenance Ltd., a leader in professional cleaning services in the Greater Toronto Area, Joseph Ebeyer noticed a collective need for expert marble protection, restoration and maintenance. With years of experience and trade secrets under his belt, he decided it was time to answer that call. The Marble Clinic has been delivering quality and highly sought-after professional marble care ever since.
Amala Carpets offers the most authentic selection of luxury area rugs made with environmentally and socially sustainable practices. Bringing the knowledge of more than six generations of carpet weaving and wool trading, our carpet creations are hand-made from start to finish, with no compromises in the quality and integrity of the raw materials. We specialize in custom creations.