Jim Caruk

Five Themes For Five Years By Jim Caruk

It really is amazing how time flies. It seems like only yesterday we were sitting down to look at...

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No Fooling?

On April 1st, a new federal law came into place banning the use of asbestos in renovation and building...

Problem Solved – Single-Handed Solutions

How one reader uses a piece PEX plumbing to run his wiring…


Naughty Neighbours

Working outdoors, you can find yourself working against a lot more than the elements, particularly if you’ve unwittingly walked...

Useless information about… Electrical outlets

Anyone who’s ever travelled abroad knows that the prongs – and sometimes voltage – of electrical receptacles outside North...

Culture Club

Good help really is hard to find. To retain your best employees, create a work environment that makes it...



April/May Issue

It’s our fifth-anniversary, and we celebrated by re-interviewing some past profile subjects to see how their business has changed. Plus, we show you how to disaster-proof your projects.


February/March Issue

Our fifth-annual Money Issue includes a feature on contractors insurance, a recap of our 2015 Renovators’ Roundtable, and lots more.


December/January Issue

It’s the kitchens and baths issue. Plus we test jobsite vacuums, and encourage you to sign a petition to stop parking authorities from ticketing contractors on the job. Give us a break Lovely Rita!


November/December Issue

We review the top new vans and trucks for 2016, the hottest new hand tools on the market, and plenty more.