Hamilton, Ontario., ( March 17th 2009)… Extreme Home Makeovers and Renovation Rescue shows dominate today’s media landscape, everywhere we turn “Home Reno” is the topic at the forefront of our conversations. Residential renovations represent a twenty-one billion dollar a year industry in Canada, yet still there is an unprecedented amount of ambiguity surrounding the process of undertaking a home renovation project. As of late with our economy in turmoil, a New Breed of contractors is emerging who are learning how to leverage this changing landscape. The book “A Contractor You Can Bring Home to Mom” is designed to assist home owners in staying current with the rules, regulations and contractors who service this ever changing market. The book provides a unique and invaluable perspective combined with new home renovation tricks straight from the trades!
The book is co authored by award winning Young Entrepreneur of the Year Trevor Bouchard and renowned home renovation specialist and columnist Bobby Assadourian. All proceeds from the book are being donated to the charitable organization March of Dimes Canada (www.marchofdimes.ca ) in support of Barrier-Free Design Service to create a society inclusive of people with disabilities.
“Now more than ever, as the economy struggles to stay above board, homeowners want to make sure their investments are secure.” said Bobby Assadourian, co author of the book. “A home is typically the most valuable investment people own and home owners need to stay current to ensure that the “professionals” that they hire have their best interests at heart.”
The book puts a primary emphasis on understanding the renovation life cycle from all angles, including that of the contractors who service the industry and regulators who police it.
“Many times the finger of blame is pointed solely at the contractor, and the media has painted all but a select few companies with the same brush.” said Trevor Bouchard co author of the book. “The irony of the situation is many times homeowners are reluctant to invest a great deal of time prior to choosing a contractor and renovations are approached with the mindset of an everyday retail transaction, which means people often chose the biggest ad or the best looking vehicle sign”.
The book represents a major step in uncovering some of the industries most protected secrets and creates a paradigm shift in how we view trades professionals and the renovation process in general.
“The end goal is better communication between contractors and homeowners and the only way we can accomplish this is through a mutual understanding” says Bouchard.
A Contractor You Can Bring Home to Mom is available at most major book stores as well as online at lulu.com and amazon.com.
Mr. Bouchard is the current President and CEO of QuickContractors.com Inc. Canada’s leading source to find high quality prescreened contractors, an organization founded in 2004, which puts a primary emphasis on creating positive, beneficial and constructive relationships with both consumers and contractors. Mr. Bouchard has been featured in various Interviews as a home renovation industry expert on City TV’s Breakfast Television, CHCH, and CTV as well as various other radio, TV, and print mediums. Currently, he is a member of the Hamilton and Cambridge Chamber of Commerce and was awarded the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for 2007, the March of Dimes Canada Community Partnership Award in 2008 presented by the Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and QuickContractors.com Inc. was the recipient of New Venture of the Year award 2006 for the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce, among various other awards.
Mr. Assadourian is the owner of Triple R Inc, a home renovation company which has been serving customers throughout the Golden Horseshoe area for six years. The company covers a wide range of renovation, rebuilding and repair services. Mr. Assadourian also has his bi monthly column entitled “Just Ask Bob” for Sliver and Gold Magazine. Triple R Inc was the recipient of the Readers Choice award in 2007 and has been featured in an interview on CH CH television among others.
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For more information about this topic or to schedule an interview with the authors please contact Trevor Bouchard at 905-667-3970 x 232 email email@example.com or Bobby Assadourian at (289) 649-0196 firstname.lastname@example.org For a copy of the book please click the link below. http://www.lulu.com/content/4690417