Ronald Coleman

Ron Coleman’s passion is helping trade and specialty contractors make more money and have more fun. His 2010 book Becoming Contractor of the Year epitomizes this passion. It is based on his analyzes of more than 2,500 sets of financial statements of contractors and interviewing the owners of most of those businesses. This knowledge coupled with his academic background as a professional accountant and certified management consultant gives him a wealth of experience in helping contractors become more successful. His 2011 book “Building Your Legacy” has lots of tips to help you make a greater impact on people using your Power of Influence and his latest book EXIT READY was specially written for Canadian trade and specialty contractors who want to sell their business for a good price.

His numerous published education programs include four on-line programs for the Canadian Home Builders Association of BC – Financial Management; Marketing & Project Sales; Business Planning; Customer Service & Warranty. He has also written and delivers twelve Gold Seal programs for the Canadian Construction Association. He co-wrote and delivered a three-part Financial Management course for British Columbia Institute Technology’s Construction Management Degree program.

Ronald has completed 36 Inter-Firm Financial Comparisons of groups of construction companies in both the USA and Canada. He consults to construction and manufacturing companies on a regular basis. He has a very detailed knowledge of the operations and profitability of contractors and understands why the top 25% of contractors make very significant profits and why the bottom 25% lose money.

Having lived in Ireland, Zambia, Iran, South Africa and in Canada since 1981 he has extensive international experience. His work has also taken him to the USA, Australia and China.

He is past chair (1992-1995) of the Board of Trustees of The Richmond Hospital ($65 Million budget), was vice chair/acting chair of the Richmond Regional Health Board (1994-1996). He was a Special Ambassador to the 2010 Olympics, a Torch Bearer in Kelowna and inaugural chair of the Spirit of BC Richmond.

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“We want to thank you for the outstanding job you did in presenting a seminar on a topic that affects every member of our industry. Your presentation was a key element in the success of our convention”.

— Colin Quinn, Executive vice President, Idaho Branch, Inc.
Associated General Contractors of America

“Your presentation was a huge success, and hopefully it will lead to many contractors and suppliers increasing their profits and improving their businesses”.

— Russ O’Brien, Executive Director, Western Insulation Association

“You are to be commended on your professionalism…you were great.”

— Bruce Shealey, President & CEO, Bitumen Technology

“Thanks for doing such a great job on the ‘Keys to Success’ seminar. The feedback I’ve received reflects your keen ability to combine facts and information with wit and humor.”

— Baron Derr, Executive Vice President, SMACNA Western Washington Inc.

Ron as the Olympic 2010 Torch Bearer in Kelowna

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