On The Hill: Radar Hill Blog

Featured Businesses – Home Renovation

Est. reading time 18 minutes

Nothing is more central to your life than your home, it’s the hub of everything. Which is why taking care of it is so important. All of the businesses featured in our newsletter offer something unique, whether it’s maintenance or design, interior or exterior, you can find something in this newsletter that will make your home a better place to live.


Award-winning design isn’t just about skill and technique, it’s about artistry, passion, vision, and being in touch with the aesthetic demands and desires of the space and your client. Spaciz understands this, which is why since their inception in 1993 they’ve gone onto become a highly acclaimed and in-demand design team.

If you want something unique, something that will make your space stand out, Spaciz can deliver that for you. They specialize in distinctive designs for both commercial and residential clients throughout Vancouver Island, Vancouver, and Seattle.

Don’t settle for run of the mill, to begin your design journey visit

Bernard LeBlanc – Cabinetmaker
A cabinet is more than just storage, it’s even more than just furniture - it’s an aesthetic statement that can change the complexion of a room. And in the hands of a skilled craftsman like Bernard LeBlanc, it can be a work of art.

Self-taught, Bernard brings to his work a genuine passion and appreciation of his craft that adds an extra dimension to his work. With a degree in fine arts and experience as a museum curator, his pieces blend the historical and the modern in a perfect fusion of styles.

All of his pieces are made using carefully selected natural wood, with a warmth, depth, skill, and appeal that makes them a fit for any home. To find out more visit

Gary Interiors
Your style is your own, and that should extend to your house. Don’t settle for just a generic window dressing - get a custom drapery, shutters, or shades, as a way to put a touch of your personality into your home.

Gary Interiors understand this, as they’ve been supplying custom draperies, Roman shades, valances, sheers, wood blinds, solar shades, shutters and more to the Cowichan Valley area since 1986.

With Gary Interiors the focus is on you, the customer, which is why they are committed to working with you to create something that suits your style. They ensure that the whole process is as personable and efficient as possible, all while providing you with an affordable and professional service. To find out more, visit

Premier Closets
A well-designed closet isn’t just a great addition to any home, it can also save you time and stress. No doubt you’ve had to deal with the troublesome problem of not just trying to figure out what to wear, but trying to remember where you put it.

Premier Closes have been making their customers’ lives more organized, and their homes better, since 1993. Making sure each of the closets they provide is meticulously designed with the customer’s space and needs in mind. To find out more, and get the closet you need, visit


Veridis Plumbing & Heating
Veridis is a family owned and operated business that can be counted on by all their customers to provide a fair and exceptional service, one that is rooted in honesty and integrity.

Veridis are always putting their customer’s first, emphasizing care and a friendly face from the first call through to the completed job. This also means a guarantee of fair and consistent pricing, with no hidden costs or ‘size up’ charging. Just a fair price for a job well done.

This extends beyond just their customers, as they also believe firmly in sustainable environmental practices - something that is reflected in all the materials they use, and the promotion of green technologies.

To find out more about the services offered

Plumbers 911
You don’t think of your generic plumbing issue as an emergency, even though the more time you waste, the greater the damage there can be, and the greater the cost. Thanks to Plumbers 911, you can take care of the problem immediately; one call and they’ll find you the closest certified plumber or gas fitter suited to your needs.

Plumbers 911 matches customers from a base of certified local Red Seal contractors across Vancouver Island, ensuring that only the most highly-skilled plumbers and gas technicians are used. All of these contractors have been thoroughly vetted and selected for their honesty and reliability.

For Plumbers 911, customer satisfaction is the number 1 priority. This means ensuring you get the best value for your money.  To find out more, visit

The Super Plumber
Call any time day or night and find out why so many customers are opting for the Super Plumber 100% Satisfaction guarantee.

Super Plumber is committed to making sure that all of their customers get the very best services on the market, offering a wide range of plumbing, drainage, and gas fitting services, including pipe fitting, sink and toilet repair, remodelling, and waterproofing services. And if you’re unhappy with the service, they will fix the problem for free, with no hidden charges.

To find out more about The Super Plumber guarantee, visit


Patriot Electric
If you require electrical work, the best choice is the electrician the professionals trust. David Moss and Patriot Electric have earnt that reputation since their inception, becoming the respected choice of some of BC’s most reputable builders, designers, and local authorities. Acquiring a reputation for excellence, personability, professionalism, and integrity: this is the Patriot difference.

They specialize in providing the highest quality of work and customer care across a wide range of areas, including: EVSE (Electrical Vehicle charger installations), EVEM (Electrical Vehicle Energy Management system), which can avoid expensive Electrical service upgrades, electrical design layout & installation, project coordination, audio system design, and ‘Automated Home’ technology.

To find out how they can help you visit

Patriot Electric
If you require electrical work, the best choice is the electrician the professionals trust. David Moss and Patriot Electric have earnt that reputation since their inception, becoming the respected choice of some of BC’s most reputable builders, designers, and local authorities. Acquiring a reputation for excellence, personability, professionalism, and integrity: this is the Patriot difference.

They specialize in providing the highest quality of work and customer care across a wide range of areas, including: (EVSE - Electrical Vehicle charger installations,  (EVEM) Electrical Vehicle Energy Management system which can avoid expensive Electrical service upgrades, electrical design layout & installation, CCTV sales, project coordination, audio system design, and ‘Smart ‘Automated Home’ technology.

To find out how they can help you visit

H.B. Electric
Electrical work is all about expertise and skill - you need to know you’re working with someone you can trust. H.B Electric have proven this time and time again, having provided professional and efficient services to a wide range of customers in the Cowichan Valley since 1979.

With experience that covers a wide range of areas and clients across the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors, including the Duncan Mall and various government facilities, H.B Electric have a track record that speaks for itself. Their commitment to prompt, knowledgeable and professional service means your home will be professionally serviced.

To find out more, visit


CanTex Painting
When it comes to the higher end of the property market, it’s the finer details that make a property stand out, and appeal to the right clientele. Having forged a reputation working alongside some of Victoria’s finest contractors and tradesmen, CanTex have proven their worth when it comes to fine detail and high-end paint finishes.

CanTex offers meticulous attention to detail, and an eye for aesthetics that makes their finishes stand apart, leaving you with a truly superior paint job. This professionalism extends to their customer services, with an emphasis on cleanliness and efficiency.

If you’re looking for something that will make a home standout, then visit

Arzoz Painting
A fresh coat of paint, or even a new colour scheme or aesthetic, can completely change the dynamic of a house, transforming it into something that looks good, and brightens up the days of anyone who lives there.

Arzoz Painting are specialists in repainting, offering a high-quality service and customer experience to clients throughout the Cowichan Valley. Whether it’s a new build or a repaint, interior or exterior, Arzoz offers a highly specialized service that puts the emphasis on detail and quality.

With a meticulous eye for detail and only the highest quality materials, Arzoz works with their clients to ensure everything runs smoothly, resulting in an efficient process with an excellent outcome. To find out more about how Arzoz can brighten your home life, get a detailed free estimate by visiting

Black Sheep Painting
If you want to add something extra to your home, a decorative touch that can make it really stand out. One of the most affordable, and hassle-free option, is to freshen things up with a new coat of paint. And, you want to make sure you get a professional finish from people who understand what it takes to make a room look great.

Family owned and operated, Black Sheep Painting have been servicing homeowners in the Cowichan Valley since 2006. Providing high-quality work no matter what the job, whether it’s a single room or a whole building, commercial or residential, you can count on them having everything taken care of with skill and care.

They make sure to take care of every detail, from preparing the surfaces, to offering you a wide selection of styles and an astounding finish, all using only the best materials and tools. To book a session or get your free quote, visit

Glass and Windows

Thermal King Glass
Thermal King Glass has been providing Greater Victoria with high-quality window and door installations since 1980, priding themselves on their detailed and customer driven approach.

They offer a wide range of services, including patio doors, skylights, replacement glass, and window screens, for both residential and commercial installations. No matter what service, all installations begin with a detailed consultation process that will ensure you’re getting the best product for your needs.

To begin your consultation process, or to find out more about Thermal King’s services, visit

Thermoproof Windows And Patio Doors
No matter what the season, there is something wonderous to be found in the Vancouver Island weather, from basking in the island sun, watching the rain fall on a lake in spring, to letting the ocean mists rejuvenate you. But, the same weather can cause a lot of problems for your home and garden. Thermoproof make sure your home is protected against the elements.

Having been providing services on the Island since 1977, they understand exactly what it takes to make windows and patio doors that are durable and weather resistant. All Thermoproof products are backed by the same five core values: safety, quality, communication, teamwork, and innovation. To find out more, visit


Armstrong Cleaning & Maintenance
A clean home isn’t just a pretty sight, but a good investment too. It is something that will put your mind at ease and allow you to live in comfort. To make sure this happens, you need regularly scheduled maintenance that covers the whole house.

Armstrong Cleaning and Maintenance have been providing professional and courteous cleaning services to the Cowichan Valley for over 16 years, delivering high-quality results time after time.

They use the very best technology and high-qualified operators to clean the exterior of your house, from gutters to windows, ensuring your property is up to the task no matter what the weather. To give it that extra sheen, they also offer pressure washing for driveways, patios, and sidewalks, as well as house scrubbing your vinyl sliding to brighten up your home. They also do gutter repairs to make sure things are working properly, and will install new continuous gutter. To make sure your home is looking its best, visit

Ocean Pacific Media Blasting
When you think of log cabins and homes, you think of tradition, of workmanship, and of something brimming with character and commanding respect. All of these values can also be found in Ocean Pacific, a company that prides itself on skill and customer care, always making sure to leave a job with a smile and a handshake from a satisfied customer.

Having been in operation since 2000, Ocean Pacific is an industry leader specializing in log home refinishing, restoration, and stain removal. Operating on a mobile basis, they proudly serve and reach all across from BC to Manitoba. They are never content to simply do a good job, they want to make sure they do the best job possible, which is why they’re always looking for ways to improve by keeping up with the latest industry developments and advances.

To find out more about how Ocean Pacific can serve your needs, visit

Perfectly Clear
There are two ways to clean a gutter. The standard way, where the area is hosed down, leaving debris, silt, and potentially causing blockages. Or, there is the Perfectly Clear way.

Perfectly Clear clean all their gutters by hand, ensuring the area is clear and that all the pipes are flowing properly. They will also clear away your roof valley, or offer an estimate for a full roof cleaning.

To have your gutters cleaned the right way, visit

One Hour Cleaners
There are some things that household cleaning just can’t manage. Whether it’s that bulky one off item such as a duvet or curtain, or something too important, like a wedding dress or a suit. One Hour Cleaners have the knowledge and the expertise to take care of it for you.

They are experts in dry cleaning and wet cleaning clothes, producing a ‘like-new’ finish that will have you scarcely believing your eyes. With over 30 years of experience, you can trust One Hour Cleaners to take good care of your clothes and provide a service you can count on.

To find out more, visit

South Island Remediation
South Island Remediation have built their brand on trust, integrity, and always putting their customers needs first. This is why so many of their customers keep coming back, for a service they can depend on.

South Island Remediation can take care of all your needs when it comes to cleaning and the removal of hazardous materials, including asbestos, lead paint, mould, and biohazard.

To find out more visit

A1 Carpet Care
Father and son owned and operated A1 Carpet Care offers the traditional values and commitment to customer service of a small business alongside unrivalled skill,  quality, and professionalism.

They’ve been delivering this high level of service to customers in Greater Victoria since 1981, from cleaning carpets, upholstery, and area rugs. All of their services are affordable and delivered with the customer in mind, which is why they use only quick drying and environmentally friendly products.

As career IICRC Certified Technicians, A1 carpet care can be counted on to deliver every time. For more information on how they can help make your home pristine, visit

Garden and Landscaping

R.A.L. Bobcat Service
No matter what the job. No matter how tight the space, or how tricky the terrain, R.A.L. Bobcat have the expertise and the skill to take care of it for you. With 30 years experience of excavating and clearing debris, they’ve seen it all.

Whether you’re landscaping, renovating, or simply in need of doing some cleaning or remodelling of your home in time for a move. R.A.L. Bobcat can take care of everything, from planning, to excavating, to removal.

To find out how they can help you, whether you are a contractor or homeowner, for commercial and residential jobs, visit

Peninsula Landscape Supplies
When it comes to sourcing materials for your landscaping project, finding one place to secure everything you need will save you time and money. Peninsula Landscaping truly does have it all, ranging from soil mixes, mulches, composts, aggregates, and ornamental slate.

At their Sidney location you can also find grass seed, fertilizer, garden tools, and an assortment of garden accessories. No matter how much you’re picking up, they can help you. With a loader on site for those who would like to have their pickup truck filled, and both large and small loads for delivery are available for same day delivery, thanks to their professional drivers which can deliver your products on the same day that it is ordered.

If you’re unsure of what you need, then the Peninsula staff will be more than happy to lend their ear and expertise, advising you on the best products and approaches. All of their senior landscape technicians hold certificates in horticulture and design, so you can be sure to get expert advice. To get the products and services you need for your next project, visit

Peninsula Lawns and Landscapes
Just like your home, your lawn needs to be cared for and maintained, transformed into something that’s more than just a garden. To make that happen you need Peninsula Lawns and Landscapes, proudly serving as Victoria’s lawn care experts since 2004.  

Offering superior service at an affordable price, their reputation for professional service and high-quality is unmatched. They offer a wide range of lawn care services, including shrub and tree pruning, aeration, topdressing, spring and fall cleanups and much more.

To see the full list of services and find out how they can help you, visit

Stone Taffy Design
A stone design or installation is a great way to add a distinctive aesthetic edge, and a unique sense of style to your property or commercial space. But, you need to make sure you employ experts who have the skill and knowledge to keep your project on track.

Stone Taffy Design specializes in the custom design and installation of paving stones, brick pavers & precast concrete throughout Greater Victoria. To find out more

O'Dell Slinger
Do you have rocks, soil, bark or other small debris that needs moving during your construction or renovation project? Usually, this would involve a burden of time, cost and labour, not to mention an expensive piece of machinery like a bobcat or excavator.

With O’Dell Slinger, that problem can become a thing of the past. Their ingenious Slinger Service uses a conveyor belt to quite literally sling the material to where you need it to go.

No matter what the job, O’Dell Slinger can find a solution, with trucks that can access steep slopes and send material over obstacles or barriers. They offer competitive pricing for both contractors and homeowners. To work out the logistics of your project use the handy calculator on their website .


Do you know someone or are you yourself contemplating a home renovation? Or are there problems in the home that need addressing? Who do you turn to if you want honest, practical, and impartial advice?

You don’t need a sales pitch masquerading as advice- who isn’t putting your needs first. We don’t profit from our input or your ultimate choices.

We empower you to be knowledgeable, informed and confident when dealing with contractors, salespeople, and trades. Put our experience and training to use whether you need solutions for house issues, ageing in place planning, creating a rental unit, or learn about home maintenance, basically- find out what you need to know then visit

Island Mediquip
For Island Mediquip, home medical equipment specialists, Vancouver Island is more than just a place of business - it’s a place of community. This is why their dedication goes beyond the vital medical equipment and supplies they provide. They also participate in community events, sponsor local non-profits, and dedicate their resources to helping those who need it most.

This is why you know you can count on Island Mediquip to meet your needs in a timely and caring manner, providing solutions and support to fit you. If you have any accessibility or medical support needs, visit

Home Reno

CAPAX Roofing & Contracting
Everyone needs a roof over their head, and want the security of knowing it was handled by professionals who have a reputation for quality work. CAPAX  Roofing & Contracting will take care of all your roofing project no matter what the circumstances, residential or commercial, large or small.

Providing services throughout from Nanaimo to Greater Victoria, CAPAX offers more than just roofing. They also specialize in construction services, bin rentals, and hauling services. All of which comes with the CAPAX promise of honesty, reliability, professionalism, and competitive pricing.

Fully insured, in strong standing with the WCB and with a tremendous professional reputation, CAPAX is a name you can trust. To find out more, go to

Cat's Eye Contracting
Renovating your home should be about what fits you, and preserving the identity, style, and character you want to live in, all while keeping your home comfortable and livable. That’s why you need a contractor that puts you first.

All of the work done by Cat’s Eye Contracting begins with their ethos of customer-driven work. Providing affordability, flexibility, and exceptional quality, they specialize in excavating, residential, and small commercial construction.

If you want to renovate your home on your terms, creating something new while preserving what you want, then visit

Davies Contracting
When it comes to contracting, there is no substitute for experience. As a customer, you want to know that they can handle the job with professionalism and the expertise to deal with any eventuality.

Locally owned and operated, Davies Contracting Ltd have been serving Greater Victoria for over 30 years, providing services for a wide range of jobs, including concrete finishing, excavation and hauling, drain installations and repairs, landscaping, and much more.

Liability insured and WorkSafeBC certified, you can count on them for professionalism, efficiency, reliability and affordability. To find out more, or to request a free estimate visit

A solid foundation is a must for any building. Built-Rite Structural Services Ltd. has 25 years of experience in providing for structural solutions, including engineered foundation, underpinnings, foundation replacements, settled foundations, basement dig-outs, foundation repairs, retaining walls, and much more.

Whether you’re a contractor or a homeowner, make sure you’re on solid ground by call time Tom at 250-480-8443 or visiting

Honey-do List Guys
The hardest part of any to-do list isn’t making the list. It’s finding the time and energy to get the whole thing done. Thankfully, the Honey-do List Guys are here to take care of the hard part for you.

Honey-Do are a handyman service dealing with residential, commercial, and strata properties. Operating within Victoria, they have over 25 years of experience, and all the skills to take on any task, including carpentry, window cleaning, yard and lawn care, building repairs, flooring and tile work, electrical upgrades, and painting.

To find out more, visit