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Home Renovations – Featured Businesses

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After the snow and before the summer comes a time of cleaning, renewal and growth. For your home this could mean getting a bold new paint colour, a whole custom-built closet, transforming your yard into a thriving garden, or whatever else it needs to be the dream dwelling that you’ve always wanted. 

But wherever could you find a comprehensive list of reliable people who would do all that for you? Right here, as Radar Hill features our clients who specialize in domestic renovation.

From cleaning windows to construction to wood work, adding comfort and style to your house has never been easier.

General Contractors
Cleaning and Maintenance
Disability and Aging Renovations
Furniture and Interior Design
Floor and Windows
Home Security
New Home Construction


General Contractors

You don’t want to deal with the hassle of moving, but you are not completely satisfied with your house. Instead of being quietly envious of your neighbours and friends, renovate your house to be the spectacular place it can be!

Whether you just need a new counter, your roof repaired, or an entire new extension, below you will find a company that can help construct your dream home


Have too many tasks to do but not enough time? With over 25 years in the construction and handyman experience there is very little that the Honey-Do List Guys Inc. cannot do. Specializing in to-do lists, they provide services in many areas, from carpentry, dry walling, lawn care, shrub trimming, moss removal, and much more, in the Greater Victoria area.

Fully bonded and insured, go to to see what they can do for your home, or call 250-478-7105.


Want a polished granite counter? Three Guys Construction Inc. offers many colours of granite, quartz, and marble, for everything from full kitchens, backsplashes, bathroom vanity counter tops or windowsills. They also do full house renovations, from a simple facelift to a whole new building. They love the challenge of home renovations and enjoy working with clients to get them the house they have been dreaming about for years.

Call them to give your bathroom or kitchen that extra touch of class at 250-327-2334 or visit


Having basement issues? Built-Rite Structural Services Ltd. is your Vancouver Island expert in all things structural, and all things basement. If your basement is not tall enough, if it is wet or rotting- they can help. Built-Rite underpins settling buildings, digs out basements, lifts homes, upgrades floor beams so that you won’t need so many posts, removes walls to open up spaces, replaces failed foundations, and levels floors. They can even handle any required design, permits, structural & soils engineering.

Call them at 250-480-8443 or go to


Roof need repairs? CAPAX Contracting is a locally owned and operated contracting and roofing company. They offer a range of services, from chimney demolition, driveway extensions, perimeter drains, septic field installation, as well as bin rentals, and hauling and junk removal.

They service all across southern Vancouver Island, so why not contact them for a free quote online at or call 250-893-8391.


Thinking of renovating your house? Cat’s Eye Contracting strives to have the renovation process as painless and quick as possible. With over 25 years in the business their methodology is to be effective, affordable, flexible and exceptional.

Contact them at 250-590-1959, visit them at 515 Apollo Place in Victoria, or online at


Want a Green renovator? Steve Smith founded SC Smith Building in 2004 to start a new type of residential contracting firm on Southern Vancouver Island. They specialize in creating distinctive new homes and carrying out timeless renovations, all with a team of skilled tradesmen. They work on implementing modern building techniques, while never losing sight of what previous generations of tradesmen brought to the table. Being a Built Green certified builder, the team at SC Smith Building are environmentally responsible when creating homes, and always maintain that with them, “quality is key.”

For more information go to or call 250-883-3712.


Want lots of extra monthly income forever?  Build a silent basement suite. There is no other way to get such a high a rate of return on your investment. For cost-effective house lifting, basement excavation and foundation replacement go with experience. They even level floors!

Call Level Lift today at 778-677-5438 or visit


Renovating to add value to your home? Established in 2009, True Home Construction has grown from a small carpentry business to a general construction company, specialising in residential renovations and construction. Owner Paul Greenwood is a licensed REALTOR®, enabling him to have a better understanding of the impact reno work has on the value of residential properties. Offering services from carpentry, stairs, flooring, design, and much more, they accommodate a wide range of budget requirements and site conditions, to realize your vision with quality workmanship and efficiency.

Contact them at 250-516-9041 or go to

Cleaning and Maintenance

Not as drastic as a full renovation, cleaning is an easier but nevertheless effective way to breathe new life into your home. Because while it’s all very well having a beautiful house, it requires maintenance, both inside and out.

Most people do not like cleaning, but there are some out there who can help you! Either by organizing and cleaning the interior, or making the exterior sparkle like new, below you will find someone who can help keep your home in its best gleaming condition.


Has your closet gotten to the point where you’d rather use a chair to store clothes rather than a hanger? At Premier Closets Ltd. they believe that your clothes deserve a nice home too. Since 1993 they have striven to make their customers lives a little more organized, one closet at a time. They believe that the job should be done right the first time, so they spend the time it takes beforehand to make sure that all closets are designed the way you want them. All their products are produced locally, and usually go from the design stage to installation in less than 2 weeks.

So why not give Premier Closets a call to set up your free in-home consultation at 250-652-2353, visit them at 6984 Veyaness Road in Victoria or check them out online at


Want your house to look like new? For over 15 years Armstrong Cleaning has been providing professional cleaning services to the Cowichan Valley. Using the latest techniques and environmentally safe products to clean your windows, gutters, and siding, satisfaction is guaranteed. They also offer new gutter installation, pressure washing, and house scrubbing to brighten your home from the outside, which is great for homeowners wanting to maintain their properties, or for sellers wanting to up their home’s curb appeal. Protect your investment and keep it looking new year after year with regular cleaning.

Contact them to request an estimate at:
250-743-3306 (Mill Bay/Duncan)
250-324-3343 (Ladysmith/Chemainus)
Or visit


Red wine spill on a favourite dress? With over 30 years of experience, One Hour Cleaners are experts in dry cleaning and stain removal. From wedding dresses, duvets, and sleeping bags, their professionally-trained staff inspect every garment to ensure that quality is never compromised, so you can feel safe when bringing even your most delicate clothing.

They will clean and press anything in your closet, so call 250-384-4626, visit them on 1314 Quadra Street in Victoria, or go to


Can’t see through your windows anymore? Perfectly Clear Window Cleaning & Gutter Maintenance Ltd. provide professional window, gutter, and siding cleaning in Victoria, the Cowichan Valley and Nanaimo. They offer interior and exterior window cleaning, and gutter repairs. Washing everything by hand they use environmentally friendly dish soap, ensuring that your home is spotless.

To get a free estimate contact them at:
250-213-8159 (Victoria)
250-701-3094 (Duncan)
250-713-0170 (Nanaimo)
Or check them out online at


Can you no longer see your original carpet colour? A-1 Carpet Care is a family run business in Victoria with over 35 years of experience. They are a carpet, upholstery and area rug specialist that provide superior cleaning using truck mounted or portable steam cleaning that is fast drying and environmentally safe. No harsh chemicals or solvents used. Their wide range of affordable carpet cleaning services will add beauty and value to your home.

Contact them at 250-592-7787 or check them out online at

Disability and Aging Renovations

Our homes don’t change with our bodies unless we make them. Your house should be your sanctuary so unless it is completely comfortable for you then it is not fulfilling its duty.

Whether it is a new disability or from the effects of aging, making your home as convenient and appropriate for you is vital to your overall health. These companies can help make your house into a restful and effective home.


Need to design your house to be more accessible? Ease-Ability Renovations & Construction Ltd. offer advice on residential renovations of all kinds, including advising for disabilities. As Aging in Place specialists they are the preferred choice for custom home mobility solutions, accessibility home and kitchen modifications and wheelchair accessible bathrooms. They create individualized barrier-free environments and independent living solutions to suit individual needs. After all “your home should change as you do.”

Contact them at 250-743-1955 or check them out online at


Need to format your house to accommodate limited mobility? Island Mediquip Ltd. is an independent Vancouver Island owned and operated business and has been providing quality home medical & mobility equipment and repairs on Vancouver Island for over ten years. Working closely with health care providers, their goal is to make sure their clients are fitted with the correct medical equipment based on their needs and budget.

Contact them at:

250-391-0388 (Victoria)
250-597-0151 (Duncan)
250-871-0366 (Courtenay)
250-824-0390 (Nanaimo)

Or visit them at 750 Enterprise Crescent in Victoria, 1063 Canada Avenue in Duncan, #9-204 Old Island Highway in Courtenay, or 2258 Dorman Road in Nanaimo, or online at

One of the simplest but most effective things that you can do to your house to change the look and atmosphere is painting.

Furniture and Interior Design

Whether you want to add a new dazzling colour or just want a fresh coat, these companies can provide your home with the razzle dazzle it has always wanted, or bring a serene and calming environment.


Want a unique and elegant cabinet? Bernard LeBlanc is a self-taught furniture designer/maker, wood turner and carver. He has a diverse experience from his time in building log homes, timber framing, millwork, and yacht finishing where he honed his fine joinery skills. Now after working with wood his entire life, Bernard is specializing in fine furniture and cabinets. He also creates custom millwork, boxes, urns, and accessories.

Servicing Salt Spring Island, Victoria, and Vancouver visit him online at to see examples of his beautiful work, or call 250-538-7570.


Need some new furniture? Established in 1986 Whippletree Furniture is a family business providing customers with comfortable and stylish furniture from their exclusive store collections. 5500 square feet of quality new home furnishing includes living room suites, dining room suites, bedroom furniture, all kinds of seating, and whatever other home accessories you need. They do not sell anything less than grade 20 leather, to ensure long-term quality and value.

Visit them in Whippletree Junction where their buildings are located in the back courtyard, call 250-746-4255, or check them out online at


Looking for an Interior Designer? Since 1993, Creative Spaciz Design Studio has offered a highly experienced, award winning design and drafting team who drive their efforts towards distinctive, non-predictable design for their vast array of commercial and residential clientele. From paint consultations to complete home design, they tackle it all. Their relaxed atmosphere and honest business practices offer clients a professional, enthusiastic, and positive design experience. They operate throughout Victoria, Vancouver Island, Vancouver and Seattle areas.

Call 250-386-1117 or visit


One of the simplest but most effective things that you can do to your house to change the look and atmosphere is painting.

Whether you want to add a new dazzling colour or just want a fresh coat, these companies can provide your home with the razzle dazzle it has always wanted, or bring a serene and calming environment.


Have a detailed painting project? For the past 3 generations CanTex Painting has been operating in Victoria as a company with a big reputation for providing clean, prompt, friendly service, and quality workmanship. They offer certified tradesmen specializing in fine detail and high end paint finishes, as they have a meticulous eye that narrows down on the fine details that highlight a superior paint job. They carefully move, protect, and uninstall everything needed prior to painting, so you can be sure that your home will be respected.

Call them at 250-883-1000 to get an estimate or go to


Want to bring new colours to your walls? Since 2006 Black Sheep Painting has been family owned and operated. They offer professional painting services to homeowners and businesses across the Cowichan Valley, from Shawnigan to Ladysmith. Their painters are reliable, professional and friendly. Whether you are painting a single room or your whole house you can count on Black Sheep for top quality workmanship done efficiently and carefully. For doing exterior painting, they bring a full team, so the job gets done much quicker.

Contact them at 250-732-6638 or go to


Need a fresh coat of paint? Arzoz Painting is family based painting contractor located in Duncan and servicing the Cowichan Valley. They take pride in offering a top-quality painting service and a positive experience for all their clients. Specializing in repainting, they are known for the quality of their work, friendly attitude and ability to bring a homeowner’s vision for their home to life.

Contact them at 250-709-0446 or go to at


Don’t want to paint your kitchen yourself? Lizard Painting Ltd. specializes in new construction, commercial buildings, apartments and residential homes for full painting services and individual rooms. They take great pride in the quality of their work, are always on time and the products they supply are the best for the job. Painters can spray the majority of paint thus leaving no trace of brush work. If you want “quality work with professional results” contact them at 250-597-8854 or go to

Floor and Windows

Every step you take is on your floor, so it is vital that you actually like walking in your house. Similarly, windows are one of the most important aspects of your house. From bringing in light to seeing your beautiful ocean view to regulating temperature, a home without windows is a dark place indeed.

So take care of and pamper your windows with these companies below, and go ahead and replace that old carpet. Your house and feet will thank you.


Tired of carpets? S&I Hardwood Floors is a Victoria based hardwood floor company specializing in floor installations, refinishing, and are the only company to offer truly dustless sanding technology on Vancouver Island. They provide full service from estimates, consultations, sanding, refinishing, removal, installation, and product sales, with a high focus on the latest environmentally friendly solutions. With many experienced employees and a reputation for excellence S&I Hardwood Floors has become a primary choice for quality hardwood floor services in Victoria.

For a free estimate call 250-474-2942 or visit


Need better window coverings? For over 30 years Gary Interiors Ltd. has been serving the Cowichan Valley Area specializing in custom draperies, Roman shades, solar shades, wood blinds, shutters, and upholstery. They offer competitive pricing along with creative, professional, and personable service.

Contact Linda Gary at 250-746-9901 for a complimentary in-home or showroom appointment, or visit her online at


Need to replace some windows? Since 1980 family owned and operated Thermal King Glass have been Victoria’s source for residential glass and windows. Being a full service glass shop as well as a window replacement contractor, they are able to provide options for fixing that single old broken window or door, or update you home with a complete new window and door package.

For all your glass needs go to or call 250-478-5296 to book your glass, window, or skylight repair or replacement consultation.


Live where it rains or close to ocean mist? Since 1977 Thermoproof Windows and Doors have been providing Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands with quality windows and patio doors that are built with the Island environment in mind. Backed by a fully transferable warranty, Thermoproof windows are also remarkably energy efficient, secure and low maintenance, making them cost effective on so many levels.

Contact them at 250-597-3330 or visit them at 9386 Smiley Road in Chemainus or online at


That magical invisible entity of electricity is an integral part of any home. Technology is advancing so quickly and now there is so much that can be equipped with electricity, from a home theatre to LED lights to your Smart fridge.

However while you could try and DIY the electrical work in your house, leaving it to the professionals below seems to be a safer and less hazardous option.


Rewiring your home? Since 1979 H.B. Electric Ltd. has been providing the Cowichan Valley with prompt professional service. Focusing on service and maintenance, they provide 24 hour emergency service, to both residential and commercial buildings. They can install LED lighting anywhere in your house, and specialize in knob and tube removal in small character homes, leaving little or no damage.

Specializing in the impossible, call them at 250-748-9245, visit them at 2922 Allenby Road in Duncan, or go to


Home heating costs depleting your savings? After Victoria’s exceptionally cold winter season this year, many homeowners are left with empty wallets. Let Patriot Electric Ltd. certified electricians and electrical contracting help you lower your energy costs by assessing the efficiency of your electric heating systems. Their integrity, craftsmanship, and professionalism have earned them the respect of the Island’s most reputable builders and designers. In addition, they offer commercial and residential service in the design and installation of electrical, communication, audio/video, security, home automation, and fire alarm systems. Special Offer: Get an Electrical Systems Safety Check (smoke alarms, Carbon Monoxide detectors, GFI outlets, etc. inspected) for the low price of $99 today!

Contact them at 250-590-3214, visit them at 569A Hillside Avenue in Victoria, or browse online at


You cannot go a day without using some sort of plumbing in your house. It is just something that is absolutely crucial to daily life, but is often forgotten about until something goes wrong. And when it goes wrong it can be disastrous!

However, it can be fixed, so below are a few companies who will come and correct all your plumbing woes.


Want a Green plumber? Owner Corry Belcourt is a third-generation plumber and founded Veridis Plumbing & Heating Ltd. in 2009, full service plumbing, heating, and gas company based in the Cowichan Valley, serving communities from Victoria to Nanaimo. They are a family owned business who believe in sustainable environmental practices and promote green technologies. At Veridis you can be sure of fair, consistent pricing, and guaranteed work using only the highest quality materials. Their mission is simply to “perform at our best, for all our customers, every day.”

For more information call 778-356-0557 or go to


Worried about getting a leak? Victoria Drain Services are a one stop shop providing a wide range of services, from power rooting to trench-less pipe replacement, specializing in preventative maintenance, waterline leak detection, and cured in place pipe lining. They also offer video line camera inspections, and full Perimeter Drain and New Sewer Line replacements.

Contact them to learn about their Maintenance Programs or get a Free Estimate at 250-818-1609, visit them at 31 Regina Avenue in Victoria or visit them at


4am leaking pipe? At Super Plumber plumbing, drain, and gas fitting services all carry the Super Plumber 100% Satisfaction Guarantee! If you are unhappy with your plumbing repair for any reason, they will redo your repair for free. Call any time, day or night, no matter your location, from Greater Victoria, the Cowichan Valley, or greater Nanaimo, and a real person will answer. Their fully qualified and courteous plumbers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Contact them at:
250-995-1234 (Victoria)
250-642-7963 (Sooke)
250-715-1511 (Duncan)
250-245-4499 (Ladysmith)
250-755-4039 (Nanaimo)
Or go to


Your property deserves just as much attention as your house. Especially on this Island we have the privilege of being able to spend months and months outside, so why not make it a fabulously comfortable location?

Contact these companies below if your yard is in need of a face-lift, from a brand-new lawn to exquisite rock walls to a pond, because why not add a touch of affordable luxury.


Tired of doing everything yourself for your lawn? Since 2004 Peninsula Lawns & Landscapes have been offering lawn and gardening maintenance throughout Greater Victoria, as well as new lawn installations, and landscaping jobs. From regular lawn cuts, soil testing, hedge trimming, soil delivery, and fruit tree pruning, they offer superior service at an affordable price. Let their experienced and knowledgeable team assist you with all your landscape needs.

Call 250-882-4242 or go to


Digging by hand? Why not sling up to 110 feet saving hours of back-breaking labour. With O’Dell Slinger Service you will save the cost of moving the material from one place to another eliminating the use of a backhoe, loader, bobcat or excavator. Their unique conveyor belt literally launches rock, top soil, sand or bark mulch into the air, landing precisely where you want it. On their versatile slinger trucks they can access steep slopes, sling material over barriers and spread material evenly for any landscaping or construction project. They cater to homeowners and contractors providing prompt and reliable service, at the most competitive prices.

Contact them at 250-383-0600 or check them out online at


Ever wanted unique a unique stone fire pit? How about a cobblestone patio? Stone Taffy Design offers custom design and installation of paving stones, brick pavers and precast concrete in all of your building and landscape needs such as walkways, driveways, patios/decks, steps/stairs, walls, planters, fireplaces, barbecues and more!

Use their Paving Stone and Aggregate calculators online at to figure out how much raw material you require for your project, or call 250-885-0202.


Vancouver Island has a wonderful climate for gardening, and whether it be for beautiful flowers or practical produce, gardens everywhere deserve care and attention. Maybe you’re new to gardening and want to start your own vegetable patch, or just need a few accents to complete your mini paradise.

Below are companies who are devoted to making your garden the best it can be.


Want some new garden accessories? Doyle and Brown Home and Garden is filled with unique home and garden accents, endless garden gift ideas, beautiful furniture and hard-to-find items in a refreshing shopping experience on West Saanich Road next to Butterfly Gardens. Whether you’re planning to create a unique garden or trying to bring the outdoors inside, Doyle and Brown can provide the inspiration you are looking for.

Contact them at 250-514-5646, visit them at 6666 West Saanich Road in Brentwood Bay or check them out online at


Need to spruce up your garden? Horizon Nurseries & Landscaping crafts the natural materials of the earth to create outdoor living spaces tailored to your needs, showcasing form, flower, foliage, colour, and texture. From ponds, paths, fountains, and gardens, they build landscapes to compliment your home and lifestyle, enhancing the function and beauty of your property. Specializing in alpine, rockery, and perennial plants, Horizon Nurseries create landscapes with a vision for all seasons to provide function and beauty year-round. In their two acre nursery they collect and train unique plant species, and can provide your plants the expertise needed to create your own personal oasis.

Contact them at 250-881-7704, visit them at 4059 Metchosin Road in Victoria or check them out online at


Renovating your garden? Peninsula Landscape Supplies Ltd. can supply all the materials you need to make the perfect backyard getaway. They supply bulk topsoil, bark mulch, fish compost, sand, aggregate, slate, pond supplies, pots and much more. All of which is available for delivery or pick-up. Chris and Stephan are the senior landscape technicians and both hold certificates in horticulture and design. They are always happy to answer any gardening questions that you may have.

Contact them at 250-656-6719, visit them at 2078 Henry Avenue West in Sidney or check them out online at

Home Security

You’ve renovated your home, got some new furniture and your windows are gleaming. If you’re worried about your biggest investment peace of mind is priceless. Luckily, preserving your home’s beautiful new interior is simple with a home alarm system.


Vancouver Island Alarms Ltd. is a local company that can install a new alarm system, or expand and replace your existing alarm system during your renovation or home improvements. Vancouver Island Alarms Ltd. is pleased to offer free take-overs on existing systems, no activation fees, no long-term contracts and lower monthly monitoring rates.

Contact them at 250-727-7852, or go to

New Home Construction

So you’ve looked all over Vancouver Island but you just haven’t found a house that you like. There’s many great locations, but the actual house leaves something to be desired, or you find a great house, but the location is dreadful. And you are not satisfied with simply renovating your current house, or are trying to move out of a small condo.

Well then, why not build a whole new custom home with everything you want?


Want to be involved in building your own house? Story Construction, a boutique construction manager, services clients with sophisticated or specialized project needs. Building performance commercial spaces and select quality homes is at the core of what they do. As a family owned and operated business, Story Construction has a 30 year history of excellence in technical projects. Whether a private business, public institution or high end home owner, clients choose Story knowing they will receive exceptional quality and customer service.

Call them at 250-386-3396, visit them at #2B – 416 Garbally Road in Victoria, or go to


Want to have an environmentally friendly house? KC Natural Homes is run by Sooke’s Keary Conwright, a building technologist with over 30 years of experience designing and drafting plans for commercial and residential buildings. They build quality homes, focusing on sustainability, health and comfort, are virtually free of artificial toxic materials, and incorporate natural materials such as light clay, rammed earth, locally harvested timber, clay and lime plasters, and stone.

Contact them at 250-642-0535 or go to


Since 2002 Gorter Construction Ltd. has been building high quality custom homes and commercial buildings. They are a proud member of the Canadian Home Builders Association and are a registered Built Green Builder. Having built a solid reputation for completing quality projects they are excited by the opportunity to meet new clients and help them achieve their building success.

Contact them at 250-380-7343, visit them at 105 – 379 Tyee Road in Victoria, or go to


Always wanted a custom home in an idyllic rural setting? Clarkston Construction is a multi-generational builder based in Sooke, BC. They specialize in high end custom west coast homes from Metchosin to Port Renfrew. Their work consists mainly of custom builds, ranging in scope from modest cabins to fine detailed homes designed by world class architects. By continually implementing innovative, sustainable design, and environmental stewardship in construction techniques their homes stand for their livability, quality construction, and their beauty.

Contact them at 250-880-1264, or visit


Grä Scale Developments specializes in custom residential homes and exceptional commercial renovations uniting skilled professionals to bring your project from idea to reality. From the conception of your project, the experts at GDI translate your ideas into 3D architectural renders which allow you to easily move walls, windows or even your roofline to create design plans that suit your vision for the property.

Visit them online at

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