David Gabriel

I would like to write the strongest of recommendations for RGS. Rene is a rare, honorable man, who is good for his word, and you can trust every aspect of your renovation to his skill and judgment. His judgment is key because he knows exactly what aspects of the renovation are practical and those that are not, if you do not have the experience yourself. But, he will always listen to you and what you want. In our particular case, we have found that listening to his advice that has saved us great expense.

His estimates were accurate and timelines ‘spot on.’ He was sensitive that the extensive renovations displaced my family from their routine and home conveniences. He complete them as fast and efficiently as possible without sacrificing quality. Rene was also extremely respectful of the home and family situation.

We first hired Rene to renovate our upstairs and downstairs bathrooms. We were so impressed with the quality of the work and our personal interactions that we ask him to return to renovate our kitchen. These renovations were extensive and also involved the living room to create an open concept first floor. One aspect involved a very delicate procedure of replacing a support beam, without damaging the ceiling. It was a herculean feat that he took on to save a great deal of money off the total cost.

No renovation goes exactly as planned. When walls are knocked down and appliances removed, unanticipated problems can be revealed due to incompetent DIYs of a previous owner. That is where Rene’s experience really pays off. His problem solving abilities are second to none. You can trust Rene to provide you with several excellent solutions while keeping the cost within agreed upon limits. It is hard to find someone to trust implicitly. Again, if you do not have the experience, you can trust him to select the best solution to your advantage, not his.

Because of all these wonderful qualities, we brought him back to redo our roof. And, we will keep bring him back to handle whatever task is necessary. My wife refers to Rene as “the useful husband” and I am OK with that.