Looking for an Ottawa renovation contractor you can trust?
Meet Renco, Ottawa homeowners’ choice for trusted advice, quality work and service since 2002.
Hiring the right Ottawa renovation company is easy
You schedule an appointment and deal directly with Renco owner Terry Fraser.
Renco Home Improvement is one of Ottawa’s most trusted renovation contractors. For over 18 years, we have provided a full range of renovation and repair services, including basement waterproofing, foundation crack repair, exterior home additions, and basement renovations. Each of our projects is backed by a transferrable warranty signed-off by owner Terry Fraser, so you can feel comfortable with the quality of workmanship and materials.
Need a home repair?
Exterior basement waterproofing
Mold & moisture damage
Planning a renovation?
Inlaw suite renovation
Extend front entranceways
New bathroom installation
Exterior home additions
Explore examples of our recent projects
We take pride in all jobs, no matter how small or large, and each is backed by the Renco Home Warranty.
Terry explained the full range of options, not just the priciest ones. His quote was pretty much what I paid, except for some extra material costs where I asked them to upgrade to a steel door.
Owner Terry was very patient and explained the entire process to waterproof the foundation of our historic 90yr old house which begun leaking in spring after the winter thaw.
Frequently asked questions
We meet with hundreds of Ottawa homeowners each year. Here are some of the most common questions they ask:
Yes, all projects are covered by Renco’s transferable warranty program so you can be confident in your investment.
Plus if you sell your home the warranty is transferred to the next owner.
Yes it is (providing you don’t decide on additional work or changes). A Renco estimator will visit your proposed renovation site and discuss the project with you. We then provide a written estimate that exactly details the work we will do and what materials we will use.
In Ottawa, a building permit is usually required to renovate, demolish, construct or make permanent changes to the use of your home. Examples of projects requiring a building permit include:
- Load-bearing structures
- Plumbing updates
- Electrical changes
- Major home additions
Getting a building permit is for your safety and ensures that all work passes safety standards, keeping your home insurable.
We work with you to make the building permits process go smooth. We have done successfully hundreds of times and can prevent roadblocks that slow your project done.
For more information visit the City of Ottawa’s “Building Permits and Renovating” webpage.
Our job quote is our final price (see above), removing the possibility of “creeping” costs as the work proceeds. A Renco quote comes from a trained professional—it isn’t “loaded” to get the job (unfortunately, less scrupulous contractors will quote on a job knowing full well that the project will require extra costs that the homeowner doesn’t have much choice but to pay once the job is underway).
Yes, we use 3D design software to model your home renovation. This allows you to get a clear picture of what the final design will look like. This services is provided free of charge for all Renco customers and is even included our no-obligation estimates. We can also work with your own designer or architect to complete the project.
What’s the next step?
Get a no-obligation estimate for your next home improvement project.