Royal Home Improvements

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202-2601 Matheson Blvd. Mississauga ON L4W 5A8
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Sandra in Etobicoke
Sandra in Etobicoke
21 reviews Toronto, ON
7/10

foundation repair, moving pool equipment and change electrical from fuses to breakers

We initially approached Royal to repair our foundation which was seriously leaking as winter moved into spring as they were recommended by a neighbour and I had found a number of good reports on this website. Paul came across as very professional and was prepared from the outset to provide quotes which we had to wait for from other contractors whom we had approached – his quote was within the amount of other quotes for the initial job. Upon discussion we were informed Royal could arrange for the moving of our pool equipment from the basement to a shed they would build and build a deck to replace the deteriorating platform and steps at the back of the house.

The initial project of repairing the foundation went well – it was expanded to include the one side of the house that had a crack which was not leaking, but held the potential of leading and the back which with the removal of the pool equipment would have left holes requiring in the foundation requiring repair and waterproofing. The workers were there 1st thing every morning and within 1 week the repair work was done. The workers gave the impression of being knowledgeable and caring. Clean up was well done. There seems to be an ongoing problem with one high traffic area where the patio stones have shifted creating a tripping hazard and are sloped towards the house. It was corrected once, but the problem reoccurred after a heavy rain and Paul promised to connect the 1st week of September to ascertain the problem (see below).

The contractor hired to move the pool equipment quickly removed the old (we decided to up-date old equipment) and we were introduced to the electrician. Both these individuals impressed as having excellent knowledge in their areas of expertise and a strong work ethic.

Everything went well until the shed and deck – Initially there were 2 workers, 1 of whom was the carpenter, who built the frame of the shed and deck. Unfortunately, although pleasant and a hard worker, the individual left to complete the deck did not impress as a skilled carpenter. The platform of the deck was solid; however, we were constantly pointing out balusters that were cracked, or had holes and at one point the railing had to be replaced as the corners were not mitred with the result that the railings did not meet properly and moved when leaned against. The biggest issue for us was that as Project Manager Paul N. was pretty much a no show and so it was left up to us to point out the problems and to call him about them. Currently, the deck, while adequate, looks like it was built by an amateur-the mitred corners are not well fitted and edges of the lattice around the base were left rough and exposed and in some places are pulling away from the frame - not the professional quality we were used to when my father did carpentry. As well, the shed, while well-build, was not properly aligned before securing it to the platform – not noticeable until the siding was added – it is out just enough that you notice the misalignment.

While we are grateful for the excellent job of coordinating Royal did with the different aspects of the job; the one area that needs improvement is the woodworking. Also, leaving 1 individual to complete the job, who was not a professional carpenter, resulted in it taking much longer than it should have, as it resulted in wasted time and money when things had to be redone. Unfortunately, because she was desperate to get her backyard back and the pool opened, my mother signed off on the deck, and has regretted the decision since.

As promised, Paul N. did connect with us and on Sept. 8th came to look at both the deck and side of the house. He acknowledged our anxiety about the delay in opening the pool probably had us signing off on the deck job prematurely, and has promised he will have a carpenter come around and correct the problems. As well, after looking at the side of the house he believes he knows what the problem is, which will require relifting the stones and regrading to ensure the problem does not reoccur. He has promised to personally oversee this aspect of the fix to ensure the problem is resolved. Unfortunately he was unable to give us a specific date, but assures us the work will be done as soon as he can manage.

At the end of September, the foundation repair contractors returned and the problem seems to have been resolved - even with the heavy rain last weekend, the stones seem to have settled into place without creating a tripping hazard and the stones no longer slope towards the house.

As for the deck; unfortunately Paul sent the original worker to fix the problem. As noted, this individual is not a trained carpenter - he is a hard worker, who impresses that if he had proper training, could be an excellent carpenter. His finishing of the deck has ensured the lattice will not pull away from the deck; however, corners were not mitred and it still looks like an amateur did it. As we have decided we do not like the current style of deck (our fault, not Royal's), we are not pursuing the issue of the deck finishing.

Approximate cost of services:
$40,000.00
What could this company do to improve their services?
Have a professional carpenter do decks from start to finish, or at least oversee the job to ensure it is done correctly.
Any advice to offer fellow homeowners facing a similar project?
For foundation repair, moving pool equipment and electrical the contractors Royal uses are excellent and I would have no hesitation in referring them for these types of jobs.
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Royal Home Improvements
202 – 2601 MATHESON BLVD E
MISSISSAUGA, ON L4W 5A8
Phone: 416-236-4400
estimates@royalhomeimprovements.ca
https://www.royalhomeimprovements.ca/

Jan in South Etobicoke
Jan in South Etobicoke
1 review ,
9/10

Reno of basement, bedrooms and bathroom.

My first experience with Royal Home Improvements was in 2001 when we had our basement completely finished. We found the project manager and the tradesmen very skilled and professional. They took the time to listen to my inquiries and had suggestions of their own to solve any problems that came up as this project progressed. It is now approaching seven years since this area was completed and I have no complaints about the workmanship. We have received many compliments from family and friends.

Having had a good first experience with Royal Home Improvements, we rehired them in 2005 to refinish our second floor bedrooms. A different crew, but once again a professional job with professional skills applied during the whole time of the contract. Once again nothing but high praise from any who have seen our 2nd floor sanctuary.

Three times the charm and most recently in 2008, Royal updated our main bathroom. As with all the other projects, (from studs to completely finished ready to use rooms), I felt at ease knowing that my project was going to be completed to my total satisfaction. Once again, the project manager and tradesmen were very skilled and pleasant professionals. A small room that now feels so much larger and inviting.

My renovation experiences with them over the course of these past seven years allows me to have only high praise regarding Royal Home Improvements. I would truly consider using them again in the future.

Approximate cost of services:
$80,000.00
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Royal Home Improvements
202 – 2601 MATHESON BLVD E
MISSISSAUGA, ON L4W 5A8
Phone: 416-236-4400
estimates@royalhomeimprovements.ca
https://www.royalhomeimprovements.ca/

Frank & Bonnie in Etobicoke
Frank & Bonnie in Etobicoke
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Kitchen, Bathroom & Exterior Renovations

I met Paul In December and asked him to provide me an estimate on my renovations with a promise to complete the work by a specific date...I had 90 days starting in early January of actual construction time to complete some of the work...the timelines were tight considering the work we required prior to moving into the home. Paul Napolitano and his staff did an excellent job of providing my family a fully renovated kitchen, two bathrooms, front double doors, garage doors, eaves, soffits and fencing...
all delivered on time as promised!
We had a great experience...I highly recommend Royal Home Improvements!
Frank & Bonnie from Etobicoke

Approximate cost of services:
$125,000.00
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Royal Home Improvements
202 – 2601 MATHESON BLVD E
MISSISSAUGA, ON L4W 5A8
Phone: 416-236-4400
estimates@royalhomeimprovements.ca
https://www.royalhomeimprovements.ca/

DK in Brampton
DK in Brampton
2 reviews Toronto, ON
8/10

Basement Renovation

RHI was contracted to renovate our basement (1200 sq ft). The work crew they sent were outstanding. They always showed up on time, were very curtious, and kept the work site as clean as possible.

We were particularly impressed with how they kept us informed as to the status of the work they were doing that day and what was planned for the next few days.

The renovation consisted of installing a bathroom, drywall all the walls & ceiling, new lighting and electrical outlets, laminate flooring throughout. RHI estimated the job to take 8-10 weeks.
It was completed in the 8th week, and we are thrilled with the outcome.

Approximate cost of services:
$64,000.00
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Royal Home Improvements
202 – 2601 MATHESON BLVD E
MISSISSAUGA, ON L4W 5A8
Phone: 416-236-4400
estimates@royalhomeimprovements.ca
https://www.royalhomeimprovements.ca/

David from Rexdale
David from Rexdale
1 review Toronto, ON
9.8/10

Bathroom Renovation

RHI tore out all the bathroom - sinks, plumbing tiles, floors, sub-floors and replaced everything - new tub, sink, plumbing, cabinets etc. I had a very good experience. We had good project manager and the crew was great as well. When they were done - there was a slow drip and they were there no time to fix it. Always put something down to make sure they didn't dirty our spaces. I have already recomended them to a couple of people I work with and would use them again myself.

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Royal Home Improvements
202 – 2601 MATHESON BLVD E
MISSISSAUGA, ON L4W 5A8
Phone: 416-236-4400
estimates@royalhomeimprovements.ca
https://www.royalhomeimprovements.ca/

Simon Upper Beaches
Simon Upper Beaches
2 reviews Toronto, ON
8.5/10

Kitchen and Bathroom Reno

Royal Home Improvements were contracted to Renovate out kitchen and bathroom. They were professional and courteous all the way from the project manager down to the foreman and labourers. They answered any and all questons and provided additional advice.
The project was completed in a timely manner and was an excellent job that we are very happy with.
The house was left spotless which was a big surprise considering the amount of dust generated.
A big thank you to Charles and Daryl for exceeding our expectations.

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It was a pleasure to work with these clients on creating a more comfortable living space for their young family. I think the finished product enhances the homes value. Simon and his wife are in many respects great clients to have from a project management perspective. They knew what they wanted from the initial client meeting and our team simply added some insight where we could. Of course, as with most older homes in the Beaches and other older areas of Toronto we found things such as deficient structural work and sub-standard electrical wiring that the homeowners decided to have brought up to current standards while work was proceeding. The home is now not only more comfortable but also safer which is something as general contractors we always stress is our number one concern.
Thank you!

Royal Home Improvements
202 – 2601 MATHESON BLVD E
MISSISSAUGA, ON L4W 5A8
Phone: 416-236-4400
estimates@royalhomeimprovements.ca
https://www.royalhomeimprovements.ca/

J. and N. from Etobicoke
J. and N. from Etobicoke
2 reviews Toronto, ON
7.5/10

restored patio superstructure

We had a restoration to our existing patio. The superstructure consisting of all-wood lattice, crossbeams and tall pillars was showing signs of rot. The bases of the pillars had become the home of ants many crossbeams had been visited by woodpeckers and were in bad shape. We were eager to have as much material as possible reused, and the company, though doubtful, took the structure apart, piece by piece and saved as much of the original wood as possible. All of this material was repainted and restained where necessary along with the preparation of new wood. There was a creative idea to avoid future rot and ant infestation and though there were small changes made to the pillars to accomodate the preservation, the overall appearance (which we liked) was not changed. Except for rain delays and the necessity to work sometimes on the weekends, our project was completed fairly well within the promised time. We continue to enjoy our "new" outdoor superstructure.

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Royal Home Improvements
202 – 2601 MATHESON BLVD E
MISSISSAUGA, ON L4W 5A8
Phone: 416-236-4400
estimates@royalhomeimprovements.ca
https://www.royalhomeimprovements.ca/

Paul from Etobicoke-5326
Paul from Etobicoke-5326
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

kitchen renovation, floor sanding, painting,

Paul's crew got the work
done on time and with in
budget. the workmanship
was first rate the tradesmen were pleasant and went out of their way to be helpful. Also they were deligent in cleaning up the premises at the end of each day. I would recommend Royal Home Improvements to anyone.

Paul Swartz
Broker
sutton group old mill realty inc. brokerage.

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Royal Home Improvements
202 – 2601 MATHESON BLVD E
MISSISSAUGA, ON L4W 5A8
Phone: 416-236-4400
estimates@royalhomeimprovements.ca
https://www.royalhomeimprovements.ca/

Graeme from Etobicoke
Graeme from Etobicoke
1 review Toronto, ON
9.8/10

Interlocking stone sidewalk & door into garage

Royal removed an existing concrete sidewalk and stoop and created a new, wider, more appealing, interlocking stone walk and entrance patio. The work was quick and efficient. The workmen were polite and cleaned up at the end of every day. Along with the walk, Royal also cut an new doorway into a solid brick garage. The brick was cut, removed and relaid such that it looks like it was always there. The new door was neatly fitted and looks great. My last minute request to change lock type was accommodated without hesitation or delay. Overall, a great company to deal with - fair price for great quality and they alway kept their word.

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Royal Home Improvements
202 – 2601 MATHESON BLVD E
MISSISSAUGA, ON L4W 5A8
Phone: 416-236-4400
estimates@royalhomeimprovements.ca
https://www.royalhomeimprovements.ca/

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More about Royal Home Improvements

Finding your perfect home renovation partner can understandably be a daunting process these days. With so many options and potential risks, people are looking for a partner they can trust.

That's why Royal Home Improvements (RHI) retains single-source responsibility from start to finish. Our hand's on approach ensures your needs are met, from concept to construction. Whether architectural design, the quality of construction, or our strict adherence to timelines and budget, RHI guarantees everything we do and make sure that our customers are satisfied with every facet of our work.

Building trust takes years of delivering on time and budget. It requires committed professionals and a refined process model. But ultimately, it's about respect and owning ones word. This hasn't changed since we open our doors in 1969. Proudly serving the Greater Toronto Area, Royal Home Improvements today is one of the largest multi-phased renovators in Canada.

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CATEGORIES
General Contractors, Basement Renovation, Bathroom Renovation, and Kitchen Planning & Renovation
SERVICES
Royal Home Improvements for Renovations, Remodeling and Additions
WEBSITE
https://www.royalhomeimprovements.ca/royal-home-improvements/
YEAR ESTABLISHED
1969
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
30
PAYMENT METHOD
Cheques, All Major Credit Cards
LICENSES
Yes
MEMBERSHIPS
NKBA, CARP, SAWDAC
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
2 year Guarantee, 5 Year Guarantee on Structural Work
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