“These stairs have carried volunteers and audiences for over 30 years and we now dedicate these new stairs and deck and are forever grateful to our good friends Garry Foster and Jed Nickel at Happy Handyman for their care and dedication, great skill and plain hard work—your handiwork will last for decades. This stairway is here today because of one of our dear friends who had a distinguished career in film and the arts and through his estate contributed mightily to Langham Court Theatre, Jack Droy: actor and philanthropist. This is the gateway to memories created here.”
–Tom McCarthy, General Manager, Langham Court Theatre, Rockland, December 2015
“I am happy to work with Garry for any home renovation. He is always on time, informative and generous. I was impressed with Garry’s work when he installed the deck in the backyard of our house. I worked with Garry to design a big, complex deck with beautiful finishes and Garry delivered quality workmanship. He completed the project quickly and within budget. I will definitely call Garry again for any renovation.”
–Garrett (Calgary) for Gordon Head property
“When I embarked upon renovating a new dog grooming facility, I was fortunate enough to find Garry at Reno-Men to take on that task. I wanted both form and function without sacrificing one for the other. The final product is exactly as I had imagined it—a highly efficient dog grooming shop with lots of style!”
-Vanessa Petrovic, Owner, Mucky Mutt Pet Salon, 2250 Oak Bay Avenue
“Working with Garry and Jed was fantastic – they are both craftsmen and both work very hard. Each has an eye for detail and quality, take great pride and joy in their work, and work very efficiently and effectively together.
Jed and Garry are great listeners, very patient, and open to collaborating on design, and provide their valuable input on everything from floor plan to finishings. Having seen their work, I have every confidence the work was done right. They do not take short cuts, they do high quality work, and help to find ways to reign in big plans to keep you on budget.
They helped us dream a long term vision for our house, and made manifest an amazing space for us on budget. Jed will conquer any floor squeak…. like a BOSS. And despite his other innumerable talents, Garry will not kill spiders. If you want high quality work on budget with charming gentle souls at the helm, hire these guys. They will help you make something incredible happen in your home or business. Thanks again Garry.”
“My beautiful new bathroom, laundry area and kitchen are a pleasure and a delight. Garry Foster made good suggestions for me to start the planning for the renovation. He made careful plans for the work, and offered good solutions for the laundry area beside the kitchen. He was open to my preferences. The underlying work was done carefully and thoroughly by each of the tradespeople: the electrical work, the plumbing, drywalling, cabinetmaker, tilers and the painting. Garry kept me informed on a regular basis and sought my opinion in the course of the work as additional decisions had to be made. The finishing work was done meticulously. I am very pleased that I chose Reno Men to carry out the renovations. ”
-Mrs Smart, Victoria
“Garry and his team handled a major renovation at my rental house, including two complete bathrooms, flooring, and various electrical and plumbing upgrades. I am delighted with the results. Garry produced a very detailed quote, listened and communicated well, and completed the work with great attention to detail. Garry is a true gentleman and a pleasure to work with. I can recommend Reno Men very strongly.”
–Jon in Cadboro Bay
“Thank you for the work and effort on the bay window. We all think it is excellent and really adds to the house and the room. We fully understand that costs run over and you did a good job in keeping me up to speed on the cost additions, therefore your final invoice wasn’t too much of a surprise.”
– Mark P, Calgary, for Saanich home
“I hired Garry to replace the tub in my Mom’s condo in James Bay with a walk-in shower. I live in Vancouver and our communications were via e-mail with pictures. I found him prompt in replying and very helpful with suggestions to make the bathroom safer and more comfortable for Mom. And Mom is very impressed with the end results.”
“From quote to end product, he exceeded my expectations tenfold. Garry finished our bathroom within the needed time frame, even though I added extra work close to the deadline. He communicated with us AND always kept our budget in mind. Thank you Garry! Working with you was a pleasure.”
– Mariola, Saanich
“I want to thank you very much for all your hard work on our place on Thornhill. The attention to detail and the quality of work shows throughout. The place looks great. I also appreciate the way you looked after getting and arranging for the materials with us and the suppliers. Thanks again.”
– Chris, Gordon Head
“We hired The Reno Men to do a complete bathroom renovation and are happy to say that we are completely satisfied with the standard of the work and how clean they kept the site.
They give us a written quote which was very competitively priced, they were on time with the schedule. and they stuck to their quote to get the work done.
While they were working on the bathroom renovation we engaged them in some additional work which they completed in the same time frame and at a price that was more than competitive.
Having worked with a number of different renovators and trades we are very comfortable in recommending Garry Foster and The Reno Men”
–Chuck and Jacquie Meagher
“The place looks awesome, and I really appreciate all the extras the Reno Men did to pull everything together. I feel as though I struck gold finding you guys. I just can’t thank you enough!”
–Laura in Esquimalt
“Garry undertook a quite challenging fence project for us last summer. As well as being imaginative on the design aspects and meticulous about construction details, Garry was a pleasure to work with! He has our highest recommendation.”
-Drs S&B in Oak Bay
“Garry is a consummate professional and a slave to detail. He trimmed my front windows which was no easy job as they did not match, and were awkward to work with to say the least. They all match now and the workmanship is similar to that of a furniture maker. 5 thumbs up!”
-Irene in Cadboro Bay
“I also wanted to let you know that I am tickled pink with the new fence and the outstanding job you did. I will most certainly get in touch in the future. I will also be passing your name along to anyone who needs something done. Your company was so easy to deal with and the way you kept in touch via email was great. Mike is out showing off his fence to the neighbors as we speak—so you may be getting more business!”
–Cathy and Mike in Esquimalt
“Garry Foster did a fantastic job on installing our French doors, kitchen window, and the back-splash tiling in our kitchen. He is very professional and his work is of a very high quality. I would recommend Garry for any project around”
-Dr K Burr in Gordon Head
“Garry was very patient with us as we worked out the details of the project together. He had good suggestions and ideas on how to incorporate subtle design elements into the fence and arbour. He took care of all the details and left our yard spotless when the project was complete. We were very happy with the end result.”
–Craig and Brenda, Oak Bay