“Garry Foster deserves a special word of appreciation and a personal note of thanks for the way he completed the repair of our wooden outside stairs with professional skill and amazing ease. His presence in our space was not in any way disruptive or disturbing,- in fact, there is a calm about him that seems peaceful and just what old folks like we are, need! We expected to have to clean up and sweep after he had finished the job. But no, he removed sawdust and rotten pieces of wood and he left the workplace cleaner than it was before he started. He is exceptional in every way! We are so glad we found him and can call him for any job inside and out of our home. Thank you, Garry!”                   

                – Walter and Ingrid R., Beach Drive, Summer 2021


“Garry Foster did some renovations around our home including a bathroom that needed a new toilet and sink and a new floor. He shopped around for good prices and found us exactly what we needed and then he replaced them. He does very good work and he is very conscientious and his bill at the end held no surprises and seemed very reasonable. He did some other minor jobs in the house and one of them he didn’t even charge for. Not only is he very pleasant, he is a good communicator, we always knew what he was doing. I would recommend him to anyone who needed work done in their house.”                   

                – Ron, Victoria Dec 2021



“I highly recommend Garry as your home renovation contractor. He went above and beyond in the process of our kitchen and bathroom renovations. His level of professionalism and service is one of a kind! We are very happy with the work completed.”

                     – Alex and Trevor, Victoria, Fall 2021




Garry was both conscientious and professional. He took the time to listen to my design plan, and effectively made my vision a reality. I would highly recommend Garry as a contractor. I know that if, or when I need further renovations, Garry will be the one and only person I will call.”

                     – Scarlett, Victoria,  May 2021



“We retained Garry of Reno-Men on a word-of-mouth referral to renovate our decrepit bathroom that needed a complete overhaul. Not only was his fee schedule transparent, but he was on time with the completion date as well. The work itself definitely far exceeded our family’s expectations, and I have been very happy with the quality of his workmanship. Exquisite is the word that comes to mind. A most pleasant gentleman, I found Garry‘s candour and his responses to our questions to be most respectful, which quite frankly, is most important to me in this day and age. A rare find indeed. I am most delighted to recommend Garry.

                     – Tony D,  Feb 2020




“At Megson FitzPatrick we recognize exceptional customer service when we see it and Alyssa wanted to recognize the amazing job you always do for us! Most recently you took on the job of disassembling on Wilson St. furniture. Thank you for being available on short notice and for making fast work of the furniture. Please enjoy this small token of our appreciation. Thank you!”

                     – Megson FitzPatrick, Megson FitzPatrick BC Insurance Providers, Sept 2019




“I just wanted to say thank you so much again for all of your work yesterday – many people have commented on how great it all looks. Thank you so much!”

Alyssa Buchanan, BA, Executive Assistant & Facilities Coordinator, Megson Fitzpatrick BC Insurance Providers, Apr 2019





“Garry and his team at Reno-Men.ca did some major renovations at our home in Saanichton. It was an older home and a lot of upgrades were necessary. They worked on the house inside and out for almost 11 months – 4 months while we lived in it. The quality of their work was terrific and they regularly came up with innovative and cost savings approaches. Renos are always challenging, but the Reno Men team was great to work with, saving us a lot of the usual stress that comes along with the job. We highly recommend them.”

Chris and Carolyne, Saanichton, Feb 2019



“Reno-Men.ca approached the project in a very professional manner. They fully understood our requirements, were able to provide positive suggestions and paid attention to the details during construction. Project changes requested by us and those made necessary by site conditions were addressed reasonably.
We would recommend them for any work similar in scale and complexity to our fence project.”

Randall, architect, Oak Bay, Jan 2019



“I really enjoyed the renovation process with Garry and Jed. From design to completion they detailed what the options were, the time it would take, and the costs. They had all the trades covered with solid professionals making it truly turn-key. Efficiency is good, but it was really their eye for design and working with the space that made the results great. The craftsmanship and adaptability when working with a 115 year old house showed in the final result. The kitchen in particular looks amazing and has a good flow and structure for both cooking and entertaining. Would absolutely recommend and reuse the great team at Reno-Men.ca.”

David, Vic West, Victoria BC, Jan 2019


“My reno project was a big one, in a small space (3rd floor apartment strata).  The job involved the full demolition of 2 bathrooms, one proving to be a bigger challenge than first realized due to the nature of the product being removed (a manufactured stone product that was the walk in shower walls, floor, seat).  In addition, the kitchen required removal of existing backsplash, re-drywall and some unique solutions were required on the existing countertop – which would later be removed.  Garry was professional, kind and very easy to have around all day!!  His work was impeccable, he is conscientious and worked hard and in messy, tight spaces to get the job to the stage where tilers, plumbers, electricians, painters, etc. could come in to continue the work to completion.  My new space is beautiful and its all thanks to the ground work laid by Garry!  Thanks so much!!”

Linda, Cook St Village , Victoria BC, Jan 2019


Stairs“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



4_72“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




Salon-after72“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



Kitchen2_800“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.”

-Penny, Vancouver



“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