Radar Hill Blog

Renovation Season is Here!

School is out and it’s time to tackle those summer projects. The summer months can be busy with vacations and visitors. It’s a good time to hire a professional to finish your projects so you can relax and enjoy the sunshine.

Quickly find what you’re looking for:

Cleaning and Maintenance
Interior Design
Construction and Renovations
Disability and Aging Renovations
Windows and Doors
Home Security
New Home Construction

Cleaning and Maintenance

A1 Carpet Care

A-1 Carpet Care is a family run business in Victoria with over 35 years of experience. They are a carpet, upholstery and area rug specialist that provides superior cleaning and customer service. Their wide range of affordable carpet cleaning services will add beauty and value to your home or business.

Contact them at 250.592.7787, or visit them at 909 Dellwood Road in Victoria or online at www.a1carpetcare.ca.

Armstrong Cleaning and Installations

Armstrong Cleaning and Installations provides residential and commercial window and gutter cleaning in the Cowichan Valley. They have been providing professional cleaning services for over 15 years, and they always use the latest techniques and environmentally safe products to clean your windows, gutters and siding.

They service Mill Bay, Duncan, Ladysmith and Chemainus. Contact them at 250.743.3306 or 250.324.3343, or visit them online at www.armstrongcleaning.ca.

One Hour Cleaning

With 30 years of experience, One Hour Cleaners are experts in dry cleaning and wet cleaning garments that cannot be dry-cleaned. You can feel safe when bringing even your most delicate clothing to their professionally-trained staff, which inspects every garment to ensure that quality is never compromised.

Contact them at 250.384.4626, or visit them at 1314 Quadra Street in Victoria, or online at www.victoriadrycleaning.com.

Perfectly Clear

Perfectly clear provides professional window cleaning and gutter maintenance in Victoria, Duncan, Cowichan Valley and Nanaimo. They use environmentally friendly dish soap and clean everything by hand, ensuring your home or business is spotless.

Contact them at 250.213.8159 (Victoria), 250.701.3094 (Duncan) or 250.713.0170 (Nanaimo), or visit them online at www.perfectly-clear.ca.


Arzoz Painting

Arzoz Painting is family based painting contractor located in Duncan and servicing the Cowichan Valley. They take pride in offering a top quality painting service and a positive experience to all their clients. Specializing in repainting, they are known for the quality of their work, friendly attitude and ability to bring a homeowner’s vision for their home to life.

Contact them at 250.709.0446, or visit them online at www.arzozpainting.com.

Black Sheep Painting

Black Sheep Painting offers professional painting services to homeowners and businesses in Duncan, Ladysmith, Chemainus, Crofton, Maple Bay, Mill Bay, Shawnigan and Lake Cowichan. They have been family owned and operated since 2006. Their painters are reliable, professional and friendly. Whether you are painting a single room or your whole house you can count on Black Sheep for top quality workmanship done efficiently and carefully. For doing exterior painting, they bring a full team, so the job gets done much quicker.

Contact them at 250.732.66383, or visit them online at www.blacksheeppainting.ca.

Lizard Painting Co.

Lizard Painting specializes in new construction, commercial buildings, apartments and residential homes for full painting services and individual rooms. They take great pride in the quality of their work, are always on time and the products they supply are the best for the job. Painters can spray the majority of paint – leaving no trace of brush work. “Quality Work with Professional Results.”

Contact them at 250.709.8593, or visit them at 2508 Trillium Terrace in Duncan, or online at www.lizardcoatingspainting.ca.


Cinnabar Valley Farms Ltd.

Cinnabar Valley Farms has been manufacturing high quality horticultural products on Vancouver Island for the past 31 years. Right from day one, Peat Soil, the base of all their Potting Soil products has been excavated from their own peat area ensuring ongoing consistency. They have a variety of bulk soils, mulches and composts available. Local deliveries can be arranged or you can pick up from the yard at Cinnabar Farms in Nanaimo.

Contact them at 250.758.7888, or visit them at 1980 Richardson Road in Nanaimo or online at www.cinnabarfarms.com.

Horizon Nurseries

Horizon Nurseries crafts the natural materials of the earth, stone, soil, water and wood, to create outdoor living spaces tailored to your needs. They build landscapes to compliment your home and lifestyle, enhancing the function and beauty of your property. Their experience in landscape design enables them to showcase form, flower, foliage colour and texture. Horizon Nureries create landscapes with a vision for all seasons to provide function and beauty year round.

Contact them at 250.881.7704, or visit them at 4059 Metchosin Road in Victoria or online at www.horizonnurseries.com.

O’Dell Slinger

With O’Dell Slinger Service, you will save the cost of moving the material from one place to another, eliminating the use of a backhoe, loader, bobcat or excavator. Their unique conveyor belt literally launches rock, top soil, sand or bark mulch into the air, landing precisely where you want it. On their versatile slinger trucks they can access steep slopes, sling material over barriers and spread the material evenly for any landscaping or construction project. They cater to both homeowners and contractors alike, providing prompt and reliable service, at the most competitive prices.

Contact them at 250.383.0600, or visit them online at www.odellslinger.com.

Peninsula Landscape Supplies Ltd.

Peninsula Landscape Supplies Ltd. can supply all the materials you need to make the perfect backyard getaway. They supply bulk topsoil, bark mulch, fish compost, sand, aggregate, slate, pond supplies, pots and much more. They can deliver any size load. You can also come to their yard and they will load you up. No load too big or too small.

Contact them at 250.656.6719, or visit them at 2078 Henry Avenue West in Sidney or online at www.peninsulalandscapesupplies.com.

Peninsula Lawns and Landscaping

Peninsula Lawns and Landscapes is a full service lawn and gardening maintenance company serving the Greater Victoria area. They have an experienced and knowledgeable team to service both residential and commercial landscaping projects.

Contact them at 250.882.4242, or visit them online at www.victorialawnservices.com.

Interior Design

Doyle and Brown

Doyle and Brown Home and Garden is filled with unique home and garden accents, endless garden gift ideas, beautiful furniture and hard-to-find items in a refreshing shopping experience on West Saanich Road next to Butterfly Gardens. Whether you’re planning to create a unique garden or trying to bring the outdoors inside, Doyle and Brown can provide the inspiration you’re looking for.
Contact them at 250.514.5646, or visit them at 6666 West Saanich Road in Brentwood Bay or online at www.doyleandbrown.ca.

Gary Interiors Ltd.

Serving clients in the Cowichan Valley for over 25 years, Gary Interiors Ltd. specializes in custom draperies, blinds, shutters, and upholstery for commercial, residential, and institutional clients. They offer competitive pricing along with creative, professional and personable service.

Contact them at 250.746.9901, or visit them at 156C Government Street in Duncan or online at www.garyinteriors.ca.

Whippletree Furniture

Whippletree Furniture has been keeping customers happy, comfortable, and stylishly furnished in their homes using their exclusive store collections since 1986. They carry a wide variety of unique product lines of top grain leather, upholstered, and wooden furniture.

Contact them at 250.746.4255, visit them at 4705 Trans Canada Highway in Duncan, or online at www.whippletreefurniture.com.


H.B. Electric Ltd.
H.B. Electric Ltd. has been in business since 1979 serving the Duncan area. Although their focus is primarily Service and Maintenance they do undertake many large contract projects in the southern part of Vancouver Island. They have developed a very strong client base of residential, commercial and industrial customers, which includes the Duncan Mall, various government facilities and many commercial customers.

Contact them at 250.748.9245, or visit them at 2922 Allenby Road in Duncan or online at www.hb-electric.ca.

Patriot Electric Ltd.

Patriot Electric is the Winner of the 2013 Business of the Year Award for 1-10 Employees. Since its beginning, David Moss of Patriot Electric has earned the respect of the Island’s most reputable builders and designers – professionals who rely on their service and accountability. They are known as a local business with integrity, honesty, personality and possessing the know-how to see the job through with excellent results. The Patriot difference? They are personable, pleasant and show the highest respect for their clients and our work.

Contact them at 250.590.3214, or visit them at 569A Hillside Avenue in Victoria, or online at www.patriotelectric.ca.


The Super Plumber

At Super Plumber plumbing, drain, and gas fitting services all carry the Super Plumber 100% Satisfaction Guarantee! If you are unhappy with your plumbing repair for any reason, they will redo your repair for free. Call any time, day or night, no matter your location – Greater Victoria (including Sidney), Duncan and the Cowichan Valley, or greater Nanaimo – and a real person will answer. Their fully qualified and courteous plumbers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Contact them at 250.995.1234 (Victoria), 250.642.7963 (Sooke), 250.715.1511 (Duncan), 250.245.4499 (Ladysmith) or 250.755.4039 (Nanaimo), or visit them online at www.thesuperplumber.com.

Veridis Plumbing and Heating Ltd.

Veridis Plumbing and Heating is a full service plumbing, heating, and gas company serving Southern Vancouver Island. Their approach to plumbing and heating is that of sustainability and efficiency. They guarantee all their work, which is why they use only the highest quality materials, that often exceed the quality required by codes.

Contact them at 1.844.837.4347, or visit them at 2482 Glendoik Way in Mill Bay, or online at www.veridisplumbing.com.

Victoria Drain Services

Victoria Drain Services offers Camera Inspections of Perimeter Drains for new home buyers as well as for maintenance of Perimeter Drains. They offer full Perimeter Drain Replacements as well as New Sewer Line Replacements. Contact them to learn about their Maintenance Programs or get a Free Estimate.

Contact them at 250.818.1609, or visit them at 31 Regina Avenue in Victoria, or online at www.victoriadrains.com.

Construction and Renovations

CAPAX Contracting Ltd.

CAPAX Contracting is a locally owned and operated contracting and roofing company on Vancouver Island. They offer hauling services, construction services, bin rentals, roof construction and roof repair all across southern Vancouver Island.

Contact them at 250.893.8391, or visit them online at www.capaxcontracting.com.

Cats Eye Contracting

Cat’s Eye Contracting specializes in excavating, residential and small commercial construction. At Cat’s Eye their methodology is to be effective, affordable, flexible and exceptional.

Contact them at 250.590.1959, or visit them at 515 Apollo Place in Victoria or online at www.catseyecontracting.com.

Dave’s Hauling

Dave’s Hauling is proud to be a locally owned and operated Greater Victoria business consisting of honest, professional, friendly haulers who have helped hundreds of customers. With Dave you get junk hauling that is on time, efficient and environmentally friendly. Best of all, they will always make sure to clean up after themselves, and leave your junk site in as good – or better – condition than they found it.

Contact them at 250.634.3252, or visit them online at www.davesjunkhauling.com.

Premier Closets

At Premier Closets they believe that your clothes deserve a nice home too. Since 1993 Premier Closets have striven to make their customers lives a little more organized, one closet at a time. They believe that the job should be done right the first time, so they spend the time it takes beforehand to make sure that all closets are designed the way you want it. All their products are produced locally, and usually go from the design stage to installed in less than 2 weeks. So go ahead and make your friends jealous, give Premier Closets a call to set up your free in home consultation.

Contact them at 250.652.2353, or visit them at 6984 Veyaness Road in Victoria, or online at www.premierclosets.com.

S&I Hardwood Floors

S&I Hardwood Floors is a Victoria based hardwood floor company specializing in installations, refinishing, eco-friendly products and dustless sanding with a large portfolio of commercial and residential projects. The company was established in Port Hardy in 1981 and has been serving the south island for the past 10 years. With many experienced employees and a reputation for excellence S&I Hardwood Floors has become a number one choice for quality hardwood floor services in Victoria.

Contact them at 250.474.2942, or visit them at 1885 Feltham Road in Victoria, or online at www.sihardwoodfloors.com.

Stone Taffy Inc.

Stone Taffy Design offers custom design and installation of paving stones, brick pavers and precast concrete in all of your building and landscape needs such as walkways, driveways, patios/decks, steps/stairs, walls, planters, fireplaces, barbecues and more!

Contact them at 250.885.0202, or visit them online at www.stonetaffy.com.

Disability and Aging Renovations

Island Mediquip

Island Mediquip Ltd. is an independent Vancouver Island owned and operated business and has been providing quality home medical & mobility equipment and repairs on Vancouver Island for over ten years. Working closely with health care providers, their goal is to make sure their clients are fitted with the correct medical equipment based on their needs and budget.

Contact them at 250.391.0388 (Victoria), 250.597.0151 (Duncan), 250.871.0366 (Courtenay) or 250.824.0390 (Nanaimo), or visit them at 750 Enterprise Crescent in Victoria, 1063 Canada Avenue in Duncan, #9-204 Old Island Highway in Courtenay, or 2258 Dorman Road in Nanaimo online at www.islandmediquip.com.

Windows and Doors

Thermal King Glass

Thermal King Glass is greater Victoria’s source for residential glass and windows. They have been repairing and replacing windows and doors in our community since 1980 and specialize in offering small business service at competitive rates. Being a full service glass shop as well as a window replacement contractor, they are able to provide options for fixing that old broken window or door to updating your home with a complete new window and door package. Second generation family owned and operated, call today to book your Glass, Window, or Skylight – Repair or Replacement consultation.

Contact them at 250.478.1286 , or visit them at 102 – 1830 Old Island Highway in Victoria or online at www.tkglass.com.

Thermoproof Windows and Doors

Thermoproof Windows and Doors build quality Windows and Patio Doors on Vancouver Island. Whether building the home of your dreams, or renovating your existing home Thermoproof windows will not only enhance your home but beautifully frame your exterior views. Their products are backed by a fully transferable warranty, are remarkably energy efficient, secure and low maintenance – making them cost effective on so many levels.

Contact them at 1-877-317-3777, or visit them at 9386 Smiley Road in Chemainus or online at www.thermoproof.ca.

Home Security

Vancouver Island Alarms
Vancouver Island Alarms Ltd. is a local company that can install a new alarm system, or expand and replace your existing alarm system during your renovation or home improvements. Vancouver Island Alarms Ltd. is pleased to offer free take-overs on existing systems, no activation fees, no long-term contracts and lower monthly monitoring rates.

Contact them at 250.727.7852, or visit them in online at www.vancouverislandalarms.com.

New Home Construction

KC Natural Homes

KC Natural Homes is run by Sooke resident Keary Conwright, a building technologist with over 30 years’ experience designing and drafting plans for commercial and residential buildings. They build quality homes, focusing on sustainability, health and comfort, are virtually free of artificial toxic materials, and incorporate natural materials such as light clay, rammed earth, locally harvested timber, clay and lime plasters, and stone.

Contact them at 250.642.0535 or 250.361.8170, or visit them online at www.kcnaturalhomes.com.

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