SERENITY ONE RENOVATIONS & CONSTRUCTION
Serenity One is a general contractor performing residential renovation projects throughout the Greater Vancouver area.
We offer a personalized, comprehensive, and worry free approach for your renovation and construction plans. Pictures speak a thousand words and are a great conversation starter.
Please send your project photos to [email protected] in order to start the budget process.
Call today at 604-446-3320 to book a free estimate, consultation, or seek professional advice for you project.
We can provide your project with the best cabinet manufacturers, suppliers, and installers.
There's so much more to cabinets than what you see. Material type? Assembly methods? Type and function of hardware?
Cabinets are often the most expensive component of a renovation project. Serenity One prides itself on recommending the best cabinet ideas, options, and finishes.
If you want learn more about important questions to ask of your cabinet supplier, please click on the link.
Gallery (see the Project Gallery page for more!)
From bathrooms to exterior siding, kitchens to mechanical systems, there isn't an area of construction we don't like to renew and improve!
We are busy! But we are taking on and planning renovations projects in an area near you!
438 Seymour Street - Kitchen & Bath Condo Renovation (Completed)
Complete renewal - bathroom, kitchen, flooring, trim, doors, closet organizers, paint, and countertops. Quality materials and a cohesive design theme.
Pelton Avenue Coquitlam Multiple Bathroom Renovation (Completed)
Double bathroom renovation. Late 1970's build. Repairing rot issues, using Schluter waterproofing systems, and gorgeous tile products.
East Vancouver/ Champlain Heights Unfinished Basement (Current)
Adding a bathroom and kitchen to an existing space. Legalized suite creation for future tenant.
2777 West 12th Avenue Vancouver Condo Renovation (Completed)
1973 Construction. Renovation of the kitchen and bathroom. Popcorn ceiling removal. Creation of a new bedroom from an existing dining space.
Langara area Bathroom Renovation (Completed)
25 year old home with a 25 year old look. Phase 1 was a complete bathroom renewal.
West Vancouver Whole House Renovation (Current)
Complete overhaul of all finishes, mechanical systems, and electrical systems of a 1950's home.
Beatrice Avenue, Vancouver Cosmetic Improvements (current)
Preparing a whole home for resale, complete interior and exterior paint work, door replacement, and a fireplace install.
Serenity One Team
The Serenity One team has over 30 years of experience to draw from.
Our team's top priority is your wants, needs, and desires for your construction project.
Owner, Construction Manager, Multi-skilled tradesman, An almost Home Inspector, and 15 year veteran of the construction industry.
Paul has been involved in the Greater Vancouver residential construction industry since 2006. Years and years of hands on carpentry & renovation experience, project management, and cost estimating experience has enabled Paul to be a capable and effective construction leader. Just don't let him cook!
Neil Chand @ Canadian Electrical Ltd.
Red Seal Electrician
Neil is a no nonsense, by-the-book, Red Seal Electrician. Neil, better known as "Sparky", loves to work under permit and improve any electrical system he is working on. He truly treats your home as if it were his own.
Frequently Asked Questions
What primary services do you offer?
We are a full service residential renovation general contractor. Through a combination of in-house personnel and a skilled subcontractor team, we can perform complex framing projects, mechanical and plumbing work, and complex electrical work including above and below grade electrical service changes/upgrades. Drywall. paint, tile, demo, finish carpentry are also part of our day to day services.
What do you specialize in?
What don't we specialize in? Our projects have gravitated toward kitchens and bathrooms (surprise!) but we have been involved in exterior siding projects, basement projects, and remodeling complete floor and whole home projects.
What are the rates of your services?
We do provide a fixed price (as long as the scope of work is clear). Many contractors cling on to the "cost-plus" contracts of the past but Serenity One's experience and confidence allows us to carry a fixed cost when starting a project.
What type of warranty do you provide (on custom work)?
Two year coverage for any work performed or managed by Serenity One personnel.
Are you licensed and insured?
Yes, always. We carry $2 million liability insurance. This insurance safeguards the home owner from any secondary damage caused by a renovation or construction. Thankfully, our insurance has never been used to cover any damages as Serenity One takes the various levels of precautions and safeguards against any work to be performed. Serenity One has intra-municipal business licenses that enable us to legally operate in various jurisdictions in Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.
How do you quote and provide estimate?
In a very, very detailed manner. Using your input, images, and wishlist, Serenity One creates the most detailed estimates in the industry today. We don't just do estimates, we create plans, proposals, and schedules that lay out in writing all the different types of construction services and timelines required for your project.
How are you able to maintain quality control throughout your projects?
We only work alongside drywallers, painters, tilers, flooring installers, plumbers, and electricians who have excellent customer reviews, have an existing relationship with Serenity One, and who perform their work to a high degree of local standards. Also, we use the best materials available - from engineered lumber, to Schluter products, to Shaw Floors products, to Jeldwen windows, to Metrie trim and doors, etc.
What makes you different from larger renovation companies?
With larger renovation companies, your project could be one among 20-30 concurrently running a given Production department. With Serenity One, your project would be among 3-5 exclusive projects being constructed concurrently. With fewer projects to look over versus larger companies, your project would be a primary focus with Serenity One
Where are you based?
The office is in Surrey and is home base for the Accountant, Marketing professional, and the occasional client meeting. However, all of our projects and trades are based in Vancouver, West Vancouver, Coquitlam, and Burnaby.
What are your first steps when taking on a project?
First step is really a complete and thorough understanding of the customer's desires and Wishlist for the renovation project. Budget expectation and the current condition/assessment of the home is a close second and third step.
How quickly can you mobilize and start a project?
It depends on the nature of a project. If permits are involved, a start date could take months. However, if no permits are required, a start date of 2-4 weeks would be reasonable considering that major design options have been agreed to.