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Nanaimo Homeowners’

Resource Directory Who’s Who In Construction, Renovation, Flooring, Electrical & More!

online at www.nanaimobulletin.com

Special Supplement May 2010


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The safest paint available. Lowest total emission of other paints on the market.

© ©2010 Benjamin Moore & Co., Limited. Benjamin Moore and the triangle “M” symbol are B rregistered trademarks, and Natura is a trademark oof Benjamin Moore and Co., Limited.

Color Lock® Technology for superior fade resistance.

©2010 Benjamin Moore & Co., Limited. Aura, Benjamin Moore and the triangle “M” symbol are registered trademarks, licensed to Benjamin Moore & Co., Limited.

ISLAND COLOR CENTRE INC.

6581 Aulds Road, Unit 512, Nanaimo, B.C. V9T 6J6

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Aesthetically your home is near perfect, but is it fit?

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anadians are homeaesthetic obsessed. Count the number of shows providing tips for sprucing up the aesthetic elements of a home; from interior design, to renovation and landscaping overhauls. But what about the inner workings of the house – the work horses who keep the air cool and the water warm and flowing? And age, do you know how old your furnace is, your air conditioner, when they had their last maintenance performed? If you can't recall the last maintenance visit for either, it's probably time to take action. Dave Walton, director of home ideas for Direct Energy talks about the importance of knowing how old the appliances in your home are, and suggests homeowners make a little checklist, much like the one a doctor prepares for an annual physical, to track the age of each appliance and when they had their last maintenance. Here are a few pointers to help ensure your home is as fit inside as it is out: Air conditioner: Scheduling an annual maintenance for the air conditioner will ensure its fitness for the summer ahead. Check the SEER rating – a 13 SEER rating uses up to twentyeight per cent less energy than a 10 SEER unit. Taps and drains: One dripping tap can waste up to 15 gallons of water a day, which boils down to approximately $8 per month on the water bill. Approximate dollar amounts can

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vary based on your municipal water providers rate-pergallon of water. Conserve the gallons, and save money by replacing the drippy faucet. Keep drains in tip-top shape by pouring a cup of baking soda followed by a cup of vinegar down the drains on a monthly basis. Furnace: What many homeowners don't know is that their furnace also serves the home in the summertime by circulating the cooled air. When heating season rolls around, make sure the furnace is fit and ready to pump out heat by scheduling an annual maintenance. It's also worth checking what efficiency your furnace is working at – an older conventional furnace operating at 60 per cent or less efficiency can waste up to 40 cents of every dollar spent on the heating portion of your bill. Maintenance: Are the work horses of the home covered in case of an emergency? The air conditioner, furnace and plumbing make life easier day-in and day-out. But what happens if one of them stops working? Unexpected repairs can be costly. A Direct Energy Protection Plan can help ensure the work horses in the home are covered when it comes to unexpected heating, ventilation or plumbing repairs. More information is available online at www.directenergy. com or toll-free at 1-888-334-8221. www.newscanada.com

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Homeowners Resource Listings: 2010 Appliances Sears 250-756-4111 North Nanaimo Town Centre Sears commercial pricing on major appliances. Major brands: Kenmore, Electrolux, Whirlpool, Bosch, Icon, Frigidaire, KitchenAid, GE. See our ad on page 6.

Communication Island Communications 250-758-7301 2540 Bowen Road, Nanaimo Communication specialists, industrial two-way radio systems, satellite telephone, home monitoring and audio installations. See our ad on page 14.

Contractors KDL Complete Home Improvements 250-591-3337 #5 - 55 Front Street, Nanaimo Interior and exterior renovations. Home inspection upgrades and much more. Free estimates. No job too big or too small. See our ad on page 4.

Oceanside Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd. 250-248-8383 or 1-888-225-8126 512 East Island Hwy, Parksville www.oceansidegm.com Full service for fleet customers, including loaner vehicles. Call Richard Allan and ask about the benefits of being an Oceanside fleet customer. See our ad on page 13. Orion Homes 250-729-0051 2320 Whitney Road, Nanaimo info@orionhomes.ca www.orionhomes.ca Orion Homes offers full service building solutions, project management, complete home designs, construction, custom home building, renovations and design. See our ad on page 14. Pheasant Hill Homes 250-618-6880 #1 - 5765 Turner Road, Suite 524, Nanaimo www.buildbetterhomes.ca Pheasant Hill Homes is an award-winning building company with a passion for creating quality custom homes and renovations, tailored to the needs of our clients. We design and build sensibly sustainable homes and are committed to quality building renovating. See our ad on page 12.

Professionally Installed. Proudly Manufactured Locally.

DL K Home Improvements Interior/Exterior

Big or Small - We Cover Them All FREE ESTIMATES

1-250-591-3337 55 Front Street NANAIMO

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LOVE our windows www.coastalwindows.ca

Over 25 Years Experience

2030 BOXWOOD RD., NANAIMO

W I N D O W S

“VINYL IS FINAL”

• 1.888.754.3114 • 250.754.3114

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A division of Atlas Group

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Create a Vacation Oasis

VINYL FLOORING FOR THE ELEMENTS

without leaving the comfort of your own home.

Yours to enjoy for years to come while increasing the value of your home

The Industry’s strongest vinyl decking

PROFESSIONAL SERIES EXCLUS IVE DEALER

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Exclusive Designer Aggregate in Grey Stone and Brown Stone.

We are your first call for: Vinyl Decking and Custom Glass and Aluminum Railings

1850 Northfield Road, Nanaimo 250-729-2384 www.sundecksandrailings.com Courtesy of the Nanaimo News Bulletin 2010

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Decks and Railings Sundeck Centre 250-729-2384 #1 - 1850 Northfield Road, Nanaimo www.sundecksandrailings.com Low maintenance aluminum railings. Tuf deck vinyl decking & aluminum canopies. See our ad on page 5.

Mazzei Electric 250-751-1727 1910B Northfield Road, Nanaimo www.mazzeielectric.com Residential, commercial and industrial service provider. See our ad on page 11.

Flooring Drafting and Design Dirkson Design Services Inc. 250-390-4714 design@dirksondesign.com www.dirksondesign.com Professional quality plans for new homes, renovations or adding on to your existing home. Call for information and a free estimate. Quick turnaround time. See our ad on page 13.

Electrical Howling K9 Electric 250-729-1459 email: howlingk9@telus.net Industrial / commercial / residential. Licensed, bonded, insured. Specializing in renovations of character homes. Professional family owned business since 2004. Contractor #50334. See our ad on page 12.

Contractor Prices Available from Kitchen to Laundry

United Carpet 250-758-4664 #104 - 2520 Bowen Road, Nanaimo www.unitedcarpet.com The total flooring solution! Top brands, great selection, great prices. See our ad on page 16.

Furniture For Your Home Furniture 250-585-1002 #5-4890 Rutherford Road, Nanaimo Where it’s all about you! Furnish your home affordably without the sacrifice of style. Also interior decorating consultations, custom draperies and blinds. See our ad on page 14.

Sears Nanaimo is the

Number 1 Seller of Appliances in the Sears chain accross Canada. For the best selection to chose from, visit our Nanaimo Sears and talk with one of our experts SEARS Commercial pricing on Major Appliances. General Contractors come see a Sears Associate in our Major Appliance Department for a Commercial Quote on Appliances for your Development Project PRO ICON™

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Heating Sunray Heating Products Ltd 250-751-0537 1716 Kidson Road, Nanaimo www.sunrayheating.ca Full sales, service and installation of gas, pellet and wood fireplaces, as well as boilers, furnaces, and heat pumps. We carry brand names and are fully certified for any type of heating installation. Replace your old heating unit and let us renovate the entire look of your fireplace. Family owned and operated. See our ad on page 13.

Home Theatre Aspin Security Group Inc. 250-760-2008 #2 - 4151 Mostar Road, Nanaimo www.aspingroup.ca Build in home audio / media control / theatre systems / lighting control / intercom. See our ad on page 7.

Kitchen and Bath Kitchen and Bath Classics A Wolseley Company 250-751-7584 2220 Wilgress Road One of the largest selections of plumbing fixtures, faucets and accessories from quality names. Knowledgeable showroom consultants who understand the building process. See our ad on page 10. Studio Kitchens and Design 250-758-2566 2100 Northfield Road, Nanaimo

www.kitchencraft.com Come in and see our showroom and meet our sales staff. See our ad on page 7.

Lighting McLaren Lighting 250-758-0138 2520 Bowen Road, Nanaimo www.mclarenlighting.com Leaders in lighting. The island’s most extensive lighting selection. Family owned and operated with experienced lighting consultants providing great service since 1960. See our ad on page 10.

Paint Island Color Centre Inc. 250-390-3534 #512 - 6581 Aulds Road, Nanaimo www.benjaminmoore.ca Benjamin Moore Paints. Aura Paint is our newest paint line. Aura has a colour lock technology that resists scuffs, scratches, streaking, water spotting and is mildew resistant. Touches up easily and looks freshly painted for years. See our ad on page 2. Vivid Colour Solutions 250-618-4480 www.vividcoloursolutions.com Colour consultation and paint application specializing in quality interior re-paints. Proud user of Benjamin Moore Paints. See our ad on page 3.

Studio Kitchens & Design Studio Kitchens & Design

...for Dramatic Results

(250)

Have you heard of NIRV? 758-2566

www.kitchencraft.com

granite

2100 northfield road, nanaimo

Nanaimo’s Largest Selection of Granite

• Watch & control your PVR from any TV in your home. • Control lighting • Listen to what you want when you want.

Your Audio & Media Experts Call today or visit our showroom

250.760.2008 (250)

Extensive and diverse range of granite from around the world.

www.pigranite.ca

758-7731

#2 4151 Mostar Rd., Nanaimo

www.aspingroup.ca

4-2100 northfield road, nanaimo

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A PRO-TEC ROOF SAVES YOU MONEY!

& MORE IMPORTANTLY, IT PROTECTS-

You, Your Family, Your Home!

When you’re wondering whether you need a new roof... have a professional from PRO-TEC do a Free thorough inspection to ensure that your roof’s doing it’s job!

Specializing in Pitched Roofing....

*NEW CONSTRUCTION ROOFING *RE-ROOFS *ROOF REPAIRS *CEDAR SHAKE CONVERSIONS

CALL PRO-TEC TODAY FOR YOUR

FREE

NO-OBLIGATION ROOF INSPECTION & ESTIMATE

250-619-2113 Please visit our website at www.protecsroofing.com Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce

PRO-TEC ROOFING LTD...Protection You Can Trust!

*Licensed * Fully Insured *WCB Covered *Always FAIR, HONEST PRICING!

WINDOWS AND RENOVATIONS WHEN QUALITY COUNTS

• SERVICE • QUALITY PRODUCTS • • EXPERIENCE • KNOWLEDGE •

T: (250) 248-5959 TF: 1.888.842.5959 #7 FRANKLIN’S GULL RD. PARKSVILLE, BC V9P 2M9

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ROOFING | GUTTERS | SIDING | WINDOWS

CALL: 250.729.9298 | Parksville 250-248-2344 | 1610 Northfield Road, Nanaimo, BC | aspin.ca

Up to 15 Year Labour Warranty | Fully Licensed & Insured | Do Not Pay for 6 Months! OAC Courtesy of the Nanaimo News Bulletin 2010

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Plumbing Marshall Plumbing Ltd. 250-585-2021 #1 - 2232 Wilgress Road, Nanaimo www.marshallplumbingltd.com We want to be your plumber.... Voted #2 Best in the City for 2009. Winner of the Business Examiner Award of Excellence in Trades. See our ad on page 13.

Rentals Sharecost Rentals and Sales 250-758-2401 1716 Northfield Road, Nanaimo www.sharecost.ca Sharecost is your one-stop shopping location for all types of homeowner, construction and landscaping jobs. Over 25 types of soil, sand and gravel. Huge selection of rental equipment. See our ad on page 14.

Retail Slegg Lumber 250-758-8329 4950 Jordan Avenue www.slegglumber.com Complete Building supply retail outlet. Specializing in quality products and knowledgeable friendly staff. See our ad on page 15.

Roofing Aspin Roofing and Gutters Ltd. 250-729-9298 FluidSSIAd.ai 12/05/2010 11:07:16 PM 1610 Northfield Road, Nanaimo

www.aspin.ca The trusted professionals in exterior home improvements. From the ground up, we will make your home beautiful. As a full service roofing, gutter, siding and window company, we can take care of all your exterior needs. See our ad on page 9. Pro-Tec Roofing Ltd. 250-619-2113 www.protecroofing.com Specializing in pitched roofing – new construction roofing, reroofs, roof repairs and cedar and shake conversions. Free noobligation inspections and estimates. See our ad on page 8. Sunshine Roofing and Gutters 250-753-6220 or cell 250-619-2211 email: roofer@telus.net New and reroofing specialists. Repairs / maintenance. Licensed, insured. Financing is available. Senior discounts. See our ad on page 12.

Saunas Natural Health Path Saunas 250-740-0265 or 888-740-0264 765 Drake Street, Nanaimo www.naturalhealthpathsaunas.ca Natural Health Path Saunas is the Western Canada Distributor of West Coast Saunas, high quality infrared saunas with carbon-based infrared sauna heaters offering a broad range of heat distribution. Saunas include Chromotherapy lights, AM / FM / CD / MP3 player, oxygen ionizer with free shipping and a lifetime warranty. See our ad on page 14. 2520 BOWEN RD - NANAIMO 250.758.0138 3400 DOUGLAS ST - VICTORIA 250.475.2561

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Screens Phantom Screens - Vancouver Island 250-751-2787 www.phantomscreen.ca Phantom Screens compliment your decor with custom colours and unique wood grain finishes. They're expertly fitted on your home by our professional installers. See our ad on page 14.

Security Systems Aspin Security Group Inc. 250-760-2008 #2 - 4151 Mostar Road, Nanaimo www.aspingroup.ca Alarm systems and monitoring services. Perimeter outdoor alarm / intercom / surveillance systems. See our ad on page 12.

Windows and Sunrooms Coastal Windows 250-754-3114 2030 Boxwood Road, Nanaimo www.coastalwindows.ca Quality windows at competitive prices. Proudly manufactured locally as a Division of the Altas Group. New construction / vinyl, vinyl metal clad/wood, wood metal clad. Renovation windows and doors professionally installed. You'll love our windows! See our ad on page 4.

P: 250-751-1727 F: 250-751-8172 • Residential • Commercial • Industrial

Complete Window Services 1-888-842-5959 or 250-248-5959 #7 - 1176 Franklin's Gull Road, Parksville www.completewindows.ca In the window business for 20 years. We are the dealers for Vinyltek Windows, Euroline Windows, Milgard Windows and Four Seasons Sunrooms. We provide windows, doors and sunrooms for homeowners, builders and commercial projects. Lifetime warranty and 5 year workmanship warranties. Member of the Better Business Bureau. See our ad on page 8.

Storage U-Lock Mini Storage 250-756-4448 4388 Wellington Road, Nanaimo www.selfstorage.ca Whether you need storage for items big or small, U-Lock Mini Storage has a locker to fit your needs. State of the art security in a brand new heated facility, for your peace of mind. Come check out Vancouver Island's newest and largest self storage facility! See our ad on page 12.

The electrical contractor of choice in Nanaimo.

24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE

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SUNSHINE Roofing

“Covering Your Investment” NEW & REROOFING SPECIALISTS SINCE 1979 • Repairs • Maintenance Programs Clean Worksites, Professional Service Licensed & Insured on Central Vancouver Island FINANCING AVAILABLE FREE ESTIMATES • SENIOR DISCOUNT

howlingK9@telus.net

• Industrial • Commercial • Residential Specializing in Renovations of older Character Homes.

Ph: 250-753-6220 Cell 250-619-2211 ACCREDITED BUSINESS

roofer@telus.net

U-LOCK MINI

• Licensed • Bonded • Insured

STORAGE

Contractor #50334

Courteous, professional family owned business since 2004

250-729-1459

FREE use of this truck with new rentals! www.selfstorage.ca 4388 Wellington Rd.

250-756-4448

Complete alarm systems From $0 dollars down

Pheasant Hill Homes Ltd.

• Custom Homes • Renovations • Sustainable Building

Switch and save Ask us how to cut your monitor fees in half Free environment monitoring Earn $ rewards on our referral program Call today for an in home consultation or visit our show room

buildbetterhomes.ca

or call 250-760-2008 #2 4151 Mostar Road, Nanaimo www.aspingroup.ca

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Winner of the Trades Company of the Year

Sales • Service • Installation • • • • •

Gas Fireplace Wood Stove Propane Fireplace Pellet Stove See listing for more heating options

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+ ★NANAIMO Nanaimo (250) 755-4028 250-585-2021

+★PARKSVILLE Parksville (250) 954-1180 250-954-1180

www.marshallplumbingltd.com

Old Island Highway

1716 Kidson Road Nanaimo, BC

Your Five Star Plumber in Nanaimo and Parksville

COMMERCIAL FLEET & LEASING DRAFTING andd DESIGN SERVICES If you are thinking of building a new home, renovating or adding onto your existing home, we can provide professional quality plans and planning for your project.

OCEANSIDE GM IS YOUR ONE STOP FOR ALL YOUR FLEET & LEASING NEEDS

Call for information and a free estimate. Quick turn-around time.

• Excellent Service • Competitive Rates • Loaner Vehicles & More!

Dirkson Design Services Inc. Call 250-390-4714 www.DirksonDesign.com Ron Dirkson n Owner/Senior Designer Designeer Courtesy of the Nanaimo News Bulletin 2010

For details Contact Richard Allan @ 1-888-225-8126 • richarda@oceansidegm.com

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RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL CCTV INSTALLATIONS

Orion Homes

•Free Estimates •Professional Service •Years of Experience •All Work Warranted •Government Certified

“Making your dream homes come true”

Surveillance Systems bring Peace of Mind to a home or business owner. Using cutting edge technology today, it is possible to monitor your property, via the internet by employing camera systems hidden throughout the premises. Our Professional Installation Service will assure you that your home or business is secure under Total Control and Observation.

• Custom Home Building • Renovations • Construction to Finish

• Design • Residential • Project Management

2540 Bowen Rd., Nanaimo

250-758-7310

Central Vancouver Island

www.orionhomes.ca ph 250.729.0051 toll free fax line: 1.877.872.2170 2320 Whitney Rd Nanaimo, BC

Experience the health beneÅts of an infrared sauna! RETRACTABLE Screen Solutions for Doors & Windows, Outdoor Living Spaces and more... www.PhantomScreen.ca

250-751-2787

“We Guarantee Your Satisfaction”

Larry & Eileen DENT Russ & Winifred McKINNON

> Detoxify your body > Relieve Pain and Stress

> Improve your immune system and cardiovascular health

www.naturalhealthpath.ca

250.740.0265

1.888.740.0264

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Custom draperies, blinds and in-home design consultation Showroom: 4890 Rutherford Rd. Nanaimo V9T 4Z4 Ph: 250-585-1002 Email: foryourhome@shaw.ca

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Store Hours: Mon. - Thur. 10-6 Fri. 10-8 Sat. 10-6 Sun. CLOSED Evening appointments available

Located in the Long Lake Plaza Across from Nanaimo North Town Centre

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SLEGG LUMBER LTD.

The Right Choice for Quality Home Improvements We’re Heading for the Summer! Are you trying to keep your home cooler? Even if you have “newer” windows, cellular shades offer a very decorative and functional window treatment. Available from Hunter Douglas and Shade-o-Matic. Cellular shades work with air conditioners and heat pumps to help maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. Whether its summer or winter, cellular shades are one of your best option of insulation. Come in and discus the possibilities with Marlene the “Shady” Lady at Slegg Lumber!

Call Marlene “The Shady Lady” for all your window covering options

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Come walk all over us!

Our prices will floor you! Slegg Lumber... don’t be fooled by the name. We stock a full selection of Laminates, Floor Tiles, “Canadian Made” Hardwoods, Area Rugs & Cork.

“The Shady Lady”

Big enough to serve your needs, small enough to know your name!

SLEGG LUMBER

Buy at Contractor Prices everyday and put the commission in your pocket! Coffee’s always on!

Your ‘Best’ Bet

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Marlene

KITCHEN SALES & DESIGN TEAM

Nanaimo Our Nanaimo store has Linda Haight and Jo-Anne Close as our kitchen design and sales experts. With the combined experiences of over 22 years, they skillfully take your ideas and make them into reality.

SLEGG LUMBER LTD. NANAIMO

LANTZVILLE

4950 Jordan Ave.

7187 Lantzville Rd.

250-758-8329

250-390-1207

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100% CANADIAN OWNED & OPERATED

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AREA AREARUGS RUGS

Why United Carpet?

CARPET CARPET

CORK CORK VINYL VINYL

HARDWOOD HARDWOOD LAMINATE LAMINATE

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CERAMIC CERAMIC

Choice. No other store offers as much choice as United Carpet. You’ll be amazed by the selection of window coverings, hardwood, laminate, vinyl, cork, ceramic, area rugs and, of course, carpet. We carry all the colours, patterns and styles that our experts have chosen, in tune with the latest trends. Service. Our mission is simple: to understand our customers’ needs and expectations. Our sales representatives really know about every product we sell. Experience United Carpet once... and you’ll never go anywhere else! Installation. Our commitment to excellent service and highly trained and experienced installers are all backed by our one-year installation warranty. Ask for details in store.

United Carpet Nanaimo #104-2520 Bowen Road Nanaimo, B.C. V9T 3L3 You can now use YOUR SEARS CREDIT CARD

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Earn AIR MILES® Reward Miles on your purchases.

250-758-4664 www.unitedcarpet.com

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