For 100 years, CJ Brubacher Ltd. has been a dependable of HVAC, plumbing services, and electrical services. Recently we have started offering general contracting services for home renovations. Whether you want to remodel one room or update your entire house, you can turn to a name that you already trust for your home repairs and installations. Continue reading to learn more about the services we offer and how our trained tradesmen at CJ Brubacher can help with your next renovation project.

What a General Contractor Does

It is difficult to know how to find a contractor for home renovations when you are unclear about what a contractor actually does. Essentially, as part of our new general contractor services, we organize and oversee your entire project.

Here are some examples of specific responsibilities that we perform as your home renovations contractor:

  • We fulfill all legal obligations, such as obtaining licenses and work permits
  • We implement appropriate safety measures to protect workers as well as your family
  • We set a master schedule
  • We plan a budget
  • We hire subcontractors as needed to perform electrical services, plumbing services, etc.
  • We coordinate the project and facilitate communication among all participants
  • We procure materials efficiently and make them available when needed
  • We provide access to all necessary equipment
  • We update you with periodic progress reports

Ultimately, as your general contractor, we are responsible for delivering the results you want, within the specified time frame, for the agreed-upon price. If something unexpected arises, we update you right away and work with you to modify your schedule and budget as needed.

What Renovations Add Value to a Home

When planning home renovations with us, there are a couple of things to consider: How the renovations will improve your quality of life for now and as long as you live in your home, and whether they will offer a good return on investment if and when you eventually sell your home. With our assistance, we help to balance these two considerations when deciding what renovations to have done. If you are planning to sell your home in the foreseeable future, you should give more weight to the question of whether the renovation will increase the value of your home, a question that we can help you answer.

Bathroom and kitchen renovations consistently rank as the remodeling jobs most likely to improve your home value. 

Kitchen Renovations

Your kitchen is one of the rooms in your house where your family spends the most time together. It is also one of the rooms that prospective home buyers are likely to see first, so renovating it can help to make a positive impression. Examples of common kitchen renovations include the following:

  • Installing new, efficient appliances
  • Updating countertops or adding a kitchen island
  • Adding or improving lighting
  • Installing new cabinets
  • Updating plumbing

Bathroom Renovations

Many homeowners see the bathroom as a primarily utilitarian space, but it shouldn’t be. The bathroom is where you go to prepare for your day and also the place you go to unwind from it. In addition to being functional, it should also be comfortable, relaxing, and safe. Safety can be a major issue in the bathroom. Approximately one-third of all injuries from household accidents happen in the bathroom. Many of these are tripping accidents from slipping on wet surfaces. Excess moisture can also provide a habitat for bacteria and mold to grow, presenting a possible health hazard. Common bathroom renovations include the following:

  • Updating plumbing fixtures (e.g., toilet, faucet, showerhead)
  • Installing a new vanity or double vanity
  • Converting from a shower to a tub or vice versa
  • Improving accessibility (e.g., installing grab bars or walk-in shower)
  • Installing task lighting
  • Adding more storage


Other Renovations That Add Value to a Home

Many renovations concentrate on the kitchen or bathroom, but with our help, you can remodel the whole house or any individual room in it. Here are examples of some other renovations we can perform for you that are likely to offer a good return on your initial investment;

  • Adding a deck: up to 85% ROI
  • Replacing siding: up to 83% ROI
  • Replacing windows or doors: up to 80% ROI
  • Remodelling an attic bedroom: up to 76% ROI
  • Remodelling the basement: up to 75% ROI