Frequently Asked Questions
Q: HOW LONG HAS PEAK IMPROVEMENTS BEEN IN BUSINESS/WHAT KIND OF EXPERIENCE DO YOU HAVE?
A: Peak Improvements was formed in 2007 by our President, Rick St. Laurent. In 2011 Rick was joined by his son-in-law Chris Schellenberg and together they have built Peak Improvements into a leading home construction company within the Edmonton Capital Region. Our portfolio of projects features a wide variety of home renovations ranging from whole home overhauls to bathroom remodels and more!
Q: WHAT IS YOUR GUARANTEED PRICE + NO SURPRISE CONTRACT? DOES IT REALLY WORK?
A: Our Guaranteed Price + No Surprise Contract means exactly what it says! Our team takes pride in giving our homeowners the peace of mind to know that, when they sign on the dotted line, we are 100% committed to upholding the price agreed upon. Our contract means you never have to worry about sudden price changes, hidden fees, or any other unpleasant “surprises”.
Q: HOW MUCH WILL MY RENOVATION COST?
A: The cost of your project will vary greatly depending on the scope of work, scale, function, and materials used during construction. Our team will work closely with you to find the components and layout that works best for your home.
Or, check out our new Renovation Budget Calculator Tool
Q: DOES PEAK IMPROVEMENTS SUPPLY ALL MATERIALS NEEDED?
A: Yes. This allows us to guarantee the quality and consistency of items used during your project, while negotiating wholesale prices and ensuring value for our customers.
Our suppliers include:
- Trail Building Supplies
- Everything Exterior
- Fancy Doors and Moldings
- Durabilt Windows
- and more!
Q: DO YOU USE SUBCONTRACTORS?
A: Yes. Peak Improvements is proud to partner with our network of highly vetted and experienced trade partners. Doing so allows us to provide exceptional results in a timely and reliable manner.
Our preferred trade partners include:
- Urban Granite
- Titan Flooring
- Prestige Electric
- Legacy Heating
- and more!
Q: DO YOU HAVE AN IN HOUSE TEAM OF DESIGNERS AND ARCHITECTS?
A: Yes! Peak Improvements happily hosts a dedicated team of designers and architects. Our experts will help you select and layout every detail of your project, guaranteeing a smooth build.
Q: WILL I NEED A BUILDING PERMIT?
A: It depends on the scope of your project. Peak Improvements ensures that all projects and renovations are up to current building code standards and will obtain relevant permits as required.
Q: DO YOU OFFER A WARRANTY ON YOUR RENOVATIONS?
A: Absolutely. We provide a non-transferable, limited lifetime warranty on all materials and workmanship as long as you live in your home.
Q: HOW LONG WILL MY RENOVATION TAKE?
A: Every project is unique and timelines largely depend on the scope, scale, and function of your renovation. While smaller and more straightforward projects may take as little as 3-6 weeks, more complex renovations could take as long as 3-4 months. Peak Improvements will happily work alongside you to design a build that adheres as closely to your timeline as possible.
Q: WHAT KIND OF RENOVATIONS DO YOU DO?
A: Peak Improvements is proud to partner with homeowners on a wide range of renovations. From minor fixes to complete overhauls and more, we’re here to help!
Q: WHAT IS A DESIGN/BUILD CONTRACTOR?
A: Design/Build contractors handle all elements of construction including architectural, interior and structural components of the house. They work with their clients to create a project plan with all construction details clearly identified prior to commencing with the renovation.
Q: WHERE DO I GO SHOPPING FOR MY FINISHING TOUCHES?
A: Peak Improvements works with all major wholesalers and are happy to integrate elements and pieces from all suppliers.
Additionally, we work with numerous local wholesalers to secure affordable prices on all our fits and finishes. Our local wholesalers include:
- Emco Plumbing
- Superior Cabinets
- Julian Tile
- Floform Countertops
- and more!
Q: WHERE CAN I FIND EXAMPLES OF YOUR PAST WORK?
Q: WHERE CAN I FIND YOUR AWARDS/ACCREDITATIONS?
Q: I'M NOT SURE WHAT I NEED TO PLAN MY NEXT HOME RENOVATION. WHERE DO I START?
A: Planning a renovation of any size can be a stressful task. Thankfully, Peak Improvements is here to help every step of the way.
If you need help budgeting, try using our Home Renovation Budget Calculator to get a cost estimate.
If you’re ready for an in-home consultation, contact us today to get your next renovation project started!
Q: DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE ALL ASPECTS OF MY RENOVATION AT ONCE?
A: No! If you’re looking to undertake a large scale renovation, Peak is happy to work with you to plan out different phases for your project.
Q: CAN YOU MAKE MY HOME LOOK LIKE ______ (TREND/STYLE/AESTHETIC) ?
A: Yes! Our talented design team makes it easy to bring your ideal style to life.
Q: HOW CAN I FOLLOW THE PROGRESS OF PROJECT?
A: Peak Improvements believes in transparency through the entire duration of your project. Homeowners will receive access to our online portal that offers a comprehensive overview of the progress of your build to ensure you always feel in the loop.
Q: HOW DO WE SCHEDULE PAYMENTS?
A: Peak Improvements has a defined milestone-based payment schedule laid out in each of our contracts for your convenience.
Q: WHAT PREPARATIONS SHOULD I MAKE BEFORE YOU ARRIVE TO START MY RENOVATION?
A: The most important thing we need is clean, unobstructed entrances so we can get in and out of your property quickly and safely. Additionally, if you have any pets, please make appropriate arrangements for them prior to the beginning of your project.
For projects requiring moving household items, Peak is happy to help! We can provide, boxes, tape, and everything else you need to safely move your possessions elsewhere for the duration of the project.
Q: HOW DOES YOUR DESIGN PROCESS WORK?
A: Peak Improvements uses a unique six-stage process to complete your project on-time, on budget, and with no surprises along the way.
We pair our clients with a member of our in-house design team. These experts make choosing the right fittings, features, and overall aesthetics for your renovation a breeze! Your design partner is with you to plan every detail, including material selections, and will provide a 3D overview to help you visualize the final product.