Renovations can be one of the most important investments homeowners can make — and with good reason. Carefully planned, quality renovations can add significant value to a home, create the perfect retreat, and even save energy.

Fix Building Products, located at 1020 McDonald St., has been offering excellence in home renovations to Saskatchewan and Manitoba residents for over 24 years.

They maintain their edge in this industry through a very simple and straightforward concept — offer only top quality workmanship and products . . . never compromise. "Homeowners don't want to face the same renovations three, five or even eight years later because of poor quality products or lack of expertise," notes Jahmil Fayad, owner of Fix Building Products. "Exceptional quality is the cornerstone that has helped build our extensive client base in this province. In fact, over 19,000 people in Saskatchewan and Manitoba have trusted us with their home renovations."

Fix Building Products specializes in exterior and interior renovations such as siding, window cladding, sunrooms, windows, eavestroughing and soffit/fascia. Interior renovations such as complete kitchen and bathroom renovations.

"We don't have a fancy showroom," states Fayad. "We find that the clients' home is the ideal place to highlight our products. We send one of our qualified salespeople to the customer's own house to discuss the renovation. The homeowners can easily convey to the salesperson exactly what they want, and the salesperson can better assist them in choosing the best products for their home. The sales rep can also show customers examples of other work we have done in the area — exceptional quality has always been our best advertisement."

The quality workmanship is the pride of Fix Building Products' tradespeople. "We have eight to 10 crews on hand to do the work," comments Fayad. "Each crew specializes in a specific area; for example, we have some crews who install siding, one that specializes in decks and additions, another that focuses on kitchens and a few crews who are experts in window cladding. In fact, window cladding is a specialty of Fix Building Products. "Our window cladding is second to none in this province," comments Fayad. "It is unbelievable what our guys can do — it is most definitely a specialty. We can custom-clad any wood window. Our staff always takes the time to do the job the right way."

The team at Fix Building Products is strong and enduring. "This has always been a family business,' explains Fayad. "Both my wife Audra and I have worked with the company for many years before purchasing it, and we are fortunate that previous owners Karl and Jane Fix are still associated with the company. Altogether, we have 35 qualified professionals to take care of any renovation concerns our valued customers may have. Each member has at least 10 years of experience in this field, and exemplifies the best in the industry."

The concept of family business goes beyond the company and into the surrounding area. "In this company, we have always understood the importance of community," says Fayad. "For years we have been involved in the community through kids' sports and sponsorships. We have sponsored rugby, hockey, football and volleyball teams as a way of giving back the people who have helped us succeed as a business. We also make monthly contributions to the Food Bank and last year we were a sponsor of the Eastview Community Kids' Camp."

Fix Building Products has indeed succeeded so much that they have now diversified — with a subsidiary company called Fix Doors. "With the help of Brian Down — the company's door and cladding specialist — we are now manufacturing our own (exterior) custom specialty doors for our clients," notes Fayad. "These top quality steel-insulated doors are designed to best suit the needs of the home."

As they continue to see the business grow, Jahmil, Audra and their team of skilled people look forward to helping Saskatchewan and Manitoba residents enhance the look and value of their homes. "With our outstanding workmanship and quality products — and a complete five-year labour warranty on the work we do — Fix Building Products offers much more than just a quick repair," concludes Fayad. "We offer clients peace of mind; knowing that they have invested in quality work that will endure for many years to come."

By Suzanne Johnson-Hardy For The Leader Post