Ease-Ability is no longer doing renovation work, but offers advice on residential renovations of all kinds including advising for disabilities. Put our experience to work for you!
- University of Alberta –Faculty of Extension- construction administration 2005
- Northern Alberta Institute Of Technology- Business Administrative 1977
- Aging in Place 2007
- Water Damage Restoration 2004
- Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (mold and Sewage Remediation) 2005
- Building smart seminar 2012
- Train the Trainer –National Home Builders of America 2010
Dan Nugent, Owner
Dan Nugent is the owner of EASE-ABILITY. His multi-faceted background experience enables him to offer more complete and well-rounded advice to his clients.
The marketability of the home as it relates to the renovation is an integral part of the modification. Dan’s experience as a successful REALTOR® in Victoria provided insight into people’s preferences. He knows why people buy and why they don’t. Dan states, "Renovations by folks fall into two main categories, those that enhance the value of the home, and those that actually hurt the value. It is easy to have a positive outcome with practical design and planning, backed by practical experience."
Dan shifted into construction while marketing real estate, starting out in joint ventures building single family homes, working up to a multi-family townhouse project. After a move to Edmonton, Alberta, Dan attended the University of Alberta, achieving his Construction Administration Certificate while buying, renovating, and selling homes. Concerned with what he was seeing in the renovation industry, Dan trained in mold remediation and was certified as an Applied Microbial Remediation Technician. As Dan says, "Caution must be used in opening up walls where water may be present. Understanding what to look for, matched with the action to take, is critical."
When Dan returned from Alberta, he worked as project manager and estimator for a flood, fire response Remediation Company in Victoria just prior to launching EASE-ABILITY. Why specialize? Dan further states, "After speaking with a number of folks, I saw a void in the services available and knew I could offer a service that requires specialized knowledge. So I became a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS), continued building my reference library, and sourcing out products not readily available for my clients. People want a general contractor they can trust to be knowledgeable, skilled, open, respectful to the client input, and above all to deliver on what has been promised."
Dan and his wife Barb are delighted to be living in the fabulous Cowichan Valley. They are very active in their community and very involved with the Cowichan Valley Hospice Society.
"In August 2006 our ensuite bathroom required major renovations as there had been water damage behind the wall. We hired Dan to fix the problem. The space is quite small, awkward and involved pulling out the existing tub. Dan researched many different solutions, something that we appreciated. We were very happy with the end result. Based on our experience we would highly recommend him.
- Deborah M., Victoria B.C.
"Thank you very much for making this renovation process move along as smoothly as possible. Somehow you managed to keep everyone happy and wanting to do their best job. I really appreciated they way you never once gave me a reason to believe my ideas were stupid. You made the changes with a great deal of grace. You always put the time in to make it right. I am glad I was given the chance to meet such a fine person. You were professional in your approach & always more than willing to do thorough research.
P.S. Thanks for the excellent clean-up!"
- Lois, Duncan, B.C.