Vancouver Island Renovation Advisors
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!
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.