RMB Renovations



"When we moved into this house, the existing staircase was wrought iron and didn't do anything for first impressions. You not only made recommendations for improvement, you also directed me to the right suppliers and then completed the job. We were very pleased with the final result. The ultimate compliment came when the prior owner stopped by to pick up her mail. She and her daughter took one look and expressed how much they loved the new staircase. They said it was something that they had wanted. Your hard work and dedication to a job well done is evident and much appreciated. "
- Joan and John Davies

"RMB Renovations installed laminate flooring, carpet and new trim throughout my house prior to moving in. I was impressed by their speed, attention to detail, ability to complete the job within the rushed timeframe and limited budget. Later Rob and his crew removed a balcony, replaced the patio doors and built an extensive deck with a staircase to the very sloped backyard. Rob offered a lot of great advice in terms of what materials to use, where to purchase the materials as well as ways to improve the functionality of the design. When it was time to sell the house I had RMB back again to paint the majority of the house and install a new front door. The work that RMB Renovations completed for me at that residence greatly improved the home and its value. The team was easy to work with, straight forward and I highly recommend them."
- J. Edwards of Sommerset Cres.

"If you are looking for an honest, hardworking , man to do your renovation, I would highly recommend Rob from RMB. Rob has worked for us in two different homes. Work is completed at a high standard of excellence. It is a pleasure to have Rob in your home. Would welcome anyone who wishes to phone for a verbal confirmation. I sum Rob up as "It is nice to be important, but it is important to be nice.""
- Carol Faires

"We now have our house back after the discovered and repaired water damage under our patio door. Rob Bankosky and team did an excellent job protecting our furniture, etc. repairing and refinishing as necessary. "
- Rudi & Kathy Wycliffe

"Do want to emphasise my thanks for the fine work you completed on the master bathroom renovation and exceptional tiling work of the basement floor of my condominium. Since I have had 25 years' experience of various local contractors' work, the high quality, attention to details and responsiveness to discuss minor changes as well as keeping to a tight schedule within budget were exemplary. Furthermore the initiative you showed to offer expert advice on all areas of construction was much appreciated. My only concern is that with writing such high recommendations I might not be so fortunate in the future to access RMB renovations due to too high a demand for your services. I am hoping that former customers may be given greater priority in your busy schedule!"
- Dr. Jane Baldock, 1 Place d'Armes, Kingston

"RMB Renovations recently completed a first floor renovation involving the removal of a supporting wall, tiling the floor, drywalling, painting and replacing doors and trim. Rob guided the process of integrating engineering, building permits, plumbing, electrical, and kitchen cabinetry, while providing sound advice each step of the way. He is knowledgeable about the best sources for materials and services and on one occassion saved me hundreds of dollars. While demonstrating outstanding customer communication and service, he and his team were extremely careful in my home and neighbourhood. I would not hesitate to contact RMB Renovations again should I need to complete a renovation project."
- Susan Shoniker, Kingston

"Thank you for a job well done. Jane and I are completely satisfied in all respects. A well-known hotel chain had a slogan "The best surprise is no surprise". This was certainly the case for us. Granted, the structure produced surprises, but RMB did not. The estimate was clear, there were no add-ons and, wherever possible, savings were passed on to us. In addition, we had friendly and competent staff working inside and out, and great efforts were made to keep the original schedule despite the unexpected structural problems and associated delays. We also very much appreciated and approve of your reassuring constant presence, checking, overseeing, consulting, adapting and getting your hands dirty in a variety of tasks. It was heartening to see the principle of "Managing by walking about" in action. Major renovations within a house, especially associated with the bedroom, can be a real pain. This was not the case here. We would be delighted to recommend you if asked. Gratefully, Mike Cole-Hamilton"
- Mike Cole-Hamilton

"Anne and I are incredibly impressed with your professionalism; you and Jason have a friendly and competent manner and your workmanship is outstanding. We will certainly look forward to your support in the future and will recommend you to our friends and neighbours."
- Mike O'Connell

"RMB Renovations under Rob Bankosky has been doing our in-house renovation projects since 2013, including both Bathrooms as well as building us an outstanding Laundry Room area. He is presently refurbishing our kitchen, and has been contracted to complete other reno projects in the house slated for next year. We have been lucky to have Rob and his crew of skilled tradesmen and workers, as it is often difficult to find quality professionals that you can have confidence and trust with. Rob is an upright, quality oriented and trustworthy professional, who makes it his goal to ensure the customer gets the project they envisioned and to the standard they desire. He is extremely knowledgeable and versed in all aspects of building and renovations, and always comes up with innovative ideas to improve a project and make it better. On a personal level, he has a great sense of humour, is easy to talk/negotiate with, and is a problem solver by nature. To date we have never been given a quote for work which was in any way modified, unless due to changes or additions requested specifically by us the customer. RMB workers have been flexible, creative and helpful in all the projects that were completed in our house. They were always careful and considerate while working in our home, even while dealing with two dogs and a cat wondering about. We highly recommend Rob Bankosky and RMB Renovations for any projects."
- David & Ellen Quesnelle, Kingston, Ontario

"RMB Renovations was recommended to me by my neighbours and I recommend them to anyone. Rob and his crew were always so professional and accommodating. I am not a handyman and Rob gave great advice all along the way. We ended up doing a big basement renovation with removing old floors and concrete putting in hardwood, upgrading insulation walls and a full paint job! Excellent attention to detail and always clean and tidy. The kids love their new rooms and so do we. Thank-you Rob. We will call you for our next job for sure!"
- Chris Delisle

""I love it and I think that it is a good example of your fine attention to detail and overall excellent work." "
- Elma MacLachlan

"In September of 2016, we hired RMB Renovations, Rob Bankosky, to completely renovate our large master bathroom suite, as well as a small bathroom. Both rooms were striped to the bare walls and new showers, soaker tub, vanities and toilets were installed, as well as infloor heating. They completed all of the necessary work, including all of the tiling work, plus a niche in each shower. The finished product is phenomenal. Rob and his crew were a pleasure to have in our home and we would not hesitate to recommend them."
- Jackie and Bob Cvitkovich

"Rob Bankosky, RMB Renovations renovated our condo from a rather dated dark condo to a modern home. By removing an entire wall, updating the kitchen, laying a hardwood floor, removing "popcorn" ceilings, installing new crown moulding and painting throughout, he transformed the condo to a modern open bright space! From the outset, Rob listened to our needs and ideas, discussed the plans and process and made suggestions. Good work, good communication and a good sense of humour, made Rob an excellent person with whom to work. I will not hesitate to call on Rob again!"
- Sharonlee Richards

"Due to extreme rainfall, my mother's basement met with flooding. Not quite sure what to do we reached out to RMB Renovations for help. Rob and his team came to the rescue. Rob put a lot of care into the planning of the basement rebuild and had a great team of people working on the project. He coordinated all the work with sub-contractors and always had great communication with us each step of the way. We are very pleased with the work performed by RMB Renovations; the project was on budget and was completed on the target date. The basement turned out great and we already have ideas for Phase two of the interior renovations. We would highly recommend RMB Renovations services to others. "
- Greg and Joy Armstrong

"We can't say enough good things about Rob Bankosky and his company RMB Renovations. We bought a century old stone farmhouse but had no idea how difficult it would be to find someone to restore it.It seemed that no one wanted to work on a run down old farmhouse with cracked plaster walls covered by decades of old wallpaper, uneven wooden floors and holes in the ceiling where stove pipes had carried heat to the upper floors. After several disastrous dealings with contractors we despaired until we approached Rob with the challenge.We couldn't be happier with our choice. Rob listened to what we wanted done and without any formal plans transformed our dilapidated house into our dream home --on schedule and on budget. Over the years Rob has continued to work on our house by replacing rotten wood soffits in the roof and repairing our veranda.Now as we get older he is installing safety rails and hopefully a wheelchair ramp this spring. Rob is a man of integrity who takes pride in his work.He is reliable, honest,a superb craftsman and carpenter who never cuts corners.He gives you an estimate and sticks to it unless there are changes requested by you.He is also considerate and has a great sense of humour and is a pleasure to work with--he truly is a treasure. "
- Drs. Dale and Stanley Pietak

"Rob and his team finished our basement as an in-law suite in the spring of 2018. Not only were we pleased with the quality, costing, and timeliness of the job but also with Rob's professionalism, good humour, and patience. He and his team always kept the work area clean, delivered on all their commitments, and guided us through the process. We have no reservations whatsoever endorsing RMB Renovations for your own home renovations."
- Julia and Paul Belanger

""Rob, thank you so much to you and your crew for the fantastic job you did. You have made my "new" house feel like a home!""
- R. W.

"Robert and his crew were awesome. They transformed the ugliest, most disgusting bathroom in Canada into a thing of beauty. Work was started early and the guys were super professional. It was done to perfection and I received many compliments on the final job! I recommended RMB Renovations to my neighbour and would recommend this company to anyone seeking professional high quality work at a reasonable price."
- John. B., Kingston, ON

"I hired RMB, on the advice of a trusted property manager, to renovate my condo bathroom. Rob was very thorough in his explanation and work. He worked through a couple of building quirks to give me a gorgeous bathroom. The reno was completed on time and on budget. We even went shopping together to pick out tile. I have recommended RMB to others and all have thanked me profusely for putting them in touch."
- Cathy Lemmon

"RMB completed two renovations for us - a basement make over and a main bathroom renovation. We discovered Rob when he was doing work in our neighborhood. When we met with him we were clearly impressed with his vision for the redesign of our basement and bathroom. He listened to our ideas as well, and then applied his expertise. Rob and his team are very trustworthy, professional and dependable. They were very considerate when working in our home and their level of workmanship is outstanding. Both projects were completed on time, on budget and exactly as designed. We are so pleased and happy with our new living areas. We have no hesitation in recommending RMB Renovations to others."
- Helen Campbell and Bill Cookman

"Rob and his company were introduced to us by a local plumber who knew that the scope of our ensuite bathroom renovation required more trades than just plumbing. Since that project, which involved a complete gutting of the space, relocating the toilet, doubling the size of the shower and tiling it, coordinating the electrical and plumbing work, we’ve hired Rob for two other projects without bothering to get competing estimates! Our next project was to remove popcorn ceilings from three upstairs bedrooms and hall, install crown moulding and hardwood flooring throughout, replace the staircase and the ceiling below it, and paint everything. Rob and his crew did their utmost to contain the dust and debris generated. He even found us a mover to remove and replace three rooms full of furniture. As always, his crew was a pleasure to work with and extremely efficient. Our latest project, in conjunction with Better Homes Kingston, was to rebuild the common wall between our living room and garage to allow us to improve the insulation and air sealing. Rob is easy to work with, has great suggestions and recommendations, and completes projects on time and on budget. We will continue to recommend him to our friends and give him more projects."
- Sandra and John McCance

"We hired RMB Renovations for two tiling projects (bathroom and hallway) and a complete renovation of our downstairs' bathroom. We have been very happy with everything that Rob and his crew have done over the twenty years we've lived in Kingston and would not hesitate to hire Rob for future renovation projects. Rob responds quickly to questions, listens well to concerns, and is a very pleasant, friendly person to deal with. Our original downstairs' bathroom was on a raised floor to accommodate a pump for the drain in the shower, which took away precious headroom and just didn't look nice. Rob proposed drilling into the cement floor to make space for the hose for the pump, and we are so happy he suggested this option. Rob and his crew do quality work and pay attention to the details. Rob accurately quotes costs and the time required for the job. Rob has always completed our projects in a timely manner. "
- Corina and Dave Zechel

"We contracted Rob to add a small but bright sunroom to our rather dark log home. He committed to do exactly what we asked for, and we were far happier with the results than we expected to be! We now spend most of our at-home time in this beautiful little addition, year-round. The work was done as promised, when promised. The main advantage we found in choosing Rob's company was the standard of quality he expected. He truly wanted us to be happy with the end result, and he delivered a meticulous, truly top-grade result that we know he is very proud of! This room has made an amazing difference to our home, and, as retired folks, it has truly added to the length of time we hope to stay living in the country. "
- Susanne and Ed Varrette

"We've had Rob and his team to our home a number of times over the years. They are professional and personable and they've never left until I was completely satisfied. I already have some projects in mind for the future and I would definitely have them back. They've remodeled a bathroom ensuite, refaced a fireplace, and painted; so, they are very knowledgeable in any aspect of remodeling. I would highly recommend them. I also feel he is a man of character and to me that says a lot about a person. My husband passed away just as Rob was beginning his second job with us so I wasn't in a very good head space. While they were here it was discovered that my roof was leaking and I was at a complete loss. Reached out to a few roofers for estimates and when they came in, at the end of his workday, Rob would sit with me at the kitchen table going over them and explaining them to me. He definitely didn't have to do this as there was nothing in it for him but he did it anyway. He's a good man!"
- Sue Hytonen

"RMB renovations did a wonderful job on replacing our jacuzzi tub with a walk in shower. All of their workers were very friendly. They were on time and professional at all times. We will keep them in mind for our future renovations."
- Laura and James

"Rob and his team did a major renovation for our ensuite bathroom, It is a reasonably large space with adjoining walk-in closet. The project involved gutting the existing shower, a large old fashioned step-up jacuzzi tub, and utilizing space to extend the walk-in closet. I was really pleased that Rob guided us through the designing layout of the space and made sure that we were happy with the proposal. The renovation was done during peak covid time, and the entire team took all the necessary precautions without compromising the work quality. The tiling work along with plumbing and electrical work done by his subcontractors are of top notch quality, and Rob led the process through the end making himself available everyday to check on work and make sure that I was happy. They were always on time, kept the workspace neat and tidy, and best of all, completed the work on time. What I liked the most versus my past experiences with other renovators is that Rob was open to changes, calmly discuss any suggestions we had, and available to accommodate those if possible without any fuss. His time certainly does not come cheap, but fair. I guess you get what you pay for "
- Shailesh Doshi

"We hired Rob to complete our roughed-in basement bathroom. We are very pleased with the workmanship and finished result. Rob is very personable and professional. Rob and his crew/trades were organized, efficient and respectful. We would recommend him to others and would hire him again."
- Gretta Ferguson

"We really appreciate the wonderful work that Rob and his team did for us. Rob was great to communicate with, very well organized, and committed to top quality work. We would recommend RMB to anyone."
- Alexander Makin

"Taking on a renovation project can be stressful, especially when you hire a contractor who doesn't show up or when you realize that the job wasn't done properly. That's why we took the time to do our homework when we needed to renovate our basement. Rob and his team have a great reputation in Kingston, and it's well deserved. To make our basement a safe and comfortable living space, we needed proper egress windows and a new shower. The job involved cutting through the concrete foundation walls and creating exterior window wells to fit the larger windows. The old shower was fairly new, but it was covered in black mold and the framing had significant water damage. Rob and his team rebuilt the walls and installed a beautiful new shower. With the space finally up to code, we now have a safe and cozy basement unit. 5 years later and we're pleased to say the job was done right. Honesty and integrity can be hard to find these days, but it still exists! If you need a renovation call Rob, you won't be disappointed."
- Peter and Sarah Lynch

"Right from the time when Rob visited our house to provide an estimate I was impressed. He took the time to explain everything thoroughly, both how the job was to be completed and potential issues so there were no surprises. Once hired to complete the job Rob and his crew were very respectful of our house, ensuring proper protection was put down on the floors and removing any obstacles (pictures on walls) to make sure nothing was damaged. The job was completed within the estimated time frame and our new doors looked better than expected. Once completed his crew cleaned up, everything was professionally done. We would not hesitate to hire Rob again."
- Sarah Pullen

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