At Ronnex Garages, we are committed to providing our clients with high-quality garage services in Edmonton and surrounding areas. Read through the stories from our satisfied customers to see the dedication and workmanship we put in every job. Give us a call today for more information!
‘Figure It Audi’ Garage Story
Our garage story doesn’t actually start with a garage - it begins with a tree. Some 50 years ago, the original owner would have planted a cedar sapling a few feet away from their detached two-car garage. Two sets of homeowners later, my wife and I moved into our first home in a great neighbourhood, but without an exact idea of the condition, the house or garage was in. As it happens, that little sapling is now 40 feet high, and its stump is wedged against the garage foundation. Inside, the floor is cracked into four pieces - beginning where the trunk meets the wall - and the roofline has sagged, which is held up by temporary bracing inside the garage. There is no future for the building.
To my wife, a garage is a place where cars and junk goes. To me, it’s the quiet, clean sanctuary where you get to dive way too deep into projects - more often than not on the cars - and leave life at the door. Very much related to my hobby, I had recently started documenting my auto enthusiast projects on YouTube through the Figure It Audi name. Meaning, in addition to space, warmth and tools, now lighting, sound, and all types of functionality were becoming obstacles to progressing my work.
We realized a full rebuild was becoming a necessity but also a huge opportunity. Early planning did include having a new building designed by an architect, but once it came to sourcing a contractor to build what was drawn, we could not find a balance between the cost and the service and expertise we were receiving—the form outweighed function. Enter Jason.
Although Ronnex doesn’t offer custom design buildings like what we previously had in mind, it became irrelevant as of the first conversation with Jason. I said, “I want a three-car garage. Space for two cars and an area for a project car with a lift. Lots of light and very functional. And it’s all got to look good.” As we walked the lot, Jason mentioned what would change the course of the build and fundamentally improve the back half of the lot. “Move the garage to the other side of the lot and back into the alley instead of onto the street.”
A few months later, a 32x24 garage sat where three overgrown trees had once wasted half the backyard, plus we had a brand new driveway, new sidewalk and patio poured - and this shift in location had spurred a from-scratch landscape redesign that started with a new grade, lots of fence, in-ground irrigation and electrical and all the trappings of modern landscaping. The garage had become the center point of both space and utility to support security, lighting, internet, irrigation and music. Looking back, I can’t imagine what we would have done if Jason did not suggest relocating the building.
Our entire garage story spans the first crunch through the roof of the old garage during demolition all the way to the final walkaround and commentary about what I would still do differently “next time” (just kidding, we’re going to be in this house forever now) is captured in a nine-part Garage Rebuild series. You’ll see the different crews Ronnex uses for various trades, the process and materials of construction and a close look at the build quality. I hope this story gives you insights and ideas to push Jason even further with your build. No matter the scale you take on, you are in good hands with Ronnex.
Lucin’s Garage Story
“We have wanted a garage since we moved here six years ago. By the time we got to it we had a builder in mind. In early spring 2014, we called him, had an onsite estimate, and arranged for a late summer build. We heard nothing for months. When we called the office, the reception was rude and vague. Finally, the builder admitted that our garage build wasn't going to happen before next spring. We cancelled our contract. It was mid-September. No garage and we had torn down our temporary shelter. We decided our best option was to find a builder now so we could be on the top of his spring build list, and reconstruct a temporary shelter onsite for equipment storage over the winter.
We found Ronnex Garages on the internet and filled in the online form. Jason called back the next day. Came out to meet with us. Checked out the site. Listened to our tale of woe and garage ideas. Was friendly and enthusiastic. Drew a quick sketch right then and there. Gave us opinions and options. Shook our hands. Said he would be in touch.
Within a week, we had a plan, a drawing, and a signed contract for an early spring 2015 build. The Concrete Crew arrived mid-May, the Final Inspection was the end of June. All of the crews were friendly, hardworking, skilled craftsmen. Jason's project management and crew choreography, Glen's stage management on-site, and all of the Crews' commitment to a quality construction production were in a word …. AWESOME! THANK YOU, Jason and your Ronnex Garages team!
If you are looking to have a garage built for you. Done Right. On time. On Budget. By Friendly, Professional, Skilled Craftsmen. Call Jason. And let Ronnex Garages make your Dream Garage come true!”
Kevin and Coreen’s Garage Story
“We purchased this property with the vision of remodelling the house and building an oversized garage…the Garage Mahal. As soon as we moved in we shared our idea with neighbours and received several raving recommendations for Ronnex Garages.
When we called Ronnex Garages to see if they wanted to work with us, I was impressed from the start. Based on plans, we emailed Jason, the owner, did up a very detailed quote. He patiently advised us and worked with us while we worked on getting our plans approved by the city.
The build was quite extensive. With piles and grade beams, generous triple, jogs in the walls, many windows, 12-foot walls, cedar accents, metal siding, plus a fireplace, this was anything but standard. The expertise Jason and the team brought from years of experience of building garages was invaluable and just what we needed.
Jason was always checking in with us and the trades to make sure things were going smoothly, and Glen, the site supervisor, had the eagle eye and made sure that we would be happy with the work every day of the build and then for years to come. They consistently went over and above, including being very considerate of the neighbours.
It was a pleasure to work with Ronnex Garages and happy to say that my neighbours were correct. Now I join them and will gladly recommend Ronnex Garages to anyone building their Garage Mahal. ”
Progress of the Project