Written by Helen Siwak
Home renovation is big business…
Two decades ago, what started as a handful of DIY home repair shows on cable television ballooned into home renovations programming, and today there are entire television channels dedicated to satisfying the public’s appetite for design and renovation. It is not by accident that these programs have grown in popularity.
Home renovation is big business, and in 2017, a poll by CIBC reported half of all homeowners in British Columbia were planning to renovate over the next year. As someone about to undertake a project, either as simple as replacing out-dated kitchen cabinet doors or deciding to completely gut and upgrade the whole kitchen, knowing who to trust is often the most challenging part of the process.
… award-winning designers who can turn your vision into an amazing design plan.
Although a relative newcomer to home renovation industry, Coquitlam’s Troico Home Solutions has garnered a stellar reputation amongst homeowners, renovation, and design experts, and has received over 35 industry awards. Troico is one of the Lower Mainland’s elite Contractors of Vancouver and to date has won over 35 industry awards for excellence including the GVHBA 2018 Ovation Awards for ‘Best Kitchen $75K & Under’ and ‘Best Bathroom $35K & Under.’
Troico opened its doors in 2012 and in the six years following, owner Mike Richter has grown the business to employ over 40 full-time employees which includes an in-house team of three award-winning designers who can turn your vision into an amazing design plan.
In April, Richter proudly revealed a beautiful new showroom which showcases not only their impeccable craft custom millwork but the latest in total home renovation trends with custom cabinets, countertops, plumbing and lighting fixtures, home automation, and appliances. The entire showroom was created from scratch using modern technology and a little bit of traditional handcrafted artistry so what you see firsthand is what you will receive when you collaborate with Troico.
As a homeowner contemplating a kitchen renovation or a contractor looking for guidance on a significant project, Troico is the place to start. In addition to quality kitchen cabinets and custom millwork, Troico is now a proud retailer of Wolf Sub*Zero appliances. The new showroom includes iconic gas ranges, a modern induction cooktop, and wall ovens that are all conveniently programmable with an app. Visitors are encouraged to interact with the Sub*Zero fridges (fully paneled and integrated models), the brands’ new modular separate fridge, freezer, and wine storage items, as well as standalone models in stainless steel and glass doors.
Recently, Troico became an authorized dealer for Control 4, a full home automation system that allows you to control your home with smart-home technology. As part of their commitment to meeting the needs of their customers, Richter and his team are continuously on the look-out for new options and technology which adds value not only your home but for convenience and peace of mind.
Responsible manufacturers are committed to preserving the environment for future generations and making customers homes healthy for their families. That is why Troico uses only CARB 1 & 2 compliant materials in the manufacturing of all their products, ensuring there are no harmful VOCs or off-gassing on any of their products. Troico reduces their footprint by cutting waste, reducing energy use, and conserving resources. Everything from wood chips to computer chips and up to 90% of the waste produced in their manufacturing processes is reused or recycled, avoiding landfills.
Fan of home renovation television? Did you know that Troico partnered with Todd Talbot and HGTV’s ‘Love it or List it Vancouver’? Together they transformed the bathroom and garage in the Talbot’s former home and the kitchen in their new family home.