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Hello, I’m Doug McNeil, Owner of PRIDE Home Improvements.

PRIDE Home Improvements is an experienced, complete Home Improvements Contractor.
We provide complete renovation services and new home construction from Duncan to Ladysmith to Nanaimo and into Parksville on Vancouver Island, Canada.

I have over 35 years experience in the construction and renovation industry and am a Past President of a regional Home Builders Association.

PRIDE Home Improvements is a full member of the National Home Warranty and an early contractor for the BC Hydro Power Smart Program.

For the past 25+ years PRIDE has been providing a wide range of construction services including restoration of fire-damaged buildings, energy audits, draft-proofing, two story and other additions, replacement windows and doors, siding, kitchens and bathrooms, roofing and custom-built new homes.

PRIDE specializes in the "hard to do, can’t be done" – and the "not for every contractor" -type of project.

I invite you to view the before and after photo’s and check out the testimonials here and if you, a friend or a colleague would like to join our thousands of satisfied customers please call or contact us for a free consultation.

If it can be done, we can do it -with PRIDE.
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When You Renovate With PRIDE:

  • EXPERIENCE: Doug McNeil at PRIDE Home Improvements has almost 35 years in construction and 25 years in Ladysmith. We take a lot of PRIDE in this, and in the large number of completed projects.
  • PERSONALIZED SERVICE: Doug McNeil, the owner, takes a very hands-on approach to addressing your issues. Customer service is his main emphasis.
  • FLEXIBILITY: We specialize in the kinds of construction, renovation and restoration jobs most contractors shy away from.
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  • Experience Shows:
  • Energuide for Houses Evaluation Program for 5 years.
  • Member of the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce
  • Founding director of the Building Performance Association- a trade association made up of building science contractors, consultants, and educators who believe in the 'house as a system' approach to home comfort, energy and safety.
  • Past president of the Grand Prairie Home Builders Association
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PRIDE Home Improvements is more than just a name - it’s a philosophy.

House-As-A-System: The Whole-Systems Approach to Energy Efficiency

PRIDE Home Improvements uses the “house as a system” approach to optimizing the energy efficiency of homes and buildings. Also known as the “whole systems” approach, this method addresses the interactions among a home’s interdependent parts and how they relate to the energy and comfort performance of the entire system.

Using the House-As-A-System method, we can ensure that:
One improvement does not create a problem for another part of the house or create a safety hazard.
We consider the home’s:
  • Thermal envelope (outside walls, attic, foundation, insulation, and air leakage)
  • Mechanical systems (heating/cooling, hot water, kitchen and bathroom ventilation)
  • Appliances
  • Lighting
  • Water usage
  • Occupant behavior
  • Site conditions and local climate
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Comprehensive, whole-home improvements work together to:
  • Reduce energy costs. Implementing home performance and weatherization measures can save utility customers up to 30 percent on energy costs.
  • Improve comfort. Increasing home performance improves comfort in all seasons, keeping homes warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, with fewer energy-wasting drafts.
  • Promote better indoor air quality. Home performance professionals find and fix safety issues that could lead to health problems, such as moisture build-up due to poor ventilation.
  • Increase long-term home value. Whole-home improvements are likely to increase overall durability and value of your house for years to come.
By addressing all of these aspects with an understanding of how they interact with each other, we can identify the most effective ways to improve a home’s efficiency, comfort, safety, and durability.

Personalized Service

The owner of PRIDE Home Improvements, Doug McNeil, provides his customers direct, personalized service himself; ensuring that your choice to have PRIDE Home Improvements complete your next project will be completed to your satisfaction. In this way, your project will be customized to your needs, what you consider valuable, and respecting your budgetary requirements.

Decorative Cedar

We supply and install heritage and custom decorative cedar shingles in association with J. McNeil Design, Toronto, ON.
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Certifications, Awards & Training

Certificates Awards Training
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We have helped thousands of homeowners on Vancouver Island with improvement projects from basement renovations to roofing. Let us help you!

We cover the following areas: Duncan, Cowichan Valley, Crofton, Chemainus, Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Lantzville, Nanoose Bay, Parksville, Qualicum, Errington and Coombs.

Call us in Ladysmith, BC:


We look forward to hearing from you soon!