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Meet the Team

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Many of you may know Classic Renovations as renovation experts in Nanaimo and the surrounding area, but do you know the people behind the story? Read about the history and progression of Classic Renovations.

Darren Cavan

Darren Cavan

 Darren is a born entrepreneur who thrives on overcoming business challenges and adding great people to his team. His passion for success has taken him from Retail Management, to an Industrial Construction Management team and now to Home Renovations. 

Darren is an avid baseball fan, coaching his sons team. He sat on the the Board of the Nanaimo Minor Baseball Association for 6 years. He spends his free time camping, fishing and hanging out with his family. 

Andrew Petersen

Andrew Petersen

Andrew is one of our incredible Project Managers. He’s easy going, friendly and knows his job sites inside and out. Don’t let his tattoos fool you – this Island native has a background in Health Care working with seniors. That must be where he learned to turn on the charm as our clients all love him!

When he’s not managing renovation projects, you’ll find Andrew hiking with his dogs, or talking sports.

The Team

The Team

Many of the faces you see at Classic Renovations have been with us for over 5 years. With high standards for quality, this team has created a reputation for excellence that is unparalleled in the industry. While we do support some local trades through sub-contracting, our process relies heavily on the communication and professionalism of our main crew. If you see any of them around, make sure to say hi!


We had Classic Renovations upgrade our en-suite bathroom ........ shower stall, vanity, electrical and plumbing. Both Darren and Andrew were excellent to work with. Darren with his patience as we changed our minds on what to do a couple of times and Andrew in overseeing the project and the unexpected issues that arise in any renovation and the best way to solve them. All the trades they use were also excellent and extremely polite and considerate while working in our home. Would highly recommend contacting them. We certainly will be for our next project.

- Stephanie Walker and Ron Daly

The team from Classic Renovations were beyond and above our expectations. A professional and efficient work schedule was completed without fuss or bother and always with a respectful and cheerful demeanor. At the end of each day the job site was left clean and tidy. The finished product is way more pleasing than we expected to see from a fifty-year-old bathroom and no little extra was considered "too much".

I would wholeheartedly recommend this company to anyone who asked me for a reference. Thank you Darren and the rest of your team. A ten out of ten from us.

- Peter Crawshaw

Classic Renovations redid our worn out main bathroom and we are thrilled with the result! The whole team was amazing! Great people every one of them. From helping us make all the big and small decisions with ease to checking off the last little details, the whole project went seamlessly. Highly recommend.

T TuckShok

Our bathroom renovation completed by Classic Renovations this spring was a great experience. Right from the initial construction review, contract development and selection of finish materials Darren led us through all phases of construction requirements. As far as the construction Andrew and his crew completed the project on time and on budget with excellent results. We would highly recommend Classic Renovations for your renovation needs. Archie & Rita Balaski

Archie Balaski