About

Project Home Improvement is your complete source for all your home renovation plans. Started in 1999 by the current owner and operator Lee Smallwood there was a simple goal.

That goal is to provide an easy and simple way to get all the information you need to make an informed decision about your home renovation. From small repairs to major renovations you will get the attention to detail that one deserves. Initial consultation is always free and we can provide our client with a detailed description and estimate of their project.

Lee has been in the industry since 1986 with 4 years in the Toronto market and 6 years in Vancouver before returning to his home town of Kelowna. Working for industry leading companies in a variety of large Canadian markets is the basis for the knowledge to be a professional general contractor. Lee knew Kelowna needed the same competitive and high quality service found in other major markets across North America. With a solid team of local trades dedicated to the highest of standards, Project Home Improvement will provide you a renovation experience unique to the Okanagan Valley.

Lee Smallwood is the owner and operator of Project Home Improvement. A local boy from Kelowna raised by parents who were both developers and realtors from the Kelowna area. Learning the trade early on in life Lee wanted to be a renovator. He has his dream job.

To get started in the business Lee lived in Toronto and Vancouver working with the most talented and desired company’s in the industry. Working in some of the most high end and expensive homes in Canada. This is where Lee learned the fine art of contractor client relations. Obviously top notch quality work is a must but the relationship between the home owner and the contractor is the real key to success. Communication, organization, and anticipation, are all important to a project getting done on time and on budget. Staying a step ahead and keeping a client up to date through every phase of the project is important to Lee. That is how his clients meet and exceed their expectations when their project is finished.

The other key to success is the nurturing, and developing of strong relationships with his team of trades. Every contractor and renovation depends on them to get the job done on time and done right. Renovations is a lot different than new construction and the trades they have are experienced and supervised to understand difference. The team has a 20 year average trade experience, so your plumber, electrician, cabinet maker, floor installer, or what ever trade required has the experience to get the job done right and to spec. As a contractor it is Lee’s job to know how to coordinate all the trades and instruct them on what exactly is required for your particular project. Learning all the trades to be able to delegate the work, to the right specifications and to the right people, when we need them took years of experience to learn. This is what you get when you hire Project Home Improvement.

Project Home Improvement is often are working in homes with families living in the house while they renovate. Great care is taken by the company to make safety and cleanliness a top priority. Recycling is the right thing to do and all construction materials are sorted and recycled for reuse. It is the little things that make the difference to reduce the impact of a home renovation on the household. Project Home Improvement tries to make it as painless as possible but lets face it there will be some dust.

If you are considering a home renovation, they can help you get started. The first thing to do is give Lee a call. He can make a convenient appointment with you for an on site visit to gather the information needed to give you a detailed description and estimate for your project. This service is free to you. Project Home Improvement has excellent referrals for you to contact and we are a member for the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating. The team at P.H.I. look forward to the opportunity to earn your business.