Quality Custom Work


Our owner operator, Rene Emond, has been running this business for over 30 years with much of his business coming from client referrals. RGS clients are happy to spread the word to their friends and family to make sure they get the same top quality work that they received from RGS Carpentry.

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  • New Homes
  • Renovations
  • Decks / Fences
  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Basements
  • Windows / Doors
  • Soffit / Fascia
  • Siding / Eavestrough
  • Sheds
  • Inground Pools
  • Sono Tubes
  • Post Holes
  • Roofing & Roof Repairs
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In the summer of 2012, we had an issue with moisture, rot and the onset of carpenter ants in the roof above our master bedroom. At the time I was 8 months pregnant and did not need any extra stress added to my plate. Luckily, R.G.S. Carpentry provided fast, efficient and superior service to solve the problem. In less than three days, they removed the old (flat) roof, reframed and shingled a new roof. In 2009, they also replaced 19 windows and doors, insulated and sided our house for us. All work has been of superior quality and I would not hesitate to call Rene again!


Rene has built a house addition and remodeled parts of my house. I work with Rene for two reasons. First, unlike many others I have had do work, he does what he says. Work happens when he has told me that it will happen. Second, Rene work is of high quality. He does not use cheap materials and does not cut corners. Since my first project with Rene I have never called anyone else.


Rene did a n excellent job fencing the yard of our new house. Due to construction activities beside our house, the project was spread over two years. Each time Rene complete the project on time, within the budget and did the work when he said he would. He offered suggestions on the best type of fence for our lot and he and his crew carried out the work in professional manner.

-Bob and Karen

Highly recommend RGS for any construction project. We have contracted them for both small and larger jobs, inside and outside and been left smiling every time. Professional craftsmanship and good work ethic. Thanks guys.


North end St. Catharines​

I would like to write the strongest of recommendations for RGS. Rene is a rare, honorable man, who is good for his word, and you can trust every aspect of your renovation to his skill and judgment. His judgment is key because he knows exactly what aspects of the renovation are practical and those that are not, if you do not have the experience yourself. But, he will always listen to you and what you want. In our particular case, we have found that listening to his advice that has saved us great expense.

His estimates were accurate and timelines ‘spot on.’ He was sensitive that the extensive renovations displaced my family from their routine and home conveniences. He complete them as fast and efficiently as possible without sacrificing quality. Rene was also extremely respectful of the home and family situation.

We first hired Rene to renovate our upstairs and downstairs bathrooms. We were so impressed with the quality of the work and our personal interactions that we ask him to return to renovate our kitchen. These renovations were extensive and also involved the living room to create an open concept first floor. One aspect involved a very delicate procedure of replacing a support beam, without damaging the ceiling. It was a herculean feat that he took on to save a great deal of money off the total cost.

No renovation goes exactly as planned. When walls are knocked down and appliances removed, unanticipated problems can be revealed due to incompetent DIYs of a previous owner. That is where Rene’s experience really pays off. His problem solving abilities are second to none. You can trust Rene to provide you with several excellent solutions while keeping the cost within agreed upon limits. It is hard to find someone to trust implicitly. Again, if you do not have the experience, you can trust him to select the best solution to your advantage, not his.

Because of all these wonderful qualities, we brought him back to redo our roof. And, we will keep bring him back to handle whatever task is necessary. My wife refers to Rene as “the useful husband” and I am OK with that.

-David Gabriel

We engaged RGS Carpentry for a major renovation to our home. To say we are more than satisfied would be an understatement. The quality and craftsmanship of their work is exceptional.

Rene and his crew, Jeff and Bill, were very professional and friendly. They informed and consulted with us at each stage of the construction. We would not hesitate to recommend RGS Carpentry for any construction project.

-Mike and Nancy B

RGS Carpentry did a fantastic job on my new backyard deck, railings and entry door. They have great design intuition, pay amazing attention to detail and were incredibly responsive to my  input and also my budget. They created an amazing exterior oasis for me and my family placing practicality, safety and beauty as their priority. Everyone who sees my back yard marvels at the design and how lovely the space is. They far exceeded my expectations and I would immediately turn to them should I have the need for additional renovations in the future. They are full service, one stop shopping and everyone from the workers to the owner care and work very hard to make the customer happy and have the renovation go smoothly. I enjoyed working with you all and I have already recommended your company to my neighbour and friends. Thank you again for my beautiful back deck space. I also thank you very much Rene for making it all happen so I could see it before I leave on my work assignment abroad. I can’t wait to return and enjoy my deck in the warm weather next summer when I am back.


-Brigitte S

I would like to thank you for the great job you have done renovating my brother in law’s condo in Hamilton. If we would have sold it as it was, we would have gotten 145,000. After the great workmanship and skilled Reno we were able to get 325,000. We will always be grateful to you for the great job you did.

-Ernie and Carolyn

Hello Rene, What a cool website! Wow! You’ve done some really nice projects, and even pools! You are a man of many talents!
Including the fantastic job you did on my home.
I just wanted to thank you after these years not a shingle has come of the new roof you made for me nor has the siding blown away. With the high tornado like winds that come across the field sometimes I think the house will fly across country! The best apart that is in constant use is the beauty sunroom you built on to my home. I have had many compliments on the open concept you were able to help me create. Thank you for your hard work, professional and friendly attitude that made a house into my home.


About Us

RGS carpentry offer a variety of services and can work on a wide range of projects from custom kitchens to decks.


The types of projects that RGS Carpentry has done over the years are custom kitchens, custom refinishing, decks, fences, and more.


Check out or photo gallery to take a look at some of our past work.


If there is something you need done, just contact Rene to find out if he and his crew can help you with your project.