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Meet Chuck Naish, Owner of City Residential Foundation Repair

Ottawa, Ontario

Chuck Naish’s foundation is solid. He’s been in the maintenance and repair industry since high school, and has built a successful foundation repair company over the last decade. Chuck has a strong dedication to the quality of his work, and providing excellent service while he does it.

Chuck Naish, thank you for everything you do. Your commitment to helping people and changing lives in a concrete way shines in the work you do with City Residential Foundational Repair.

How did you get started in maintenance?

I’ve been in the foundation repair business since I finished high school. I couldn’t get enough of the outdoors and I loved the satisfaction of helping people in need of it. My mentality coming out of high school was to be honest and personable. Starting a company, I wanted to make sure that these values carried through it.

I started City Residential in 2011 and am so happy with where we’re at. One thing that sets me and my team apart is that we want to provide the best quality work and service possible. I want to make my customers lives easier and turn their frowns upside down. 

What is one of your proudest achievements? 

One of our most recent projects involved a house located near a river that had seven feet of water flooding. I’m happy and proud to say that my team and I were able to clear all the water of the house and repair the foundation damages caused by the flooding. The basement has been dry ever since.

I’m also proud of my team at City Residential because we replace damaged foundations with brand new stone, which a lot of companies do not. A lot of people simply re-use the original dug-up soil, but that’s just the easy way out.

What is one thing you wish people knew about your job? 

If there was one thing I wish people knew about my role, it would be how clean and organized people in foundation repairs actually are. Even though whatever site we’re working at seems to be in disarray, there’s an organized system in place, and we’re able to get whatever the job is done.

Thank you, Chuck!

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