Who we are

RSI projects calls Halifax, Nova Scotia home and our practice is focused on residential and commercial renovation, new home build, and working closely with clients and architects to make the process as smooth and efficient as possible.

RSI Projects stands for a better way of building. A way in which the elegance of great design happily marries the importance of building science.  A way built on a foundation of design skills, tireless research and an inspired team able to tackle the most demanding projects. With a stubborn focus on the most energy efficient solutions you can rest assured that you are helping build a greener world for future generations.


RSI Projects is a network of design professionals, carpenters, sub-trades, artisans, and suppliers who all work together to deliver your project. Co-ordination is the heart of our business. In the centre of all of this is the core RSI team, they are:

NICK RUDNICKI
Project Lead/Designer

Over the years, Nick’s experience co-ordinating a range of projects  has cultivated strong project management practices that ensures the many elements of a project that need to be kept in balance stay that way.

Nick’s formal education in fine arts means that he has cultivated a refined and clear understanding of the aesthetic world. Add to this years of building experience, and an ongoing thirst for research into old and new building practices, and you get a formidable offering of both beautiful and practical design and build skills.

JAMES PARKER
Lead Carpenter

James has been a life-long maker. From as early as he can remember he has been creating things with his hands. When he discovered how incredibly versatile wood can be, he knew he found his calling. After many years of experience across a number of trades such as cabinet installing and cabinet building, James found himself a great home in the always changing and always challenging environment of RSI Projects.

LONG NGUYEN
Assistant Carpenter

Long time service provider, Long came to RSI Projects eager to build things that will last. Working with and learning from Nick and James, Long has become a hugely valuable asset for RSI. Helping grow the skills we offer and productivity we can achieve.

Residential Projects

Cow VBay
Cow Bay
Harvard Bathroom
Harvard Bathroom
Orange Kitchen
Bedford Deck
Hot Tub Deck
Mantle Place
Cedar Street Mantle
Cherry Street Built In

How we work

Design Consult

Of the many details that need to be considered in a build project of any size, the first is what you want and need. To answer this, we engage in a thorough consulting process in which we work with you to flesh out two levels of understanding: tangible requirements and the intangible needs.

First, the checklist of tangible requirements. How many rooms? What kind of cabinets? Mobility needs? What kind of target budget are you looking to work with? These types of questions are the clearly defined parameters we will need to work within.

Then we need to flesh out the intangible needs. What kind of mood are you looking to achieve? What will the personality of the usage be like? What kinds of textures and colours will suit your palette the best? These are the tricky, slippery, and often vague qualities that go into making sure a project satisfies needs that the client did not know they had.

Proposal

With a clear understanding of both the tangible and intangible needs of the project, we prepare the design proposal. This proposal will show you a sketch of the solutions we are suggesting, along with a likely timeline, and approximate budget. This gives you the chance to see where the project can go, and what it will take to get it there.

Design

Once the proposal has been given an enthusiastic green light, we will work to prepare floor plans, elevations, colour choices, material choices, fixtures, and furniture choices. Couple this with renderings of the proposed changes, and we give you a clear vision of what we can do for your space.

Scheduling

Scheduling is a pivotal responsibility of ours that affords us two opportunities. First, we can ensure that all the elements of the construction process are lined up and booked well in advance, minimizing room for delays and surprises. Secondly, and as importantly, it lets us offer you a road map for what to expect, and when to expect it. Here we can flag any hard dates that we will need to work around, and plan accordingly.

Construction

From the first swing of the sledge hammer to the last paint touch up, this is where co-ordination and communication become the cornerstones of this business. Extensive effort is put into making sure that all sub-trades and labour are co-ordinated to make every step of the project run as smoothly as possible.

Completion

The project is not done until we all agree it is done. Simple as that.

All completed RSI Projects are backed by a one-year warranty.  Which means we do it right.

Who We Are

RSI Projects is a network of design professionals, carpenters, sub-trades, artisans, and suppliers who all work together to deliver your project. Co-ordination is the heart of our business. In the centre of all of this is the core RSI team, they are:

NICK RUDNICKI
Project Lead/Designer

Over the years, Nick’s experience co-ordinating a range of projects  has cultivated strong project management practices that ensures the many elements of a project that need to be kept in balance stay that way.

Nick’s formal education in fine arts means that he has cultivated a refined and clear understanding of the aesthetic world. Add to this years of building experience, and an ongoing thirst for research into old and new building practices, and you get a formidable offering of both beautiful and practical design and build skills.

JAMES PARKER
Lead Carpenter

James has been a life-long maker. From as early as he can remember he has been creating things with his hands. When he discovered how incredibly versatile wood can be, he knew he found his calling. After many years of experience across a number of trades such as cabinet installing and cabinet building, James found himself a great home in the always changing and always challenging environment of RSI Projects.

LONG NGUYEN
Assistant Carpenter

Long time service provider, Long came to RSI Projects eager to build things that will last. Working with and learning from Nick and James, Long has become a hugely valuable asset for RSI. Helping grow the skills we offer and productivity we can achieve.

Testimonials

A selection of what some of our satisfied clients had to say about our work:

Nick brings multiple strengths to a building project – artistic flair, technical competence, a keen sense of responsibility, and a pleasant demeanour.  He’s a joy to work with.

Peter N. Duinker
Professor
School for Resource and Environmental Studies
Dalhousie


Nick and his team transformed my cold unfinished basement into comfortable extra room. He was very clear and open with us right from the beginning and saying that Nick and his team delivered quality work seems like an understatement. Thanks to the hard work that they put in, my family has a beautiful new space that we can all enjoy together for many years to come.

Austin Taylor
Homeowner


Nick gave us a competitive quote and, along with his skilled team of trades people, delivered solid work from start to finish. He brought a great colour palette, researched/found solid bang-for-our-buck materials, and remained flexible with our evolving design ideas. When we discovered an old hardwood floor underneath two layers of carpet and tiles, Nick readily embraced our desire to save it. He explained what the budget and schedule impact would be and then logged fifty hours sanding and finishing what has become one of the dominant features of our offices.

Paul Caskey
Artistic Director
Live Art Dance


When we needed to renovate our new office space, we chose RSI. They were able to hear our needs for a design that reflected our company’s culture, while keeping a close eye on costs, logistics, and deadlines. Thanks to the RSI team’s flexibility and open communication, they were able to not only develop a beautiful design for the space, but see it executed in time for us to move into our new space.

Karen Spaulding
CEO
Metaworks