Learn to Renovate Right

Fun and educational courses that empower you to tackle any project like a pro.

A Seasoned Craftsman with Three Decades of Doing it Right

C

olin Herring wants to change the way people renovate their homes. Tired of hearing the never-ending horror stories of shady contractors, do-it-yourself disasters and runaway project budgets, he developed a better way: put practical industry know-how into the hands of the homeowners themselves.

With his DIY Training Center, Colin brings his considerable knowledge and good-natured teaching style into a custom-built classroom to empower anyone who wants to learn how to renovate the right way.

Colin has been beautifying homes and businesses for more than thirty years. He has helped countless clients realize their biggest and most ambitious renovation dreams. In addition to his home renovation and maintenance courses at DIY Training Center’s headquarters in Calgary’s northeast, Colin provides one-on-one training sessions, and offers a spectrum of professional home renovation services on a contract basis.

A Spectrum of Sought-After Home Renovation Skills

  • BASEBOARDS & CASING  
  • BASEMENT DEVELOPMENT
  • CABINET ASSEMBLY
  • CARPENTRY
  • DECKS
  • DECORATING
  • DEMOLITION
  • DOOR HANGING
  • DRYWALL
  • DRYWALL REPAIR
  • ELECTRICAL
  • FENCES
  • FINISHING
  • FINISHING CARPENTRY
  • FIREPLACES
  • FLOORING
  • FRAMING
  • INSULATION
  • KITCHENS
  • LEAKY FAUCETS
  • LIGHT INSTALLATION
  • MUDDING AND TAPING
  • PAINTING
  • PLUMBING
  • RAILINGS
  • REPLACING BATHROOM FIXTURES
  • SHELF INSTALLATION
  • SIDING
  • STAIRCASES
  • STONEWORK
  • TILING
  • TOOL INSTRUCTION
  • TRADES
  • TUBS & SHOWERS
  • WINDOW INSTALLATION

Learn from the experts and gain the skills and confidence you need to beautify your home with your own two hands.

 

EXPLORE COURSES

In the Words of our Clients

  • “Thank's to Colin's patient, passionate teaching style, I was able to take on most parts of a bathroom project all by myself! If you want a fast, easy way to become proficient in home renovations, I can't recommend DIY Training Center enough.”
    Jody S.Jody S.Okotoks Homeowner
  • "I was amazed at how quickly I learned so many fundamental carpentry skills, including a bunch of insider tricks. I have since tackled two major projects in my home by myself that would have cost thousands more going the contractor route. Two thumbs way up for DIY!"
    Marcel M.Marcel M.Calgary Homeowner
  • "My honey-do list was getting longer by the week, but many of the tasks were outside my comfort zone. I started by taking a couple of 3-hour courses at DIY Training Center. My wife was truly amazed at how much I was able to do with my own two hands, and we saved a bundle on contractor costs."
    Richard J.Richard J.Airdrie Homeowner
  • "My wife has always wanted the basement finished, but the quotes we've gotten are hard to justify. DIY Training Center's lessons on basement renovation made it all make sense. We just did the framing ourselves last weekend!"
    Randall G.Randall G.Calgary Homeowner
  • "I can't say enough good things about Colin and his Pro Series course. I used to dread the thought of paying for any type of home maintenance. Now I can do most of it myself with some basic tools and the new skills I've learned at DIY Training Center."
    Heather B.Heather B.Calgary Homeowner