About Universal Restoration Systems

When disaster strikes, Universal is there with the knowledge and skills to restore your property and get you back where you started. We understand that restoration is more than putting a building back together; it’s about restoring your peace of mind so you can get on with life. We have many services as a contractor, home construction, mold removal, fire damage, water damage, asbestos abatement, and more! 

Canstar Restorations Acquires Universal Restoration Systems

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Canstar Restorations LP (“Canstar”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Universal Restoration Systems Ltd. (“Universal”). Universal is a leading restoration company based in Prince George, British Columbia, with additional branches in Smithers, Terrace, and Quesnel.

“Universal is a proven leader and brings a team of experienced professionals to Canstar, enabling even better service to existing and new customers throughout Northern British Columbia,” said Canstar President and CEO, Ji Yoon. “The team at Universal offers comprehensive restoration services, encompassing everything from fire and flood remediation to mould removal, biohazard cleanup, and structural repairs. Their dedication to excellence and their aligned objectives with our own mission make them an invaluable addition.  We are thrilled to welcome Universal to the Canstar family. A special welcome to Ken Zwiers, as he joins the Canstar executive team.”

Ken Zwiers, Universal’s Founder and Principal, said, “We are excited to join Canstar and be a part of its growth. This partnership of both companies will allow us both to better serve customers and provide an expansive range of services. We look forward to working together to continue providing excellent service and customer satisfaction.”

With the acquisition of Universal, Canstar expands its presence to a total of 14 branches, creating a Western Regional restoration platform with unparalleled expertise and resources. The Canstar Group of Companies is now comprised of Canstar Restorations, ABK Restoration, NorHaz Solutions, and Universal Restoration.


Canstar, founded in 1985, is a leading Western Canadian full-service restoration provider with 6 branches across the British Columbia Lower Mainland and Alberta. Canstar offers a complete range of building and contents restoration services, including repairing fire, water, and storm damage. Visit www.canstarrestorations.com to learn more.


ABK has been an integral part of the Okanagan insurance restoration community for over 20 years, particularly serving Kelowna, Kamloops, Penticton, and Summerland. ABK is a trusted vendor for numerous insurance companies and adjusters throughout the Okanagan and Kamloops regions, a testament to their enduring dedication and superior service standards. Visit www.myabk.com to learn more.


Norhaz Solutions is a full service hazardous materials removal company and operates out of all Canstar/ABK/Universal offices. From industrial and mining projects through to strata and residential claims, Norhaz removes hazardous materials of all kinds, in any size project.  Visit www.norhaz.com for more information.


Operating out of four offices in Northern BC, Universal services the insurance restoration needs of a multitude of communities. With 19 years of local ownership, Universal combines in-depth local knowledge with the expertise and resources to deliver top-tier customer service for claims of any scale, regardless of the season.  For further details, visit www.urscanada.com.


The combined companies above comprise the Canstar Group of Companies. The Group proudly provides property restoration services to the insurance industry, stratas, schools, government, health care facilities, and more. With 14 offices, 150 vehicles, and over 350 restoration professionals, Canstar Group stands as the singular comprehensive solution for all restoration requirements within British Columbia and Alberta.

COVID-19 Disinfection Services

The COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus disease) is a highly contagious viral infection that attacks the respiratory system of it host and can be serious or fatal to certain groups of the population. The most current research has shown that COVID-19 can live on a surface for days after initial contamination.

What Services Does Universal Offer?

  • Universal’s technicians are fully trained in containment protocols, PPE use, and decontamination procedures ensuring safe and effective response
  • Universal employs the latest technologies for mechanical surface disinfection and utilises the most advanced botanical disinfectants and cleaners ensuring that your homes and businesses are left free of harmful pathogens and toxic substances
  • Universal is able to quickly and effectively clean a structure and disinfect exposed surfaces in manner allowing immediate re-occupancy
  • Universal’s friendly and professional staff will guide you through the entire process so you can feel confident that the you are receiving the highest standard of service

The Technology Advantage

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  • Universal employees the latest UV and oxidation air and surface disinfection technology using molecules which occur naturally in nature to destroy pathogens in the air and on surfaces
  • Technology that harnesses the power of nature means you can go home or back to work with-out worrying about toxic by-products and residues
  • Universal has access to the most advances cleaning technologies which save you time and money and ensure the best possible results

The Green Advantage

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  • Universal uses only the safest and most effective products. This means that you can feel at ease and wont have to worry that you have traded one hazard for another
  • Before we use any cleaners or disinfectants in your home or business we will provide all product information and safety data information
  • Most of our products are none-toxic and do not even require rinsing or wiping after application
Serving the Central Interior

Prince George
Company Headquarters
& Response Center:

3675 Opie Crescent
Prince George, BC V2N 1B9
Local Tel: 250-612-5177
Emergency Tel: 877.992.4321
Fax: 250-612-5178

Serving the North West

Smithers Office:
4068 Railway Avenue
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0
Local Tel: 250-877-7789
  Emergency Tel: 877.992.4321

Terrace response center:

Terrace response center:
4550 Greig Avenue
Terrace, BC V8G 1M8
Local Tel: 250-635-4355
Emergency Tel: 877.992.4321
Fax: 250-635-4325

Quesnel response crew:

Quesnel response crew:
2391 Hydraulic Rd
Quesnel, BC V2J 4H4
Local Tel: 250-747-4699
Emergency Tel:

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