Xavier Santamaria Founded Restorex in 1992

Our founder Xavier Santamaria, immigrated from Spain to Canada to pursue a better life for his family. Through his vision of quality, service & hard work he built Restorex from the ground up. Xavier sadly passed away March of 2016. He will be forever missed.

Since its inception in 1992, Restorex Contracting Ltd. has maintained a philosophy of ‘growth through need’. This ‘natural’ expansion has resulted in a solid financial base, as well as a lengthy list of satisfied and long-term clients. From this, we are able to perform a diverse range of work in excess of $10 million per year, within a geographical work area including the GTA, Central, Southwestern & Eastern Ontario.

We have continuously met the challenges of this complex construction industry through a focus on being the best in our field, namely; building restoration, parking garage, waterproofing systems and other construction services. If we were to isolate a forte within our operations, the increasingly prevalent ‘full slab replacement’ approach to garage restoration would dominate.

Our Project Management and site staff have decades of experience with a great many being part of the original ‘team’.

Our initial commitment to providing an excellent product has not wavered. The majority of our work is performed in-house, allowing a further assurance of control. Concrete restoration, expansion joints, hot-applied and traffic bearing waterproofing systems, for example, are all performed by our own seasoned professionals.

A ‘team-effort’ approach to the work on hand, combined with a proactive initiative in problem resolution, will result in efficient and cost-effective results on any restoration project undertaken.


Xavier Santamaria


Darrell Ruby

Vice President, General Manager

Phone: 416-990-2269
Email: darrell@restorex.ca

Stefan Santamaria

Vice President, Construction Manager

Phone: 416-990-2188
Office: 905-669-2835
Email: stefan@restorex.ca

Alexa Straughan

Project Manager

Phone: 416-990-2181
Email: alexa@restorex.ca

Gavin Bening

Executive Project Manager

Phone: 647-482-2110
Email: gavin@restorex.ca

Marina Zakee

Project Manager

Phone: 416-857-3653
Email: marina@restorex.ca