FairTradeWorks is the type of business that will evoke the response: “Why hasn’t anyone done this before?”


img_4288“Finning recently engaged with FairTradeWorks to complete a renovation at our new Digital office space in Gastown in September 2016. The contractors and PM of FairTradeWorks were knowledgeable, creative and supportive throughout the entire project including when a contractor we were working with had their own ideas and became a bit of a problem to work with. FairTradeWorks jumped in and immediately handled the situation professionally and proactively and were a great support to us as the client. We were particularly impressed with Nav Chauhan who was the lead project manager, who was a pleasure to work with from start to finish and was always reliable for a quick question or progress update. Nav jumped into the project head first and was able to meet our high demands and standards. The contractors were also polite and respectful at times when working during business hours and this helped us meet our tight timeline to finish the renovation so quickly. We are very happy and proud of our commercial space in Gastown after the renovation and it will be hard to leave when we outgrow the space.”

Finning Canada Inc.



“Thank you FairTradeWorks for a job well done. I was hopeful after some previous bad experience with a dishonest contractor, that working with FairTradeWorks would be a good solution for my project and was not disappointed.

I worked with an Advisor who took care of the project and kept me in the loop all the way through the job. This Advisor and his crew were all professional, did a good job and came in on budget.

This was such a positive experience. I have used FairTradeWorks for another project and was equally pleased. I have no hesitation recommending FairTradeWorks to family, friends or anyone who wants a good job at a fair price—such a welcome sigh of relief for anyone requiring a construction/renovation team to be on their side.”

Susan Parsons

sharlina-chang“We want our members to experience the same design all over the world. So that makes my job very difficult. I’m glad FairTradeWorks helped me put this together. There’s a whole team behind the Advisor. You definitely need to find FairTradeWorks.”

Sharlina Chang, NHT Global

anne-dean-storey“We were extremely pleased with our experience with FairTradeWorks. The refreshing aspect of having all the trades show up when scheduled always gave us a happy glow. The always available communication with our Advisor and all the other staff made the process painless and pleasant. We have recommended FairTradeWorks to many people and won’t hesitate to continue that practice. Thanks very much!”

Anne and Dean Storey

chris-pallett“In my profession as a Registered Interior Designer, I frequently am in the position to propose the use of one general contracting firm or another to execute, or quote, on plans (on the drawing board) for a client.

Often clients have had little experience with either the design or construction process, and guiding them through the steps to a successful completion of a project is what I always strive to deliver.

Working with one of their highly skilled Project Managers, (along with the support staff behind them in the offices of FairTradeWorks), means a comprehensive estimate of the cost of completion of a project, and entering into a such a project with “eyes wide open”. Once the project begins, the connection with that PM is ongoing, both for myself, as well as keeping the client fully informed along the way, right up to the successful completion of the project.”

Chris Pallett
Registered Interior Designer

“I actually got a phone call from the owner the day I submitted my email request. He was worried that my problem was an emergency and was willing to get someone over immediately if it was. He told me that someone would contact me the next business day and they actually did call me to set up an appointment.

When I asked for a further estimate due to the hardware choices, I received this in a timely manner and clearly broken down. Explanation of the contract was thorough before I signed. When I was advised when to expect to have work done, it was done at that time.

Work was done very quickly and cleanly. Workman took off his shoes at the door and cleaned up after himself. The people I dealt with were very personable, knowledgeable, and accommodating. I have already recommended the company to a friend and would have no worry about recommending to more people. My whole experience with the company has been a delight from beginning to end. Many thanks to Niall and Vanna for their expertise and willingness to go the extra mile.”

Susan Ellis

lori-bell“I liked the breakdown of costs and payments, and the competitive price. I also liked the fact that the Advisors did seem to care and always returned my calls/emails in a timely manner. Thank you to Jamie for taking on this long overdue and frustrating project. He came into a half done reno that was causing us grief and stress and calmly rectified all the mishaps and problems and made us feel he really cared. I believe he really wanted to make us happy, and in the end, he did.”

Lori Bell

joanna-macintosh“I was already familiar with the process from having a previous job. I like that everything is take care of by Gary.  I don’t need to worry about anything.”

Joanna Macintosh

daryl-cheryl-allercott“FairTradeWorks did an amazing job finishing our basement – it was an unbelievable transformation. The renovation went really smoothly with our Advisor coordinating all the trades, responding to any questions we had, and bringing us in to pick fixtures and finishes. We were very pleased with the work of our project manager and all the trades and definitely will hire FairTradeWorks again for our future projects!”

Daryl and Cheryl Allercott

Engineering-Operations“The wall looks great! Everything looks good!”

Engineering Operations
City of New Westminster

leslie-evangelista“We had both bathrooms redone. Everyone did a fantastic job, they always made me feel that my project was their number one focus! I will definitely call them again!”

Leslie Evangelista

Sabeena-Bubber-web“They handle and oversee all the details with the trades, and it makes it so much simpler for me. I have one person to contact if there is an issue or any questions. It really makes it easier to have someone you can trust to manage the work. There’s definitely no question we’ll be calling FairTradeWorks again.”

Sabeena Bubber
Senior Mortgage Consultant and Homeowner

“I would like to congratulate FairTradeWorks for their exterior renovation of our Victorian style house in East Vancouver. Your crew paid close attention to detail and patiently reviewed our options as to materials. The work was done within the time promised, including some extras, and the quality of the work and attention to detail surpassed our expectations. I recommended your services wholeheartedly. Thank you for a job well done!”

Dan Parlow

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“I’m very impressed with my new home that was built by FairTradeWorks. Working with this company was not only enjoyable but the trades were professional and talented our Advisor was invaluable. The system was so well thought out. the tendering results were very competitive and the strict standards of reporting on everything from the scope of our project to the environmental and waste management system was handled very well. I was able to check on daily site progress from my computer while I was traveling for business too.

I would have no hesitation recommending FairTradeWorks to my family and friends. I’m confident that this is a company that will change the way construction works.”

-Dr. Acker
SW Marine Drive, Vancouver BC


“I had the good fortune to learn about FairTradeWorks through one of their Ladies Construction Events. It was a great evening just for women to demystify the details around hiring a contractor, electrician, plumber, etc. Trades people, product reps, designers, architects and Advisors were all on hand to answer any questions and walk us through the process. I hired FairTradeWorks to reno my kitchen and bathroom counter tops and do some minor cabinet and carpentry repairs around my condo. My Advisor, Jamie Lewis, made the whole process extremely easy. We did a walk through to discuss my ideas and concerns and was given some options and price points to choose from. Once we agreed on what was to be done and the price was confirmed, Jamie looked after all of the details. The work happened fast and I love the results. I wish I had done this sooner!”
“Don’t wait to have your reno project done – call FairTradeWorks!!”

Dorothy Semko
False Bay Provisions

“Had subfloor installed in my entire basement. Uriel from FairTradeWorks was very pleasant to deal with & so were the trades people he sent to perform the work. The work was completed quickly & it was done very well. I would recommend FairTradeWorks to anyone.”


Gordon Finlayson

FairTradeWorks recently completed a renovation for the bathroom in our Chiropractic Clinic, and the response from our patients has exceeded our expectations. The finished quality of work is near perfection.
All of the work was completed well within in the timeframe and the price quoted. In my past experiences working with other contractors for my home or our clinic, there are almost always cost and time overages, which are frustrating to say the least. Working with Jim Perkins was a pleasure and his team made sure our vision was completed. I would highly recommend FairTradeWorksfor any renovation, large or small.

During demolition and construction, they are able to make quick decisions independently. When direction was given, they were able to follow through to meet my needs.

If you want high quality work, done by outstanding professionals in a timely manner, I recommend working with FairTradeWorks.”

dr-j-bathroom-Dr. Avtar Jassal

FairTradeWorks did such a great job renovating my kitchen, that we hired them back for another job. We will definitely continue using FairTradeWorks for all our renovations. “

-Jill Spacey

“After all, it is long overdue! Anyone who has experienced the frustration of a remodelling, renovation or other type of home improvement project will typically comment “There has to be a better way!” Jim Perkins understands the frustration that most home owners experience when faced with choosing sub trades and suppliers, along with the inevitable the unforeseen overruns, the unnecessary and costly delays, and the lack of accountability. He has used his considerable experience to create a ‘better way’, which will eliminate emotional stress, reduce costs and time, and bring peace of mind to property owners. I believe that FairTradeWorks will revolutionize the construction industry”

norm-test-Norm Friend
Franchise 101 Inc.

“I am writing to express our thanks to your company, FairTradeWorks, for a job well done. After seeing the chris-tang1advertisements, I hired FairTradeWorks to revamp my newly purchased townhome in Richmond which was completed last month, October 2012. Each and every experience dealing with Advisor Gary Kwong and his trades has been a pleasure; I received great service; he was always available to answer questions efficiently and fix any unforeseen issues that arose. Gary took extra time to keep me informed of the progress and made sure my family could move in on time as promised. A special thanks to FairTradeWorks for such quality service. I would highly recommend my family and friends to use FairTradeWorks for their renovation needs. “

-Chris Tang
Fairchild Radio

“Conor provided me with three different quotes to help decide where the project was going. One quote for a minimum marty-testproject, a second for an economical change and a third one for my dream renovation. Their expertise guided the project from concept, design, through planning while working around my budget. It was a non pressured and sweat free experience working with FairTradeWorks.”

-Marty Bastedo
Vancouver, BC

“To our architect, engineer and FairTradeWorks, thank you so much for your coordinating efforts on this project. I am very happy with all the work everyone has done – you guys rock, and the renovations look amazing!”

-Carla Duncan
Principal, Sales Manager
TR Trades

natalie-van-profile-pic.png“Thank you SO MUCH for landscaping my patio – it looks fantastic! My renos were done without hassle and left me free of any worries from start to finish. I’ll definitely be using you again when I reno my kitchen and bathroom! I’ll definitely be recommending you to my family and friends”


-Natalie Van
Vancouver, BC


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