“Smallworks is a highly ethical company with incredible people skills and a wonderful team at multiple levels.”

— Carolyn

“We would not hesitate to recommend Smallworks to anyone considering building a laneway home and will certainly be telling our friends and family about the exceptional product and service we received.”

— Nat & Roshni

“Smallworks exceeded our expectations. They went above and beyond for us in countless small but important ways.”

— Sasha & Christie

"Smallworks constructed our beautiful laneway house almost 10 years ago. We had an issue with our boiler lately, and the owner, Jake, responded with useful advice the next day. Smallworks are the Gold Standard. Our next project is theirs."

— Holter

"We just completed our lane house project with Smallworks and we couldn’t be more pleased with the final outcome. Along every step of the way we felt valued and respected. We were very involved in our project, from design to completion, and during each phase of the project we felt that we were all working together as a team towards our common goal of building our dream small home."

— Graham


Jake Fry: HAVAN Leadership Awards — Trailblazer Award


GVHBA Georgie Awards – Best Small Scale Home, Petite Versailles


GVHBA Georgie Awards – Winner, The Mackenzie Lane House (Associated with Abstract Homes)


HAVAN – Builder Member of the Year


GVHBA Ovation Award – Best Small-Scale Home Under 1000 s.f., East Van Coach House


Best of Houzz – Service Category


Houzz Influencer Award


Best of Houzz – Service Category


Best of Houzz – Service Category


Jake Fry: Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year 
in Manufacturing


Margolese Awards – UBC, SALA (School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture)


Smallworks Certified as Green Builder by Built Green Canada


Jake Fry: Awarded the “Power 50 Award” (Vancouver’s 50 Most Influential People of the Year)


Awarded West House Project – joint venture with Simon Fraser University and the City of Vancouver


Awarded Second Highest Rating Ever by powersmart BC for the 2009 Laneway House Show Home


Jake Fry: GVHBA Community Service Award


Selected Press

The Globe and Mail • January 13, 2021

"I wrote the cheque in October, 2015 to a company called Smallworks... So I’m here to tell you what that is like exactly or, at least, what it was like from our end of the telescope."

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Western Living • December 21, 2018

“My friends walk inside and a lightbulb goes on.”

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CTV News • July 20, 2017

“Vancouver could be seeing more laneway houses like this one which was built by Smallworks four years ago”

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Huffington Post • 2017

“We try to use ideas from yacht design while creating something reminiscent of a full family home”

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Builder Magazine • Sept 23th, 2015

"Small laneway houses provide a big idea 
for density"

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West Coast Homes and Design Magazine • 2014

Vancouver interior designer and “Love it 
Or List It” co-host Jillian Harris shows off the laneway house she calls home

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