Small works earn big honour
An innovator in laneway housing in Vancouver has been recognized for his efforts, earning a nod in an annual competition administered by Ernst & Young.
Jake Fry, the founder of Smallworks, was selected Ernst & Young’s Pacific region Entrepreneur of the Year in the manufacturing category.
Fry was cited for his acumen in the small- house construction business and his advocacy work for affordable housing in Vancouver. Smallworks specializes in homes that are up to 1,500 square feet.
“I’ve long believed that there is no need to compromise quality or functionality when designing and building smaller footprint homes,” Fry said in a release. Smallworks has completed close to 90 laneway homes and has more than 20 under construction or in planning.