Vancouver Sun

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.

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Smallworks founder Jake Fry.

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