We are very pleased with the quality of your work on both the exterior and interior of the house at W. 8th. I have been getting rave reviews from all who have seen the work in progress and the final results, and from the photos they have captured I am definitely agreeing. Your artistic design judgement on the details of the project have enhanced the appearance of the house well beyond our expectations, even though we had anticipated from our initial discussions with you that we would like the results. The curb appeal of the house has been greatly enhanced, both front and back. We are especially pleased with your design and wood work on the garden shed. You have transformed that back area of the house from its former rundown appearance into a handsome presentation, and we feel that new owners will retain that shed as a feature and standard in whatever decks and patios they add to that area.

– Mr Whyte, Kitsilano


Great Job! Thanks again.

– Pat, Kitsilano


Over the last four years Dave Fairburn’s Reliable Painting and Handyman Services has been a regular and welcome presence in our home. Literally each room has had his attention, transforming the house from a rehabilitated grow-op to a home sold in just 5 days with more than 12 offers made. Dave remodeled both bathrooms, the kitchen, put in windows, replaced the porch and painted everything inside and out. There is a simple reason for our hiring Dave to help us on a regular basis: he delivers a good job at a fair price, just as promised. He has been trustworthy and a great resource. I can recommend him to you without reservation.

– Ed P, Vancouver


Thanks Dave, it has been great dealing with you. You live up to your motto!

– Andy, Kitsilano


Reliable Painting and Handyman’s projects for us have required painting, carpentry and electrical wiring.

I am happy to recommend them for any project they indicate they are capable of.

– Grant McDonagh, owner Zulu records


Dave Fairburn of Reliable Painting and Handyman Service is by far the best painting and handyman contractor I have worked with. I have never come across a more dependable, reliable and trustworthy paint contractor.

Dave is the easiest person to work with and provides a consistent quality finished product. I never have to double check his work. He is a great communicator and his bills are always on time and correct.

He runs his business with the integrity I demand. He has been in the business for many years, which gives him an eye for quality and detail. He leaves the job neat and tidy, and he and the crew clean up after themselves very well.

Dave has a vision to provide this quality service for other property owners, and I would like to help him do so.

If you are frustrated with the painting contractor you have now and are looking for one you can count on without exception, then I recommend you give Dave at Reliable a call. It will be one less thing to worry about.

– Lucy, Vancouver


In May of 2002, Mr. Fairburn built a deck on my home, to replace a deck which had been built 20 years ago. In addition, he replaced the insulation and various other parts of the home adjacent to the deck which had also received water damage in the past 20 years.

His workmanship is excellent and his estimate for the cost of the work and the materials was accurate and closely adhered to.

He is a pleasant individual. He worked effectively and accomplished what became a more complex job in view of the changes that we had asked for, as the work was in progress. He accomplished this in a very effective fashion.

I am happy to recommend him on the basis of the job he did for us.

– Charles M.D. Shaugnessy, Vancouver


In 2002 we hired Dave Fairburn and Reliable Painting and Handyman Service to paint our house and point our chimney. We were very impressed with the professional job Dave and his crew did at the reasonable price quoted. Dave and his crew were also pleasant and easy to deal with. We called Dave again in 2007 and asked him to do some touch up painting work after we removed ivy from our house. Dave again did the job quickly, professionally and at a reasonable price.

We referred Dave to a neighbour who also some work done on her house and was also impressed with Dave’s work that he did for her. Therefore,my wife and I would highly recommend Dave and Reliable Painting and Handyman Service to anyone needing painting or repair work done in their homes.

– Mark, East Vancouver