“Hiring Alan O’Rourke was one of the best decisions I made over the course of restoring a Vancouver character house. He came onto the project after every homeowner’s worst nightmare – having to fire the previous contractor who wasn’t up to the job. Nerves were frayed, budgets were strained, and deadlines were approaching. Alan brought a calm, thoughtful attitude to the situation, and combined a deep understanding of structural issues with a real appreciation” of the aesthetics of heritage homes.


“In the winter of 2009, we found ourselves needing to do extensive renovations to two levels of our home. We hired Alan O’Rourke to assist us with these renovations. He and his crew proved so competent and reliable that we soon asked Alan to take charge of the entire project. This proved to be a most wise decision. The communication between Alan and ourselves was ongoing and thoughtful, especially as we frequently increased the scope of the project. Both Alan and his crew consistently displayed the highest degree of consideration and professionalism.”

-Betty and Brain Fussell

“Alan O’Rourke Construction has worked on our 100 year old wooden frame Vancouver house a significant amount. Interior and exterior work has always been done to a high standard of finish and structure. We have always been very impressed with the end result which did not run over budget or time. I cannot recommend this company highly enough, and will use them again.”

-Carel Moiseiwitsch

“Very Happy with Alan for my elevated sundeck renovation. He is very attentive to my questions and concerns through out. He and his team do really meticulous work. His quote was in line with 2 other estimates I got and the final project price was just as he laid out. He charged by time and materials and was very honest and straight forward to work with. Had good solutions for drainage and electricity issues that came up. Excellent references.I hope to use him again for future bigger renos”


“Alan has been a wonderful resource for us in repairing and maintaining our older Strathcona house. He completely rebuilt the front porch for us, which had been redesigned a couple of times over the life of the house. We had to figure out what the original porch had looked like based on very little evidence, and Alan’s familiarity with the design and construction techniques used in similar heritage houses was a huge help to us. This project required a lot of problem solving and design decisions as well as precise carpentry.”

-Strathcona House Reno

“We are delighted with the transformation of our home! Working with Alan on this renovation taught us to see its elements differently and to appreciate ways of creating and maintaining beauty in unexpected places. Alan’s close attention to visual detail was matched by a meticulous approach to all aspects of construction. He displayed sensitivity, patience, creativity and a calm flexibility as he helped us to explore the options that were available within our budget—and also provided a frankly honest assessment when there were difficult decisions to be made.”

-Chamberlain House Reno