Vanguard Painting Ltd. completed a contract to power wash, caulk and repaint the cedar siding and trim of our 14-unit townhouse complex. The unit owners are pleased with the high standard of work and the attention to detail… The painting project was completed on time and on budget – both of which were much appreciated… At the end of each day the work site was left tidy and all paint and equipment were stored neatly out of sight. Because our strata complex has experienced considerable difficulty in the past in finding competent and professional trades, we were very pleased with the co-operative and efficient manner shown by Quentin Miller of Vanguard Painting Ltd… We have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Vanguard Painting Ltd. and in fact have already done so to two other strata complexes…

R. Maxwell
D. Richardson

Painting Committee
Parkside Estates



They did the inside of our house on the lower mainland and we were so pleased with their attention to detail and good workmanship that we paid extra to have them come over to the island to do our entire bed and breakfast – inside and out… Our biggest worry beyond competency with trades is their honesty. We appreciated Quentin’s attention to detail and his follow through on everything he promised us… A few years back we learned the hard way that we need to look beyond the initial cost. Whether interior or exterior, our money is on Vanguard.

Annette & Dieter

Birds of a Feather Oceanfront Bed & Breakfast


I want to thank Vanguard Painting and you in particular for doing an outstanding job not only for the excellent results but also in managing the process over many weeks required to complete the job… Your team took the time and effort to ensure that we were completely satisfied… I found all members of your team were very professional, motivated, thorough and courteous. Your dedicated follow-up to make sure everything was done correctly was particularly noteworthy. I would not hesitate to recommend your firm in the future.

Howard Shimokura

2588 York Ave
Vancouver, BC


This is to express my great appreciation for the exceptional work done by Vanguard Painting on my home… I can’t think of any other instance where the level of performance by a contractor has so consistently met my hopes and exceeded my expectations… I live with the curse of being a perfectionist, but your staff met even my lofty standards. Vanguard’s performance was such a contrast to three other contractors who were on-site immediately before your arrival or during the painting… Not surprisingly, Vanguard Painting’s work ethic and end product have brought rave reviews from neighbors and miscellaneous passers-by alike… From my perspective, you, your employees, and Vanguard Painting are the best there are.

John Leach

4632 West 13th Ave
Vancouver, BC



I am very pleased to write this letter of reference on your behalf. My wife, Christine, and I hired you and your painting crew to redecorate our west-side house in the summer of 1999… Throughout the relatively short time that this job took you to complete, I always found you and your crew to be polite, earnest, and very professional. Indeed, the way you left the job at the end of each day and the attention to order and cleanliness that you paid to this job were amazing! I have no reservations in recommending Vanguard Painting to any homeowner that is considering exterior or interior painting and redecorating. In fact, I will not hesitate to call on you in the future when we need your services again.

David Sweet

D.M.D., Ph.D., D.A.B.F.O., F.I.C.D.



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Thursday March 30th 2017
After the non-stop snow and rain, we finally have a sunny day! Hope we could have a sunny summer! Time to paint!