Our Why

I was brought up watching my dad run his refrigeration company where he consistently provided reliable on-call service to top restaurants in Vancouver and Whistler. He was proud that his company was built upon trust and quality service. To this day, many of his former clients consider him a friend and an integral part of their business as he continues to take care of issues others may not fully resolve for them.

I built Silverfern with my dad's example in mind: ensuring a trusting relationship as a foundation while delivering expertise rooted in a balance of education and practical know-how as a Professional Engineer with over 15 years of hands-on experience.

My focus goes beyond merely resolving problems as they arise - I aim to educate each of my clients on the impact of potential issues or opportunities I see for their property and assets. I will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear as I hold my clients' interests as a top priority. I am committed to your complete satisfaction and long-term success so I can continue to build on a family tradition of providing quality service for over 60 years.

Worry Free Living

Live more, worry less. 

We know first-hand how daunting it can be to have an issue with your property and not know how to fix it. 

The Silverfern team has you covered no matter what the problem so you can live worry-free.


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Our Impact

With the environment in mind, Silverfern Property Services focuses on prevention and repairing before replacing. Prevention is key to reducing large-scale property issues which can get costly. If it is practicable and cost-effective, we will repair before replacing in order to limit the amount of waste heading to landfills. 

If replacing is the best option, we make every effort to donate or repurpose functioning equipment, and for items that cannot be reused, we ensure they are disposed of in the most appropriate and environmentally-conscious way. 

Companies We Work With

We are proud to provide services to the following companies in the Lower Mainland

About the Owner

Owner and founder, Michael Dowling, has over 15 years experience maintaining his family-owned properties and has been responsible for preventative maintenance, repair work, renovation projects, and tenant management.

Michael graduated from the University of British Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and has earned a Professional Engineer designation in Construction Management while working for a large North American construction firm for 7 years.His experience has helped him evolve into a natural problem solver who is able to perform a wide range of maintenance work on properties that usually requires a variety of different trades. 

He founded Silverfern from the ground-up, starting with one client who owned two 16,000 sq. ft. homes in the British Properties and a luxury townhouse in downtown Vancouver. He quickly built a reputation for superior client service, savvy troubleshooting, and being the one call that does it all. Silverfern now proudly services most major property management companies operating in Downtown Vancouver, commercial clients, and dozens of homeowners with a team of dedicated, talented, and hard working handy-persons.

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