About Our Company
Fowlstone Electric has served the residential, commercial and industrial sectors throughout the Lower Mainland and Whistler since 1979.
Fowlstone Electric Here Today, Here Tomorrow
I (Keith) am originally from Yorkshire, England, where I served an electrical apprenticeship. I started off doing residential and agricultural installations and joined FH Wheeler at Thorpe Marsh Power station; then the largest coal fired power station in Europe. Later at British Rail I maintained locomotive Diesel electric generators and repaired instruments.
I arrived in Peterborough, Ontario in 1971 to join General Electric. Winter there was untenable so in 1972 I packed my Dodge Cornet with all my worldly possessions, which by no means filled it and headed west to British Columbia. In Vancouver I met my wife to whom I have been married for thirty six years. BC is also the birthplace of my sons and Grandchildren.
In British Columbia I joined Britannia Beach mine as an electrician and later moved to Canadian Forest Products in New Westminster. I eventually went back into residential construction, moving to a Union shop as a foreman electrician on renovations at the cancer clinic on Heather St. in Vancouver.
The company I was employed at, Fred Welsh ran out of work, as did many of the union companies. The thought of homelessness or starvation was not appealing at all so I placed an advertisement in the North Shore News looking for electrical work and this was the beginning of Fowlstone Electric Ltd. I have always made top class service a priority … our unofficial company motto is "We will not hold up your job." We have been very successful … we get most of our jobs from referrals and repeat business. Our work ranges from repairing simple door bells to working on multi million dollar projects … no job is too small.
We are a team of 8 to 12 members, highly trained with many years of experience. I hope at some time to help you with your electrical needs, whatever they may be.
Founder and owner since 1979.
Richard earned his Bachelor of Communication Studies at the University of Calgary where he played varsity football for the Calgary Dinos. In 2008, he moved home to Vancouver and enrolled at the British Columbia Institute of Technology where he completed his trade and received his Red Seal as a Journeyman Electrician.