We're pretty picky!

  • Over the years we have met some awesome (and not so awesome companies). Below is a list of companies (in absolutely no identifiable order) that we are happy to recommend and hope you enjoy them too.

    scroll down for links and more information on why they are great.

    Apple Auto

    Mr Sparkle

    The Wine Works

    MB Mart



    D.A.M. Good Drywall

    United Floors

    All About Me Spa

    Optimize Nutrition

    Harbour Chandler

    Mahle House

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    U-BREW WINE - Keeping our clients happy (and a little tipsy) for years...

    We have been bottling wine for our clients with Fiona and Blair for years. They are so awesome!
    The Wine Works was started in 1992 by Fiona and at the grand opening she met Blair and the two have been together ever since making beautiful wine. Blair is a ISG sommelier and given the chance he will talk your ear off about anything wine. Fiona is the heart of the business and keeps a tight ship. They have a variety of red, white, bubbly and even carry growlers!
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    D.A.M. GOOD DRYWALL - Becaues they are Dam Good!

    We have been recommending D.A.M. Good for years because they are one of the few companies that do small jobs and have always taken great care of our clients
    Not just another D.A.M Drywall company!
    Services offered: Insulation, Drywall, New Construction, Renovations, Commercial, Acoustical T-Bar Ceilings, Drywall repairs, Texture ceiling removals
    No job too big or too small!!
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    DINING - I can cook but... this place... damn...

    This has been my all-time favourite restaurant in the area for years. Never a disappointment and for the love of God you must take 3 of your fav peeps and try their adventure Wednesday... mmmmmm
    Award-winning restaurant situated in a refurbished 1903 farm h-ouse surrounded by a sprawling English garden. Serving chef-inspired local farm-to-table dishes and home of the famous Adventure Wednesday multi-course experience. Celebrating 40 years of serving the local community as Nanaimo’s #1 restaurant. Please visit Mahlehouse.ca for our current offerings.
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    AUTOGLASS REPAIR - Where they learn your name...

    I love that Neil and Candy know who I am when I call. Clearly, we get too many rockchips.
    Hi! I'm Candy, from Apple Auto Glass Nanaimo. Our shop has been a fixture of downtown Nanaimo for nearly 25 years- possibly due to our quirky shop, our attention to detail and quality of work, but also because of our customer service! We do our best to help out when we can, and if not we will try to point you in the right direction. We really do have the best customers!
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    EXTERIOR CLEANING - for those jobs you don't want to do...

    I was giving out Jonathan's name long before I met him because I heard so many great things about him.
    Mr. Sparkle Exterior Cleaning has been a Nanaimo-based company since 1992. They offer roof demossing, roof treatments, gutter cleaning, window cleaning, house washing and Christmas light installation.
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    STEREO INSTALLATION - Gotta be groovy...

    Aaron is totally my go-to dude when I need good beats (or cameras or speakers!). He is so awesome and always stands behind his work.


    Since 2008 Ecstasy Car Audio has been dedicated to providing high-quality installations and the right advice to keep you up-to-date, safe and happy. As an independent dealer from top brand names in Car Audio, they provide the latest tech for your ride.
    Shop locally and experience what Ecstasy Car Audio has to offer.
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    HEATING AND PLUMBING - Good guy to know to stay warm and clean...

    I have been doing work with Lee for years and he is always dependable and reasonable to deal with. He did my in-floor heating, furnace work, boiler systems... great guy
    Auscan Plumbing & Gas Ltd, a licensed natural gas contractor with BC Safety Authority as a FortisBC Trade Ally Network member, offers a full range of plumbing and gas services.
    Hot Water Tank specials include electric, gas and tankless. Give us a call at 250.327.7010
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    FLOORING - Gotta get Tim to take care of your tootsies...

    It's possible everyone at United Floors in Nanaimo is great but Tim is my man... he's actually a lot like Mr. Rogers and he has been in flooring forever...
    Hi, my name is Tim Hartman, I am at United Floors and have been in flooring sales for over 40 years. I would be pleased to be of service if you are in need of new floors. We provide no-charge, no-obligation service.
    Thanks and hope to see you soon!
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    SPA - Any day is a good spa day...

    Sarah is the best. I have been having pedicures and facials from her for years and always leave feeling a sense of ahhhhhhhh....

     Hello and Welcome to All About Me Esthetics. I graduated and became a licensed Esthetician in 2005 from Blanche MacDonald, an Aesthetic school in Vancouver. My 16 years of experience come from working at two highly successful spas in Vancouver, Absolute Spa; and in Edmonton, Urban Retreat. I opened this free-standing location in 2018. With a spa-like atmosphere, professional equipment, and a quiet, clean and safe environment here to pamper you.

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    HEALTH AND NUTRITION - without your health what do you have?

    Dave and his crew are so well-educated in health and nutrition. They are relatable, non-judgemental and honest about their products. They just want you to be as healthy as you can be (formerly Fuel in RockCity Plaza)
    Led by our founder, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, we prioritize quality and customer satisfaction above all else. Our commitment to excellence ensures that every product we carry meets our rigorous standards, and our honest opinions and reviews help you make informed choices. At Optimize Nutrition, you're not just a customer – you're family. Join us in achieving your health and fitness goals, and let's optimize your well-being together!"
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    MB MART NANAIMO - best service, best food.

    If you are looking for the best selection of Mediterrenean groceries and deli look no further. Not to mention the guy who runs it is SO amazing - I think sometimes I go in just for a dose of him!
    Discover a variety of exotic offerings with all the taste and flavour of the Mediterranean.
    Find a vast array of imported olive oils, organic Greek varieties.
    A wide selection of fresh cheeses - Myzithra, Kefalotiri, Halloom.
    Hummus, Tapanat, and much more.
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    BOATING - they help you stay afloat...

    I have been converting my van to a camper and it's a learning curve for sure. Austin has been crazy patient with me and the rest of the staff seem equally so. Not once did I feel like an "idiot" for asking questions (I mean some of my questions were, umm, questionable but...)
    Harbour Chandler is a locally owned and operated company serving the boating and fishing community since 1985. We have a physical location downtown Nanaimo, as well as an online store that ships all over Canada.
    We are extremely passionate about providing the very best service and products in the marine industry. Whether it's for your Boat, Bus, Van, RV or DeLorean, we are always ready to help customers design and complete their next project!