Turney Carpentry is a small team of skilled carpenters operating on Lekwungen territory (Victoria, BC). Specializing in renovations, tiny homes, outbuildings, and decks - we build attractive, durable structures with transparent and competitive pricing.

The Crew

Craig Turney - general contractor / journeyman carpenter

    Craig is a Red Seal carpenter and general contractor (certificate #K03121178). 

    After graduating from the University of British Columbia with a BA in anthropology, Craig spent some time working in forestry and travelling abroad before starting his carpentry apprenticeship through Camosun College.

    After years of working for some of Victoria’s largest renovation companies, he decided to strike out on his own and founded Turney Carpentry. Keeping the scale of the business small allows him to focus on the craft, and give each project the attention it deserves. 

Sean Parsons - journeyman / lead carpenter 

    Sean is a Red Seal journeyman and lead carpenter (certificate #K03123575).

    After graduating from Quest University with a BA in marine biology, Sean spent several years working with a small crew building high end custom homes from foundation to finish on the Saanich Peninsula. He brings an attention to detail, organisation, and a strong commitment to quality on all of his projects.

Brendan McDougall - apprentice carpenter 

   With a background foremaning tree-planting crews and forest fire fighting in remote BC communities, Brendan isn’t afraid of hard work or getting dirty. Aside from being a hard and diligent worker, he is also our resident DJ and working toward his Red Seal certification.


Outdoor Structures

    • tiny houses
    • garage / carports
    • decks
    • sheds
    • fencing


    • additions
    • heritage homes
    • complete bathroom / kitchen upgrades
    • finishing (trim, flooring, siding, etc.)

Green Building

    • timber framing
    • material selection for occupant and environmental health
    • passive solar design
    • natural techniques (light clay straw, cob, cellulose insulation, etc.)

General Contracting

    • project management
    • access to network of skilled and trusted sub-trades (plumbing, electrical, cabinetry, drywall, etc.)


    • consultation
    • accurate and detailed estimating
    • permit applications


    We operate under a time and material (T&M) contract, which we believe is the best arrangement for both the client and contractor. Put simply, it means that the amount charged is for the hours worked, plus the cost of material needed to complete your project. If you want to get into the nitty gritty, you can review the details of our standard terms here.
Our standard rates are:

  • $70/hr (+GST) for a general contractor
  • $60/hr (+GST) for a journeyman carpenter
  • $45-55/hr (+GST) for an apprentice carpenter (depending on experience)
  • 15% markup on material and subcontracted labour. Copies of receipts are included with weekly invoices.

    Additionally, please inquire, as we offer a discounted rate for non-profits and projects that benefit the community.

Social and Environmental

    As a small local business, we believe strongly in our responsibility to the community in which we live and work.


   As members of the Victoria community, we recognize that it is our privilege to work on Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ territory. Each year, we give back 10% of our annual profits to a local non-profit organization.   

   As an employer, we strive to create an inclusive environment that is safe and welcoming for everyone, clients and workers alike. We have a zero tolerance policy for any type of hate or discrimination. 

    The construction industry is one of the largest contributors to municipal solid waste - Statistics Canada estimates that the construction industry generates about 4 million tonnes of waste annually. Of that waste only 16% was reused or recycled, while the remaining 84% (3.4 million tonnes) was disposed of in landfills.

   As builders, we have an outsized impact and a responsibility to minimize the waste we generate. Whenever possible we divert waste by recycling and donating reusable items to the ReStore. Our in-depth knowledge on the environmental impacts of material selection and design can help further reduce the footprint of your project. 

Fully Insured


    Registered and in good standing with WorkSafe BC (you can request a clearance letter here - account #200399786). Covered for $5 million in commercial general liability through Western Coast Insurance.