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About Us - Bonafide Carpentry - Building and Construction Contractors - Winnipeg - Manitoba



Bonafide is a commercial general contractor with over 20 years’ experience in the retail and service industry. We perform a variety of construction projects that include commercial renovations, lease hold improvements and fixture installation. General maintenance is also key to our business.  We also specialize in fixture installations and roll out programs. We have setup many new stores as well as packed up stores that are closing or moving to a new space. From a simple repair to a large scale renovation, interior or exterior remodels, we can do it all.

Our attention to detail remains the same when we are working in a boutique store, an office tower, a grocery store or a large box retail development. We have a long list of repeat customers with whom we are proud to continue performing maintenance work.

Bonafide will work with you to ensure your project stays on time and on budget. Our staff are extremely conscientious to maintain a clean and safe work environment while being respectful of adjoining tenants. Bonafide staff are extremely thorough and are trained to identify and correct any deficiencies early on in the project. It is imperative that our customers are happy and enjoy seeing positive transformations. Bonafides' ability to work around our clients customers has helped define our motto.

"Your business comes first, the construction site comes second".

Bonafide works in partnership with quality skilled sub trades to complete projects. Our relationships in the industry are based on a detail oriented, collaborative and customer focused approach. At Bonafide we put our knowledge and experience to work for you. We'll take you from permit applications to your grand opening. We are a one stop shop.

"If it were not for your customers, we wouldn’t be here!"

Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, we have managed project work in Saskatchewan, Northwest Ontario, Alberta and throughout Manitoba. Our client list includes Safeway, Sobeys, Co-op, Home Depot, McDonalds, Plato's Closet, Mac's Convenience Store, and Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries to name a few. Bonafide is also frequently contracted to perform regional work in partnership with national and American construction management companies. These include, Rochon Corporation, Dama Construction, Sajo Design Construction and DMP Construction

At Bonafide safety is very important. Along with being COR certified Bonafide has invested into upgrading all safety, with a program called 1Life workplace Safety Solutions. This allowing Employees to have all safety paperwork needed at hand right on their smartphones.

As of late 2017 Bonafide has become a member of the Chamber of Commerce. 


Bonafide was started in 1995 by Ralph Herlick, President and CEO. Ralph's many years of experience in the construction industry coupled with his desire for perfection motivated him to strike out on his own.

"I wanted to bring in my own ideas and visions and create a company that kept our customers and their customers satisfied".

From its inception, Bonafide has grown beyond expectations. Ralph started by carrying out maintenance jobs and small remodels for retailers such as Sobeys and Safeway. Today our customer base has grown tremendously and now includes Home Depot, Rexall, national department stores, financial service offices and other retail and commercial clients.

Jeff Herlick started working for Bonafide in 1997 as a general laborer and is now the operations manager and lead project manager.

"I have watched and listened to everything going on around me and have an abundance of knowledge on every process of construction. I have taken Bonafide to the next level with the help of our customers and employees. They are both an integral part of our success".