Valley-grown and Still Locally-owned
Yes we provide ‘fast and affordable shipping solutions’, but that’s not what ‘F.A.S’ initially stood for! The company was established by a local family back in the early 1980s and ‘F.A.S.’ was the acronym they created for ‘Father and Son.’
The company’s current owner, Terry Lawrence purchased F.A.S. Delivery (1986) Ltd. from the Eby family of Comox in 1990. At the time, the company employed one driver and dispatched from an answering service. It had about 60 accounts, mainly government contracts and law firms in the Comox Valley and Campbell River. By 1995, F.A.S. Delivery had grown to have three licensed vehicles and drivers operating full-time to serve an ever-increasing client list of about several hundred.
Today, F.A.S. Delivery’s office is still in Comox and is accredited as a:
- Federal Express Authorized Ship Center, offering the full line of FedEx products
- Registered participant with Transport Canada, and,
- Sears Canada catalogue store designation.
F.A.S. Delivery now owns and operates four vehicles, all equipped with two-radios and personal safety equipment. We now serve a client base of 700+ and have a ‘local’ territory that extends from Nanaimo north to Campbell River, and all points in between and beyond.
By securing a wide range of clients, including legal, medical, automotive, aeronautical, technology, government, small business and consumers, F.A.S. Delivery has ensured its future stability because when one sector winds down, others pick up. While our main focus remains ‘Same Day ’services for our loyal Vancouver Island customers, we have expanded to include provincial, national and international shipping services and many enhanced business solutions.
F.A.S. Delivery has also evolved to meet changing times. We utilize a variety of communications technologies and Internet applications in order to deliver creative shipping solutions to our clients. We work hard to achieve a high level of professionalism and security. All employees are fully trained and have passed Federal security checks.
“By looking after our people, our clients and, of course, our bottom line we have put together a formula that has kept us as the foremost independent courier on the Island,” says owner Terry Lawrence.