James is the heart (and Owner) of Concrete Canoe, he believes in the value of solid craftsmanship and is involved in the design, creation and installation of every piece that comes through our workshop. James is fascinated with the ability of natural materials to be shaped and moulded to create something beautiful, lasting and unique for each customer. James has built his business by creating lasting relationships with the people he works with and by standing by his unwavering commitment to quality and innovation.
A Journeyman Carpenter by trade, James has been able to match his technical skills with his passion for creating. His knowledge of wood and other natural materials has allowed incredble pieces to be imagined and produced.
James is also a proud Dad to 2 young daughters (who are quickly learning their way around the workshop) and is married to Meghan, Concrete Canoe's Business Manager.
Concrete Canoe was born over discussions around wanting to build a local, sustainable business with a vision of creating objects that are beautiful, functional and endure the test of time. We do not believe in mass produced plastic perfection or objects that do not serve a meaningful purpose in our life.
We believe in the raw beauty that concrete cultivates. No two pieces will ever be the same, however every piece is created with the same level of expert craftsmanship
We are a family run business and are proud to design and create our products locally. We are committed to operating a sustainable business with a focus on the environment. Choosing concrete is choosing a medium that is eco-friendly becuse of the minimal waste produced and the ability to have all fabrication done locally.
Meghan is the Co-Owner of Concrete Canoe and is married to James.
Meghan values the relationships she builds with Concrete Canoe's clients, suppliers and partners. Her background in Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership has been fundamental in supporting the creation of a local, sustainable business. Meghan's understanding of the concrete design process has enabled her to oversee the production process, ensuring customers are happy and that everything is running smoothly.
Meghan is proud to run a family business where her daughters can grow up watching their parents do something they love.