• Software management to canvas bliss

    Published On: September 1, 2018Categories: Fabricator Focus

    Keri Ames is the sole owner and fabricator of Yachtsman’s Canvas in North Wales, Pa. She’s been a marine fabricator for eight years and works with powerboats and sailboats on the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay (Md.), southeastern areas of Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. She began sailing the waters of the Chesapeake Bay [...]

  • Quality canvas from the heart and heartland

    Published On: July 1, 2018Categories: Fabricator Focus

    Colonville Canvas in Clare, Mich., provides quality detailed craftsmanship from house and home to covers and awnings. Owner William Miller recently doubled the size of his shop and says that boat canvas is “in his blood.” William Miller is the owner, manager and fabricator of Colonville Canvas, a Clare, Mich.-based company that specializes [...]

  • A family tradition of fabrication

    Published On: May 1, 2018Categories: Fabricator Focus

    Dave Lowitz, owner of Lowitz Custom Shoppe (shown here with his wife Melanie), says manyof his customers own several boats—a ski/wakeboard boat, a pontoon boat and a fishing boat. The framework of the boat top set for this fishing boat was made using 1-inch heavy-walled stainless steel tubing and has a double rear bow [...]

  • Joy of hands-on work

    Published On: March 1, 2018Categories: Fabricator Focus

    Tammy Golden has been the owner of Aureus Custom Canvas in Pasadena, Md., since January 2014. She began the business in her basement and within nine months expanded to her current location. She now has three employees and once again has outgrown her existing space and is in the process of expanding into a new, [...]

  • Creative Problem Solvers

    Published On: January 1, 2018Categories: Fabricator Focus, News

    Derek Steere and Lauren Cohen, owners of San Juan Canvas Co., specialize in creating unique solutions to their clients’ needs. They spent many years in the custom kitchen and bath industry and offer custom boat cabinetry and furniture design in addition to sail and canvas projects. Derek Steere and Lauren Cohen are the [...]

  • A passion for boats and design

    Published On: September 1, 2017Categories: Fabricator Focus

    Mark Merritt, owner of Central Florida Canvas in Leesburg, Fla., is a fifth-generation Floridian. He has spent most of his career working in the marine business starting with building fiberglass boats in the mid-1980s to becoming a certified marine mechanic. He established Central Florida Canvas in 2003 and fabricates a wide range of custom-built canvas [...]

  • Semi-mobile marine canvas company makes quality a priority

    Published On: July 1, 2017Categories: Fabricator Focus

    Charlie and Marcia Kees are the owners of Mister Sew-N-Sew Custom Boat Canvas. Based in Waterford, N.Y., the marine fabrication business designs and sews boat covers and marine upholstery for a variety of makes and models of boats. From bimini covers to mooring covers to camper-style marine covers, all custom work is professionally designed and [...]

  • A family business that thrives

    Published On: May 1, 2017Categories: Fabricator Focus

    Ben Lange, owner of Wyoming Canvas, says that being based in Minnesota means “constantly revolving around our ever-changing seasons.” Ben Lange, owner of Wyoming Canvas, in Wyoming, Minn., established his business in 1981. His shop has six employees who fabricate boat and pontoon covers, travel tops and upholstery. With its long history in [...]

  • For the love of making things

    Published On: March 1, 2017Categories: Fabricator Focus

    Joel Butler, owner of Leatherback Canvas, founded his one-person business in 2004 after discovering that his interests in art and making things added up to transferable skills for the marine fabrication business. Butler’s 18 years of fabrication experience is well utilized in his San Diego, Calif.-based shop. What drew you into the marine fabrication industry? [...]