Life as a Fabricator
Vermont Custom Canvas est. 1972 was my home. I’ve been listening to clients describe their dream to my father, followed by watching him build the entire thing, since I was a child. Besides the fact that I was born in this trade, I love challenges and art. I wish I could say that this life is easy, but easy is boring and life as a fabricator would not have held my attention for 15 years if I had to make the same thing the same way all the time. The day I lose passion and stop improving, I will close my doors. Until then I’ll adjust my sails.
Spray Hoods / Dodgers
My favorite structure to fabricate is a dodger. They make the sailing experience more comfortable and enjoyable, they will enhance the elegance of the boat.
I also enjoy outdoor seating projects, specifically outdoor seating for hotels, restaurants, and living communities including pool areas as well. There are so many amazing options and fabric/foam compositions that eliminate the cover from becoming stained, or the foam becoming saturated. Dryfast foam is still extremely comfortable, and I have the capacity to do 100’s of cushions quickly.
Enclosures are the one of the most daunting structures. I was good at building forts as a child, but now, I’m even better. Fit, function, versatility, storage, airflow, etc. There are so many things to take into consideration, it’s never a simple process, its a intricate, beautiful process that looks simple when it’s done well.
Quality and innovation above all. I’ve been fabricating for 15 years, raised at Vermont Custom Canvas. Solving problems is my passion, and making it look effortlessly pretty is my specialty. I will not lose my passion for mass production. I do have a family and rush jobs take my time from my children. I have overcommitted in the past because I care for my clients as well, in order to prevent emotional prioritization I am using the bid system to auto-populate my docket.
I use only the highest quality materials like:
Sunbrella 10 year limited warranty
Lenzip Zippers lifetime marine warranty
Solarfix Thread lifetime marine warranty
TUFFAK Polycarbonate twice the abrasion resistance and up to 5 year limited warranty
1-1/2” Stainless Steel Frames
Double set screw, Hump back Stainless Hardware
Bonding with multiple layers of re-enforcement stacked and sewn together with one clean line
Please see form on Bid Request page if you have any questions.
The information I collect on the form is what I need in order to send a bid, it automatically generates my wait list. If you want work in the near future, the sooner you submit, the better!
I have designated every Friday after 1 PM to email estimates and call clients with updates.