AdventWoodProducts

Wood Signs, Cabinetry & Creative Woodwork Solutions

Invermere, British Columbia On Etsy since 2019

AdventWoodProducts

Wood Signs, Cabinetry & Creative Woodwork Solutions

Invermere, British Columbia | 2 Sales

BARRY THOMSON

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BARRY THOMSON

About AdventWoodProducts

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On Etsy since 2019

Creative woodwork solutions & designs built to last for generations

Well back in 1992 I graduated from university in Edinburgh (Scotland) with a degree in engineering / industrial design. Initially I started out in high tech industry working in the production and planning departments. Eventually I shifted focus to IT with some of the biggest American, Japanese & European brands ... however the whole time I retained the same interest as my father in construction & wood working. My first project was an apartment in Edinburgh built in 1780 which I extensively renovated. That started a pattern of buying homes to renovate while at the same time I traveled world-wide from California to Australia & many places in between gaining an appreciation for architecture and products in various corners of the world.

Fast forward to 2003 and I came to Canada for the first time. I had spent a total of 4 years working in the Bay Area (San Jose), but had never been as far north as Canada ... but it was a case of love at first sight. I spent a total of 15 years on the West Coast (Whistler / Squamish / Vancouver) before relocating life & business 900km across BC to the small town of Invermere & the even smaller ski village of Panorama.

Advent (Home Solutions) has been in operation since 2009 & it was in Squamish that I opened the cabinet shop in response to increasing demand from clients for a more custom solution. Although the cabinet & wood working shop is now located in Invermere we are increasingly providing products to clients all across Canada and the USA ... and potentially beyond.

One thing which has not changed during this journey is Barry's passion for creating and building without compromise. Exciting times ahead as we continue to evolve.

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  • BARRY THOMSON

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    Originally from Scotland I relocated permanently to Canada in 2005 having initially spent 2003-04 in Whistler. Since I was a wee kid I felt most at home in the mountains ... I almost settled in the French Alps, but Canada truly felt like home.

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