Brian talks about his company business, Canmore Woodcrafters Ltd., and experience with EO. Learn more
Business: Canmore Woodcrafters Ltd.
Describe the growth journey of your business, including where you are at today:
The company started in 1979 and has grown from 600sq to 12,000sqft. I took it over in 2015 from Dad. The business growth coincided with the development of the bow valley, without the town growing who knows where we would be at.
How has EO impacted you personally and professionally?
I am just a tradesman, so I knew nothing about business and still feel like I don’t, LOL. EO has helped me learn so much about best business practices and all the little things that make a good business run. Forum is the real gold for me in EO, and I am very grateful for the group I am in and what they bring to the table.
What is your favorite EO story?
On a retreat taking the forum on a city tour in Panama, they were sure we would be mugged, haha.
How has your company had an impact on the world?
We employ folks that make a living and can grow their families with us. We also recycle 90+% of the waste we produce – plastics, metals, glass, and food goes to compost, and we capture and reuse 99% of the wood waste to heat the building we are in.
Do you have a hidden talent?
Not giving a fuck about what others think of me.
What are your best practices in dealing with tough situations?
Stay calm, stick to the facts, listen, observe, and make decisions that align with our values.