Mike Elliott

While working with youth-at-risk in 1994, Mike and a colleague helped a group of boys build epoxy/cedar canoes before taking the group on a canoe trip. Soon afterwards, he was given a rotting wood-canvas canoe to restore.  What started as a weekend hobby developed into the birth of Kettle River Canoes in 2003.  The business started in the basement of the family home and soon expanded into a 900 square-foot workshop.  Now, KRC is a stand-alone operation with 3.200 square-feet of space for displays, office, woodwork shop, finishing room and storage.

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