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The History Behind Carriage House Canvas

Carriage House Canvas, LLC was started at the turn of the millennium. The original shop was one of seven carriage houses used in the business. Hence, the name "Carriage House Canvas." The main shop was the former maids' quarters, of the old Betterton Hotel, which was torn down in the 1970s.

On November 29, 2008 there was a devastating fire in the shop of undetermined origin. It was a complete loss. We resolved to replace all our customers' canvas that was destroyed, and worked long hours to achieve that goal as quickly as possible. We rebuilt the shop,but quickly outgrew it.

We completed our move to the new shop in the Fall of 2015. Carriage House Canvas now has fully updated, state-of-the-art equipment – ready for your custom marine interior or exterior project.

 

 

Diana LeClair

Diana is the founder and President. She is also the designer and fabricator for our sewn products. Diana is on the Board of Directors for the Chesapeake Marine Canvas Fabricators Association and is a member of North East Canvas Products Association. Most weekends in the summer she can be found on the Chesapeake with her husband and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

George Owen

George is the "Master Pattern Maker." He is a second generation pattern maker/carpenter. He owned a custom countertop business prior to relocating to the Eastern Shore. George loves working on boats!

He also enjoys flying model planes and boating in his spare time.

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Quinn

Jennifer has worked several summers as the shop assistant. She is studying at Stevenson University, where she is majoring in visual communication design. In her spare time she enjoys travel and photography.

 

 

 

 

 

Mara Smith

Mara is the newest edition to the Carriage House Canvas team and enjoys working on boats and near the water. She loves reading, going to the beach, and hanging out with her son.