We're just a couple of guys who like making things out of wood.
All business endeavors start somewhere. Ours started something like this:
Justin: We should build a canoe.
Kevin: What? No. Why would we do that?
Justin: Because it'd be fun and it can't be that hard, right?
Kevin: No. I'm not building a canoe.
We didn't know it at the time, but that conversation was the seed that grew into Winnebago Paddles. Over the course of the next several months, we somehow ended up with three canoes, countless compliments, some swollen pride, and A LOT of saw dust. Then, some déjà vu:
Justin: We should build some wooden canoe paddles.
Kevin: Have fun with that. I'm going to buy some cheap plastic ones.
Justin: That's crazy! You can't buy canoe paddles after you build a canoe!
Kevin: No. I'm not building canoe paddles.