San Juan Canvas changes owners

Posted March 23, 2009 at 3:30 am by

Derek & Lauren are taking over the sailmaking shop from Andra and Patrick on April 1st.

Derek & Lau­ren are tak­ing over the sail­mak­ing shop from Andra and Patrick on April 1st.

Patrick & Andra (above, right) are the kind of folks we need here on San Juan Island — involved, car­ing, great par­ents, and always smil­ing. Patrick first bought the Bon Accord in Fri­day Har­bor when they moved here, and three years ago, he and Andra bought The Sail Loft (San Juan Can­vas) down at the mari­na from the Ris­sers. They’re always doing some­thing with their girls & with the com­mu­ni­ty, whether it’s coach­ing soc­cer or help­ing with the PTA or Children’s Fes­ti­val, They are going to be much missed when they leave for Seat­tle this sum­mer. Here’s more, in a lit­tle write­up by Lau­ren, who is buy­ing the busi­ness with her hus­band Derek:

Derek Steere and Lau­ren Cohen, take over San Juan Can­vas on April 1 from Patrick & Andra Pills­bury who have owned the busi­ness since 2006. The busi­ness has been at its same loca­tion in the Fri­day Har­bor Mari­na (271 Front Street) since 1979. It was start­ed by Peter and Susan Riss­er who still live here on San Juan Island. Derek has been sewing since his days in the US Navy back in the 1980s. He recent­ly attend­ed the North­coast Marine Can­vas Train­ing Program.

Derek and Lau­ren are both excit­ed to con­tin­ue the excel­lent Marine Can­vas and Sail­mak­ing tra­di­tion begun by Peter and Susan and built upon by Patrick and Andra. Derek and Lau­ren are also the own­ers of Tree­house Remod­el­ing and will be expand­ing into Marine Cab­i­netry to com­ple­ment what we offer at San Juan Can­vas. Lau­ren’s pho­tog­ra­phy skills will also be on dis­play at San Juan Can­vas offer­ing note cards and prints to cus­tomers and passersby.

After April 1, check out our updat­ed web­site at www.SanJuanCanvas.com or drop us a note at TheCrew@SanJuanCanvas.com. Bet­ter yet, stop by and say hello.

The San Juan Island com­mu­ni­ty will be very sad to see Patrick, Andra and their three beau­ti­ful daugh­ters move on to big­ger and bet­ter oppor­tu­ni­ties. They have all been such active mem­bers of this close­ly knit neigh­bor­hood. They have giv­en their time and tal­ents to so many peo­ple and orga­ni­za­tions and will be great­ly missed. We wish them all Hap­py Sail­ing and hope they will come back to vis­it often.

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One comment...

  1. Ian and Gang,

    Thanks for the kind words. Hate to throw a good oppor­tu­ni­ty for a par­ty away…We’ll keep you post­ed on the dates.

    Comment by Andra and Patrick on March 23, 2009 at 2:42 pm

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