Custom covers on the go

May 1, 2017

Charlie and Marcia Kees are the owners of Mister Sew-N-Sew Custom Boat Canvas. Based in Halfmoon, N.Y., the marine fabrication business designs and sews boat covers and marine upholstery for a variety of makes and models of boats. From bimini covers to mooring covers to camper-style marine covers, all custom work is professionally designed and …

Hand-crafted shade

April 1, 2017

David Aberle is the president of Hoigaard’s Custom Canvas & Awnings in Plymouth, Minn. Since 1895, Hoigaard’s has been manufacturing and installing high-quality awnings and shade structures for commercial and residential clients. Here, Aberle shares his thoughts about the industry and offers some sound business advice. How did you get involved in the company/industry? Hoigaard’s …

Keeping customers covered

March 1, 2017

Shane Cossette is the chief operating officer of T.R.S. Industries, a Fargo, N.D.-based manufacturer and servicer of tarps and tarp systems. A business that began in Cossette’s grandparents’ garage in 1983, T.R.S. Industries has since grown into a company that employs 47 workers in a location just shy of 70,000 square feet. Here, Cossette shares …