Jan is the son, of the father-son partnership that began in 1978. Born into a family of craftsmen, he inherited his family’s appreciation and skill with wood. Born in Denmark, Jan has lived on the Saanich Peninsula since 1974, and intends to call North Saanich home; not withstanding the frequent trips to Mexico and abroad.
Lars is Jan’s brother and born in Quebec; raised on the BC coast where he acquired a great appreciation of the sea while living on a boat with his parents. Boats have factored largely throughout Lars’ life, as even his marriage took place aboard his 1947 Chris Craft. Lars is committed to his family; his newest project – another boat, and sustained personal growth.
Shelley is Jan’s wife. A true BC’er born and bred, she has been part of the West Wind team since 1978. A true family business, their daughters Olivia and Anna have occasionally lent a hand. Shelley thrives with West Wind’s successes and sees no early retirement… perhaps just a few more extended holidays with Jan. Those many hours of Spanish lessons and homework will not be in vain!!
Joel is our wood-flooring expert becoming the icon of West Wind’s flooring expansion. He is thoroughly knowledgeable with all aspects of our brand name and custom floors. Joel started some years ago as a part-time student coming highly recommended by his woodworking teacher at Parkland Secondary.