Ivan & Jessie on top of Lake Louise Glacier
Local Artisan, International Success
Born in Prague, in the Czech Republic, Ivan Hoetzel has been working in wood since his childhood, when his father introduced him to the art of woodworking. After Ivanís family emigrated to Canada, his interest in working with wood grew into a successful home-building partnership, and in 1986 Ivan realized his dream of creating an artisan furniture-making business which combined his passion for local wood to his love of outdoor living.
Classic Cedar was established in 1986. It's primary markets have been Vancouver and Victoria BC, Canada but with the development of easy and economical shipping, Classic Cedar now services all of North America with major developing markets in Edmonton AL, Calgary AL and Toronto ON. Classic Cedar's garden furniture and gazebos can be found in some of the west coast's most exclusive resorts, and in private homes throughout Canada and around the world. Now in its third decade, Classic Cedar has grown into a thriving family business.
Classic Cedar products are hand-crafted at their rural workshop in Metchosin, B.C., Canada. Classic Cedar has built an international reputation for outstanding quality and value.
Ivan Hoetzel and his Classic Cedar team use the highest quality Western Redcedar available to create beautiful, long-lasting products that will enhance the enjoyment of your outdoor living space for generations.
A commitment to corporate social responsibility: Since 1986, Classic Cedar has been building a business while helping to build community, through their ethical value-added use of our natural resources and their support of community groups, teams and local schools.
|Van Dusen Flower and Garden Show Gold Award for design excellence
||Beyond Boards Award for the
"best cedar garden furniture manufactured in British Columbia"
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