Our story begins in 1979, when a former parachute rigger in the US Navy decided to turn his trade into a family
business. Our founder, Duane Smith, established Canvasworks Inc. with a focus on creating high-quality fabric
and aluminum framed products. The shop quickly gained a reputation for exceptional craftsmanship, innovative
products, and fine designs.
Today the business has become the leading one-stop shop for canvas and aluminum in Minnesota. No project is
too large or too small for our crew; we have the know-how, the technology, and the space to get the job done.
From SnoCap trailer enclosures to awnings to our OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) work with companies like Toro
and John Deere, all of our work is custom designed to your specifications and preferences, and we stand behind
the quality 100 percent with our unmatched 5-year warranty.
The values Duane learned in his years of service
have been instilled into every aspect of Canvasworks. As the next generation of the Smith family takes the reins
and advances in technology help streamline our processes, we continue to give our all on every project, whether
it’s a simple repair or a brand new boat cover. Our experienced craftsmen take pride in their work and
use only the best materials to create high-quality, custom-fitted products.
For more information about our
products or to get your custom project started today, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call at our shop at
320-559-0165. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
- Due to the nature of our business, most of our work is customized to some degree. Therefore, a 50
percent deposit of cleared funds is required before your appointment is set and work begins on your
order. After work begins or material has been ordered for your job, the deposit is
non-refundable. This includes non-tangible design work.
- The timing on outdoor jobs is very weather dependent. Boats cannot be fit, and awnings
cannot be hung in inclement conditions. Therefore, all timeframes given are a general idea and are weather
dependent. Further, work is done on a first come, first served basis for both indoor and outdoor jobs. This
means when the weather is conducive to outdoor work, your job may not be first on the list. As always, we
strive to meet our deadline and get your product to you as soon as possible. Unfortunately, when working
with large pieces of material, it is the nature of the business to require good weather in order to ensure
proper fit and the safety of our workers, as well as our surroundings. We thank you for your understanding.
- Any construction method or design not specified on your invoice will be completed according to our
normal operating procedures and methods. If you have questions about those procedures or
methods we will be happy to provide you with the information.