East Kootenay Outdoor Specialist keeps it simple

Caleb Willems owns and operates East Kootenay Outdoor Specialist in Cranbrook, B.C.

Caleb Willems owns and operates East Kootenay Outdoor Specialist in Cranbrook, B.C. — Marie Milner photo

After 10 years of managing garden centres in Manitoba, Alberta and right here in Cranbrook, Caleb Willems has opened his own business, East Kootenay Outdoor Specialist. Instead of sharing his knowledge by talking people through how to do their landscaping or gardening or irrigation, Willems is now in his element, doing the work himself. His goal for his clients is “more garden, less gardening,” and he continues to educate people via his Facebook tutorials. “I like seeing people use the methods I talk about, and people tend to want more, so I’ll never run out of customers,” he said.

Marie Milner

Marie Milner is a writer and photographer for Kootenay Business magazine and several other publications. She appreciates the inspiration that she gets during her interviews and hopes to share that inspiration with you. View all of Marie Milner’s articles

Related articles

Business Beat, East Kootenay, Kimberley, Retail, Small Business A curated collection of glistening glass awaits

The Mountain Grass Glass Gallery is a new shop in Kimberley, B.C.

Business Beat, East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business Enjoy the freshness of Huckleberry Books in Cranbrook

Lotus Books in Cranbrook has moved and rebranded as Huckleberry Books

Business Beat, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Small Business Strong is the new sexy at FiTBoX Cross Training in Castlegar

Maryann Puliz, owner and trainer at FiTBoX Cross Training in Castlegar, B.C., has combined kickboxing and crossfit into a stellar workout

View all articles