Founded in 2017 by Stephen Janssens, Protea & Pine is a wood shop located in Denver, Colorado that creates beautiful and functional wooden furniture, goods and built-ins that transform spaces while providing practicality for individuals, families and businesses. Stephen was born in Durban, South Africa, and picked up woodworking while volunteering in post-earthquake Haiti. While there, he worked with several master carpenters before taking his newfound love of carpentry back to South Africa where he managed a successful flooring and construction company for several years. In 2016. he made the move to Denver, Colorado to be with his now wife, Katie. The two also met while working in Haiti, and now own and operate Protea & Pine together since establishing the custom woodworking business in 2017!