To say that Joshua Evans is committed to his craft would be a gross understatement. Heavily influenced by the culture and architecture of his native England, his unique mix of classical techniques and modern technology enables him to fuse the two styles in a new interpretation of modern classics.
Joshua is a joiner. For those of us not quite familiar with the term, a “joiner” is an “artisan who builds things by joining pieces of wood, particularly lighter and more ornamental work than that done by a carpenter.” He applies his trade to particularly beautiful and functional pieces that marry his personal sense of esthetics, with an uncanny knowledge of what his customers ultimately want.
Ilfracombe, a quaint little fishing town in the south west of England
You went to school in England as well?
Yes, the City and Guilds of London Institute, where I’ve achieved a Level 3 diploma (equivalent of a BA here in the states) followed by an apprenticeship to hone my skills.
Did you come to the US right after graduation?
No, as a matter of fact, I started my own company in England (JGE Carpentry & Joinery) where I refurbished old Georgian and Victorian estates.
How did you end up in the US?
Love! I had met my wife in England, but low and behold, she was a Southern California girl… I had to follow her! This was 2013, and after a brief stint working for a large company, I decided that to follow my own path, and Evans Joinery was born.
What do you specialize in?
We create one of a kind furniture who have a real place in our clients’ home. There is a true organic process we follow that allows us to introduce pieces that have historical context with a modern edge. This process can be seen in our latest collection; The Waterloo.
How would you define a NOBLEMAN?
The NOBLEMAN is a gentleman that values more than his appearance. He acts in a manner that uses his positive influence, and brings his best to make a difference in our society.
If we ask you wife something funny about you, what would she say?
She would say that I am a perpetual dreamer. I’ve never been afraid to dream big, and to do the necessary work in order to achieve what I’ve always wanted.