the everarbor company story
Our mission is to provide alternative eco solutions, and create apparel for people with an enthusiasm for the outdoors.
What does that mean? Everarbor is an outdoor lifestyle company. It is a combination of the experiences, passions, visions, and skills of the owner, Derek Skapes. However, he is not the only one involved. He is surrounded by many friends and volunteers who help influence and direct him to keep on track to the ultimate goal…spreading the appreciation and understanding of being outside.
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Derek has spent time living, backpacking and working in the Pacific Northwest. He has lived and spent time in Southern California experiencing their beach/surfing lifestyle and traveling the coastline. Now combining all of his life experiences and passions together in Everarbor, he is growing a business focused on outdoor clothing, design, recreation, lifestyle, conservation, relationships, landscaping, tree work, and agricultural products...all locally sourced in the Greater Cleveland area.
The short story is once the company was started, offering outdoor services (landscaping, arboriculture, horticulture, hardscaping, construction, conservation) Derek and his friend, the artist - Anthony Zart, came up with a logo and image that was influenced by all of Derek's past experiences. He has always thought about offering apparel with good craftsmanship and cool designs, but it wasn't until he started handing out the business cards where the idea truly came to life. Every time a customer would be handed a business card or look at the website, the comment made was Everarbor had the name and image which reminded them of a clothing company from the Pacific Northwest. From there, the idea and goal of adding an apparel line to The Everarbor Company became a reality.
Cleveland has beaches, wildlife, biodiversity, diverse weather/seasons, great places to hike, and excellent recreational opportunities. Why not have cool outdoor apparel for you to wear when you are taking advantage of all of these things? Everarbor’s goal is to influence people to get outside and experience what Cleveland has to offer. Whether for work or pleasure, we offer services and apparel all inspired by the outdoors. With the influences of the West Coast, Pacific Northwest, and Ohio lifestyle, we are able to offer services and apparel appealing to anyone, anywhere.
Inspired by the outdoors. Appreciate the Elements.
EVERARBOR - Step Outside