Harley and Deanna have taken a hobby and turned it into a thriving business, while developing skills to keep minds of all ages sharp. Since retiring from teaching in 2005, Harley has more time to devote to his woodworking hobby.
Over the years, he has done extensive carpentry (including restoring an old sea captain’s house). He thrived on the challenge of matching materials that were no longer available and restoring the house to its original look. Their grandchildren love and appreciate the rocking horses, toy boxes, book racks, cars, trucks and planes they designed and handcrafted especially for them. Harley gets great satisfaction from turning a raw piece of wood into a work of art. He's used these skills to creatively design and craft games, puzzles and brainteasers.
Deanna works behind the scenes packaging, taking and filling your online orders, preparing for craft shows and most importantly, providing excellent customer service.
Know that from start to finish, your product is designed, handcrafted and packaged in Maine in the Colwell's home based woodworking shop. Customers young and old come back to the numerous craft fairs they participate in each year due to enormous positive response and demand for their product. Orders are shipped all over the world to loyal customers. Visit them at a show and you can see for yourself the quality craftsmanship and personal touch Hardee Crafts can provide your family for years to come.