Bouncing Off The Walls was started by Kristina Vanderwater in 2004 as a wall mural business.
Once babies entered the picture it became more difficult to be out and about painting in people's homes so Kristina looked at other ways to still put artwork in children's rooms so that she could continue doing what she loved but also be around to raise her family.
In 2006 she painted her first set of wall letters and they were really the catalyst that set the business on the path it is on today.
Having trouble sourcing a reliable, good quality and CANADIAN supplier for wooden letters Kristina invested in a scroll saw and learned to cut her own letters. For years she sat in a dusty garage hand cutting every letter that she also had to paint.
It wasn't long before the order load was more than one set of hands and a scroll saw could keep up with and there were also many limitations to the saw when it came to the size of products it could produce.
With the business at an all-time high the Vanderwaters made the decision to purchase a CNC (computer numerical control) machine which turned out to be the best decsion ever made!
With the addition of Bobadoo, the name given their CNC by their oldest, Kristina's husband, Brennan joined the business and he is now in charge of all the cutting allowing her to focus on the creative side of things. Bobadoo has allowed Bouncing Off The Walls to grow in a way that hand cutting could never have allowed. They now supply their unfinished wooden letters to other businesses, they can get unfinished and solid painted letters out in less than half the time it took before, they can do larger letters as big as four feet high and they offer consistent, high quality not seen in hand cut products.
In 2017 Brennan's custom sign work was also added to the shop as he tapped into the carving capabilities that the CNC has to create some fantastic, real wood carved custom signs and large project collaborations like the Welcome To Canada sign seen at the Calgary International Airport Terminal.
Kristina and Brennan are absolutely meticulous with their work and it is of the highest quality. You will know when you hold an item from Bouncing Off The Walls in your hand that they love what they do!