WHO WE ARE
At Twenty1Five, creativity runs wild while detailed artistry reigns king. At the helm, founder Josh Mabe inspires innovation and leads by example – with a mission to make old things new, originally specializing in reclaimed wood furniture.
Today at Twenty1Five, Josh is joined by architect Brandt Vanderbosch of Vertical Arts and a strong team of skilled craftsmen focused on transforming and customizing entire modern environments.
“Our creativity has never been reproducible. In our shop, creativity is a way of life. It’s the grinding crucible of problem solving, every single day. But we aren’t just striving to be creative; we are driven to be the best in design, construction and fabrication.”
— Founder Josh Mabe
Josh Mabe is the artist and inspiration behind Twenty1Five. His passion for furniture making ignited while working as a middle school shop teacher and saving scrap wood from student projects to incorporate into new pieces. Josh believed that every piece of wood could be rediscovered for artistic and functional fit within furniture and home design – setting the foundation of Twenty1Five to this day.
Josh founded Twenty1Five alongside his wife, Jennica, within the family’s garage in 2011. Josh’s drive and creativity fueled the company’s growth through expectation defying projects that transform entire environments.
Josh enjoys spending time with his wife and family at a nearby creek, mountain biking, and snowboarding – enjoying the Colorado outdoors together.
Brandt Vanderbosch brings a lifelong passion for craftsmanship to the Twenty1Five partnership – developed as a teen working alongside his grandfather to craft and build distinctive projects at a lakefront resort in Michigan and working in construction as a master carpenter and homebuilder. Today, Brandt is the principal of Vertical Arts Architecture and interior design firm Stel House + Home – bridging the gap from architecture & design to furniture fabrication for high-end custom residential, hospitality and large commercial projects.
Brandt enhances Twenty1Five’s ability to fulfill more specialty environment and furniture fabrication needs while Twenty1Five allows Brandt to craft Vertical Arts’ designs to a greater scale within a high-level collaborative design process.
Brandt is heavily involved within the Steamboat Springs community coaching youth sports and he loves playing recreational volleyball or exploring the outdoors with his family.
Ezra Snyder discovered Legos at an early age and has loved putting things together ever since – having built everything from tree houses to custom homes. Ezra worked over 15 years as a project and operations manager for high-end residential real estate construction. Ezra’s passion and expertise lie within delivering the highest quality products efficiently while meeting deadlines, budgets and customer expectations. Ezra enjoys the outdoors with his wife and family, cooking barbecue and enjoying international cuisine.
Devynn’s creativity, originality, and passion for fabrication-inspired design make her a key contributor within the Twenty1Five shop – her woodworking skills and experience allow Devynn to fabricate any type of custom furniture sought by our clients. Devynn says, “I am always willing to learn that new technique and will never take a shortcut to creating a masterpiece.”
Jason is a self-taught combo welder and a natural fit within the creative learning culture of Twenty1Five. With the passion and enthusiasm of a CrossFit competitor, Jason tackles any welding project with great dexterity, having welded everything from stainless steel to structural supports. Jason ensures that all Twenty1Five steel projects incorporate both superior strength and finesse.
Dave brings a steady, calm and confident hand to every project. His experience as a life-size taxidermist refined his eye for details and important final touches on our custom pieces. Dave’s quiet excellence solidifies our signature woodwork and steel finishing.