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.
Lead Concept Artist/Project Lead
With a background in fabrication, Devynn designs without limit, knowing she will be a part of the Twenty1Five problem solving process of every impossible project she conjures up. A steely resolve and witty attitude she is a contender amongst the boys – no need to lose sleep on her behalf.
A silent leader, Dave’s voice booms in his execution. Jack of all trades master of Most. This comes with a 1 in a 100 chance the man doesn’t have the answer but you never know when that 1 is because then – its solved. Don’t be fooled though – he is quite the humorous troublemaker among us, considered to be remnants from his days as a rodeo clown – white chaps and all!
Tipton, Tipton, Tipton… If efficiency were a person it would be this guy. A boasting, driven and scintillating personality – his true role among us is the glue of this entire operation, from social aspects to cracking the whip in the daily grind. There is not a soul on Earth that doesn’t take to this man.
Lead Wood Fabricator
A curious kid in the world of craftsmanship and an old man in mind and soul – the combination? A (little too) playful yet talented and well-respected fabricator among the Twenty1Five crew. A positive attitude with caution regarding practicality – the man proves to be a crucial aspect day in and day out. A part timer – his name is often forgotten among his team members.
Project Engineer/Project Lead
The Contriver, a tinker. His mind is meticulous and considerate of creative achievement. An artist at his roots, wood fabricator, and engineer – he is to be taken into consideration for the flexible player here at Twenty1Five. He may be aged but he is definitely the hipster among us with endless playful references for any application.
Lead Steel Fabricator
Methodical, he approaches every project with a thousand inquiries – the result? Darn-near perfection. Detail and refinement are where his talents truly show. To put it simply Chris illustrates the Craft in Craftsman. A character in and of himself, Chris is the teller of stories among our crew – that is if he doesn’t lose his train of thought along the way.
Lead Install/Wood Fabricator
A born leader and cheerleader, Orren quickly wedged himself into the Twenty1Five atmosphere, encouraging and guiding his team members along with an eager willingness to learn from them as well. Articulate and Precise, Fun and Punchy he sits comfortably here and has brought a critical skillset to our team from years of construction experience.
Ringing in with his practical approach and cheerfully aspiring personality Michael is an indispensable player here at Twenty1Five. Fearlessly he tackles daily logistics pulling the entire operation together in a seamless flow. Your “friendly neighborhood Production Manager” – with a kick – keeps us afloat.
Jovial and Down-to-Earth is who he is, mastery in his workmanship is what he does. Impressive from start to finish in his confident approach Anthony gets it Done. His wealth of knowledge stemming from vast experiences gives us an edge when it comes to unique applications.
A hard and humble worker Ronnie tackles every project with an open mind and stunning execution. His winning trait, though? Attitude. Nothing deters this man’s ambition, spirit or eagerness to be a team player throughout any task. A true representative of the Twenty1Five culture.
Shawn brings his life stories into work everyday along with years of knowledge and experience in making plan sets for our skilled craftsman. From research to collaboration with engineers and designers alike his final product launches his team members onto a path of success.