Pacific Rim Brackets LTD.
As our name suggests, our business started with the introduction of our high quality planter brackets, meeting a need that was in the market. Since the introduction of our first designs of planter brackets in 1987, we have introduced to the Canadian marketplace our own unique designs of garden accessories such as planter brackets, railing brackets, hanging baskets, trellises, obelisks, shepherd hooks, plant stands, caddies and containers.
We began selling our successful program of garden accessories to Western Canadian retailers from our Vancouver distribution centre and quickly grew our sales area to Eastern Canada by the mid 1990’s. We then opened our second distribution centre in Greater Toronto to expedite shipments for our Eastern Canadian retailers. With our two distribution centres, we are able to ship orders quickly, efficiently and cost effectively from Vancouver Island to the Maritimes.
We have a team of Account Managers to service our customers in each specific region of the country. Click into the Biographies above for contact information.
It all started when his Mother could not find a hook sturdy enough to hold the family’s hanging baskets. James Koehle, Founder and President of Pacific Rim Brackets Ltd. took it upon himself to invent a solution to the bracket problem and today has hundreds of products designed to meet the needs of retail garden centre customers, landscape companies and greenhouses. James is inquisitive, intelligent and creative: manufacturing unique garden accessory designs with quality and consistency is his specialty.
For the last 25+ years, James Koehle has worked with several manufacturers in Asia and India to create, new products, textures, designs, colours and sizes for North American buyers from coast to coast. He turns his customers’ feedback into new ideas, popular product improvements, and new product success stories. A man of diverse metal works interests, James has an unstoppable passion for creating solutions to everyday wire, metal and garden accessory challenges, trends and demands.
James leads a team of sales people from Vancouver Island on the West Coast through the Prairies, Quebec and Eastern Maritime shores. The main office in Vancouver manages the ocean freight and 2 warehouses’ distribution.
When not travelling to Asia or coaching his sales team, James can be found dirt biking in Whistler or playing basketball in China!
Sales – Eastern Canada
Shaun has been a successful sales representative with Pacific Rim Brackets Ltd. since 2008. His role as VP of Sales & Marketing is a natural role given his success and good nature as a team player. With a solid background in merchandising and sales management, and a degree in Psychology/Sociology, Shaun’s is a natural leader at developing, retaining and building relationships with customers throughout eastern Canada. Customer focused selling is nothing new to Shaun. His visits to eastern regional garden centres, greenhouses, nurseries and landscape businesses is with the intent to improve their product line, product display and product cross sell and inventory sell through.
Being from the east coast motivates Shaun to explore deeper into his back yard, so Shaun in on the road most of the year.
Shaun’s outside interests include Sea Doo and boating with family! Shaun enjoys his weekends cheering sons’ soccer games and the occasional round of golf.
Sales – Western Canada
Alan’s successful career as a floral and garden centre sales representative began in 1987 with Wintrade Enterprises Corporation where his interest in garden accessories began.
In 2008, he joined Florists Supply Ltd. where he successfully supported their expansion throughout western Canada.
For over 25 years, Alan has maintained his relationships with retail shop owners, servicing accounts throughout B.C. From Vancouver Island though the Kooteneys, Alan plan to pay personal visits to the accounts throughout his territory. He looks forward to meeting everyone in Western Canada in the coming months, especially in Biggar, Saskatchewan where his father is from!
Alan will continue to assist and support retailers reach their business potential in garden accessories: offering quality and unique designs which is at the heart of Pacific Rim Brackets Ltd.’s success.
A true Canadian, Alan’s outside interests include a passion for the Vancouver Canucks, playing hockey for the Vipers in the Coast Hockey League, hiking and an occasional round of golf!