"From Barns, to Birdhouses"
Our creations are a union of a love for architecture and a passion for the environment. It occurred to us that by salvaging materials from old barns, once noble structures that had become destined for destruction by fire or the wreckers claw, a greater statement might be made about the purpose of conservation.These boxes are made from hand-picked, century-old barn siding and researched to meet the needs of native species. Here you will find an invitation to discover your passion for preserving habitat and shepherding wildlife. To this date Heart & Eagle Company has salvaged parts of seven barns, and made upwards of 2,000 of these domiciles.
John Guertin was born in Canada, where he worked for the Department of Lands and Forests in Ontario, planting trees near the South Porcupine River. He was educated at the University of Toronto where he received a B.A. in English, and at Sheridan College, where he studied Classical Animation. For most of his career he has worked in the film industry, publishing and in advertising. He has also worked as an architectural model maker. In 2009 he became a master naturalist through Michigan State University.
A lifelong love affair with nature and architecture has led John to combine his passions in Heart & Eagle Company. He has supplied his products to Blandford Nature Center, Frederik Meijer Gardens and Lemmen-Holten Cancer Pavilion, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Hes made them for Rob Mies, Director of the Organization for Bat Conservation, Frederik Meijer, and Gerald R. Ford.
John lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan in a Victorian home with his wife Irene and his dog Murphy.
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