Customer Testimonials

At Wishbone one of our key values is designing and manufacturing, environmentally sustainable products that meet and exceed our customers’ expectations.

Over the years we have had many that have seen this first hand and below are a few testimonials that we hope will give you the confidence when you choose “Wishbone” for your next project…..you will not be disappointed.

Andrea Hestvik

Architect, AAA Crestwood Community League Edmonton Alberta
“Working with Wishbone has been a refreshing experience from the start. Sales staff were knowledgeable, accessible and provided the information we needed promptly to make decisions. The production and administrative teams were able to adapt their way of working to meet the procurement constraints of our project. Working directly with them as the manufacturer made the whole process smooth and seamless, and we won’t hesitate to work with them again on future projects.”

Lara Widdifield

C.E.T. | Director of Public Works Town of South Bruce Peninsula

“We purchased a variety of furniture pieces (benches, tables, bicycle racks and waste receptacles) for our flagship waterfront park in Wiarton. Wishbone worked with us patiently through several design concepts and revisions to the order, helping with recommendations and pushing their manufacturer to meet our very aggressive timeline. The pieces were packed with great care and arrived quickly despite their long commute. Everything arrived in great shape; the furniture is very well made, custom-manufactured and shipped fully assembled, unlike many of their competitors who offer flat-packed mass-produced equipment for a similar price. They even included touch-up kits for each of the colours we selected. I am very happy with the product and service we received, and would highly recommend Wishbone to others looking to purchase well-built, Canadian-made outdoor public furniture!”

Darlene Alexander

PARKS & FLEET ASSISTANT – Elliott Building - West Kelowna
Thank you for all the support and assistance over the years. Hard to believe I’ve been working with Wishbone for most of my 20 year career in the Central Okanagan. What a great company! From the knowledgeable, friendly staff to the high quality products…it’s been a pleasure!

Wishing all of you at Wishbone much success and happiness.
Kensington Village in Saskatoon SK

Blair Sivertson

Wilco Contractors Southwest

Wilco has supplied and installed Wishbone site furnishings on several of our park and urban landscape projects throughout British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan since 2008. One such project as photographed here is Kensington Village in Saskatoon SK.

As a Landscape Architect I appreciate the Wishbone product for its’ aesthetics, function, value, durability, quality of material / construction, and fine attention to detail. Wishbone site furnishings do more than satisfy a functional requirement for one to rest their body, but rather do so in a way that places artfully crafted elements in the landscape, which serve to strengthen the designers’ passionate intent. There is nothing more disappointing than seeing a well-designed landscape being overlooked because of economically conventional site furnishings becoming the focal point.

As a Contractor, when pricing a project, consideration is given to the specified product availability, shipment logistics, product packaging in relation to storage, ease of assembly and installation, terms of product pricing from bid to supply, and most importantly quality over the long term. A deficiency in any of these variables will have negative implications on a contractor’s bottom line, as well as affect its hard-earned, easily lost reputation. Of late, the critical stumbling block for site furnishing manufacturers and suppliers has been product availability, timely shipment, availability of international transport, and a commitment to pricing. It is a real eye opener when one bases their bid price on price that is found later to be impacted because of material shortage and lack of international trucking. As a Canadian company that balances its commitments with resources, manufactures and ships locally, a contractor has a few less risks to consider when procuring Wishbone product, not to mention the feel of satisfaction of having purchased locally and supported local economies. All of Wishbone’s product come fully assembled and packed in a way that minimizes risk of damage as they are being stored, loaded, and transported to site. This may seem insignificant but is not when you consider the potential of an employee performing the work that slips in paying attention to proper product care. Installation is always an ease with Wishbone product, and a real time-saver. The non-existence of product deficiency over the long-term with our customers is a testament to the high-quality, do it right the first time, standard that Wishbone imparts on their team when creating each Wishbone piece. 

As a believer in less is usually more, my experience with Wishbone can be easily summarized with a couple of sentences:

…For those that have specified, installed, or enjoyed a piece of Wishbone site furnishings - the product is the testimonial 

…For those that haven’t - the owner regularly drives around his market area, product trailer in-tow, asking for customer input and review

Project: Kensington Village Square
Client: City of Saskatoon – Land, Brad Murray / Nola Stein, CSLA
Consultant: Stantec, Amber Lyons, CSLA

 

Lisa Patterson

Vancouver School Board

“At Hasting Elementary, I’ve been checking up on the furniture and the bright red Bayview Hex Tables look good as the day they were installed! A lot of schools purchase wood furniture, and it just doesn’t last in our climate. That’s why I thought of Wishbone, because it lasts and looks great. The Wishbone benches and tables are used all the time, they’re just a great addition to school. I’ve had so many positive comments from parents and children, and other community groups are using them too.”

James Wright Memorial Bench

Janet Wright (Central Saanich)
“When the bench arrived, March 19 ,2019 it was more beautiful than I ever imagined – it’s just perfect. So many people walk by the bench and comment on how lovely it is, and in what a beautiful spot. We appreciate the work you do!”

“Just under two years later, people still walk by and will start up a conversation, usually commenting on the bench and that they use it or pass by frequently. When I’m sitting and having my coffee, I tell them the story about my son, and that also adds to the community connection. I love that bench so much, I’ve seen more of them around the community recently too.”

Trina

City of Campbell River

Wishbone supplied the City of Campbell River all the furnishings last fall for an upgraded stretch of the South Island HWY south of Campbell River. Furnishings included bike racks, picnic tables, benches and our new single seat JEM lounge chairs.

Trina is the Parks Technician for the City of Campbell River and she recently gave us these comments regarding the JEM Lounge Chairs we supplied on the project.

Thank you to Wishbone for the JEM chairs. They are really comfortable, look terrific and the colours are perfect for the oceanside site. The chair blends the hues of driftwood and ocean and is a perfect complement to our branded City ‘blue’. Sitting in these chairs, placed as close to the beach as possible, is a magical experience. Imagine…a cup of coffee, and easy chair and a view that is out of this world!

Brian Doddridge

Deputy Corporate Officer (Village of Hazelton)
“I can tell you that we’ve been very happy with our Wishbone products so far, and we’re looking forward to our community having a matching aesthetic across the board. Right now, we have a real mish-mash of garbage bins and other furniture so Wishbone’s consistent product appeal will make a big difference. Also, working with Katie has been excellent, she has been quick to respond to my one-thousand emails!”

Greg Van Soest

Parks Planner: Rocky View County, AB
We have had great success with all Wishbone products! The animal proof Freedom 32 waste receptacles have exceeded our expectations in terms of functionality and aesthetics. Regarding benches and picnic tables- our operations group have provided positive feedback when conducting inspections - recognizing the composite seating material having resisted fading and years of use as expected!

Terry-Lynn Dryfhout

Manager Communications & Investor Relations of Elim Village - Surrey BC

Elim Village purchased 25 Mountain Classic Benches from Wishbone Site furnishings in Jan 2009. Over 8 years later, they are all still providing excellent seating for our residents and their guests and are holding up beautifully.

C Johnson

North Van resident

My husband and I were taking a walk in North Vancouver and I decided to stop for a quick rest on a city bench. Once I sat down I immediately told my husband “You’ve got to try this!”. It was the most comfortable bench I’d ever sat on. I noticed a product tag on another bench further on down Capilano Road, and wrote down the phone number. From there I contacted Wishbone and received a quick response and pricing for the identical all-metal “Mountain Classic” bench. Fast forward to the completion date and Wishbone even delivered the bench (including going down some tricky stairs!).

Thanks for providing such excellent service and an amazing product!

Leigh Anderson

Public Works Clerk City of Rossland

I would like to pass on our thanks to you and your amazing staff for all of their assistance and hard work in making our downtown revitalized and beautiful.  It has been a few years now since we have installed our bear proof waste bins, recycling bins, benches, bike racks, and picnic tables.

They are weathering very well and still look new, even though the snow and ice try their best to wear them down.  It is exciting ot see so many people sitting in our downtown core enjoy a coffee or ice cream or just taking a break from their day.  Our downtown has been transformed into a welcome place for people to socialize and rest and just feel at home. 

You and your staff have been very helpful when we have needed adjustments made on garbage bins, new decals sent out (valdalism - they seem to go missing) and any time we have had to order new items for other parks around town.  We are installing picinic tables, garbage bins and benches that match the downtown in our parks around town as we are so happy with the durability of the product.

We apprecialte all youe hard work and are very satisfied with your product.  Thank You.

Wishbone Double Recycling Station in Rossland BC
Wishbone Freedom 32 Bear Proof Waste Receptacle in Rossland BC
Wishbone Freedom 32 Waste Receptacle and Mountain Classic Park Bench in Rossland BC
Wishbone Mountain Classic Park Bench in Rossland BC
Wishbone Mountain Classic Straight Bench in Possland BC
Wishbone Parker Picnic Table in Rossland BC

Derek Mahoney

Manager, Landscape & Contract Services University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus
We have been extremely happy with our Wishbone outdoor furniture. The colour has held up well to constant sunlight and there is very little wear showing from wintering outside over multiple seasons. The value we are seeing from the longevity the furniture is displaying is excellent.

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Town of Stettler

Heartland Beautification Committee
We are very pleased with the Wishbone Bottle/Can recyclers that are attached to our downtown garbage bins. They are attactive and work very well. With the "Bottles and Cans'" decal, they are very recognizable as a recycling point for bottles and cans. Having no lid, they are easily accessible to those who may wish to take the bottles and cans for a recycling refund. The Bottle/Can recyclers enable us to achieve two goals: bottles and cans get recycled, and those in need get a little financial help without rifling through the garbage bins.

Kevin & Gay Ross

Osoyoos, BC
My wife and I just wanted to pass along our compliments on the street furniture installed along the waterway in Peachland, BC. Your design looks rugged and the walkway lighting will probably be very pretty at night (the days are quite long now, so weren't in Peachland late enough to see them). The combination of reclaimed plastic and wrought iron makes for a pleasing combination. The foot-operated garbage receptacles are a nice touch, too. Anyway, if we hadn't seen your company's tag embedded in the plastic slats we wouldn't have known who to contact to pass along our compliments - great idea! Take care.

Beselt Solid Top Waste receptacles Parker Picnic Table and Rutherford Wide Body Bench Peachland BC
Wishbone Rutherford Wide Body Bench with LED lights Peachland BC

Delta Hospital Foundation
I was so impressed with Wishbone's product line that I also ordered trash receptacles to match! We are delighted with the quality product and service we received from Wishbone and look forward to dealing with them again in the future.
Dave Kalvianen
Town of Banff, Alberta
We are very pleased with the curb stops...they are a fantastic product. I used 60 of them to define a few parking areas in our industrial park area, Warren is using his at our community arena parking lot, and Dougal has used the majority of his to create a parking lot near the train station.
Tualatin Hills Parks

"We are very pleased with the quality"

"They have great products to offer"

Doug Wilson
Manager of Parks FVRD (Chilliwack, BC)

"Highly durable and easy to maintain"
"We have been receiving many positive comments"
"Approved the picnic tables and the benches as our standard"
"I would highly recommend Wishbone"

Loren Koerber
President Montrose Youth Action Team Society (Montrose, BC)

"Easy to work with, highly recommend them"
"A wonderful product made from 100% recycled materials"

Gordon Goodman
Sr. Project Manager, Centimark Roof Systems

"Polyboard passed with flying colours"
"Vastly superior compared to standard fibreboard"

Jackie Ralph
Port Hardy Skate Club Society (Port Hardy, BC)

"Polyboard wasn't as slippery, had a much better grip"
"They came through for us"

Donald Allen
North Central Crew Chief, Seattle Parks and Recreation

"The Logo garbage cans are an attractive addition to a public park setting"

"The logo makes the cans easily identifiable as belonging to Seattle Parks and Recreation."

Phil Rinn
B.L.Arch. Intern Landscape Architect Site360 Consulting Kelowna BC
"Wishbone offers great service and competitive prices for recycled, environmentally-friendly, and low maintenance site furnishings that we have used in a variety of urban and rural projects. We are very pleased with the quality and durability of their products."

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