Duane is a partner at Fawcett and is also the lead mattress designer, maker and shop manager. His mattress making career began in 1983 out of high school and he spent 17 years with a top mattress and furniture manufacturer followed by an additional 11 years running his own business that focused on mattress manufacturing. This laid the foundation for what has now become Fawcett Mattress Co. Duane's knowledge and passion for the mattress industry is infectious and is best experienced in person. He welcomes you to stop by any time to talk mattresses. In Duane's spare time he likes to stay active and is also a professional touring musician playing the drums in a highly respected Aerosmith tribute band.
Dmitri has been with the team for almost ten years now and is the most versatile person at Fawcett. From the frame shop, to the upholstery shop, right into the mattress shop, there is not much that he can't do. He also plays a role as our "quality Control officer" since anything less than perfection is unacceptable in his eyes. Dmitri studied civil engineering and architecture in Prague before becoming our production manager. When Dmitri is not at Fawcett he stays active hiking, climbing, sailing, traveling and he is also a talented photographer (He even shot many of the images for this web-site)
Steve manages the showroom and is often the first face you'll see when you walk in the door at Fawcett. He moved to Victoria in early 2016 with his wife and three year old son seeking out the Victoria and West Coast lifestyle. He brings with him a wealth of experience in customer service, managing, training in the restaurant and catering industry as well as a B/A in communications. When Steve is not at Fawcett you'll find him writing, playing guitar, watching movies and chasing his son around Victoria's outstanding playgrounds
Dylan is following in his fathers (Duane) footsteps and joined Fawcett earlier this year. Born and raised right here in Victoria, he is quickly becoming a valuable asset to the team. He is knowledgeable at all facets of manufacturing mattresses and upholstery and can also be seen driving our delivery van and helping with in home installations. His previous experience includes Marine Travel lift operator, Warehouse management and Herman Miller service technician. When he is not at Fawcett, he can be found playing lacrosse, hiking, snowboarding and spending time with girlfriend
Ross's claim to fame is that his middle name is Fawcett, which also happened to be his great, great uncles first name. "Fawcett Goward Taylor" Google it if you like. Anyway, Ross hated this name as a child, (Farrah Fawcett's heyday) but he is now quite indifferent to it, so we thought we'd use it in our branding which we've really grown to like and even love. Anyway, back to Ross...he spends his time at Fawcett working on the vision for the company, collaborating with the rest of the team to solve the day to day issues. When he isn't at Fawcett, he can be found pursuing his many passions including everything design, mountain biking, hiking and skiing.
Amber is a partner at Fawcett and helps keeps our financials in order. If we were handing out titles, she'd be our CFO. We don't know what that means, but we do know that every time Duane and Ross find some really cool and expensive piece of equipment, she tells them to give their heads a shake and get back to work. (Hey Duane, check out this really cool quilting machine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwsKdDWr6gw) When Amber isn't at Fawcett, she stays more than busy chasing her three children around. She loves exploring the great outdoors with her family and camping all over Vancouver Island.
Jamie is good buddies with both Ross and Steve and he happened to stop by when we were doing our photo shoot. He's a good looking guy and pretty photogenic, so we thought what the hell, let's take his picture and if nobody reads his profile, at the very least he looks great and it makes our company look bigger than it actually is, which we think makes us look much cooler than we actually are. Thanks for stopping by Jamie!