We’re based deep in the mean unforgiving streets of Lochgoilhead. A small village in Argyll on the West Coast of Scotland. I’m Neil McKinlay, the guy with the hairy face in the picture above and Caleb & Taylor are my first two boys, That’s why the name’s the name. We have a new addition, Sonny, he came after this ship had set sail.
I started this gig as a full renovation company that had visions of world domination (seriously) and it was getting there (seriously) I had employees man, great work, good contacts, all that business stuff that you think you need and doing the things that you think gets you 'up there', wherever ‘up there’ is. I got to the stage where I was working constant, my hair was going grey, the boys were growing up fast and I would think to myself 'is this it' Is this the payoff for having a business and being ‘up there’. I made my mind up and decided that this isn’t it, it’s not me, I’m on the wrong wave, time to change it up.
We headed off to Los Angeles for a bit of travelling, a bit of working and met some cool people. I got to know my wife and boys again, it was a nice time, a great time, I was shit at surfing!
When we got back I set up a small workshop next to my house and have been making all sorts of stuff since for whoever needs it. Every now and again I'll get the odd gig designing and fitting out those fancy rooms you'll see in the 'Pojects' page but furniture's where I'm heading
Who knows were it goes, the journey’s exciting and I'm still wondering how I'm managing to make a living doing what I do.
Peace, love, and save the whale.