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1155 Shipp St
Kingsport, TN, 37660

423 392 0579

Colter Atelier provides custom, high-quality cornhole boards and bags

About Us

The story of how we started Colter Atelier and began creating the world's finest corn hole boards and outdoor games.

 

Our Story

 

Chris and I were sitting on a porch in Tennessee waiting for our turn to play cornhole.  It all started that innocently.

I made a statement that would normally elicit nothing more than a head nod from my subdued brother-in-law.  I said, “I bet we could design a better cornhole board than those.”  After what seemed like a long enough time that I began to wonder if he even heard me, Chris stopped rocking and said, “I agree.  Let’s do it.”  One year and countless prototypes later, we founded the Company you are reading about now: Colter Atelier.

‘Atelier’ is derived from a French word meaning designer’s workshop.  ‘Colter’, who took her name from a Rick Bass novel, is my 13-year old German Shorthaired Pointer.  Her self-appointed responsibility is to chew-up any bean bags that get left on the shop floor.

 

                                                Dwain, Colter, and Chris

                                                Dwain, Colter, and Chris

We did not set out to start a company.  We set out to create something lasting and beautiful that we could both be proud of.  My occupation is designer and Chris has spent his career in the architectural woodworking industry.  Between us, we brought about 40-years of design and woodworking experience to this project.  We believe the results of our collaboration tell the story better than we ever could.   

I hope you enjoy browsing the site and I invite you to contact us if you have any questions about our products. 

Thank you for your interest in Our Story. 

- Dwain 

 

 

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