Testimonials

“This was the most powerful storm I have ever experienced in my life. It was waves of hurricane force winds coming through for hours. I think it is a real testament (and we are lucky/grateful) that all of the Design Shelters survived unscathed.”

Graham Dickson, President, Arctic Kingdom Polar Expeditions

 

Arctic Kingdom Safari Camp Baffin Island

Arctic Kingdom Safari Camp Baffin Island

 

“Design Shelter was very professional in working with us to supply disaster relief tents to Haiti in 2010. We would not hesitate to work with them again”.

Rick Shirran, Major, Emergency Disaster Services Director Canada & Bermuda Territorial Headquarters, The Salvation Army

 

“We utilized Design Shelter during the Haiti earthquake disaster of 2010 to help us source tents to be used as classrooms for children and as cholera clinics.  We were very pleased by their efforts to get us 50 shelters delivered to Haiti in a matter of weeks.  I would not hesitate to utilize Design Shelter again in the future on a similar emergency.”

Stephanie Ashton-Smith, Senior Manager, Gifts In Kind Program, Plan Canada

 

“The Nunatsiavut Group of Companies currently manages and operates the Torngat Mountains Base Camp and Research Station in remote Northern Labrador. We utilize a variety of Design Shelters ranging in sizes from 16 x 16 to the larger 19 x 35’s. Over the past several years we have continued to add to our collection as they are simple to assemble and offer our clients great comfort.  We are very pleased with the Design Shelters and would recommend them for any remote base camp operation.”

Wayne Broomfield,Manager, NGC Nunatsiavut Solutions and Base Camp Manager for Torngat Mountains Base Camp and Research Station

Base Camp Comfort in Torngat Mountains National Park

Base Camp Comfort in Torngat Mountains National Park

 

“Colonial Insurance procured a portable business continuity facility from Design Shelter for operations in both Cayman and Bahamas in the event of building loss due to a hurricane or other form natural disaster. We plan to use this facility as our disaster centre with primary focus on insurance claims processing.  So far we have avoided using it in a real situation, but we have already had many successful exercises to prove our ability to professionally help our clients when in an emergency situation.  I would recommend you give serious consideration to this innovative solution from Design Shelter, for any similar requirement for emergency operations.”

Ian Cummings, Vice President Information Technology, Colonial  Insurance Group International Ltd.

Colonial Business Continuity Exercise Nassau Bahamas

Colonial Business Continuity Exercise Nassau Bahamas

 

“We are very pleased with the performance of your tents in extreme winter conditions.  Mother Nature provided us with an excellent test of your tents.  We have no hesitation in working with your company again for our winter camp clients and look forward to building more base camps utilizing your products in the future.”

Jeff Taylor, Managing Director, Outland Camps

Remote Search and Rescue Winter Camp

Remote Search and Rescue Winter Camp

“Ontario Parks has continually used your Design Shelter products for almost twenty years now.  Upon review of the data there has been approximately over 46,000 nights of use in the Yurts since they were first installed in the mid 1990’s. You and your team at Design Shelter continually make strides to improve the units. Ontario Parks would recommend you and your Design Shelter Inc. team as a supplier with a proven track record in our Provincial Parks.”

Bruce van Staalduinen, Manager Operations & Development Section, Ontario Parks

“We just arrived home from the top of the world on Mount Everest. The Habitat was a safe haven for us. We really needed it in the middle of nowhere. They are fantastic tents. The best “large” tents I’ve ever used. It held off 100-120kph wind gusts, no problem. Thanks for a superb product. You have a real winner.”

Peter Austin, Expedition Leader, Everest Canada Climb for Hope

In Which Tent Would You Rather Sleep?

In Which Tent Would You Rather Sleep?

 

“In our camp at Bete, 250 km north of Addis Ababa in Central Ethiopia… we were amazed and thrilled that it went together and up so easily.  It had to withstand some very active winds. Quite large “Wind Devils”, mini-hurricanes, were a common phenomenon moving through our valley. Before I could furnish it as the administrative office, the medical staff demanded it for a surgical centre. We thought it was a superb piece of equipment.”

 Jim Honey, Team Leader, Kinsman Africa Medical Relief

 

“The three Long Habitats we purchased were great. With the amount of rain we had we would not have survived without them. Our old canvas tents would still be drying. The fact that it was free standing meant no damage to the archaeological site we were camping on. I would recommend the “Habitat” to anyone for recreation or work in the outdoors.”

 John Reid, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto