James & Terence Smith
Brothers James and Terence Smith started Garden State Surf & Art in 2012 after Hurricane Sandy. Initially starting in a garage in Beach Haven, they purchased the Old Gas Station down on 82nd. Renovating and Completely remolding the shop in 2013 they open for the first time that summer. With their initial products being Custom Hand-made surfboards, since they were surfers themselves, James and Terence started producing custom, hand made furniture and mantles from reclaimed/drift wood. While at first using reclaimed wood as the only option for their shops renovation, it soon turned into the identity of the business and the main staple wood for all works. Irony at its finest.
Both James and Terence got their start in wood working from a very young age, and as life goes on you usually end up doing something you're good at and know like the back at your hand. Terence studied Art and Education and James is a born Carpenter.