We had the good fortune of connecting with Tyler Volz and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tyler, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I have always had a connection with being creative. I felt a deep satisfaction in being artistic with my work. Woodworking for me has always been a creative outlet and when I started Mayfly Woodworks it was my way to share my vision with others. I have always had a calling to work with my hands it is the best way I can express myself. By bringing fine woodworking and metal working together I have more opportunity for diversity in my projects.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I really put emphasis on the natural beauty of wood and display that in my work. My idea behind Mayfly is for people to appreciate the outdoors and connect to them. We believe in deep rooting a connection between nature and our customers. By bringing a piece of nature into your home we know it will strengthen that connection. We chose to work with trees because to us they are the ultimate symbol of life and allows us to thrive here on Earth. We are a custom Metal and Woodworking company that thrives on brining our customers visions to life. We appreciate jobs big or small and guarantee all of our work.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
We love Golden and Morrison those are truly some of the places that have inspired us. We would take our friends hiking, mountain biking and mountain swimming. First we would take them to eat at the Golden diner for breakfast. Then set out for a day of mountain biking at lair the bear. We would grab lunch and drinks at The Morrison inn, then hike to see the beautiful Red Rocks amphitheater. For the rest of the time they were in town we would make sure to take them to Bear Creek Lake Park, Waterton Canyon and Golden Gate State Park.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My grandfather has really been my mentor and I owe a big part of where I am today because of his help and knowledge. He is the one who got me into woodworking after being a shop teacher and wood turner. He also built his last two homes and continues to build now into his 80’s. There are many more people who have been a great support during this journey of owning my own business, but I dedicate this to my Grandfather William Volz for always answering my calls anytime I had questions or needing a pep talk. My quote that he told me when I first started the business has stuck with me through the projects and that’s: “A woodworker is only as good as how well he can fix his mistakes.”