In 2015, Dan and Carrie Bruce embarked on a journey that would allow Dan to harness his head, heart and hands through creative design by establishing a higher purpose for their cabinetry. Their vision was to serve as a ‘flag to show people the way’ in terms of promoting premium quality, sustainable cabinetry at an affordable price.
In product partnership with Weber Barbecues Australia New Zealand, this dynamic duo launched SustainaPod in Victoria in 2016, before becoming a nationwide brand the following year in July 2017.
Dan is a 2nd generation multi-award-winning designer and cabinet maker with over 20 years’ experience. He is an Accredited HIA GreenSmart Kitchen & Bathroom Professional and a fully qualified cabinet maker, builder and designer of kitchens, bathrooms and interior spaces.
Carrie provides the behind-the-scenes management of both the manufacturing business and VerdeLife. Her focus is on sustainability and maintaining their reputation for outstanding quality, customer service and satisfaction.
As SustainaPod attracted more attention, the need for another team member arose. This led to Megan joining the VerdeLife team. Megan, aka Miss VerdeLife, is responsible for the day-to-day running of the business, looking after customers and stockists.
Dan and Carrie live in South Gippsland with their three children and family dog.