Karl Stapleton was the kind of kid who brought a few spare boards, nails and a hammer to a game of pond hockey for that inevitable moment when an over-zealous friend back in Marystown, Newfoundland broke their makeshift net with his best Keith Brown slap shot. “I built a few cabins back in the woods of Marystown when I was a kid, too,” Karl told me through a laugh as we chatted before I began the formal interview for Spotlight on Business over the phone in mid-July. From hockey nets and clubhouses, I learned, came Karl’s signature: cabinets. Karl and his wife Charmaine Donnelly-Stapleton own and operate Quest Kitchens in Elmsdale, Nova Scotia, a small community of 3,034 located on the boundary of Hants County and the Halifax Regional Municipality.
SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS MAGAZINE • JULY 2017
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