Keith Korner, president of North Coast Scenic in Ravenna, didn't know how being featured on Animal Planet's "Treehouse Masters" would affect his business, but he was excited to take the opportunity and show off his skills to show host Pete Nelson. The episode that Korner is featured in will air tonight at 10 p.m. on the Animal Planet.
Korner's shop North Coast Scenic has been in business for nearly six years after it was renamed from Scare Parts, which was generally geared toward haunted house set-ups and scenic panels for TV and film.
North Coast Scenic, located at 826 Cleveland Road, now offers thermoformed displays, promotional products and scenic items for clients in the entertainment industry.
"Treehouse Masters" films Pete Nelson and his team as they build and create elaborate treehouses for different clients, including different features such as bedrooms, zip lines, bridges and secret entrances.
Korner said he contacted producers and hosts of the show in regard to an episode he watched in late December, in which a treehouse was built using a mock sarcophagus as an entryway.
"I knew that [our shop] could make something better," said Korner.
He said after sending out information and samples, producers asked him if he would like to be featured on the show to build a set of five to six panels for a treehouse to prevent movement from the wind.
"We talked about the business and some of our products," said Korner. "It was a cool experience."
Korner said he prides himself on wanting to learn everything about potential clients before beginning a project.
"I want to make the best product I can for my customers, so I try to learn as much as possible about what exactly it is that they're looking for," he said.
He is currently working on a new rock panel wall that homeowners can, for a low price, mount their flat screen TVs on, while also being able to hide the wires hanging down. Korner said people have used his services for commercials, pilots for TV shows, and even home improvement.