Surface Innovation Inc. was founded with the desire to bring unique and innovative surface products to the  architects, designers and contractors of Canada. In just a short period of time, we have introduced numerous revolutionary products to the market:  flexible slate & sandstone veneers, thin marble and travertine veneers as well as additional unique surface products from nature such as self-adhesive barnboard planks and shipwood tiles to name a couple.


To share the beauty of God’s creation by providing unique, natural veneer products to the Canadian building industry.


Integrity – To honour God by being honest and above reproach in all aspects of the business.
Exceptional Customer Service – To value and celebrate every interaction in the marketplace.
Respect for the Individual – To recognize every individual as unique and special, and value relationships above all else.
Innovation – To constantly strive to bring unique and innovative natural surface solutions to the design community.

The founders have extensive experience in a wide range of business endeavors.

Jon ShawJonathan Shaw has been in international business ownership and management for over 30 years.  While his real passion is sales, marketing and strategic business development – he has held senior executive positions with a number of organizations. His business activities have taken him to over 40 countries, and he has personally helped establish business ventures in India, China and Europe.

For 10 years he was a senior executive with a global business association (www.fcci.org) offering training and equipping for global business owners and executives. When Jonathan is not busy selling stone products, he can be found cruising the waters of Georgian Bay or riding the back-roads on his road bike.  Email: jon@surfaceinnovation.ca

Mike StillarMike Stillar also has over 30 years of business experience. His passion is marketing, communications – and anything creative! He has owned a number of companies – including a graphics and home design business. He also enjoyed a number of years as a sales and design consultant for a custom window and door manufacturer. He brings a wealth of design, decorating and renovation ingenuity to our customers and distributors.

Mike is an avid follower of every design and renovation show possible. When he is not creating new and exciting applications for our products he can be found remodeling his house and property… again or having fun with his grandsons. Email: mike@surfaceinnovation.ca

Mike and Jonathan have worked together for more than 25 years in various ventures and look forward to discovering the many ways in which Surface Innovation products can enhance your projects.