Pointer and Pine
When an Airstream serves as your home and office, and you happen to be located on Flathead Lakein Whitefish, Mont., then yes, that pretty much sums it up “living the dream.”
But things aren’t always as they seem. It was a crazy year when Pointer and Pine founder and owner, Brett Colvin, found himself remodeling an Airstream, moving fulltime to Salt Lake City, and rebranding his business. That same year Colvin also found himself on the other side of a stroke, and facing the seizures that followed. Some would call it defeat. Others would call it a defining moment.
A one man show (well, plus his dog Monte, who happens to be the company mascot), Colvin pressed on, fielding emails, phone calls, orders and shipping, website maintenance - as well as cutting, sewing, and hand painting every flag order. His Instagram feed evolved to showcase his work and Airstream renovation, and his following continued to grow and followed him as he relocated to Whitefish.
These days Pointer and Pine’s custom canvas flags are taking the nation by storm. From small, local brands to household brands like Carhartt, Levi’s, and Pendleton, everyone wants a piece of Pointer and Pine.
And while Colvin may soon be putting the Airstream aside for a home with more permanent roots, perhaps it will always remain a staple of his business. At least, we hope so.