In the fall of 1996, Gordon started scouting out a location on the Pacific Rim Highway of the Tseshaht Reserve. He envisioned a studio Gallery. He had one set of plans drawn up to prepare for his storefront. Waiting for the right time… Then in 2007, he was prepared to start his venture. The time was right. He was accepted, with full support for a business loan from the Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation (NEDC) in the new year of 2008.
The day the loan was approved, he took initiative and started falling trees to clear the lot. In this highly visible location people saw and began wondering about the new construction happening. Many regular highway travelers watched the progress of construction. From the trees fallen, Gordon milled the wood to be used in the construction.