Ralph Frese (Owner)
The founder and the spirit of Chicagoland Canoe Base. He started this wonderful adventure, he built the business, the buildings and his touch can be seen in everything here. He is Chicagoland Canoe Base.
For a panoramic view of Ralph in his workshop click here.
To see some of Ralph's Awards, click here.
Also to see the WTTW11 story about Ralph click here.
To see a feature on Ralph Frese, from The Northwestern News Report click here.
To see a small video about a day with Ralph Frese and his canoe collection click here.
Ralph received the IPC first "Lifetime Achievement award" in 2010. To see a youtube video about it, please click here.
Cruising Chicagoland Waterways with "Mr. Canoe" for 70 Years - an interview with Ralph Frese in DesPlainesPatch. Please click here to read and watch the video.
The Senior Sales Manager, who takes care of inventory, sales, orders and whatever else is needed.