Who We Are

Co-Founder of Maple Haven  - Jake has had a love for the outdoors since he was a little boy.  

He enjoyed picking apples, and berries with his brothers and sisters.  That love for the outdoors has not changed.

In the fall of 2002 we broke ground for Maple Haven at our home on 80 acres of heavily wooded land in Holmesville Township near Detroit Lakes Minnesota.  When we acquired this land we noticed that on almost every acre there were numerous maple trees. 

Our first spring there we tapped 25 trees and fell in love with maple syrup.  Maple Haven has grown in many ways since that first year. We now tap close to 400 trees and produce 40-50 gallons of maple syrup every year.

In 2010 we built the sugar house from rough-sawn lumber from the property. In 2012 the new finishing kitchen was completed & we were licensed by the MN Department of Agriculture. 


Maple Haven LLC’s syrup production is a team effort for us. Each of our adult children and their spouses has been actively involved with Maple Haven. Every year the production is “staffed” by family & friends who labor alongside us for a share of the sweet end product. The grandchildren are increasingly involved having loved maple syrup with ‘yogurt’, waffles, and pancakes since before they could talk.


We feel blessed to be the stewards of Maple Haven, an awesome place to make memories while making syrup. Maple Haven - it’s just a whole lot of sweetness.

Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us. We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website. There’s much more to come!

Why Us?

Award Winning Syrup
We produce Grade A - Pure Maple Syrup with a light to medium amber color that has a delicate and mild taste.