About

My Story

My Story

My name is Mark Soboil, I was born and raised in Capetown, a beautiful seaside destination in Southern Africa. The beauty of nature was always an extension of my family home. After moving to the US and attending graduate school in New England I came to love the classic Cape Cod look of crushed seashell used on driveways and walkways.

When my family and I moved to the Puget Sound, we missed the dramatic contrast that seashells could provide against the lush Pacific Northwest landscapes.

With my background in ocean and marine science, I reached out to some oyster growers whose families have been farming in the region since the mid-1800s. With recent changes in technology and other environmental concerns, the shell was no longer being dumped back into the bays but discarded in large middens onshore.

In partnership, we decided to reduce, recycle and reuse the discarded shell and develop a locally sourced product that can be utilized on paths, patios, courtyards and driveways that complements the aesthetic landscape designs of the Pacific Northwest. This was the beginning of Shellscapes.

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Our Business Core Values

Our Business Core Values

At SHELLSCAPES, our mission is to partner with oyster farms to reduce, recycle and reuse the discarded shell. As a locally owned and operated Pacific Northwest company we work with local, sustainable oyster farms to bring to you environmentally sustainable crushed oyster shell.

Feel free to contact us today to discuss your landscape and hardscaping requirements