The Filmar family
Three enthusiasts make up the core of the Filmar family: Francis Brisebois, the owner, Carl Guimont, the production manager, and Charles Isabelle, head of assembly. They are supported by artisans, seamstresses and assemblers who share their pride in practicing a unique and rare profession in a magnificent small community located less than 950 metres from Bic National Park.
They particularly appreciate the direct contact they have with the biologists, researchers and other users who come to visit. They are proud to make nets used in research on climate issues. “Knowing that I’m involved in projects like the protection of belugas in the St. Lawrence Estuary gives me all the motivation I need to do my job with the greatest pleasure,” says Carl Guimont. He adds that he’s always pleasantly surprised to see a device made by the Filmar team in a television report or a scientific journal.
Francis Brisebois, the young entrepreneur who has been the owner of the company since 2019, is passionate about finding bespoke solutions for customers, whether they work in science, elver fishing, agriculture or sports. Like his co-workers, he has a love for manual craftsmanship that perfectly meets the needs of customers. But he wants to go even further. “My goal is to take the company to the next level, both commercially and environmentally, by introducing maintenance and recycling programs to extend the useful life of the nets and prevent them from being sent to landfill,” he says.Charles Isabelle, head of assembly, joined the company in 2017. He enjoys constantly learning and is actively involved in the company’s administrative operations. He particularly appreciates his flexible schedule, which allows him to pursue his passion for music, as well as the atmosphere of camaraderie that reigns in the company. In fact, when you visit the workshop, it’s hard to say who the assemblers or the directors are since everyone pitches in, in a relaxed and mutually supportive atmosphere.