Who We Are

Up-cycling the future of used & surplus cargo containers.


Did you know that there are more than 10 million unwanted shipping containers sitting dormant around the world? Here at LeafBox Concepts, we have made the conscious decision to take action and start up-cycling.  

LeafBox Concepts Inc. is a clean-tech company based out of the Forge Incubator in Hamilton, ON – Canada. We up-cycle used cargo containers into customizable retail & event concepts. Our mission is to deploy and activate our concepts across North America to help lead the transition into a carbon-free future by 2030 (in alignment with the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals). Follow our journey as we up-cycle the future.

Our Vision is to be a mobile showcase of sustainable pop-up cargo-tecture that inspires and supports community engagement, environmental stewardship and the entrepreneurial spirit.



We promote environmental awareness
by up-cycling cargo containers
and showcasing sustainable
off-grid technologies.


We animate public spaces with engaging, innovative and inclusive pop-up concepts where communities connect by
sharing experiences.


We support the growth of local businesses, vendors and entrepreneurs with a low-risk, affordable and short-term retail space.


Témo Cruz

Témo Cruz

Founder & CEO

Témo’s role as the Founder and CEO is to provide the vision and strategic planning for the company’s future, as well as to execute the marketing and business development goals for LeafBox Concepts. He has an Advanced Diploma & Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture and has accumulated over five years industry experience in various architectural, engineering, and construction companies within the GTHA. Témo founded LeafBox Concepts Inc shortly after completing his architectural thesis in 2017 on re-purposing cargo containers into community ‘cargotecture’ concepts.


Sage Sarhadi

Sage Sarhadi

Associate, Lead Designer + Sales Representative

Sage Sarhadi is LFBX’s first Associate and spearheads the LFBX Design Studio creating innovating container concepts for clients ranging from the residential, retail and event industries. He integrates new sustainable building materials, fabrication processes and clean-technologies to each design. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture and currently pursuing a Masters of Engineering, Industrial and Product Design from McMaster University. Reach out to Sage if you have a custom container project in mind! 



Jennifer Kinunnen

Jennifer Kinunnen

Designer, Intern Architect

Meet Jennifer! She is one of our talented Designers within the LFBX Design Studio team. Jennifer provides project design assistance completing conceptual 3D renderings, plans and project management services for clients ranging from the residential, retail and event industries. She bolsters an impressive design portfolio along with her Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies and a Masters of Architecture from Dalhousie University making her a valuable designer to your project.


(Part-time, Co-op and Volunteer positions available)

Email your CV and Portfolio to designlead@leafboxconcepts.com. 



(Part-time / Volunteer positions available)

Email info@leafboxconcepts.com

Join the Movement!

Love our environmental mission and would like to attend our summer activations? Become a LFBX Brand Ambassador and not only receive FREE admission to our events but receive complimentary perks such as our branded T-Shirt, Hat, and 100% reimbursable transportation costs. Join the team and align your personal brand / purpose to a growing global environmental movement!. Reach out to info@leafboxconcepts.com to setup your on-boarding meeting! 

    THE 2030 SDG GOALS

    The United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

    100% Made in Canada

    Our concepts are 100% made in Canada in an off-grid container compound. We up-cycle surplus cargo containers with reclaimed materials, sustainable technologies and innovative design. We pride ourselves in re-imagining these steel containers in Canada’s steel city – Hamilton and activating them around the Golden Horseshoe region. Want us to build your unique container concept ? Contact us to start the up-cycling process! 


      Mark Lennox,

      Finance & Operations

      Pete Lewis, 

      Senior Advisor

      Mariya Leslie, 

      Senior Advisor 

      Riley Moynes, 

      Senior Advisor