GMB Services

GMB Services, established in 1999, is a family business located in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. It draws on the expertise of our professions, hobbies and talents. We are an eclectic service provider and each member of our group has a wealth of experience and talent in a number of areas. We provide Lapidary & Woodworking Workshops for hobbyists, Science Workshops for students and Professional Development Workshops for educators. We actively promote amateur geology through our  public service web site, courses, field trips and workshops. We share our artistic vision and training in workshops for teachers and students of all ages. And finally we design and handcraft one of a kind Heirloom Rocking Animals and Wooden Toys in the GMB Family Workshop based on our own custom designs.  We are doing what we love doing and it shows! If this is the kind of company you'd like to do business with, then check us out.       

Elfi Berndl & Nicholas Gere

GMB TOYS The ultimate in handcrafted wooden  toys are made in The GMB Family Workshop. Take a look at what we are currently working on. Contact us if you would like one of our toys or order our plans online and make your own heirloom piece. Either way, we guarantee that our toys will bring a smile to your little loved one's face!


by GMB Toys

Buy plans for some of our custom designed toys. Detailed how-to descriptions, materials lists, full-size patterns and photographs are included to make your home built projects a success.



GMB Toys For Sale
See what toys are ready in our stables and are waiting for a good home. We can't keep them all and currently have a few special toys we are offering up for sale.



Do you want to make wooden toys or children's furniture, but don't have the tools or confidence to do it alone? Interested in learning to use common hand and power tools in a supportive environment? Then come and make something that is beautiful as well as useful at one of our Woodworking Seminars in the Greater Toronto Area. You can make heirloom toys and kids furniture that will be loved by all.


Hand crafted stone & mineral eggs using a diamond wheel & a good eye!
Custom orders accepted.

KUDOS ~ Some of the nice things people have said about us.

Lapidary Workshops





GMB Services, established in 1999, is a family business.

Elfi's Creations

Custom Orders  Have a special heirloom toy made for your loved ones. ~  is THE web site about rocks and minerals written for kids with the most links to kid-friendly rock information on the Web. We get about 1,500 hits a day! This educational web site has been selected by many as a great place to start learning about rocks, minerals and geology. This is public service web site for kids of all ages who want to know more about rocks & minerals. Established in 1999, we have had over 2.5 million visitors. That's a lot of happy kids!;-)



GMBS in the Kitchen




Words to Live By
" Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful"
William Morris






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