Cleveland Coconut Candles owners Tim & Laura Thornton reside in North Olmsted, Ohio. They founded this company from their love of the beach and vacationing. While visiting the Panama Canal, these three adorable coconut critters inspired them to move forward with their vision of putting candles in coconut shells. Today, these coconut critters have become the company mascots and can be seen in the booth displays at local events. Finding their coconut supplier in Florida was the last crucial element that put them into business.