Born and raised in Davidson, NC, Daniel Wayne spent the first 33 years of his life growing up in and around his family's commercial construction company. After serving in many roles in the business for the first 20 years of his professional career, he was convicted to set out on a new journey with a renewed purpose.
THE BIRTH of C3
Through the journey of Daniel growing in his faith, he felt a strong conviction that God was leading him to step out of what he had known his entire life and work to build a platform where his skills could be used to leverage 'business as a ministry'.
Upon taking a step of faith and pursuing what God had in store for him, his wife Jessica, son Liam and daughter Abigail, Daniel started C3 International which is a parent company that owns and operates multiple subsidiary companies under the C3 platform.
C3 stands for 'Christ-Centered-Companies' and is a testament to the purpose and mission of the companies and its employees.
We believe that we've been entrusted with resources given to us by our Heavenly Father. We don't deserve anything, yet His grace and mercy pour out for us each day, which affords us the opportunity to continue living and loving others. It is our faith that keeps us going and we seek to worship God in all that we do and give Him the glory for all things that are good.
Our company is built with 3 core purposes
We seek to always maximize the impact of the resources that God has continued to entrust us with.
God's Kingdom is expanded when we love and disciple people as we conduct business.
10% of our profits are given back to God through the ministries we partner with.
The deeper meaning behind the C3 logo
the 3 c's
what is a christ centered company?
We approach 'Business As a Ministry' and invite Jesus into our workplace each day. This mission driven approach influences the way we carry out business, the way we treat our customers, vendors and employees and the way we live our lives.
We believe that only companies who have built their foundations upon Christ will have lasting and meaningful impact for generations to come. In everything we do, we seek to glorify our Lord and Savior and to point others to His kingdom.
the trinity symbol
The trinity symbol represents our Godhead as three-in-one. The Father (God), The Son (Jesus) and The Holy Spirit.
meaning in the colors
Redeeming power of the blood, shed by Jesus, who died on the cross to forgive our sins and to give us the gift of eternal life if we follow Him.
New life and living water that flows through those who follow Christ and walk out their life in pursuit of glorifying Him.
Yellow & gold
Fire and God's presence, His refining process, holiness, joy, anointing, and divine nature and majesty.
With a lifetime of experience in the construction industry and a rural small town upbringing, Daniel uses his entrepreneurial spirit and those lifelong learned skills to carve a path in a new industry. With logging and sawmilling being in the family bloodline, he finds it exciting and inspiring to bring the raw wood to new form. He enjoys a rural homestead life with his wife, Jessica, and two children, Liam and Abby. Another God given passion for Daniel is to encourage others to be good stewards and leverage the resources God has entrusted them with, whether personally or corporately, to honor and serve the Lord and love people.
jessica (jess) wayne
Wife, mother of 2 (Liam and Abby), shepherdess (yes, real sheep, baa!), chicken farmer, great pyrenees lover and coach. She is a 'Jill' of many trades and has her hands full in caring for the family (including the C3 boys), farm and supporting the business as she serves as our community advocate. She spends a great deal of time vetting, learning about and connecting us with ministries that we can partner with. A graduate of Liberty University, Jess has always had her hand in a variety of humanitarian professions from nonprofits to counseling centers. Her heart is to serve the Lord and to share His love for others by giving her time and talents to serve them.
partner - business development leader
As a former transportation industry professional, Keith brings decades of leadership and operations management experience to the team. In 2020 Keith retired from Southeastern Freight Lines where he dedicated nearly 30 years of his career to helping improve and growing one of the nation's largest and most reputable trucking companies. He excels in operational excellence and is focused on helping our company improve through growth in sales, quality, profitability and most importantly, growth in our team and partners. He and his wife of 37 years, Judy, have two children and two grandchildren. They have recently finished a major renovation at property they purchased and now call home in rural Concord, NC.
volunteer / mentor
Born in Manhattan, NY and raised in Caguas, Puerto Rico, Henry honorably served in the US Army from 1972 to 1980. After retiring from more than 35 years in the manufacturing and banking industry, he found himself with a lot of idle time. Woodworking had always been a passion and in 2020, as Henry was browsing the web, he found C3 and was impressed by their mission, purpose, and products. Initially, he offered his time and service in exchange for knowledge and experience, but it wasn't long before he became an essential part of the team as a mentor, contributor and advocate. He is an avid golfer and loves history and its influence on music, art and culture. Most of all, he enjoys serving and helping wherever possible. He has been married to his lovely wife, Candy, for more than 40 years. They have three sons (Luis, Enrique and Omar) and six grandchildren.
woodworker craftsman II
A native of Concord, North Carolina and graduate from Appalachian State University, Austin majored in Exercise Science Strength and Conditioning, with a minor in Nutrition. As a dedicated CrossFit competitor, Austin had set out to pursue a career in Strength and Conditioning Coaching. God had different plans. Growing tired of religion, Austin desired something authentic: The Love of Jesus. So, in 2019 he boarded a plane to Hawaii, then India. He left the comforts of home, family, friends, and a serious relationship with his girlfriend (now wife, Gabby) to travel overseas where he spent the next several months in missionary training. There he saw first-hand God’s powerful love for other people. He saw blind eyes open, and deaf ears hear for the first time. Upon his return in 2020, Austin joined the mission of C3 as he entered into an industry that he never dreamed of being in.
Rooster, our giant white fluffy Great Pyrenees, will be among
the first to greet you upon your visit to our facility.
What makes us different?
We seek to represent Christ in all that we do. We just happen to work with wood, but it’s not why we live. Our ultimate purpose is to leverage the resources God has given us to make a positive impact to all whom we come into contact with.
We do what we say. We seek to live out the word that we have given to our customers. We make mistakes too, as we are human. But it’s how we correct our mistakes that makes us different.
We are a solutions oriented organization. We seek to find ways to overcome challenges for our customers and build a truly unique product / project for them. We run towards projects that others may run away from.