About amaZulu

What is amaZulu Inc.?

Founded in 2002 by President Claire Evans, amaZulu Inc. imports natural and synthetic construction theming materials from around the world. We source a broad range of USDA approved, rapidly renewable products.

Whether you are an Architect, Designer, General Contractor, or Project Manager, we have the theming materials for your next project.

Our products include natural thatch, synthetic thatch, construction grade bamboo, synthetic bamboo, and eucalyptus pole solutions. They are sustainable, safe, sturdy, and ready for commercial construction.

We have carefully selected the manufacturers who produce our eco-friendly, high quality, synthetic roofing materials as well as the villages around the world who harvest our natural materials. Together they will give you a dynamic list of options when you’re thinking about environmental impact.

amaZulu Inc. supplies materials and services to specialized markets like theme parks, zoos, resorts, restaurants, hotels, residential developments, and luxury homes.

Our office is open

Monday through Thursday – 8:30 am – 5:30 pm EST
Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm EST.

Find out what we can do for you.

Eucalyptus Poles

Claire Evans


When Claire founded amaZulu, Inc., she did so with a vision. One of being recognized as the leading supplier of natural and architectural materials. And to supply them to clients who understand the need for accountability to the environment.

Born in Zimbabwe, Claire was raised in South Africa and came to the United States as an accomplished sales professional with Intel. Her work in the U.S. opened new doors, and she began another journey.

Claire is fulfilling her aspirations both domestically and internationally with a strong belief in being resource-responsible while creating economic opportunities to reduce poverty.

Under Claire’s leadership, amaZulu, Inc. participated in two Extreme Makeover television shows, an HGTV project, as well as an appearance on Trading Spaces. amaZulu received certification as a woman-owned business in 2003. The company continues to flourish with significant milestones in growing global client relationships and partnering with international growers and USA manufacturers.

Claire’s best spent free time is either on her paddle board or taking care of her dogs. She is also a Board Member for the Central Florida Zoo.

Tristan Ishtar

VP of Sales

Tristan brings decades of sales experience, a history of building high-performing teams, and truly understand the values set forth by amaZulu.  A few of our favorite things about Tristan are:

  • After 6 years’ experience with amaZulu, he understands the materials as well as the industry.
  • Obsessed with customer care. In this, he mirrors Claire’s unwavering commitment to put the customer first. Both believe that if amaZulu focuses on doing everything possible to help their clients, amaZulu will ultimately benefit.
  • Never high pressure. That’s not what amaZulu is about and that’s not how Tristan works
  • Your very own consultant. Not sure about which products to use?  Ask Tristan! Tell him about the job and he’ll make sure you get the best materials tor the job.

In short, whatever you need, Tristan will move mountains to take care of you!

Diane Allen


Diane’s back office and accounting career spans over 20 years within the healthcare, law, construction, retail, and finance industries.

Diane spends her downtime playing her clarinet and visiting with family and friends.


At amaZulu, we value one thing above all else. It’s you, our customers. We have listened to problem areas and understand your challenges. Below are testimonials from some of our favorite people.

Hayden Whitt, Assistant Project Manager, Edge Themed Environments

AmaZulu has always provided us with world class service and products. We love to have them as part of our team!”

Jeff, President, Tiki King, LLC

I have been working with Amazulu for the past 15 years. When purchasing from Amazulu, you know you’re getting the highest level of customer service and the best price. Not to mention their decades of experience working with these materials. They are always on the leading edge of sourcing the largest variety and the best quality products from around the world. They have the experience & the knowledge to get you the right product for your project and make sure you have the right amount. There is no other company I would recommend more.

Carol McDaniel, SeaWorld

amazulu Inc. has been a great discovery for us here at SeaWorld Orlando. Though they are a new vendor to us they understand our “theme park” urgencies. They have come through with flying colors on all the tasks we have needed their expertise with. Their attention to detail and prompt action to our needs is truly second to none.

Christian Triana, Principal, EoA

We are thrilled with the outcome of such an iconic element that will differentiate this rooftop bar from any other venue in the world. It was a great pleasure working with the AmaZulu team, we appreciate their flexibility, care, and dedication. It was refreshing to work with a manufacturer that cares about execution, craftsmanship, and delivering what was promised just as much as we do.

Doug Goodwin, President

I have worked with Amazulu for over 18 years, and Claire and her team are the best! Their product is amazing and they are always helpful in bringing our ideas to life. The Amazulu team is professional, creative, and dependable, going above and beyond to meet our needs. It’s always a pleasure to communicate and partner with Amazulu on our projects.