Years of experience in: design, manufacturing & management, all under one roof to serve you!
We at Canadian Timberframes are a team of creative, skillful, dedicated and diverse professionals sharing a common goal; providing you, our client, with a timeless timber frame home. It goes without saying that we pride ourselves with the quality of our products, and our commitment to go above and beyond when providing customer experience. We have built a solid reputation as one of the World's Premier Timber Frame Companies not only because of our precision and passion - but because we truly care about our clients needs.
Growing up on a farm in Ontario, work often found itself within the shadows and protection of many turn of the century hand cut timber frame barns. The appreciation for these structures inspired what is now a 32 year career in the Industry. In the mid 80's Jeff started a 20 year involvement with an Ontario based timber frame firm. In 2006, requirements of many projects, architects and clients led Jeff to resign from this eastern firm and strike out toward the west and source what he would later refer to as a "Premier Boutique Timber Frame Manufacturer". In 2011 Jeff was invited to join Canadian Timberframes as a partner, to direct business development and growth through his vision of marketing, customer service and expanded product lines. Jeff enjoys being "on the ground" monthly throughout Canada and the US, whether at shows or consulting with clients, architects and builders.
"Jeff's true grounding comes from time spent in the mountains, whether skiing, biking or just taking it all in"
Stephanie has joined us from Toronto where she was the VP, of Global Marketing at a software co. Stephanie has over 20 years’ experience in delivering financial results in large blue chip organizations where she was responsible for building and leading teams in various disciplines from strategic planning, marketing, advertising, product marketing, database marketing, segmentation, direct marketing, digital marketing, trade-shows and more. We are happy to have Stephanie on board to drive the successful leadership and management of Strategic Planning process, Marketing, Advertising CRM and help us in consistently achieving our mission and objectives through program development and the administration of the plan.
"I love being part of growing an organization and expanding its brand presence & market share!"
Justin comes to us from Calgary with an impressive operations management track record. He is excited that his 10 years in construction management has led him back to Golden, where he started his adventures out West as a ski instructor. Originally from Quebec, where he studied and worked in business and finance, Justin found his niche building residential and commercial projects in Calgary. He is passionate about achieving his goals by having a clear vision and strong focus. Justin is proud to work with his team at Canadian Timberframes to ensure the highest standard of quality and service for clients. He lives by the motto "work hard, play hard," so when he is off duty, you can find him in the mountains skiing, sledding, and biking.
"Work hard, play hard!"
Raised in Golden, Debra has returned to be closer to her family. Debra is excited to join Canadian Timberframes and be a part of a Professional Organization that values customer service.
When Debra isn't working she is spending time with her family and most likely planning her next big trip. When asked what her favorite travel destination is her response is "I don't have a favorite place, just a favorite thing about the places I have travelled."
From a stay at home mom to taking on part time work...Eleanor started in the shop sanding and staining part-time. She progressed to completing hand cutting and chiseling, to operating the forklift and packaging the completed project. After six years in the shop she moved into her administrative position in the front office. For a number of years before joining CTF she worked with a small silviculture company on prescribed burns; clearing overgrowth from planted trees with a brush saw and cleaning creeks after logging crews had completed their harvest. Eleanor's the one who would gladly help out with anything at the office. At home she happiest working in her flowerbeds, camping and quading with her family in the summer and sledding and ice fishing in the winter.
"Planning for an exotic vacation is on Eleanor's wish list."
David brings with him a long history in the building construction industry with over 10 years of combined stick frame, timber & log building experience. He also has extensive background in the ski industry with over 7 years of soft & hard good sales and, was with the Canadian Snowboard Cross Team for 4 years leading up to the Sochi Olympics. David is thrilled to be working with Canadian Timberframes where he can put many of his passions to work. He loves to get to know clients stories, what drives their dreams and loves helping shape them into a new reality; a custom timber frame home, chalet or cottage.
"His love of the mountains brought him to Golden; his passion for wood & high end products brought him to Canadian Timberframes."
Chris is an integral part of the CTF team working to both expand our business in Ontario, and make sure that our clients in the East enjoy the best possible Timber Frame build experience. With a sound sense of architecture and design, along with an extensive knowledge of construction, Chris prides himself in matching our client's needs and wishes with our strengths here at CTF. "I have a real passion for making sure that our clients have an outstanding building experience. Finding ways to fit our client's wishes into their build budget plus successfully addressing the myriad of construction issues that can crop up during construction equals customer satisfaction." Having over 30 years construction experience, the past 13 years of his professional life have been active in construction sales management and design development. Chris excels in creating and managing long-term client relationships. Heck... he may even take you for a ride in his boat! Chris is passionate about his family, his boat, his 2 two golden retrievers and is such a nice guy that he feels obligated to also include his cat. They spend as much time as a family can on the "Ellenova" cruising the Ontario waterways when away from the rural tranquility of their farm north of Toronto.
"Chris looks forward to working with you and helping you bring your beautiful new Canadian Timberframe home to life."
We are pleased to welcome a new member to the design team – Alexandre. He brings over 17 years in the woodworking industry with him most recently from Cambium Woodwork, a custom architectural woodwork company in Calgary and 3 years before that he was living with his wife and working in Veysonnaz which is situated in the Swiss Alps. Alexandre brings a passion for wood and mountain living with him to his position. “Wood is a material that has always appealed to me; there is nothing better than smelling the scent of fresh cut wood when you arrive to work. Creating a structure out of a natural resource is also very rewarding; I can apply my knowledge of modeling software towards making beautiful and functional living spaces in some of the most spectacular locations for our customers.” Says Alexandre.
On his time off Alexandre enjoys splitboarding, camping, hiking & exploring British Columbia with his wife and 1 yr old son.
"I grew up in Germany a few kilometers from where Hundegger machines are manufactured so it was logical for me to complete my university studies on how these machines improve productivity in the timber frame industry. This knowledge opened doors for me to work in North America." Joachim successfully contributed his design talents to timber frame companies in Tennessee and Ontario where he was also instrumental in implementing HSB design software to guide the production of cutting the timber frame from handwork to machine precision. In the summer of 2012 he acted on an opportunity to join our team and headed west with his "Canadian" wife to settle in Golden. This time his travels takes him to the B.C. mountains where yet another passion takes hold on the slopes.
"Leben ist gut! (Life is good)."
Accepting a tempting internet job offer from Canadian Timberframes uprooted Klaus from Rosenberg, Germany. His 20 year background in timber framing and design is a great asset when it comes to the complexity of designing energy efficient envelopes and complex roof structures for our timber structures. Golden is a favorite place his family enjoys all year round. Klaus often spends time camping at the lake with his family.
"Klaus is always up for the challenge of snaging a catch-of-the day for dinner."
Jeff has applied his passion for the aesthetics of wood design in the Design and Engineering Industry in a variety of roles and responsibilities. He moved from Calgary in 2010 to join CTF and apply his experience as an architectural technologist to both residential and commercial timber structures. When Jeff is finished resolving any core issues of a project to keep it moving on schedule, preparing engineered drawings for a luxury mountain home, he leaves the office walls behind to enjoy many outdoor activities against the back drop of the mountains. One of these days he'd like to go powder snowboarding in the forests of Japan.
"Nothing on Jeff's bucket list - he's in his happy place."
Martina grew up in Slovenia, where she completed a degree in Architectural Engineering. Her thesis focused on sustainable home design and it’s these principles, concepts and passion that she now applies to her designs at Canadian Timberframes. While on a rock climbing trip in India Martina met a fellow climber from Canada. She came to visit him a few months later, bringing only a surf board and gym bag full of clothes. She's never left. They are now happily married and live with their three dogs and small flock of chicken. Since then Martina has lived across western Canada and worked in a number of different positions and has finally found her dream job in her dream location. On weekends or after long days being in front of her computer, Martina can usually be found hanging off the side of a mountain on the pointy end of a rope, or barreling down one on skis or a mountain bike.
“Believing in sustainable principles, Martina is motivated by frugal living. She was called a 'crazy professor' by her friends due to all of her DIY projects around her house and yard.”
Garett had joined us previously as a carpenter in our manufacturing facility and has been exposed to all aspects of residential construction since he was 17. He went back to school for architectural technology and is now putting his schooling to practice.
Garett, like many others is an outdoor junkie; loving skiing, snowmachinging, mountain biking, dirt biking and fishing.
“Depending upon the season you can either find me outside of work on the top of a mountain or on a lake, but always outside.”
Connor grew up in Ontario, spending his summers working as a carpenter and winters playing hockey. He studied Architectural Technology at Georgian College and led their hockey team to the Ontario College Finals in his senior year. Connor loves his move to the mountains & working with a great group of supportive peers at CTF who is helping develop his design skills, and loves that he is able to turn our clients ideas & dreams into a reality daily.
Most of his free time is spent fly fishing or trying to learn Jimi Hendrix riffs. His ultimate goal is to one day build green, energy efficient timber frame home by the lake with the best man cave the north has ever seen.
My ultimate goal is to one day build a green, energy efficient timber frame home by a lake.
Rick Schacher has been involved in the forestry and timber business most of his life here in the Columbia Valley. Joining Canadian Timberframes in the early years, Rick's contribution to our manufacturing process remains invaluable. From overseeing the huge log inventory, being the primary sawyer, and being responsible for the care and maintenance of our mill and heavy equipment, Rick is our "go to" guy. It's worth noting that the easy way to find Rick in the busy summer season is to look for the cloud of dust….he'll be just ahead of it!
"Rick's contribution to our manufacturing process remains invaluable."
With a passion for computerized technology Matt does a great job of operating the Hundegger Planer and K2, and controlling the flow of floor operations. The Hundegger runs at a steady pace and he keeps a good balance of feeding the machine and keeping the crew busy as well. He's very gratified to see his efforts come to fruition. From a background that started with Matt planting massive forests he now crafts that tree to be part of a spectacular timber frame structure. Matt and his wife keep busy with their 3 kids enjoying the great outdoor life they have chosen in Golden. When the kids are asleep Matt puts time aside to work on building a new and improved computer or planning for his bike trip across Canada!
"Matt plans for a bike trip across Canada."
Cael took this opportunity to move from Beaverton, ON and put his carpentry, general construction background and finishing skills to work, joining the business in the summer of 2012 and being the second generation to do so. He hopes to contribute his part in crafting the finest timber frames one can ask for and one day hopes to build his own fully sustainable home. Cael's sense for adventure coaxed him west to the Rockies where he thrives on extreme sports and the great outdoors, it's in the (Bowes) blood.
"Cael thrives on extreme sports and the great outdoors."
"Easy going, 6ft. tall, blonde hair, blue eyed male Libra. Enjoys long mountain hikes, candle lit dinners, breakfast in bed and sawdust on his skin." Ian departed Toronto May 2011 and arrived at this saw mill position in his Ford Ranger via Hwy.#95. He enjoys being part of a team that cares to do their best on every project. Great customer service, organizational and logistical skills are his assets too! Ian partakes in the mountain lifestyle, hiking, skiing, and planning extra-ordinary adventures with his son.
"Ian is also a well known white water rafter guide."
Timber staining is a great way to bring life to timbers and Judy will ensure you a colour matched finish. With over 12 years in CTF shop she prides herself on a job well done. Thank you Judy! She has loves to spend time with her grand kids and one day hopes to enjoy an extended vacation down east in the Maritimes.
"Judy will ensure a colour matched finish."
Since day one Jeff loved working with wood. ...He is passionate about all aspects of carpentry and is excited to apply his talent to the timber framing industry. Having grown up in northern Manitoba Jeff is now settled in to be closer to his family and live with the mountains as his backdrop and enjoy all the outdoor activities after the whistle blows. Another welcome addition to the CTF team.
"Jeff is excited to apply his wood working talent to the timber framing industry."
Alicia made her way to Canadian Timberframes from Ontario after her boyfriend landed a job at CTF. Not long after, a position opened up in the finishing department – a perfect fit for Alicia with her enjoyment of working with her hands and seeing progress throughout the day. Like most employees at CTF, Alicia loves the outdoors and exploring new areas while camping, hiking, biking and rock-climbing.
“Just along for the ride.”
Timber joined the Canadian Timberframes team in Dec 2016. Timber’s pawsitive attitude, endless amounts of energy and her passion for sinking her teeth into a quality piece of wood made for a perfect fit to the CTF team!
When Timber isn't working hard making her daily rounds of the facility, you can find her on long trail runs throughout the Columbia Valley and basking in the sun along the river while enjoying her favourite treats. We are extremely happy to have Timber join the CTF team as she brings a smile to everyone’s face when she runs in the room!
"Ruuffffff sawn Interior Douglas Fir is my favourite!"
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