I happily write this letter of reference for Rob Wheeler and the crew at Tyee Construction.

Our firm is a broad scope structural engineering consulting company with a particular specialty in heavy timber construction. Our projects range from custom single family residences and multi-family residential buildings to commercial and institutional structures  like municipal recreation centres.

I have worked with Tyee Construction since 2005 on numerous custom homes and small commercial structures. The experience of the partners extends to large commercial construction projects. The houses are typically highly complex to construct , with intense coordination required between heavy timber and log pre-fabricated components , structural steel, concrete, conventional wood framing and high end finishing.

Tyee Construction is a well-established general contractor and timber specialist with strong understanding of the construction industry. They strive to explore new building systems, green products, Building Information Modeling (BIM) integration and efficient construction. Their buildings use only the best quality construction materials with attention to detail.

Our experience with Tyee Construction as the structural consultant on many of their projects has been very positive and productive. Their professionalism is refreshing.

Robin Zirnhelt, P.Eng.
Lead, Heavy Timber Engineering
ISL Engineering and Land Services

Tyee Log & Timber has always shown 100% commitment from the day of pricing through to the completion of the job. They have regularly brought forward various cost savings ideas and options and always provide clean, legible shop drawings. Tyee Log Homes has supplied work ranging from timber mantles to the the completion of the Mountain Spirit Resort and Spa timber work. This project consisted of 4 storey Timber Frame decks complete with timber canopies for 68 suites.

I would have no hesitation recommending Tyee Log & Timber for your timber and log supply and installation needs. I look forward to working with Tyee Log Homes on our future projects.

Chad Jensen
New Dawn Developments
Cranbrook, British Columbia

Building my own log cabin has always been a dream of mine. We could not have picked a better company than Tyee Log Homes to partner with. Five years into our project and we still receive full support from Rob on all topics (log or otherwise) related to my project. I did an extensive search of builders beforehand and, although I found that there were more expensive “bigger and better” companies, I concluded that Tyee provides the best customer oriented approach, is a smaller company with skilled craftsmen who care about quality of work, and are able to build works of art.

We accepted their invitation to visit them in Kimberley during the build so that he could show finishing methods and options, and see our “cabin” in the making. We also had them do a number of beautiful carvings for us and were delighted to find a surprise present when they brought the logs to our site – a magnificent Bear’s head carved on the beam end over the entrance. Tyee also provided log accents for our garage/apartment which turned out to be amazing. Their continued support in the finishing of my project has been priceless. Lastly, I cannot tell you the number of visitors I have stop in and be amazed in wonder.

Bill Daub
Seba Beach, West Edmonton

I highly recommend Tyee Log Homes Ltd. as a professional competent company. The City of Kimberley has awarded Tyee Log Homes Ltd. several projects and is currently working on a project that includes three wooden walking bridges.Tyee Log Homes Ltd. has always conducted their business in a professional manner completing projects on time and within budget. Also, they maintain great communication during the project making it easy to work with them. Their tenders are always on time and professionally put together.

The City of Kimberley looks forward to working with Tyee Log Homes Ltd.in the future. If you have any further questions with regard to their background or qualifications, please do not hesitate to call me.

Mike Fox
Manager of Operations & Environmental Services
City of Kimberley

In 2011, Tyee Log Homes of Kimberley, BC supplied and installed an 1,800 square foot log home for us in Ontario.

Tyee Log homes on site fabrication,materials, quality where of the highest caliber. Tyee's onsite erecters performed excellently for workmanship,safety, quality,and for a total finished product second to none. The building has performed excellently for 2 years with no faults and no problems.

We have given excellent references for Tyee Log Homes on calls from perspective buyers,and with 43 years in construction,we find them tops to deal with.We have no trouble in recommending them from beginning to end.

Jim Goodfellow
JAGEN Construction, Ltd.

Over the past year Tyee Log Homes Ltd has successfully completed two construction projects for the Ministry of Environment - BC Parks, within Mount Robson Provincial Park.  Mount Robson is the second oldest Park in British Columbia's park system, in a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The first project involved the replacement of two timber bridges (1.2km & 3.1km) along the Berg Lake Trail. The bridges were replaced due to deterioration and not being able to be used by park service vehicles. The Berg lake trail remained open for the public by establishing a re-route trail around the work site. All materials where transported using the trail.

The second project involved the de-construction and reconstruction of the Hargreaves Shelter at kilometer 21 along the Berg Lake Trail. The Hargreaves Shelter was originally constructed in 1927; it is used as a day-use shelter and has significant historic and cultural heritage value. This project involved upgrades to the structure and the re-use of the historic log structure where possible. Tyee did an excellent job reusing existing logs and maintaining the visual historic appearance of the building. In addition Tyee was helpful in managing helicopter logistics by reducing the weight of materials brought into the site.

The two projects involved working in a backcountry environment, involving the logistics of moving materials and crews by the trail system or by helicopter. Tyee was responsible for all on-site construction activities, safety and environmental protection. Both projects were delivered on time and within budget.

Please direct any inquiries regarding the above to Andrea Heinrichs at 250-614-9912, the Ministry contact for these projects.

Andrea Heinrichs
Recreation Section Head
Ministry of Environment - BC Parks

We are writing this letter in reference to the work done by Tyee Log & Timber in the construction of our home in Kimberley, BC, Canada. Tyee designed and built our home and acted as the general contractor for all subtrades.
I have had many friends who had a custom home built for them by other builders, and most ended up with many regrets and hard feelings from the experience. In contrast, our experience with Tyee was very positive. The company "went above and beyond" their call of duty on many fronts. For example, they spent time to select unique logs for the building and made many design suggestions.  We are extremely satisfied with their craftsmanship, commitment to quality, and overall project management.

Craig & Gail Zawada
Kimberley, British Columbia

Tyee Homes built our dream log house near Calgary, Alberta. From start to finish, we were extremely happy with the craftsmanship of their highly skilled workers. They have turned our dream into reality and we have the privileged of living in the piece of art, they have created. They were very helpful in answering all of our questions and it's been a pleasure dealing with them. Thank you Tyee Homes.

Eva & Rudy Cizmarik
Priddis, Alberta

This letter is a short summary of our newly completed Post & Beam Log home located just outside the remote community of Nordegg, AB. We were first introduced to Tyee Log & Timber while attending the Log Home Show in the Spring of 2010 and in late 2010 started working with Tyee to come up with a customized plan. Unlike other builders Tyee worked with us to come up with both a design and estimate for our project before committing. With a general idea of the type and style we were after a number of different options for the floor plan were provided and with a few minor changes we were able to come up with the perfect use of space. In early 2011 we agreed upon a lump sum contract for the lock-up portion of the project and began fabrication of the log structure. By the end of 2011 we had the building completed to lock-up stage and moved forward on the interior finishing portion of the project on an agreed upon cost plus contract basis.

This was one of the big things that separated Tyee from other log builders was their willingness to take the home not only right up to lock up stage but to help us fully complete this home. Lots of other builders seemed willing to sell us a log shell but we really wanted a log builder who would take the project from start to finish. This is definitely one of the area’s that Tyee excelled at, they were able to help guide us along the way with the various decisions that are involved in the construction of any new home as well as manage and co-ordinate all the various sub-trades both local and out of province to ensure that I received both the best quality and pricing!

In late 2012 we completed the home but it wasn’t until 2013 that we were able to fully enjoy our new log home thanks again to the help of Tyee with four beautifully handcrafted log beds, bench and picnic table being added!

We would have no problem recommending Tyee to any of my friends, family or colleagues. The workmanship is absolutely amazing and the log work is an amazing piece of artwork that truly needs to be seen in person to appreciate all the time and efforts that go into a home like this. Invoicing and payment was simple and straight forward, what I really like about Tyee is that I was always paying for the work completed unlike a lot of other contractors who expected to be paid 50% deposits up front prior to any work being completed. Communication was excellent it seemed Tyee was always able to make time for my phone calls and emails. We would personally like to thank everyone at Tyee for all their time and effort’s that went into this magnificent home!

Richard, Amanda, Halle & Kylie

Tyee was able to design a custom home to my specifications in very short order... I was afforded the privilege of watching the Tyee crew peel and select the appropriate size and shape of logs for my home. The notching was carried out be three highly skilled tradesmen. It was exceptional. In short, I would not hesitate to recommend Tyee Log Homes to anyone looking to have their Dream Log Home constructed to the highest standard and within a defined budget.

John Hatalcik
Cranbrook, British Columbia

Westwind Homes has been dealing with Tyee for almost 5 years now and we couldn’t imagine using any other supplier when it comes to quality and service. We have completed over 20 projects with Tyee which include cozy cottages with extensive timber detail, estate homes in exclusive communities and other landscaping projects for our clients. There has not been one job that has not met our satisfaction and that of our customers.  

It is refreshing to work with Rob Wheeler as he understands the importance of details, quality of material and service of our clients. We have comfort in knowing that the job will be completed as stated and the service afterwards will be dealt with in the same manner.

We have 2 more custom estate homes for Tyee this year and we will continue to use Tyee as our timber & log supplier with all of our custom homes. We are currently developing a ranch and Tyee is at the top of our list when it comes to creative design. This ranch will consist of a 6000 sq ft estate home, a 10,000 sq ft timber shop, a 30 person entertaining pergola and a few cozy chalets.

Shelby Kilpatrick

Tyee built my log home in Kimberley, in 2009. Right from the start, they were a great help with many of the details I wasn't familar with in building a log home. There were no hidden costs or surprises. From beginning to end, I was completely satisfied with the whole job.

Gregg Schenn
Kimberley, British Columbia

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