BC Wood Member Spotlight: Spearhead Timberworks

Posted by Rumin Mann
February 4th, 2011

Spearhead Timberworks, based in Nelson, BC, manufactures heavy timbers, steel, and glulam with a separate division manufacturing architectural wood work. They started out as a small, traditional timber frame company 20 years ago and have morphed into a progressive, innovative company that uses digital technology, such as 3D modeling software and CNC equipment, while keeping the original craftsmen touch to their work. They work in collaboration with award winning architects and engineers in Canada and the US. They are experienced in LEED buildings and Living Building rated projects. One of these projects, the Laurance Rockefeller Preserve (above image), was one of the first LEED platinum rated projects in North America.

Over the years, Spearhead Timberworks has regularly donated to local and international charities and continuously gives back to their community. In the past couple of years, they have donated several timberframe signs and shelters to the city of Nelson. This year, they donated a timberframe racers hut that was installed on Nelson’s local ski hill, the Whitewater Ski Resort. In addition to giving back to their community, they are also committed to healthy living and won the commuter challenge in 2009 where majority of the employees left their cars at home, and biked to work.

For more information on Spearhead Timberworks, visit their website: www.spearheadtimberworks.com

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