Source Forest Products is a forest products manufacturer specializing in value-added product for the log and timberframe sector, primarily free-of-heart, tight-grain, heavy timbers. As the name suggests, the company sources their own wood standing in the bush and ethically harvests the timber throughout the Lower Mainland and the Island. Customers receive products that have literally been hand-selected, to ensure it is precisely what they need. Species harvested include softwoods such as Douglas Fir, Western Red Cedar, Yellow Cedar, Hemlock, Balsam and Spruce, as well as hardwoods such as Maple, Birch, Alder, and Cotton Wood. Source Forest Products also offers ultra-custom cutting for projects with a grocery list of sizes and grades, while providing the ability to kiln dry and re-saw/surface the wood.
Although the company has gone through a few name changes over the years, the entity started in 2002 when owner Trevor Dyck was only 21 years old. With some background in log home manufacturing, the then Faller started investing in logging equipment of his own for private land logging. A few years later he moved into government licenses and decided to add value to the logs by getting into custom cutting. The custom cutting started with a focus on high-grade West Coast Maple for craft and instruments; however, his ability to source high-grade wood didn’t go unnoticed and he was soon taking an array of different orders.
Source Forest Products niche of sourcing the perfect log to manufacturing specific requirements isn’t the only thing that makes them stand out. Their keen interest in relationship building has ensured repeat customers. They help produce a high-quality product that will fulfill an architect or designers’ vision perfectly.
Over the past year, Trevor Dyck has been moving the company in a vertically integrated direction by offering T&G finished products such as shiplap, siding, soffit material, flooring, wall paneling and other high-end products. By offering these products, customers can pay non-retail pricing while saving time finding sources. This new direction was inspired by the amount of high-grade side cuts Source Forest Products were selling to brokers. Rather than spend the time selling these cuts, they chose to invest and grow the company by offering more products.
Source Forest Products will be attending the upcoming Nikkei Architectural & Construction Materials Show with BC Wood in Tokyo, Japan from March 3rd to 6th. To learn more about the company please visit sourceforest.ca.