T.L. Timber Ltd., established in 1996, is a family owned and operated producer of milled log and timber homes, supplying log packages for custom residential and commercial projects. Their work can be seen across the US and Canada, in projects such as Bass Pro Shop in Las Vegas, Cabela’s, and several Great Wolf Lodge Hotels & waterparks. They primarily use top-quality dry Spruce and Lodgepole Pine timber that has been salvaged after natural occurrences such as the pine beetle epidemic or forest fires.
When T.L. Timber’s Operation Manager, Clayton Hillman, was younger, he worked for his father’s logging company (Lusted Logging Ltd. -where his brother and son still work!). During his time in the logging industry, the family noticed the amount of wasted timber from natural occurrences that was being left in the forest. After going up north to work in the oil industry, Clayton came back and helped his family start a sawmill to better utilize this salvaged dry-wood, initially to create semi-finished timber products for US based companies. Soon they invested in more equipment and moved further into value-added sector of milled log homes. T.L. is situated on land originally owned by his grandparents in the South Okanagan/Similkameen, conveniently close to the US border. Within the first 10 years, the company grew from 2 to 16 employees, many of whom are still working for the company.
T.L. Timber is recognized by builders and dealers for having the “long log advantage”, as they can supply timbers and/or milled logs up to 65 feet! In addition, they boast a wide variety of milled log profiles. For more information on the company, please see their website at tltimber.com, or connect with them on linkedinfacebook, and twitter.
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