Andy Handford, Whistler B.C.
Kettle River was an incredible partner in the design and build of our home. Their team worked closely and effectively with both our architect and builder to create a truly special place. The timber work defines the home and is admired and commented on by every visitor! I give Kettle River the highest possible recommendation!
Peter Rose Architecture + Interiors, Vancouver, B.C.
Without question or hesitation, our firm openly recommends Kettle River Timberworks to anyone looking for a stunning timber package for their project.
Susan and Vic Johnston, Sidney Island, BC
Kettle River worked with us from the very inception of our project – to build a dream cottage in a remote location. It took 5 years. They were there every step of the way, always professional, supportive, punctual, exciting, and generous with advice and encouragement. We built 2 buildings, a studio/guest house and main house. The location & logistics were challenging and the company had to work hand in hand with our remote contractor. The final product is exactly what we discussed, envisioned and on budget. We highly recommend this company and its principal/owner Dave Petrina.
Brian Geue, President, Crystal Creek Homes Ltd., Halfmoon Bay, BC
Kettle River Timberworks is an extremely professional company, their knowledge, creativity, and product blends seamlessly to create construction masterpieces.
Poskitt, Sidney Island, BC
The company took the time to understand my wishes and provided guidance in selecting designers and craftsmen to achieve it. The attention to detail, craftsmanship and follow up were all superb. Kettle River Timberworks achieved the desired understated elegance I was aiming for.
Terry Clayton, Sunshine Coast, BC
Kettle River Timberworks Ltd. did an incredible job. Their attention to square, plumb, level was to perfection…This allowed the timber frame package to dry-in quickly, smoothly and tight.
Janine Vertone, West Vancouver, BC
Kettle River did it all on our remote water access property: from site prep through helicopter staging, to the fine details of finishing carpentry. The design and engineering phase was creative, inspiring and thorough. With a detailed plan in place and beautiful microwaved CNC-cut timbers delivered by barge, they lived on boats or in tents and worked very long days to put together a little timber frame masterpiece. They installed a big Rumford fireplace, filled in the glazing and the SIPS, built a totally unconventional set of stairs and made the maple hardwood floor match the curved tiling in the kitchen and bath. Everything about this whole experience was extraordinary!
Peter Dutton, Vancouver, BC
Exceptional professional service, quality timber work, fantastic team work and friendly work environment. 9-day building job located on a private island 55 miles up the B.C. coast. All product and workers arrived in a timely fashion. Worker team was polite and respectful of each other. Very knowledgeable with excellent work experience. 17 hour days for 9 days in the rain and sleet and no complaints.
Rick Roland, Owner, Insidestory Design, Courtenay, BC
I am a ‘High-End Custom’ builder focusing on remote projects. Due to the insane logistics of these challenging locations, top quality suppliers and subs are essential. I’ve completed three separate projects where Kettle River designed and supplied the timber package. On one project, they also assisted with the installation. These projects ranged in complexity from ‘ridge, rafter and plate’ roof systems to full-blown ‘post and beam’ structural assemblies. The attention to aesthetic detail was only surprised by their professional approach and unparalleled level of service. I will be working with them again.
David Cane & Jeannette Matson, Nicola Lake, BC
We want to let you know how pleased we are with the work you did for us, adding timber frame components to our custom-designed home.
We appreciate the design suggestions you made; your vision has certainly paid off in the appearance of our home, both inside and outside. The way you were able to work collaboratively with our designer and our contractor made decisions easy for us.
On-site, materials and people arrived on schedule. We were impressed with the efficiency and commitment of the team you brought to the worksite.
The quality of materials and work exceeded our expectations, and everyone who has seen the timber framing has been amazed by what it adds to our home.
It is great to see someone like you who aspires to such a high standard.
This is our heritage! Thank you for being part of it.
Platinum Projects, Vancouver, BC
We (Platinum Projects) have had the pleasure of working with Dave and the Kettle River Timberworks team on 2 projects. Both homes were designed without timber and then taken to Kettle River to add the timber features to bring out the west coast look. The timber features that Kettle River created are impressive. We are very impressed with the knowledge, experience and professionalism that Dave brings to the table. The design and detailing was a breeze and the workmanship is excellent. We are very proud and confident in showing off both of these projects and recommending Kettle River. Looking forward to working with Kettle River on our next project.
James Wise, Sage Construction, Nicola Lake, BC
Our Company, Sage Construction had the pleasure of working with Dave on a large recreational home at Nicola Lake. His creative genius captured the vision we had and allowed the project to become even better than we hoped. His talent to design the timber frame with the accents to enhance the beauty of the craftsmanship is remarkable. Working within budget requirements and structural parameters, he cleverly created a masterpiece for our family recreational home.
Dave was an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish and we hope to work with him again soon.