Wooden Shoe Timberframe Co.

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“Lester is a rare find in the construction industry. He is totally focused on quality craftsmanship, and takes pride in his work. From that, he finds only the best carpenters to work with him.  If someone on his crew makes a mistake (which happens in any project) he takes full responsibility for fixing it without hassles. Highly recommended. ”

Ann B.

In 2012, we were lucky enough to meet the great people at Wooden Shoe Timberframe Company by chance. We had discussed the idea of building a new cottage in 5-10 years, but when we saw the awesome, creative work of Wooden Shoe we could not wait. Les and Eva worked with us to develop a design that fit our landscape and facilitated the project from start to finish. The project was timely and on budget and we were updated with regular meetings. The craftsmen working on the project were very knowledgeable and polite and a pleasure to work with. The pride we feel every time we step into our oasis is all thanks to the amazing team at Wooden Shoe Timberframe Company.

Graham Thatcher

“I wanted to thank you for taking on our project.  The results were top quality and I also appreciated the approach the team took –  very pro-active, problem solving and highly consultative.  Further, I would not hesitate in recommending WSTF to others.”

Leslie McKay

“I want to say thank you to you and your group of craftsmen for your exceptional work.  Seldom does one get to witness people who take such pride in their work and bring such enthusiasm to the workplace”

Don Costello

“We were very pleased with the end result. The structure looks amazing. I do not think this would have been possible without Lester’s attention to detail and craftsmanship. I would highly recommend him and his crew to anyone looking for a quality-built timberframe.”

Matthew Lawrence,

“Les and his team were involved in all aspects of our project from planning and design right through to the finishing details. They did an excellent job and we would highly recommend them to anyone looking to build a timber frame building.”

Mike & Erin Copeland

“I had been contemplating the restoration of my 1880 timber frame barn into a garage for some time.  I had a few contractors look at the building, but none of them gave me confidence that they could achieve what I wanted while retaining the integrity of the timber frame structure.  

Soon after meeting with Lester at my home I knew I was talking to the right people. Lester listened to me and understood what I wanted. Throughout the process he welcomed my questions, addressed my concerns, suggested interesting stylistic changes to consider and above all else, his interactions with me were always professional.

Lester’s crew are highly skilled tradesmen in timber framing and traditional hand crafted joinery and take great pride in their work.

The beauty of the timber frame garage continues to amaze me. Friends and family come by to the garage and just say “Wow!”.  Their reaction says it all for me.

I was so happy with their work that I invited them back to renovate my main timber framed barn which was built in the early 1800’s. Again, the results were amazing, and I look forward to working with Lester on future projects.”

Dave Yuill