Our timber frame company is named for Hamill Creek, the creek that runs through the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy in beautiful British Columbia. Living and working in this incredibly beautiful part of the world known for its outdoor adventures and gorgeous scenery gives us a connection to the land and its vast forests. This is at the heart of our inspiration to form a timber frame company, and it is echoed in the craftsmanship that goes into each of our unique timber frame homes.
Our clients come to us over other timber frame companies for more than just a unique home; they come to us to capture the essence of the lifestyle that goes along with a Hamill Creek Timber home: a lifestyle that incorporates the beauty of the natural world with great design and modern amenities.
How our timber frame company began…
Just a few miles from our current site, our founder Dwight Smith worked as a carpenter on his first timber frame home, surrounded on all sides by mountain ranges and Kootenay Lake. During the experience of building his own home, the traditional skills and craftsmanship of timber framing instantly intrigued Dwight. He found that this ancient art was more than just a different way of building; it was a way of life.
Dwight and his wife Debbie started Hamill Creek Timber Homes in 1989. Business began in a small workshop in their own backyard in Hamill Creek, British Columbia with the help of a few employees. Their own home served as a place to show clients the advantages of timber frame homes and their yard hummed with the sound of forklifts and other machinery. Many years of hard work has since resulted in our timber frame company’s move to a new, much larger facility equipped with a mill and new technology in nearby Meadow Creek, providing work for skilled craftsmen and creating new opportunities for over fifty local people.
The Hamill Creek Timber Frame Company Today
Now, 25 years later, Hamill Creek Timber Homes continues to employ a staff of timber frame designers, craftsmen and millworkers, becoming an important source of rural employment in a location that lacks many large companies. Their experience, skill and timber frame expertise meld together to provide our clients with truly unique homes that reflect their personalities and enhance their lifestyles, all while giving back to the wonderful local community.
Proud to have built a history and reputation as one of the premiere timber frame companies in British Columbia and the world, we continue to grow and work with the same passion and quality that has resonated through the company since its inception in 1989.
Hamill Creek Timber Homes has been an active member of the Canadian Home Builders Association, the “voice” of Canada’s construction industry, since 2007, which ensures the existence of the experience, integrity and skills of timber frame companies. Hamill Creek Timber Homes has also been a member of the Timber Frame Guild of North America since 1989 and a member of the Timber Frame Business Council since 1995.
Please feel free to contact us for information about your timber frame project.