We work all over the country, but you already knew that. And while there is no doubt that it’s great to get back home the night of a raising when it’s local to either our Western New York or McMinnville, Oregon shops, the truth is most of us like to travel, and that we get to do!
Out here on the West Coast, where I spend most of my time, we’ve had a summer of unreal views and sights (and sites). Someone asked me recently where we’ve been. Lessee... Yosemite, Leavenworth, Flathead Lake, Carmel, Lake Lapeer, Michigan… Wait Michigan? You bet.
Most of our clients and much of our industry are looking for their timber frames in Douglas fir, so doing these out of our west coast shop makes a lot of sense as we are in the midst of Doug-fir-land here in Oregon. We also feel strongly that whenever possible our timbers should be kiln dried. It just makes a better final product. And yes, we’re in the middle of kiln country as well.
So, sending a large set of hammer beam trusses and bents to a beautiful Michigan lake fits.
As does Yosemite, where we are returning next week to finish the exterior timbers on the top of this hill.