Our Team

TEAMWORK MAKES THE DIFFERENCE

At Pioneer Log Homes of BC teamwork makes all the difference. When you call, email, or stop by our Pioneer offices, you will probably already have a good idea of what you want in your custom log home. You’re not alone. Most of our world-class log home clients come to us with a dream that we then craft into reality, whether it is from sketches on a napkin or pages clipped from a magazine.

Every Pioneer Log Home is assembled by a team who painstakingly handcraft every detail and deliver your home on time, on budget and in balance with nature’s perfect creations. With decades of experience, Pioneer Log Homes of BC can develop working construction drawings, assist in submissions for building permits, engineering requirements or community planning. After all, we’ve crafted luxury log homes and structures worldwide.

Meet the Pioneer Family of Professionals

We have an old saying around here, “You can take our handshake to the bank.” At Pioneer Log Homes of BC, we are first and foremost a family business. Therefore, any commitment we make to you and your family is a promise we take very seriously. When you’re ready to talk to a Pioneer Log Homes expert we are ready to answer your call or email.

That dedication stems from our deeply embedded family values and ideals that have been part of our custom log home company since the beginning.

 

BRYAN REID SR.

From the start, Bryan has enjoyed sharing his passion for log home beauty and quality. Learning his trade under the guidance of local native craftsman and friend Samson Jack, Bryan’s reputation for quality and craftsmanship quickly grew. In 1973, he established Pioneer Log Homes of British Columbia in Williams Lake, British Columbia. The rest is history – 40 years and counting. Bryan’s dream from day one, in 1973, was always to surround himself with his family, and of course friends that we consider family. We would have to say that Bryan’s dream has come true.

ANDRÉ CHEVIGNY

Training under Bryan Sr., André quickly became a Master Craftsman. Today, André holds the title of General Manager, overseeing the day-to-day operations of Pioneer’s three building sites and overall production, ensuring top quality as the organization continues to grow and meet demands. When you work with Pioneer, you’ll surely meet André. His passion will be apparent the first time you meet or talk with him on the phone. André takes a personal interest in every Pioneer client, sharing his keen sense of design and knowledge of the complete building process. André looks at every plan as if he is living in the home himself; items like views, orientation of the home for both heating and cooling, comfort and spaces, liveability, aesthetics and character, and of course for economics and budgets.

BRYAN REID JR.

Bryan Jr. is a Master Craftsman and oversees operations at the 153 Mile Division of Pioneer Log Homes. Bryan Jr. is another of the Pioneer Family craftsman that will far exceed all your custom log home expectations. Bryan often takes our Pioneer Log Home packages and structures to different levels of construction after they have been re-erected on our client’s foundations. Providing such services as roof and gable frame packages helps to get the log structures covered up and your family’s investment protected. You will enjoy Bryan’s knowledge and professionalism for getting the job done right; his skill and craftsmanship is apparent in all areas of the construction process.

Pioneer Sales Team

When you call Pioneer Log Homes of BC, you will absolutely get the professional service that our clients have been accustomed to for four decades. Our attention to detail and knowledge of our custom log homes is apparent from the moment you speak with us. At Pioneer Log Homes of BC, we have a passion for every structure, large or small.

 

GARY CROSINA

With over 34 years experience in sales, Gary Crosina heads Pioneer’s incredible sales team while looking after all of our US and international clients. His love for providing exceptional service has been known to keep him in our office for over twelve hours a day just to ensure our clients’ satisfaction.

MIKE JACOBSON

Mike Jacobson has over 15 years sales experience and takes care of all our Canadian clients. He has a very professional approach, yet has fun and gets super excited with each new client looking to build their dream log home.

BRIAN GARDNER

Brian Gardner has been with the Pioneer family since 2009 and brings forty years of high quality log building experience to the Pioneer family. He is an integral part of our group and we are fortunate to have Brian as part of our elite team.

AMANDA FULLER

Amanda is replacing Kylie as the Marketing and Sales Assistant. Coming from our hometown of Williams Lake, she projects an energetic, pleasant and outgoing personality. Amanda holds a Bachelor of Management in Marketing from the University of British Columbia and looks forward to employing that here at Pioneer Log Homes. She is dedicated and focused on client services. Amanda is punctual, attentive, and courteous, understanding that your time is of the utmost importance.

It is Pioneer’s mission to totally service our clients before, during, and after the building of your dream home. We continually receive phone calls and email letters from our clients thanking us in every way for the way we do business and our level of service.

Feel free to contact our Pioneer Log Homes’ office to find out more about our log and timber homes. No matter where in the world you are from, or where you are building, our friendly knowledgeable team is there to help and assist you every step of the way. Let our elite team demonstrate to you why Pioneer Log Homes are the “Finest Log Homes on Earth”.

Master Craftsmen

JOEL ROORDA

Joel began working with Pioneer in 1992 and we are proud to say 22 years and climbing. He completed both his carpentry apprenticeship and his log building apprenticeship working at Pioneer Log Homes. Today he heads our Sugar Cane Division along with Peter Arnold, specializing in incorporating unique and odd shaped logs into our handcrafted homes. Joel’s love for his work shines through every project large or small that he works on. His amazing craftsmanship and expertise adorn many pages of the Pioneer Log Homes of British Columbia website. His attitude and his creativity are an appreciated part of our elite team.

PETER ARNOLD

After completing his apprenticeship for heavy timber framing and carpentry in Switzerland, Peter joined the Pioneer family in 1994 and now works with Joel to head the Sugar Cane Division. Peter’s craftsmanship has been evident at Pioneer for 20 years. Peter especially enjoys meeting our clients in person when they visit us here in Williams Lake and his love for “Our Art of Log Construction” is apparent to all our clients when Peter shakes their hand. Peter’s respect for Mother Nature’s fingerprints in our Western Red Cedar logs, and placing them on a house that will last for generations is what drives him to new levels. He has also been known to invent a tool or special log connection device or two, and he always has a smile (or smirk) for everyone.

BEAT SCHWALLER

Beat came to Pioneer Log Homes of BC in 1993 after completing his apprenticeship in heavy timber framing and carpentry in Switzerland. Beat heads the Soda Creek Division with Sam Petersen. Beat’s favourite thing about building our beautiful quality homes are the smiles and tears of our satisfied clients when they see their world-class log home for the first time. A Master Craftsman, Beat is known for his special designs, including massive roof systems, dove joinery and amazing carvings. Our clients absolutely love Beat; he has a spark in his eye when he has an idea to share with you on your home. He’s always happy, especially when he is up to his elbows in Western Red Cedar logs.

SAM PETERSEN

A Master Craftsman, Sam heads up the Soda Creek Division along with Beat. Sam is a “details” guy in every sense of the log structure. Sam joined the Pioneer Log Homes team in 1996 and is known as thorough and meticulous in every part of “Our Art of Log Construction”. He is a key member of our team and much appreciated by all our clients. Over the years many clients have specifically asked to have Sam construct their Log Shell Package after meeting him at our facilities in Williams Lake, British Columbia. Sam has a lot of fun with everything he does at work and is known to have a funny comment or two at any time. It is apparent to everyone that Sam loves his work.

Design Team

ROY KEATS

Roy Keats is our Manager of Design and Architectural Services and we look forward to you meeting him. Roy joined the Pioneer team in 1997 and is key to pulling all aspects of the planning phase together. He has been an integral part of over 1000 structures with Pioneer and he understands how to bring the incredible elements of log and timber into play with other building materials which highlight a log or timber structure, such as stone and other wood products. Pioneer is very proud of what Roy brings to every structure we create and construct. His quiet demeanor and incredible work ethic, combined with exceptional design talent will surpass your highest expectations.

DONNA FITZEL

Donna has been a member of our design team since 1999. She has an incredible design sense for function and liveability.   Donna understands all aspects of the construction process, including facets related to fusion, as well as log and timber-frame structures. Her pleasant way of communicating creates relationships with clients that are life lasting, and our clients and Master Craftsmen are always amazed at how she sees a plan and makes suggestions on how to improve a design or give it more character. You will love Donna when you get to meet her.

DON GESINGER

Don has been designing log and timber structures with Pioneer since 1986 – close to three decades! He is known for pushing the limits of our log building craft and challenges our Master Craftsmen to new levels of log and timber construction. Don also appreciates and understands Pioneer’s passion for constructing the “Finest Log Homes on Earth”. Don spends many hours with our Master Craftsmen continually coming up with new ideas and implementing our old world re-known craftsmanship. Don brings a seriousness and comforting knowledge to any Pioneer project; knowledge that only decades of experience can bring.

BRIANA ROGERS

Briana is the newest member of our drafting team. She certainly has a sense of adventure as she moved all the way from Nova Scotia to be here with us at Pioneer Log Homes in beautiful British Columbia. Briana studied Architectural Technology at Holland College in Prince Edward Island. She is a dedicated individual, who welcomes challenges and is sure to be an excellent addition to our drafting department.

DOUG WARWICK

Doug has been with the Pioneer team since 2006, concentrating mainly on construction drawings and details. One of his first design projects for Pioneer was overseeing the log façade design on the Williams Lake Wal-Mart – the first Wal-Mart on the planet to have aesthetic log features. Thanks Doug for your hard work and level of detail!

We are thankful to have such an elite design team. The Pioneer Log Homes team takes your dreams and ideas very seriously, and they love what they do! When you meet Roy, Donna, Don, Briana, or Doug either in person or on the phone you will understand that they are truly designers of the “Finest Log Homes on Earth”.

Please feel free to contact us so we can start this very exciting and interactive process of bringing your family dreams together. Pioneer Log Homes of BC honours the opportunity, and looks forward to meeting you.

 

 

 

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