Our Company

Commitment to Quality

As Master Craftsmen with many years of experience – we have the knowledge, skills and flexibility required to build your project to the highest standards – no matter how challenging it may be.

We regard it a privilege to be involved in an industry that combines two of the most valuable resources in British Columbia – its people, and its forests. We continue to drive ourselves in the development of our staff and encourage them to push the level of both technical and finishing details in each project. Fine grain Western red cedar from BC’s coastal forests is the primary building material that we use. We naturally air cure all logs before they are put into our building program to insure the most stable fit and finish. We deeply respect and admire both the wood crafters, and the Western Red Cedar trees, that continuously challenge us to remain true to the spirit of our craft.

A Cultural Approach

British Columbia and the B.C. log and timber building industry have been blessed with the ability to integrate traditional knowledge representing cultures from here and abroad. I see woodwork and woodworkers similarly to art and artists– both media represent traditional knowledge and skills that have evolved in ways that are inspired from within and are able to reach out and inspire others. The master crafting we do at Dürfeld Log & Timber is an artform with the ability to bring people and communities together through the sharing of knowledge and the integration of cultural understandings.
I am truly grateful for all the individuals we have worked with who have collectively shared their skills and understandings over the years. We are committed to preserving and expanding this sharing of knowledge in every aspect of the work we do.
Ric Dürfeld
“Ric Dürfeld and his team of craftsmen provide an amazing level of service marked by attention to detail and a deep understanding and respect for their craft. Having recently completed a project that pushed the technical limits of log construction, I can wholeheartedly say that the success of the final product would not have been possible without the knowledge brought to the table by Dürfeld Log and Timber.”
Chris Pineo
Project Manager
Schuchart Dow Inc.
“The workmanship in this house is the finest I’ve ever seen,” Declares Dave Abramoff, Boxwell’s project manager […] He adds, “I’d put it against any home in North America. It goes beyond construction into artisanship — it’s true art.”
Dave Abramoff
Project Manager
Boxwell Construction