WILMOT CREEK – COVERED BRIDGE
“Colin Abernethy has done several jobs for us at Hearne Hardwoods Inc over the last three years. These include building a covered porch on our new office building, building an addition onto the residence and consulting with us on the manufacturing of musical instrument parts. His work has always been outstanding, coming in on budget and he always conducts himself in a thoroughly professional manner. I recommend him highly.”
Rick Hearne, President, Hearne Hardwoods
“I just ask Colin to come over, show him the projects and let him go to it. His artistic ability crossed with his hard work ethic, is a recipe for awesomeness!”
Mike Gibson, C.E.O. Algoma Orchards, Newcastle ON
“When designing our new home in 2007 we wanted a mix of natural materials (stone, wood and stucco) with a timber-frame look and feel without actually being a timber-frame house. Our inspiration was the style of homes that are being built in major ski resort areas of the Canadian Rockies or Mount Tremblant in the Laurentian mountains in Quebec.
Having known Colin since his teen years and knowing that he had developed an expertise in working with wood and large timber in particular we met with him to discuss our project. After seeing some of his previous projects we recommended to our builder that he work with Colin to create the effect that we were looking for. The final result was even more impressive than we had hoped and we are so pleased with both the exterior timber accents (mostly hemlock that was milled and installed by Colin ) as well as the interior with its pine post & beam effect. We are thrilled with the craftsmanship that Colin brought to our project and have enjoyed it on a daily basis since moving into our home in July 2008. The house is so warm and inviting in large part due to the natural wood content supplied by Colin and we are extremely happy with the result.
In 2012 we decided to add a pergola to the patio at the rear of the house and contacted Colin once again to design and build something that would integrate seamlessly with the house. Colin was able to rise to the challenge and created a structure that is both beautiful and functional and not only integrates with but also compliments the house. We are very pleased with the final product and impressed by Colin’s attention to detail. The quality of construction is second to none. We would whole-heartedly recommend anyone looking for superior quality timber structure design and craftsmanship to consult with Colin on your needs. We are sure you would not be disappointed.”
Bob and Daniele Stephenson, Newcastle ON
COVERED CARPORT | IN PROGRESS
“Colin has always provided us with a truly unique piece. The best thing about dealing with Colin is you don’t have to worry about the finished product, he cares more than you do!”
Mark Abernethy, Owner, Markcol Distribution Ltd, Orono ON
SEVERAL TIMBER FRAME PROJECTS
“Colin Abernethy and his crew at Kira tree resources have been contributing to the success of our Timber-Frame projects for several years. Creative solutions combined with careful planning and craftsman-like implementation guarantee that outcome time and time again. It is always a pleasure to work with committed craftsmen such as Colin and company.”
David Veenstra, Veenstra Design and Fine Homebuilding
“Colin worked for The Royal Ashburn Golf Club several years ago. His job was to build an ornamental gazebo. Colin brought all of his own equipment with him, cut the timbers at the site and was able to complete the work himself. Colin is a skilled worker and knows how to work with timber in all kinds of projects. I would highly recommend him.”