A COMPANY OF PEOPLE WHO CARE

Phil Kneisley Before becoming a timber framer, Phil Kneisley spent eight years as a translator on a Russian ship fishing in US waters. Then in 1992 his father, who had built a small timber frame company, convinced him to come home to help him run the family business. He’s still at it. Today Phil is a project manager, estimator and draftsman for us.

Craig Aument built his first timber frame “like 100 years ago”. “It just made sense to me. It wasn’t hard to get. I’m really good with straight and flat and level.” Save for a few years working as a farrier it’s all he’s ever done. He started Cascade in a dairy barn in Everson, WA. Today he oversees all of our design and production.

Ryan Misiolek says he felt a calling to timber framing. “My mother was born in Holland and her father and for generations before him were all carpenters. My Opa was from Friesland and used to build timber frame barns. I even have some of his tools.” Today RJ runs our shop crew and makes it all happen.

“Cascade’s passion for the craft of heavy timber joinery resonates with me, and I know it resonates with my team. When we team up with Cascade Joinery, it’s like-minded people working together. There’s a general consensus that we all value this trade. We all value the service that we’re providing.”

– Brad Hutt
HCI Hut Construction

Chris Sturiale was working for a timber frame company in New England when he and his girlfriend decided to pick up and move to Bellingham, site unseen. His boss introduced him to us, and lucky for us he fell in love with the area. He likes that we do everything by hand. “I really enjoy being fully invested in pieces from a rough sawn log straight into finished product all the way through.”

John Miller‘s dad was a physician, but he always had a woodshop, and John says he got the bug early. Then in 1987 he saw his first timber frame building. “It was the coolest thing I’d ever seen.” John runs the business side of Cascade and in his spare time builds guitars to keep his hands on wood.

Brett Young discovered timber framing while studying architectural design. He found the experience of hand-cutting wood more satisfying than sitting at a computer so made the switch. He says: “I love traditional joinery. It’s like furniture making but at a larger scale.” He hails from the Atlantic coast in Florida, and brings his love of surfing and climbing to the Pacific Northwest.

“We are extremely fortunate to work with the Cascade Joinery team. Our relationship goes beyond wood and steel as we consider them friends. Each member of their team holds themselves to the highest caliber of professionalism and is an artisan in their craft. We look forward to working with them for many years to come.”

– Philip Wilson
Innotech  Metals

Tristan Toth‘s first job at 16 was as an apprentice on job sites at his family’s general contracting company. He joined us in the summer of 2019 as an intern. He wants to be a teacher, but if that doesn’t work out he’ll always be welcome here. He says “I really like the people at Cascade. They’re so nice, and always willing to share what they know.” For fun he’s started to build furniture using skills he’s learned here.

Corrie Croswaite comes from a logging family, and she’s always been in the construction trade. She says that “I like keeping things organized in the office, making sure that everyone has the equipment and materials they need”. She remembers that her father was always building things out of wood, “so being here is in a way like having him back”.

Omar Anguiano likes to talk about the pride that comes along with building somebody’s dream. “The detail-centric methodology we use really resonates with me. It is so rewarding to work with others who continuously strive to increase their own skill level. Here we support each other in always getting better.” The father of two beautiful boys, Omar makes furniture from our offcuts, too.

“It was a joy to work with the Cascade team. They were so professional and very well qualified. Their project lead was always a friendly face who provided a source of complete control and confidence during the job. And they worked so hand-in-hand with our framers, too. It was like watching some kind of symphony.”

– Owner/Builder

Willis Rozycki What began as summer jobs in Colorado eventually became a quest towards craftsmanship. A graduate of the Timber Framers Guild apprenticeship program he’s now a registered Journeyman.  If he’s not in the shop or out on site, he’s probably fishing. He likes to say: “Timber Framing is the perfect combination of fine woodwork and heavy construction”.

Bryan Steiner discovered woodworking at a young age, but really found a passion for it when he learned how to make a good guitar sound great by customizing it. He’s travelled the world outfitting aircraft interiors, and he loves baseball. During the season he can usually be found with his family down in Everett taking in an AquaSox game on the weekends.

“I like the personality of the Cascade team. They’re good listeners, and they don’t need to be the star of the show. Cascade understands their role in the design, development, and the installation of sophisticated timber work, and they deliver superior service and a superior product.”

– Chris Huggins, Hoxie Huggins Construction

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