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.

Alex Dystra has a degree in Construction Management and a background shaping surfboards in Morocco. He likes having the chance to “build things the right way, knowing that they’re going to last a hundred years or more”. “Quality takes attention to detail,” he says, “and here we take the time that takes. After all, every piece of the frame has our name on it”.

Dani Slyman learned carpentry while living in a Buddhist monastery in California. “It was a work-trade, and I did everything from restoration to new construction.” She came home to Bellingham to attend Huxley College of the Environment, and put herself through school doing high-end woodworking. Today Dani oversees our sales and marketing.

“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

Susan Brown is our steady, reliable and through one-woman bookkeeping department. She says, “Cascade has a real family feel. We care for each other, and we look out for one another. Here, if you need something from someone else in the company you just ask. It feels really safe to do so. That makes it really easy to keep things in order and under control.”

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.

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.

“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”.

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.

“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

Kayden McFarland got his start as a framer and finish carpenter but always aspired to fine woodworking. We’re lucky he found us. He’s got a meticulous eye and an attention to the finest detail that fits us like a glove. He’s been a ski patroller and has been known to ski and snowboard 200 days a year

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.

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”.

“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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