2015 OBAA Finalist Profile: 1867 Confederation Log & Timber Frame
1867 Confederation Log & Timber Frame is a family owned and operated custom log and timber frame designer and manufacturer located in Bobcaygeon, Ontario. Since 1979 this company has been crafting homes made from local, renewable, wood and shipping them all over the world.
Since the company’s inception, material use has alway been multi-purposed. This rings true even today, with their new product: the EEE log. The EEE log is an engineered, foam filled log, that boasts higher energy efficiency while still maintaining beautiful aesthetics. FSC certified and air dried, 1867 Confederation Log & Timber Frame guarantees pride, quality and craftsmanship with every home they make.
1867 Confederation Log & Timber Frame is consistently contributing to Ontario’s economy by sourcing their material locally. In fact, approximately 95% of their suppliers are Canadian, and of those, 95% are located in Ontario. Sourcing material locally to reduce their transportation carbon footprint is just one of the ways 1867 Confederation Log & Timber Frame is having a positive impact on the provincial economy.
With this company’s major commodity being wood, 1867 Confederation Log & Timber Frame is proud to say that their largest supplier is an Ontario-based company, located less than 110 kilometers from their manufacturing facility.
1867 Confederation Log & Timber Frame knows that keeping business local, means keeps jobs local.
About the Sustainability Award:
Sponsored by Progressive Waste, the Sustainability Award is awarded to a business that has demonstrated that being a leader in sustainability makes good business sense.
What Ontario business leaders are saying about 1867 Confederation Log & Timber Frame:
“By making sustainable practices a integral part of their operating model, 1867 Confederation Log & Timber Frame demonstrates that environmental stewardship and business success can and should go hand-in-hand. With the majority of their suppliers being located in Ontario, this manufacturing and design company truly deserves to be showcased at this year’s OBAAs.”
– Allan O’Dette, President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce
“In business for over 36 years, 1867 Confederation Log & Timber Frame have won awards for their quality, unique designs and technological innovation. A member of the Bobcaygeon Area Chamber of Commerce, this company is recognized in the community for their contributions to their local economy. In 2014, 1867 Confederation Log & Timber Frame was recognized at the Chamber’s Awards of Excellence Gala for their business leadership.”
– Susan Paradoski, President of the Bobcaygeon Area Chamber of Commerce
“Confederation’s been an industry leader and innovator since 1979. Our product, people and passion make the difference. We have adapted to changes in building codes, customer demands, and industry trends. Our success is measured in over 36 years of designing and manufacturing a top quality home that lasts for generations.”
– Rich Kinsman, Vice President of Sales at 1867 Confederation Log & Timber Frame