Pioneer Log Homes of BC was established by Bryan Reid Sr. in 1973. As a new business owner, he chose an opportunistic location to open up shop – the natural choice was Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada thanks to its amazing proximity to a seemingly endless supply of top notch Spruce, Douglas Fir and Western Red Cedar.
As the Pioneer Log Homes business grew, so did the family support. Several members joined Pioneer Log Homes of BC, including Bryan’s son Bryan Reid Jr. and his son Bryan Reid III (AKA Little Man). Bryan Reid Jr., spent many years training under his father to become a Master Craftsman, and has since taken over the family business while continuing to oversee operations at the Pioneer 153 Mile site.
In addition to family members, Pioneer Log Homes of BC has been fortunate to have several members from outside of the family join our team and possess the same passion that we have. Our Pioneer artisans include Martin Kalin & Brad Grant, both heading our Sugar Cane Division. Beat Schwaller is the Master Craftsman known for his special designs and carving many of the amazing wood sculptures found in our luxury log homes, and who, along with Sam Peterson heads up the Soda Creek Division of Pioneer Log Homes. Additionally, our elite design team is led by Roy Keats, while Gary Crosina and Aleesha Mousseau in our sales department look after each client as if they were building homes for their own families. That is the type of service Pioneer’s customers can always expect!
For decades, various critics around the world have recognized Pioneer Log Homes of BC as the most state-of-the-art, high quality handcrafted log building company in the world. We have set extremely high standards within the custom log home industry, and are continually searching for new ways to improve all of our products. Pioneer Log Homes is tremendously proud to be called a leader in our industry.
Environmental mission and strategy (ESG)
When you do business with Pioneer Log Homes of BC, you not only get the high quality log home of your dreams but you also work with a company that gives back to the environment and ensures it is thriving. Commitment to sustainability is not only our promise, it is our guarantee.
Western Red Cedar is one of Mother Nature’s greatest inventions. We take enormous pride in managing the reforestation and renewal of these wonderful trees. Our business and our future depend on our forests, which is why we are committed to returning the favour to Mother Nature.
Building green, from design to construction is the right thing to do, environmentally, economically and socially.
At Pioneer Log Homes of BC we know that it is up to our generation to conserve and preserve the natural beauty and majesty of our ecosystem. Once the trees are harvested, crews go back into the logging area and conduct reforestation using native species including Western Red Cedar – each year more than 200 million seedlings are planted in British Columbia and 650 million throughout Canada. Through biodiversity, and in accordance with British Columbia’s Forest Practices Code, we are able to give back to Mother Nature to ensure a healthy new forest. Our responsibility is to the forests, which provide the raw materials our business is built upon, and we are committed to stewardship of Canada’s natural resources.
Building green, from design to construction is the right thing to do, environmentally, economically and socially. The use of wood helps to create structures that are ecologically sound, energy efficient, architecturally pleasing and durable. Wood from well managed forests is an excellent environmental choice. Builders and home buyers all over the world are realizing that a wood structure is healthy, comfortable, has lower energy consumption, and has better overall performance. A wood structure also reduces the impact of buildings on human health and the environment in regards to site selection, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and demolition.
The use of more wood for construction is a natural and easy way to make a difference for the environment. Wood reduces greenhouse gases and stores carbons. A healthy sustainable forest is a readily available solution to climate change. On an average, an acre of healthy growing tree absorbs almost 3 tons of carbon dioxide and releases close to 2 tons of oxygen. As growth slows and the tree ages, less carbons are absorbed.