The most unique log homes on earth are custom built by master log-smiths in the small town of Williams Lake, British Columbia. Each one is handcrafted on site, then taken apart, shipped around the world, and reconstructed wherever the client wants. No one else can do it like the boys at Pioneer Log Homes. They are “Timber Kings.”
Andre Chevigny had next to nothing growing up, living with his single mom in a mobile home. Andre used to steal fuel from the owner of a gravel business next door, just so he could get to school. When his older brother Bryan needed help with his log home business, a teenage Andre would work for his brother peeling logs after school and on weekends.
Today Andre is in charge of the day-to-day running of Pioneer Log Homes of B.C., a multimillion-dollar company with a global client list. He manages more than 120 employees and millions of dollars worth of log inventory on the yard. He is a constant motivator for his team; he expects perfection and strives for 100% client satisfaction.
While he’s exceedingly polite and never forgets anyone’s name, Andre has been known to butt heads with his family and the guys in the yard. As the one who writes the checks, he often has to be the bearer of bad news. In the past, Bryan Sr. has promised the guys new equipment, but it’s Andre who has to tell them no.
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