For over 40 years, Normerica has been setting the standard for exceptional timber frame structures. We've designed and built over 2,000 timber frame buildings and delivered them across Canada and around the world. We've built everything from off-the-grid cabins to a 50,000 square foot Olympic facility. Our story involves an impressive history and an exciting future. We would love to be part of your story, too.
Normerica was founded in 1979 as Upper Canada Post & Beam by David McFarlane. David had the vision to create a company with a simple philosophy: to marry traditional timber frame craftsmanship with the latest in engineering and building science, delivering nothing less than a customer's ultimate dream home.
Over 40 years later, Normerica leads the industry with efficient building systems and quality craftsmanship. We're proud to see our buildings being enjoyed around the world, from small cabins to large commercial resorts. Thousands of discerning customers have trusted us with their dream home or project, and we're extremely proud that much of our business continues to come through referrals - a result driven by our commitment to building and service excellence. David's son, Chris McFarlane, leads the company today.
As we look to the future, we will continue to set our sights on leading the industry in terms of design, building science, and service. As our customers' needs evolve, so will we. Whether offering more contemporary designs or using the latest in engineered wood products, we want to continue to
showcase the beauty, warmth, and versatility of timber frame structures.
We love our home on Lake Huron and so does everyone who sees it. I have built thousands of units over 30+ years in the housing business and as an “insider”, I was very impressed with the Normerica product and process.
Denise is essential in the day-to-day operations of Normerica. She not only runs payroll, accounts payable, and assists with end month, but she is often behind all the great social events our staff gets to regularly enjoy.
Dale has been with Normerica for over 20 years and is involved with the design of all our projects. He provides architectural designs, from preliminary to permit, material sourcing and research, and site supervision. His passion and deep technical understanding of timber frames, construction, and building codes make him an essential part of any project. You’ll be reassured knowing Dale has his experienced eye on your project.
Roman has been with Normerica for almost 40 years and is a true visionary. He has drawn almost all our 2000+ buildings. His knowledge of timber frames and building science, as well as his ability turn a client’s vision and specifications into a beautiful building that blends perfectly into its natural surrounding, is nothing short of ingenious. Getting a chance to work with Roman on a project is always a client highlight.
Al joined Normerica in 2013, and brings more than 20 years of client management experience in custom design solutions. He applies both a pragmatic approach and creativity to bring his clients’ vision to life.
Doug provides overall leadership for the design, production, quality assurance, materials & logistics, and post sales service. He is always striving for continuous improvement of our techniques and processes which ultimately allows us to fulfill our customers’ dream of a Normerica timber frame home.
Eric is responsible for managing the Construction Services division and is directly responsible for overseeing the entire construction process from pricing through to handover. He is dedicated to providing our clients with the greatest value and ensuring their entire journey with Normerica is a positive experience. Eric brings many years of construction experience with him and has worked on projects across a variety of different sectors and countries.
Jordan has been designing building projects for over 10 years. His experience designing large scale housing developments, custom built homes, as well as working on projects for an HGTV host, brings our team and clients a range of creative design ideas and solutions. He is a father of 3 and enjoys fishing and the outdoors.
Keith has worked with Normerica for years and is a highly skilled timber frame craftsman. With all our building packages, we provide an on-site technical representative to assist with the erection of our timber frame shell package – that will quite likely be Keith. He has helped construct Normerica projects all over the world.
Chris has been around timber frame buildings for as long as he can remember. His Dad founded Normerica before he was born and he’s had the pleasure of working a variety of roles with the company, from on site to now in the office. Chris oversees the day-to-day operations of Normerica and loves meeting with clients to discuss their dream projects.
Paul joined Normerica in 2010. After serving in various roles, he’s now Normerica’s sales representative in Eastern Ontario. He showed his commitment to Normerica’s products and services by building a Normerica home for his family. Paul continues to expand his network in the home building market.
We’re proud to partner with architects, builders, and developers around the world. In fact, we take that relationship so seriously that we have a dedicated member of our sales team to serve these relationships. Rob is an experienced sales professional in the custom home world and will be there through out the process of making your client’s dream of a timber frame home or commercial building become a reality.
Amy is an integral part of our inside sales and marketing team and once you’ve made the excellent decision to work with Normerica, Amy will see your contract through from start to finish. Detail oriented and deeply knowledgeable in all aspects of our business she will ensure your project is a success.
Adam is an experienced pricing specialist. With his detail-oriented focus and exacting standards, he produces the pricing for all our projects. At Normerica, we pride ourselves on our ability to accurately quote a project, and update changes in a timely fashion. Adam is essential to this mission.
Lynn is the leader of the Normerica finance group. She controls all financial aspects of the company from financial reporting to tracking budgets. We’re grateful to have Lynn making sure that we are on track and financial healthy.
As part of our sales team, Debbie may be the first person you speak with at Normerica! She will be sure to get you the answers you need as you learn about our Normerica timber frame products and services.
Meet Our Team
We're proud to have assembled an impressive team of experts who are passionate about timber frames and making our clients’ dream home a reality. Meet our team and how see how you'll interact with
these talented individuals.
True Canadian craftsmanship. Appreciated around the world.
The most beautiful structures in the world's most beautiful locales. Since 1979 we've built an international reputation as solid and trustworthy as our timber frame structures themselves. From Japan to Ireland, the Bahamas to Argentina, we've built award-winning custom homes, ski lodges, golf clubhouses and resort developments, all featuring our finely crafted heavy timber frame packages.