ABOUT US

Punctual, Professional, Personalized

OUR CORE VALUES

We go by these 5 Rules:

We are committed to our word.

Our workmanship is our pride. Every timber frame we set on your property is etched with our name and reputation (figuratively, of course.) We tell you upfront what we can do and the price for doing it. And then we complete it when we say we would.

We do what is right, even when no one is watching.

We pay careful and undivided attention to details. We perform each task with accuracy and precision. We report for work on time and render a full day of labor without fail. We are immensely hardworking, reliable, honest, and self-reliant. We are and do all these whether or not our clients are on site. It’s called integrity.

We are constantly learning and improving.

Life is not static. The construction industry is not static. New technology is always introduced to make our work more efficient. Our clients, as well, present novel challenges with each project. We accept them wholeheartedly, thinking on our feet at all times.

We extend unconditional respect to everyone.

That includes our clients and the planet. ​ You alone know the purpose of having your building, or any part of it, designed and built. Our goal is to make your dream tangible and create a structure that will stand the test of time. We thrive on your trust that we understand exactly what you want and implement it the way you envisioned. We’ll also offer recommendations to upgrade your idea from great to magnificent. ​ At the same time, we are extremely careful with the way we conduct our work. Every material we harvest from nature is ripe and ready for the picking. Nothing goes to waste and no unnecessary stuff is added.

We support our local community.

Community projects are important to us. We take pride in supporting our local Provincial Parks, donating to charities, and volunteering at community events, like the Annual Tehkummah Seed Exchange.

MEET OUR TEAM

For traditional timber frames, we work with a licensed structural engineer who specializes in wood-framed buildings, is highly knowledgeable in traditional mortise-and-tenon joinery, and implements environment-friendly building practices.
Our reliable team also includes the best local subcontractors and suppliers.

George Kopylov

Founder
Red Seal Carpenter since 2008
Certified House Designer in Ontario since 2022 (BCIN 123234)

Soft-spoken and with a calm demeanour, George is known around Manitoulin as an Earth-friendly traditional carpenter. He is also well travelled – he was born in Moscow, grew up in Toronto, studied in Ontario and Montreal, and explored the Americas from Alaska to Argentina.

Over three years, George completed an apprenticeship with Timmerman Timberworks, a custom design heavy timber construction company that works on residential and commercial structures throughout Canada.

The following two years saw George work in traditional carpentry in the UK.

He passed the Red Seal Carpenter examination in 2008, and holds a trade certification acknowledged in all Canadian provinces and territories.

Today, George lives with his wife Anastasia and son Vasily in Tehkummah. He started Manitoulin Timber Frames, where traditional skills, methods, and philosophy meet cutting-edge technology in seamless synergy.

 

Read more about George in this June 2021 article of The Manitoulin Expositor.

Evan Roy

Project Manager
Carpenter, Builder since 1998

Drive around Manitoulin and identify the best-built homes. Chances are, they were erected by Evan’s company, ER Construction.

Carpentry was Evan’s first love, and he never fell out. For over 22 years, since graduating from high school, he has devoted his unrivalled skill and expertise to building beautifully designed forever homes. His clients have rewarded his hard work and impeccable track record with their trust and respect.

Evan shares George’s passion for creating charming and comfortable edifices that last for generations. He is also serious about applying environmentally responsible best practices in the trade.

Evan teamed up with George in 2021 to craft traditional timber frames, build homes, and make a positive difference in people’s lives.

Evan lives with his family in Little Current, the largest community on the Island, home of the famous Swing Bridge and the gateway to the island. The small yet culturally opulent town suits the lifestyle and sensibilities of the man whose hands can produce veritable works of art with a chisel, wood, and a passion for perfection.

Anastasia Eranosova

Office ninja

Anastasia has a natural talent for sparking creativity, decision making, and lending a hand in the workshop, making her an invaluable member of the team.

Originally from Russia, Anastasia came to Canada in 2002 and travelled across the Americas as a gardener, gaining skills and eventually starting her own eco-friendly gardening company on Manitoulin Island. This experience deepened her love for nature and sustainability.

Now, Anastasia is excited to enter the world of timber framing and use her knowledge as a skilled administrator to take Manitoulin Timber Frames to the next level.

Anastasia and George have been a couple since 1998. They live in Tehkummah with their son Vasily.

Felix Hössel

Apprentice

Felix was born and raised in Germany where he was introduced to carpentry and timber framing at the age of 15. He developed a passion for working with his hands and honing his attention to detail. At the age of 21, Felix travelled to Canada to experience pristine wilderness and North American culture. When he arrived on Manitoulin Island, he knew this was where he wanted to lay his roots.

After immigrating to Canada and settling on Manitoulin, Felix learned about Manitoulin Timber Frames. The high-quality work of Manitoulin Timber Frames resonated with what Felix had learned in Germany, inspiring him to pursue an apprenticeship with the company and continue his journey to become a Red Seal carpenter.

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