Woodpecker-European Timber Framing Ltd’s founder Peter Graul, a trained Timber Framer with over 20 years experience , came from Germany and has been operating in Canada for over 16 years . He brings the expertise of century old techniques that have been used in Germany crafting Timber Frames for over 800 years. Peter’s vision was to use the unique attributes of Canadian Timber coupled with European Craftmanship to build the best Timberframes in the world. He has successfully done that, continuing to grow his business to the operation it is today. While constantly advancing Woodpecker’s technology…sustainability and efficiency are always his focus. Peter is respected in the Canadian Timber Frame Community, as he continues to steward Environmental Building methods in Canada.
Mary Snyder is a valuable member of the WPTF team. As the Office Manager, she looks after all aspects of accounting, administration, and Human Resources. She is happy to support the WPTF employees with questions or concerns they have.
Mary was raised in Flin Flon and in Winnipeg, MB. She LOVES the mountains, and has been drawing, painting, and writing about them for many years. Mary is so excited to now work in the mountains, where she can look at the changing scenes, on a daily basis.
Before Mary came to WPTF/Alberta, she worked in the Not-For-Profit field in office management and accounting, for over 20 years. Mary comes with a certificate in bookkeeping as well as a Diploma in Multimedia Applications Specialist.
Mike Soneff's Bio, coming soon.
Thomas Riexinger is our resident Operations Manager and Safety Officer. Thomas is a Timber Frame professional that has worked at WPTF for over 5 years. He manages all of our work sites, from Scheduling, Crews, Equipment, Quality Control and Safety. Thomas’ dedication and commitment to safety has ensured WPTF COR Certification. Thomas looks after all aspects of communication between the shop and the work site ensuring, accuracy and efficiency. He would describe his job as:
Thomas loves living and working in the Bow Valley and enjoys the natural surroundings of the mountain parks.
David Lane is our Drafting & Design Lead who was graduated from SAIT with a diploma in Architectural Technology. David is involved in all aspects of Design and Cadwork at WPTF and works closely with Architects and Engineers, as well as our production team to ensure accuracy and quality. He is committed to the Timber Frame industry, as he enjoys the challenge of designing buildings where the structural components are not hidden. “I like the fact that every component is unique in the structure, and I pay attention to each timber in every timber frame I create.
As an avid skier and hiker, Canmore was the perfect place for me to live and work. I also enjoy astrophotography and the mountains provide an amazing foreground for shots of the Milk Way.
With over 35 years experience as a Master Timber Framer Stefan Kubis is one of our most experienced crew leaders. As our lead Project Manager and Supervisor at WPTF. Stefan’s attention to detail and dedication make every project he works on special. We know that every aspect of his work, has been done with precision and every attention to detail has been considered.
Canmore is home for Stefan where he can enjoy the serenity and beauty of the Rocky Mountains. He appreciates the natural surroundings of Alberta and British Columbia.
Rolf Zingerli has 23 years experience in the timber framing Industry.
Coming to Canada in 2015 from Switzerland, where he worked as timber framer for many years, he understands all areas of timber framing.
Rolf is very detail oriented, ensuring all timbers are precisely cut using our CNC machine.
As our residence cowboy, he loves horses and all things western!