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Ottawa Valley’s Timber Frame Home Experts

The Man Behind The Name

Andy Cobus, the brains behind Timber Valley Post and Beam, has been in the home building and renovation industry for over 30 years. His company, previously “Andrew Cobus Construction”, is a familiar name in Arnprior and the rest of the Ottawa Valley. His beautiful timber frame work can even be found as far away as Korea – he was selected to build a custom timber frame for a home to be exported by DAC International. In fact, DAC president Jeff Armstrong was so impressed with Andy’s work that he enlisted him to craft the timber frame for his own custom dream home in West Carleton.

Andy’s love of building started as a child. Growing up on a farm, he quickly became enthralled with the structure of the barns and haylofts he played in. Wood was a medium that appealed to him greatly. As he got older, he discovered that building was in his DNA – much of his family had immigrated from Europe, and put their many talents to work in the building industry. With such a wealth of knowledge around him, it was only natural that he follow in their footsteps to become a builder.

As he honed his skills and grew his company, he found himself increasingly drawn to the beauty and honesty of timber frame construction. As the popularity of new timber frame construction expanded, he decided to focus on building timber frame homes specifically. After many years of work building custom timber frame homes, in 2016, he decided to change the company name to better reflect that focus.

The Timber Valley Difference

At Timber Valley Post and Beam, the raising of the timber frame is one of the most exciting elements of a project. Raising the frame has traditionally been a community effort, and we like to honour that practice – our clients are encouraged to be on site during the raising. In fact, many clients turn the raising into an event! Watching the frame go up, our clients feel like they are a part of a time-honoured tradition. Sharing our love of the building process helps make our clients entire experience memorable.

“Andy Cobus has constructed a number of projects designed by Richard White Architect. He has a particular expertise in timber frame construction that suits our requirements.Our firm strives for excellence in every project we design. Toward that, we require extremely high quality and attention to detail from the contractors who build our designs. After 25 years of experience working with dozens of contractors, I can state with confidence that Andy Cobus has met, and even exceeded our expectations. The timber frames are furniture quality.

In addition to excellent workmanship, Andy maintains a consistent level of professionalism and integrity. I recommend Andy Cobus to my current and prospective clients.”

– Richard White Architect, Arnprior ON

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