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Tech-Wood Building Components is a Calgary company dedicated to the manufacturing and distribution of quality, engineered wood roof trusses and floor trusses, and engineered wood I-joist floor systems. Our dynamic team of skilled professionals allows our clients to benefit from our 150+ years of combined experience in the building industry, to assist them in executing their construction needs.

The company has a well-deserved reputation for quality and service. Since 1998, the Tech-Wood team has worked hard to ensure all products are completed to exacting standards of precision and quality. The principles are simple: design and manufacturing schedules are met and products are fit-for-purpose.

This level of quality and service is achieved through dedication to building a high-quality team of professionals with an excellent combination of industry experience along with the professional and technical skills needed to stay at the front of the industry.

Our modern 23,000 square foot, purpose-built manufacturing plant is located on seven acres of land in Calgary. The facility is outfitted with state-of-the-art systems such as the Wizard perimeter-definition layout tables working in combination with computer-generated laser projections. This configuration allows for a truss table to be set-up in 10 - 30 seconds directly from computer-generated design drawings resulting in outstanding efficiency and unparalleled quality.

Design and manufacture of wood trusses is accomplished using industry leading design software and computer-driven automated manufacturing equipment supplied by world leader MiTek Canada, Inc. We are also partnered with Weyerhaeuser.

The company is a past winner of the BILD - Calgary Region – Calgary Region SAM Award for Manufacturer Partner of the Year.

We are members of the Western Wood Truss Association – Alberta, BILD - Calgary Region, Calgary Construction Association.

Tech-Wood participates in Alberta Human Resources and Employment's Partnerships in Health and Safety program and has been COR certified for many years.


OUR VALUES

RESPECT

We Believe Everyone's Voice is Important.

COMMITMENT

We Finish What We Start and Make the Time When There is None.

INTEGRITY

We Do What We Say We Are Going To Do.

TEAM WORK

We Honor the Individual While Working Towards a Common Vision.

CREATING A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE

We Appreciate Every Customer and Communicate Throughout Process

WHY TECH-WOOD?


In an industry that demands precision, excellence and efficiency, Tech-Wood has concentrated on delivering at the top of the market through a process of continuous improvement in all aspects of its operation.

Our design team includes technicians with years of practical experience as well as the leading technical and professional accreditations and certifications.

Technical knowledge and expertise is also key for our sales team. Their ability to understand customer needs is the starting point for delivery of all our products and services.

Our equipment is state-of-the-art – featuring automated perimeter-definition layout systems with table set-ups completed in 10–30 seconds complemented with laser projection — both of which set up directly from computer-generated engineered design programs.

We know that our success is built on consistently meeting or exceeding our customers’ expectations. Quality without compromise - fit-for-purpose components built to exacting standards. On schedule and on budget.



Why Tech-Wood

DESIGN QUALITY
& EFFICIENCY

CUSTOMER
SATISFACTION

MANUFACTURING QUALITY
& EFFICIENCY

Brad Cuthbertson

President

With over 25 years in the manufacturing supply chain and new home construction industry, Brad has developed the ability to lead companies and develop strategies that have not only benefitted the organizations he has worked for, but also his customers.

Brad has always possessed strong leadership qualities and B2B skills, which can be attributed to his days playing rugby and the comradery that comes with the sport. He brought those qualities to Tech-Wood in 2013 as a new partner, and worked hard to grow the company, to the point that he purchased Tech-Wood in 2019. His knowledge and expertise to lead the entrepreneurial Tech-Wood team with the philosophy of “urgency, not panic”, drives the notion that Tech-Wood should always succeed on purpose, not by accident

Brad remains very involved in the home building industry as he has been an active member on various association boards and committees, supporting the building industry across the province for over two decades, including BILD Calgary where he currently participates on the Economic Forecasting Committee.


Nick Ruttan

Operations Manager

With over 20 years experience in the manufacturing industry specializing in floors and trusses, Nick has become an integral part of Tech-Wood. Nick has advanced quickly in his career due to his results-oriented personality, which has contributed to making companies operate more efficiently and become more profitable.

As Operations Manager at Tech-Wood, Nick oversees procurement, production, fleet management, quality control and logistics at Tech-Wood. Nick is active member of the WWTA and enjoys interacting with his peers over a round of golf. He is also passionate about his community and enjoys volunteering his time to coaching youth sports.


Patrick O’Brien

General Manger

Pat has had a progressive career in the building materials industry throughout western Canada for over 25 years. Pat’s ability to develop comprehensive strategies to grow companies and provide guidance to help companies exceed expectations has been a great asset to Tech-Wood.

Since Pat’s arrival at Tech-Wood in 2016 he has incorporated several organizational policies and procedures that the company has benefited from. As General Manager, Pat continues to look at new ways for Tech-Wood to evolve while maintaining its dynamic culture and staying true to the company’s core values. His ability to lead a team and influence others to exceed their expectations can be attributed to his football background, both as a player and a coach.


Alecs Reyes

Controller

Alecs has been crunching numbers for SME’s for over 15 years in a variety of industries including investments, commercial construction, and residential construction. Throughout his career in finance Alecs has been able to think beyond the spreadsheet and develop financial plans that can be implemented and executed that increase profitability.

Alecs joined Tech-Wood in 2018 as the Controller and has become a great addition to the executive team. His rational business acumen provides Tech-Wood the ability to have a strong balance sheet, as well as operationally Alecs manages Tech-Wood’s human resources and IT.


Kevin Watson

Sales Manager

Kevin has been with Tech-Wood for over 20 years and possesses a very diverse skill set as he started his career as designer and has progressed into the role of Sales Manager during his tenure at Tech-Wood. Kevin’s ability to understand the in-depth details of design, in addition to the final application of our products, has created a high degree of trust from our customers and their trades. His unique skill set allows him to manage a wide range of projects, whether it be a single-family home, a commercial building, or a 6-storey wood frame multi-family project.


Dan Krbavac

Technical Sales Representative

With over 22 years in the building industry Dan’s success has centered around his product knowledge and most importantly, his customer service. Dan’s customers always compliment him on his ability to respond in a timely manner with answers that limit the downtime in the field. He has the ability and knowledge to take on large volume builders, small custom builders and multi-family projects.

Kami Gelinas

Sales Administrator

Kami’s 10 years of experience in the building industry has provided her with a stronger understanding of construction and customers service skills. As the Sales Administrator at Tech-Wood for the past 5 years she coordinates all new jobs, tenders, and pricing and is a key liaison with our customers. Kami is also actively involved with associations within the industry and she has been a part of the BILD Awards Committee for the past 5-years.


Steve Hobbs

Business Development Manager

Steve’s diverse skillset was a welcome addition to Tech-Wood in 2019 as Business Development Manager. His business acumen and leadership combined with his over 20 years experience in sales and marketing in the housing industry supporting builders, developers, and suppliers, provides Tech-Wood with a unique business perspective.  Steve not only focuses on developing strategies to increase sales and building customer relations, he continually has a pulse on the housing market, which plays a key role in the growth Tech-Wood.


EXECUTIVE TEAM

BRAD CUT
Brad Cuthbertson

President

Patrick O’Brien
Patrick O’Brien

General Manager

Nick Ruttan
Nick Ruttan

Operations Manager

Alecs Reyes
Alecs Reyes

Controller

Alecs Reyes
Steve Hobbs

Business Development Manager

SALES TEAM

Kevin Watson
Kevin Watson

Sales Manager

Dan Krbavac
Dan Krbavac

Technical Sales Representative

Kami Gelinas
Kami Gelinas

Sales Administrator