Our Team of Passionate Wood Experts

Since 1939, the Kalesnikoff family company has grown a legacy of trust and integrity. Inspired by forests, our wood experts have evolved through four generations of specialty timber manufacturing experience.

Why Kalesnikoff?

As North America’s most advanced, vertically integrated, multi-species mass timber manufacturer, Kalesnikoff offers a high degree of flexibility in products and services

The unique slow growth environment of our forests, in Canada’s beautiful West Kootenay mountains, allow us to harvest some of the highest quality fine-grained fibre in the world.

By leveraging our production facilities with our integrated timber supply, we’re able to manage products, reduce waste, and optimize value in our natural resources.  All the way from seedlings to solutions. Our Team’s flexibility and creativity permits us to offer a variety of products in both custom and standard sizes.

We have a reputation for precision and quality. Whether it’s our proprietary kiln-drying process, advanced planner mill, or timely performance, our team listens to your needs and delivers solutions.

Kalesnikoff is committed to growing relationships with customers, building a responsible future for North America, and caring for our community and the land in which we operate.

Seedlings to Solutions

We are inspired by forests and the endless possibilities of designing and building with wood. From planting to harvesting and final construction it’s our passion for an integrated approach that drives us to make the best use of every log we touch.

 

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Forest

“Take care of the land, and the land will take care of you.” Our woodlands management ensures we maximize the benefits of our forest while stewarding them for future generations. We work hard to ensure that the processes we’ve established to service global markets contribute to our local home in BC both environmentally and economically.

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Sawmill Facility

Building on over 80 years of experience and expertise in manufacturing, our sawmill produces some of the highest quality products for markets all around the world. Through the knowledge, ingenuity, and dedication of our team, we have always remained flexible and responsive to customer needs while pursuing premium specialty products. Our proprietary drying process along with generations of production efficiencies allow us to provide timber you can trust to be on time and on spec.

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Mass Timber Facility

With a state-of-the-art facility and a legacy of integrity, Kalesnikoff is North America’s most advanced, vertically integrated, multi-species mass timber manufacturer. Having more than 30 years of experience producing industry-leading lamstock, we offer Glulam Beams and Columns, GLT Panels, and Cross Laminated Timber (CLT).

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Products

High quality. High Standards. It comes naturally. We’re proud to elevate our local resources for the development of traditional wood products, new technology-driven jobs, and world-class engineered mass timber.

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Solutions

We’re excited to be part of an industry that is revolutionizing  construction methods in North America, and around the globe. With our high-quality fibre and state-of-the-art facilities, our dedicated team is creating exceptional engineered timber solutions for a global market.

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Our Home in the Kootenays

Kalesnikoff is located between Nelson and Castlegar, BC, in the fertile West Kootenay Wet-Belt. We are located about nine miles north of Castlegar, and 15 miles south of Nelson, in Thrums, BC. Our site is about halfway between Calgary, Alberta and Vancouver, BC on Highway 3A and strategically located near the USA/Canada border.

Abundant in wildlife, lakes, and forests the Kootenay mountains are home to some of the most beautiful wilderness and productive forest zones in the world. Douglas Fir, Western Larch, Western Hemlock, Engelmann Spruce, Lodgepole Pine, Western White Pine, Western red cedar, Grand Fir and Sub-alpine Fir are common. The great diversity of tree species allows for a wide range of silvicultural systems and has buffered this zone from extensive insect and disease outbreaks. These conditions create an exceptional environment for premium wood fibers.

With the backcountry in our backyard, we don’t just consider ourselves wood experts on the job – we live and play amongst the trees and mountains of this region and believe that it is more than a place to call home – it is a lifestyle.

Our Culture & Values

Kalesnikoff is a family business. We steward relationships and resources by valuing people first, and never compromising on integrity. Whether through our community work or dependability in the marketplace, we are service company that manufactures world class wood products.

The Kalesnikoff Team

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Ken Kalesnikoff

CEO & President

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Dwane Sorenson

GM Fibre Supply

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Ken Laven

GM Sales & Marketing

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Gerald Cordeiro

Forest Development Manager

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Mitch Warren

Sales and Marketing Specialist

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Kalesnikoff Cares

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We are committed to making a positive difference for our employees, local community and the environment. Through programs such as Kalesnikoff Cares, our entire team supports local causes, events and initiatives by contributing approximately $50,000, as well as, in-kind items and additional support.

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