Testimonials: Our clients say...
I was looking for a focal point for my family's upcoming wedding when I found Richard and his amazing structures. I have always loved joinery, its precision and beauty, so I was surprised to see that there was someone who had all these skills but was open to projects of a wide variety of size and scale. With Richard's guidance, experience and good sense the wedding pergola went forward to be one of the brilliant highlights of an unforgettable ceremony and celebration. From the initial planning stages to assembly and then yes, moving the pergola from the wedding site to my own garden, Richard had everything expertly planned and executed. Thank you, Richard, for the rewarding journey.
Bonnie Isabelle, Martins River, Fall 2012.
Thank you to Richard at Wise Owl Joinery for designing, building and installing an entranceway on out traditional home. The job you did was very professional, on time and on budget. Besides that it was a pleasure to work with you. You know your craft and how to fit it into a new project effortlessly. Thank you for a job well done and a pleasure to look at and live with.
Chris and Susan Cox, Starr's Point
Scott and I both are very pleased with the workmanship and professionalism that you have shown throughout our new house project. I just love the look of the post and beam and can hardly wait to have the house completed and move in to enjoy the lake. Can’t wait to see that back entrance.
Scott and Orlene Coldwell, Aylesford Lake, Fall 2012
Just a short note to say thanks for a wonderful job on our pergola. Timing was crucial due to the garden popping up this spring but you kept to the schedule as promised and now the structure looks like it has always been there. Excellent workmanship, I’m sure it will outlast us.
Ciao, Jan de Graaf & Hilda de Weever
Aylesford, NS, May 2011
I want to thank you for your involvement in the Scott residence. It has been a pleasure working with you on that project. I can tell that you are passionate about what you do and it shows in the quality of your work. I would highly recommend you to anyone considering a timber frame project. I look forward to the next project I have to work on together.
Sincerely, Todd Ching CET
I recently had the pleasure of working with Richard Cormier of Wise Owl Joinery, in fabrication of a post and beam gazebo. I found Richard to be very helpful and cooperative both in the planning and construction of the structure. The project was completed on time and on budget, with no surprises what so ever.
I would recommend Richard for any post and beam project whether it be small or large. His knowledge and mastery of the art of post and beam construction insures the quality of the finished product.
Robert O. MacGregor
August 20, 2007
We have used Wise Owl Joinery Company in the construction of a timber frame in part of our new establishment, Fox Hill Cheese House. Prior to beginning the timber frame construction, Mr. Cormier was very informative, knowledgeable and helpful with many suggestions and ideas. The timber frame itself is of high quality with all joints done to perfection. Mr. Cormier also did some hand carving which we are very pleased with. We feel that Mr. Cormier is a professional craftsman that takes pride in his work which shows in his integrity.
In our opinion, we would recommend Wise Owl Joinery Company/ Richard Cormier as a master timber frame craftsman to anyone who appreciates post and beam and timber frame type of construction. It has been a very positive and rewarding experience for us to work with Mr. Richard Cormier.
Fox Hill Cheese House
January 10, 2004
Not only does Richard have a deep devotion to his craft, he has extensive knowledge of the tools involved in timber framing and handcrafted log buildings. He plans and organizes well, searches constantly for improvements and works at a steady pace to get results every time.
Richard has earned respect from all who have worked with him at Northern Timberhouse. He is diplomatic, effective and always utilizes a team approach. Richard has been a driving force in organizing our crew, project by project. With clients, he is at ease and has developed a good sales pitch.
I have no doubt that no matter where life leads Richard, he will do well. Here at Northern Timberhouse, he always took "the good, the bad and the ugly" in stride and everything he did was for the benefit of our company. We all wish him the best in his future endeavours.
Alfredo Rico, President
May 22, 1998.
Richard Cormier was employed by Fountainhead Establishment as a log/timber builder on an extremely large and complex structure. I am pleased to be able to recommend him as an excellent and competent employee. He was always reliable and completely trustworthy. He showed a great deal of enthusiasm, adapting his many diverse talents to his work. He was always willing to extend himself above and beyond.
I am confident he will be successful in whatever course of work he pursues. And I would highly recommend him to any future employer.
John Vincent, Project Manager
July 5, 1993