Timber Ridge Firewood LTD. would not be what it is today without the people that have impacted us along our journey. We would like to thank our clients, our friends, our families, our business partners and our mentors that have helped us become a household staple in the firewood market.
Timber Ridge Firewood is now a commercial firewood company that provides large volumes of wood residentially for Calgary and Surrounding areas. We also serve the firewood bag market providing our firewood across AB, BC, SK, and MN. Years ago it would have never seemed possible for us to impact as many clients as we do today however through dedication, perseverance, hard work and a lot of heart we have made it to this point. As a family-owned and operated business, we are eager to keep serving our clients growing forward day-to-day to enrich and impact the lives of people across Canada.
Hello, my name is Steven Boivin the CEO of the company and I want to share with you our story and how this has all been possible to accomplish.
I started Timber Ridge Firewood in 2016 in my last year of high school. My parent’s arborist company Timber Ridge Tree Service would remove local trees in Calgary and Surrounding areas. Over time they had accumulated a large volume of wood rounds. This sparked the idea of splitting the wood that we received from removing local trees and repurposing it into firewood.
My first summer was filled with a tremendous amount of hard work, early mornings, late nights and many more orders than I could have dreamed of. This showed me that people had a need, a desire and an emotional connection to firewood. Firewood to me became the heart of someone’s home, the focal point of social gatherings and something that was experiential and social. It was no longer just a product anymore but something that impacted people’s lives in a positive way. This discovery gave me the drive and desire to turn this company into something bigger than just a small firewood business. It became something I wanted to develop, to gain experience with and to be a vehicle for creating relationships, expanding my network and serving people on a larger scale.
Fast forward a couple of years to 2019 and I was running out of human capital. My brother had been watching me trying to do it all. I was a university student, heavily involved in extracurriculars, running a company, and working another job so that I did not have to take money out of my own business to keep growing and investing everything back into it. They say hindsight is 20/20 but I would say looking back I was spread pretty thin and 100 hour work weeks were getting exhausting. He took my exhaustion as a business opportunity to become my partner and grow this company together into something we could be proud of.
When my brother Nicholas joined the company it completely changed the framework of what was possible. All the things I had always wanted to do I would finally have the time to do because I had help. This relationship became invaluable to the companies success and gave us the opportunity to continue growing. Instead of 100 hour work weeks for one person, there were now two people able to put in 100 hour work weeks.
Fast forward to the start of Covid-19 and there was a dramatic change in industries across the world. With lockdowns beginning and society adapting, individual’s habits, behaviours and activities changed. We saw a massive spike in recreational outdoor activities that fuelled an increase in firewood sales across the market. This change created new opportunities and many new challenges in the firewood world.
Between national wood shortages and unforeseen demand, it created an incredibly unstable environment for us to exist in. However, through perseverance and with the help of our clients we have been able to continue growing and thriving in these uncertain times. We were able to establish commercial relationships to serve firewood bags across Canada. Now Timber Ridge Firewood is serving all the 7-Elevens across Canada and we are working towards being in every retailer near you.
We are looking forward to the future and are dedicated to being your go-to firewood company for all your firewood needs. We are passionate about providing high-quality firewood, fine attention to detail and amazing customer service.