Owner Dave Kirwin has 23 years of experience in the building industry, specializing in timber framing since 2001.

Kirwin Timber Frames will work with your architect or builder, or supply in-house design services as needed.  Timbers are hand-selected for each project from sustainable forests right here in Ohio.  When your project is ready for construction, the structure is fabricated off-site then transported to your location, where the frame is “raised” by a team of skilled carpenters.  If you prefer you can use your own staff for the raising with the supervision of a Kirwin Raising Consultant.  Let us build a unique project for you – call us today for more information!

Timber frame buildings are unique in look and feel – exuding warmth, strength, and security.  The timber frame method has been used for centuries, and today there are timber frame buildings in Europe and Asia that are hundreds of years old – still in use.

There are many benefits to timber framing:

•Wood is a carbon neutral material which contains low embodied energy.

•Timber frame structures are durable and have long life spans.  Modern timber frames in the U.S. have survived major natural disasters.

•The frame is cut and fitted off-site, minimizing construction waste and reducing construction time.

•Local materials are utilized, supporting local economies, and reducing material transportation impacts and expenses.

•Timber framing allows for great design flexibility – the wood structure becomes a design element, creating open, spacious floor plans.

•Timber frames utilizing Stress Skin Insulating panels create an energy efficient building envelope.

Kirwin in the news (link)http://www.newarkadvocate.com/article/20090928/NEWS01/909280325/Timber-framer-builds-frames-for-structures-entirely-out-of-wood