cascadianwoodtech - a young, dynamic company, with a passion for woodworking.


With 45 years combined experience in timber framing,  design and prefabricated Homes, a Master degree in Wood engineering as well a Bachelor degree in wood science and processing we are able to find the perfect solution for your project. We are ready for your ideas and challenges. 

cascadianwoodtech was founded in june 2012 by Cyrill Werlen and Reto Schnyder. Meet the Team:


Yannic Rumo             Nelson Roberts  Joel Bood              Reto Schnyder             Cyrill Werlen



Cyrill Werlen:

" I started my career at the age of 15 in my brother in-laws mill shop in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. After 4 Years training i finished my exams and became a certified cabinet maker. I then worked for another 2years at the same shop, as work was filled with variety: Timber framing in summer, and custom Millwork in Winter - nothing more to ask for. At the age of 22 i decided to extend my knowledge in the Industry and signed up for a two year full-time school to become a Bachelor of Wood Science and Processing. I then worked in various Shops as Projectmanager, Productionmanager, Member of the Management and Head of the Technical Departement in one of the biggest Window Production Plants in Switzerland. Years of long days at work went by, before i decided to leave Switzerland for a year and go to canada to see other practices before i stay at one shop for the next years. I did not know then, that december 27th 2008, was goodbye for good. I fell in love with canada and decided to stay. After 3 years at the same shop i finally decided to start my own business, as this was always one of my goals in life. And here i am - a couple years later, a lot of variety in our jobs, great clients in a wonderful environment - happy all around." 


Reto Schnyder:

" I started my apprenticeship in 1996 as a Timberframer/carpenter in a small company.  This is where i got introduced to Timberframing, staircase building as well with the fabrication of prefab houses. After successfully finishing my apprenticeship, i worked as a Timberframer in various companies before i went back to school to become a forman in timber framing. I started my first job as a foreman in 2002. This job was very diverse and challenging as we were mostly renovating old farmhouses from the 17th century and on the other hand, we produced  prefab houses. I didn't feel this was the end of my studies, so i went back to school to get my degree as a Bachelor of Wood science and processing in Timber framing. In 2007 i moved to Reno NV where i was working as a designer and foreman for Prefab Houses with a company in San Francisco. After 2years in the Staates i  got a Job on Vancouver Island  and worked as a project manager in a Timberframe Company. This is also where i met Cyrill, who was working in the Millshop at the same company. Soon it was clear that we both share the same ideas,  and we decided to start our own business. I enjoy the new challenge as a business owner and i look forward to many more great projects with you." 


We would love to assist you, to transform your ideas into reality.

contact us today:

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