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About Timberline

Learn about our company and how we are the right fit.



Timberline provides our “complete service” for designing and building your envisioned project by partnering with our clients each step of the way, from the concept stage to developing the plans, obtaining permits and variances, engineering, excavation to the final finished product including services and landscaping. Timberline designs and builds all sizes of projects, including homes, cottages, renovations, additions, bunkies, garages, boathouses, docks and more. Recently introducing heavy equipment has expanded our services to site preparation, demolition, excavation, backfilling, road building, septic installation and landscaping, ultimately developing our clients projects from the ground up.

Our reputation and referrals help form a trust that brings the Timberline team and clients together to reach a common goal of a unique, quality build. We are constantly advancing our products and services, maintaining our focus on quality regardless of the size of project. Timberline exceeds the building code standards, to ensure that each project is energy efficient and dependable. Enrolled with Tarion Home Warranty since established in 1989, Timberline is still currently one of the few Tarion builders in the area, reassuring our clients that we stand behind our projects.

Timberline typically builds within 100kms radius of our office location in Woodview, expanding from the Township of North Kawartha, Selwyn, Douro-Dummer to Havelock-Belmont-Metheun which include towns/cities such as Apsley, Youngs Point, Woodview, Burleigh Falls, Buckhorn, Ennismore, Lakefield, Bridgenorth, Norwood, Peterborough, Havelock and more. You can observe the beautifully integrated workmanship of Timberline Custom Homes along the shorelines in the Kawartha Lakes. Although the majority of our projects are built along the shorelines, we are ready to design and build your dream project in the middle of the woods or a lot in town!

Our History

Originating from Northey Contracting Inc. established by Ray Northey in 1989 has lead to the well recognized Timberline Custom Homes. Beginning as a two man crew, Timberline has grown to employ 20 skilled workers between the office and field year round. We have long-term employees that have been with us for close to 20 years, preserving our quality throughout the years. In 2004, Timberline expanded by building a 3200 sq ft shop to further offer services for millwork, wood work, preparing and pre-staining beams, flooring, exteriors, etc. for our projects. In 2014, Timberline built another 3200 sq ft shop to facilitate the housing and repair of our heavy equipment division. This allows us to keep more of our work in house and employ our operators’ year round performing maintenance.

In business for over 26 years now, Timberline initially started and continues to expand our company with the assistance of referral business from previous clients and positive word of mouth, building for families and now generations. Successfully building over 180 projects in the Kawarthas and surrounding area, Timberline’s family atmosphere helps build a trust and long lasting relationships with our clients.

Timberline is a member of the Peterborough and the Kawarthas Home Builders Association, acting as a member to help promote other builders to work together in efforts to lift quality and respect of the trade. This also allows us to remain a recognized company within the association, making connections with other builders, sub-trades and suppliers. As well as a member of the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism. Timberline is a leader in consistently supporting local businesses and our community while 80% of our products and services are from supporting local sub-trades and suppliers. We actively support local not-for-profit organizations in our community including, the North Kawartha Knights Hockey team, local Lake Associations, Lions Club, Foodbank, Legion, Optimist Club and various sports teams.

Building With Nature

Timberlines slogan is“Building with Nature”, focusing on preserving the natural surrounding of the property when building a project. When looking at a potential job site, we consider how to position the building on the property to obtain the best views while still preserving the natural surroundings. Timberline accentuates the timber look in all the majority of our projects incorporating real timbers combined with false beam work. Although the timber work is not all completely structural, the results are the same desired look while most importantly, still maintaining our R2000 insulation values.

We encourage and direct our clients to purchase Canadian and environmentally friendly products such as natural wood products used for siding, soffit, finishes, etc. Timberline enforces recycling and reducing waste on job sites, by separating scrap wood, aluminum and garbage. We reuse the scrap wood from job sites to use in our outdoor wood stove to heat both of our shops, ultimately reducing heating costs and avoiding waste. We also use solar panels to generate hydro electric energy at our shop.

Our Team

Office Team

Field Teams


Common questions

Please Contact us if you've got more questions and we'll do our best to answer.

  • What area do you build in?

    Timberline is located and primarily builds in the Kawartha Lakes region on Ontario, Canada. We typically provide our services surrounding Apsley, Buckhorn, Lakefield, Bridgenorth, Peterborough, Havelock, Norwood, Burleigh Falls and Woodview.

    Common lakes that you can notice our remarkable projects along the shorelines are; Jacks Lake, Koshabog Lake, Big Cedar Lake, Julian Lake, Eels Lake, Lovesick Lake, Anstruther Lake, Chandos Lake, Buckhorn Lake, Loon Lake, Belmont Lake, Chemong Lake, Rice Lake, Mississauga Lake, Gold Lake, Kathewanooka Lake, Catchacoma Lake and noteably Stoney Lake. Although we generally build in these areas, we are not limited to them and may expand our range.

  • What type of home is a Timberline Custom Home?

    Timberline builds more than just homes, we design and build custom homes, cottages, renovations, additions, boathouses, garages, bunkies, docks, and more of all sizes. Each project is completely custom to your own personal needs and requests. We provide our own expertise to assist you in designing your ultimate dream project- any style, any size! If you have been working with an architect, we would be delighted to work with them as well. Timberline accentuates the timber look in all the majority of our projects incorporating real timbers combined with false beam work throughout the interior and exterior. Although the timber work is not all completely structural, the results are the same desired appearance.

  • Is a Timberline home expensive?

    We pride ourselves at Timberline in providing the best quality-built custom projects with top-notch services. We keep value-for-money in mind when assisting you in your finishing choices throughout your entire project and will find our pricing fair. If you decide to build with Timberline, you will receive a detailed contract outlining each stage of the build. There a many variables when discussing the cost of a project. You have control of your final cost with the decisions of products and materials that you select for your dream project. It is easy to go over budget, with our assistance we do our best to help ensure you remain within your budget while achieving the same desired look. Timberline has no hidden fees and we pride ourselves on honesty and integrity. Let us prove it to you.

  • What is your square foot price?

    At Timberline we don't provide an initial square foot price as it can be misleading. Each project is unique and requires special consideration. Given that all Timberline projects are custom, is it important to have an initial consultation to distinguish your tastes and lifestyle needs. After an initial consultation you will be receive a rough estimate. It is important to have a final design before providing a final price.

  • At what point do I have to pay any money?

    Timberline's initial consultation is always free. You can visit us at our office or we can visit your potential building site to discuss your ideas and vision.

    If you would like to proceed with Timberline sketching a rough design, we will require a small fee in relation to the size of your project.

  • Are you comfortable building on challenging terrain (ie. rock)?

    We have experience building on all types of terrain, rock and challenging lots- it's what makes Timberline stand out above the competition.

  • How soon can you build?

    Physical building can proceed within a month of drawings and permit completion depending on the season and weather.

  • How long does it take to build a Timberline home?

    Once the custom design of your Timberline project has been completed, you can expect 4 months to 1 year dependant on the size, detail and weather conditions of your project. Your final finishing decisions throughout the project also have an impact on the length of your project.

  • What if something goes wrong during or after my project?

    Timberline is in great standing with Tarion Home Warranty since established in 1989. We have built our reputation on referrals and positive word of mouth and we continue to grow on that fundamental. Timberline will not disappear or ignore any issue that may arise during or after your project.

    We continue to serve any previous clients when they need us resulting in repeat and referral business.

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Building with Nature.


Since 1989.