Spearhead Timberworks Inc. is a multi-faceted, value-added manufacturing company specializing in the design and fabrication of architectural timber and steel. Spearhead’s subsidiary Clear form Design specializes in the design and fabrication of custom casework and architectural woodwork. The Spearhead team is made up of a close collaboration of designers and technologists, craftsmen and builders, managers and planners. This unique blend of individuals coupled with a passionate pursuit of excellence and dedication to craft has given Spearhead the solid reputation it has today.
Ted Hall founded Spearhead in Vancouver, BC in 1992 and later moved the operation to Nelson in 1998. Randy Richmond joined Ted in 2001, moving here from Toronto. Ted and Randy both cite a passion for the outdoors and a love for the area as the main reasons for relocating; adding that it is the people who really make Nelson uniquely special and that the high caliber of people here would help them to take their business to the next level.
The Spearhead manufacturing facility is located on the west arm of Kootenay Lake in south central British Columbia. The 30,000 sq.ft. facility employs 60 skilled individuals during peak operating times and houses a full Millwork and Timberframe shop. Spearhead’s establishment features state of the art CNC equipment along with drafting and administration offices. Spearhead Timberworks has the unique ability to supply a wide range of building components from structural timber and steel to panelized wall and roof assemblies. Clear Form Design produces a broad range of products including cabinets, custom furniture, stairs, railings as well as doors and windows.
Spearhead is dedicated to the digital design and manufacturing process. All projects are developed using BIM (Building Information Model) software, which includes a detailed 3-dimensional digital model. This information is shared our project partners to review designs and coordinate site-built and pre-manufactured components. The digital data also drives the manufacturing process by interfacing directly with our CNC machinery.
Wherever possible, structural and architectural components are designed, engineered and pre-manufactured in parallel with site construction, allowing for just-in-time delivery and compressed construction schedules. Keeping the production process in a controlled environment at our facility greatly enhances quality, cost control and manufacturing efficiency.
Spearhead has been involved with numerous ‘green’ or ‘high-performance’ building projects, including one of the few LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum projects in North America. Spearhead is FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) Chain of Custody Certified and has LEED accredited professionals on staff.