Our Team

Buliding Better Barns

Building a Better Barn

Big Timber Barn Company has been constructing barns using the time-honored post-and-beam method for over 35 years. For founder and CEO Bruce Willemsen, preserving the heritage of the American barn with each new project is a passion with its roots in his early childhood. When he was three years old, Bruce vividly recalls sitting in the kitchen sink in his family’s farmhouse, watching their large gambrel barn burn to the ground.

Bruce started his career in residential construction, but eventually, his deep appreciation for his agricultural heritage and the family farm drove him to turn the focus of his construction business to building and restoring barns.

Today, Bruce is still very hands-on with his customers, designing dream barn homes, event barns, and livestock and storage barns, but he’s also focused on passing on the tradition of hand-crafted construction techniques to the next generation of builders.

When communicating with Big Timber Barn Company, you will often interact with Jack Willemsen, Bruce’s oldest son. Both Jack and Brody are hand’s-on with the day-to-day operations and have the same passion for quality work.

When you work with the Big Timber team, you can expect a personalized experience, from the beginning of the design process through the barn build, which will be done by our full team of skilled carpenters. Or, if you prefer, we can partner with a contractor of your choice.

In the end, your barn will be a solid, rugged, and beautiful space that you can take pride in—an homage to one of the most recognizable and nostalgic American symbols.

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Our Team in Action

Follow along as our team builds exquisite barn homes, elegant spaces for hosting weddings and events, unique commercial structures, and functional storage or livestock barns.

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