Introduction to Brooks Post & Beam
Welcome to our community of customers, friends, family, co-workers, vendors and tradespeople. With more than 40 years’ experience building quality timber frame homes from start to finish, we are ready to help you build your dreams, too.
We are privileged to be surrounded by so many fair and considerate people, and I believe the reason for our good fortune is that good people are drawn to each other. Company founder Phil Brooks has been building post and beam homes for well over 40 years now. Throughout his career as a timber framer, educator and philanthropist, he has consistently treated people with respect and encouragement, building a network of committed clients, friends, and professionals across the country.
Phil and I met not long after he had built the first-ever automated timber cutting machine in the country, and, most likely, on the planet! My background at the time was as an architectural and timber frame designer. I had recently developed a timber frame design software program with my good friend Ed Levin, an internationally renowned timber frame designer. Over the next few years, Phil and I developed the software we still use today, software that ties computer modeling to our timber cutting machine for full automation from the drawing board to the shop floor. The efficiency of our design-to-shop process is the second-biggest reason for the success of our company, and, when used in conjunction with Phil's unique and efficient timber frame joinery system, has given us the ability to provide extremely strong joinery with minimal material and labor costs. This helps us pass considerable cost savings, as well as a very high-level quality of work, on to our customers.
From time to time I am still struck by my good fortune to have had the opportunity to take the reins of a remarkable company that has been quietly leading our industry forward over the last four decades. I am indebted to my parents, Robert and Ivy Freeman, Ed Levin, and Phil Brooks for providing me with the opportunities and experiences that have brought me to this place. And, now, I also have people like you to thank for recognizing our ability to help you fulfill your vision of a new home, barn, or business structure.
Welcome to our community. We are well met!
Paul A. Freeman
Brooks Post & Beam, Inc.