For over 25 years the Cascade Joinery has crafted timber work for a wide range of buildings—homes, retail buildings, churches, community centers, restaurants, office buildings and public pavilions. We’re lucky to have spent these years working with wonderful people, in beautiful places; building structures we can be proud of.
Craig Aument and Jeff Arvin founded the Cascade Joinery in 1990. Jeff has moved on to new challenges and John Miller joined as an owner in 2006. John and Craig head our team of skilled craftspeople that are committed to the promise of great service and extraordinary quality.
In addition to the fabrication and installation of crafted timberwork, we provide specialized and creative structural timber engineering, connection detail design, and guidance for timber specifications, design consultation and value engineering.
Cascade Joinery is also expert in SIPs (structural insulated panels), both in design and in-field installation.
It takes the combined talents of many people to create a good team—and we’ve always benefited from the talents of extraordinary individuals.
John is patient, persistent, and passionate about quality. He oversees all aspects of the Cascade Joinery. He began his career in construction as a carpenter and soon started working with timber. John is a registered Journey worker with the Timber Framers Guild. and is a past president of the Timber Framers Guild.
Few people practice multiple crafts at an expert level, but Craig is one of them. He is one of our founding owners, and oversees our team of craftsmen. Craig’s work and his custom family home have been featured in Fine Homebuilding magazine, and his reputation for excellence in business and craft has been a part of the Cascade Joinery for over 25 years. Craig is a registered Journey worker with the Timber Framers Guild and an inspiration for us all.
Omar first joined us as a summer intern from the Bellingham Tech carpentry program in 2005 and has recently returned to work with us. A quiet and steady presence in the shop, Omar cares deeply about the quality of his work and it shows in the results. He makes furniture from the offcuts in his spare time and is the father of two beautiful boys, 2 and 5 years old.
Susan is steady, reliable and thorough. Our one-woman book keeping department, she keeps everything in order and under control.
Derek grew up in the Seattle area. He is a recent graduate from Western Washington University with a BS in Math and BFA in Music. He has been working in timber framing ever since. His father is a carpenter and Derek has more jobsite savvy than your average math major.
After 23 years of this work, I ask myself: What’s important here? Aim to do excellent work. Serve well both clients and colleagues. Keep a sense of humor.
Graduated from BTC in 2005 with an associate’s degree in Building Technologies and began working with us. He’s been here ever since. In 2014 he graduated from the Timber Framers Guild apprenticeship program as a Journeyman Timber Framer. He runs our shop crew and makes it all happen.
Willis came to the Joinery from Colorado. He is in his second year as a Timber Framers Guild apprentice. When not in the shop he can be found swinging flies for steelhead.