At the pinnacle of PFB’s vertically-integrated marketing and manufacturing model is one of North America’s leading brands in the timber framing industry – Riverbend Timber Framing.
There is something warm and welcoming about a Riverbend timber frame home. Homeowners and guests marvel at the elegance and strength of the beautifully-crafted solid wood posts and beams that make up the “bones” of the home. The timbers are custom-crafted to exacting standards and connected by the kind of pegged mortise and tenon joinery that has been used for centuries. The precision craftsmanship ensures fast, trouble-free assembly.
In addition to the beauty of the timber-framed interiors, owners of Riverbend homes enjoy the benefits of PFB’s state-of-the-art, energy-efficient enclosure systems. Riverbend’s traditional timber frame structures are integrated with Insulspan® SIPS and the PFB Advantage ICF System®.
Timber framing can be incorporated into virtually any size or shape of home. Customers can select a plan from Riverbend’s extensive design library, or work with Riverbend’s award-winning designers to turn initial concepts into magnificent designs that incorporate the customer’s taste, lifestyle and budget.
Riverbend also produces timber frame structures for public and commercial projects such as pavilions, churches, lodges and restaurants.
Riverbend projects have received numerous awards in recognition of their unique design and outstanding energy efficiency. Among the most recent are the 2005 Energy Star Grant by the State of Michigan, the NAHB Building Systems Council Award for Excellence in Home Design and the Traverse City HBA Parade of Homes People’s Choice Award. A Riverbend home also won the NAHB Energy Value Housing Award (EVHA), which was presented at the 2006 NAHB IBS Show in Orlando, Florida.
Riverbend is the first timber frame company in North America to be certified under the ISO 9000 quality management system.