About Rulo Timberworks
Rulo Timberworks is craftsmanship at its highest level. We strive for perfection. We live and work by the old adage “anything worth doing, is worth doing well.” Whether it's the design, layout, joinery, or the raising, we put our hearts, minds, and souls into every aspect of our craft. We love timber framing!
In June of 2004, Brian Rouleau (aka Rulo) entered the world of timber framing through a class at Fox Maple School of Traditional Building, an inspiring and absolute invaluable experience. Soon after, he began working for Connolly and Company Timber Frames having a role in seventeen projects over the course of a year. He started Rulo Timberworks in the fall of 2005, primarily as a joiner for hire subcontracting to other timber framers. Over the years, Rulo gained a wealth of knowledge and experience working on many projects, either for or with, more than a dozen timber frame companies. Learning the dos and don'ts and picking up the best tricks and techniques from the many framers, he has really honed his skills and developed his own style. Through subcontracting, Rulo has built many frames, networks, and friendships. When he's not working on his own projects, he is often helping out some of these good friends. With at least a dozen of his own projects and more than a hundred frames so far, Rulo Timberwoks is ready to help you out with yours. Whether it's your dream home, barn, or backyard shed, no project is too big, small, or complex.
How It Started
“It's not about what you do, it's how you do what you do”
Rulo has always been a craftsman. The first eleven of his almost twenty years in construction began in the fire sprinkler industry. Starting out as an apprentice, he was the youngest man “out in the field” by ten years. His bosses were the “old timers” with forty plus years in the trade. These men instilled pride, knowledge, hard work, and the love of the job. Rulo took to it and within a year and a half, he won two national apprenticeship competitions and became their youngest foreman; he had a promising career. There was definitely a love for this craft and the relationship lasted a solid nine years working and supervising hundreds of projects around the State, ultimately as the Company's top foreman. This provided Rulo with an opportunity to gain invaluable experience in the construction industry. But when management changed and the old timers were getting out, so went the pride and craftsmanship. Needing a change, he moved into their fire sprinkler design department for a brief stint. Then, home for lunch one day, he took the dog out for a walk down the road at a summer camp where a timber frame was being erected. After talking a bit with the contractor, he was pointed in the direction of Fox Maple; Rulo knew this is what he was meant to do. He signed up for the course, gave his notice and a new career began.