Western Woodwright provides high-quality, custom timber products for residential and commercial construction.


Ron Shamblin  Founder and President

Thirty years ago, in Ohio, Ron started his journey by building his log home from the trees on his own land.  Soon after, he found himself in the business building homes for others and subsequently found his passion for log and timber.  Ultimately, he relocated to Colorado where his focus was narrowed to producing timber components for high end homes.  From there he and his family moved to Boise, Idaho and established Western Woodwright.  His long held ambition of creating a timber fabrication company that would produce trusses and other components in a controlled shop environment came to fruition.

As a Master Craftsman, Ron has a considerable degree of insight in regard to the behavior of large wood members and the importance of fine craftsmanship to the character, integrity, and longevity of timber structures. His experience and knowledge serve as the foundation for Western Woodwright and its day-to-day operations.

Russell Anderson  General Manager

Russell came to Western Woodwright in 2007 where he started as a craftsman in the shop.  Russell has since elevated himself to the role of General Manager.  His shop experience has given him the knowledge base needed to skillfully execute takeoffs and estimates for our customers' projects.  He has also become skilled in Computer Aided Drafting, which we use to produce shop drawings for every project, ensuring accuracy and confidence in fabricating projects to the highest standards and tolerances. These drawings also give our customers the assurance that when our product reaches their job site, everything will fit perfectly. 

Bill Weekes  Production Manager

Bill joined the team in 2013 and has proven himself to be a master craftsman.  Having succeeded Russell as Production Manager, he is instrumental in ensuring that only the finest products leave our facility.   With an eye for detail he assures that all projects are completed accurately and in a timely manner.