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Our Team

Timmerman Scott Builders are your local custom builders and contractors for Sault Ste Marie and surrounding areas. Based on St Joseph Island, the two founding partners know this stunning part of northern Ontario very well.

We’re Chris Anema and Josh Scott.

We first met in 2016 building custom homes in Sault Ste. Marie. While working together on several projects between 2016 and 2020, an idea was born. Timmerman Scott Builders launched in the summer of 2020 through the amalgamation of two small businesses.

Why choose Timmerman Scott Builders

  • Excellence and Expertise
    Josh is a Red Sealed Certified Carpenter originating from midwestern Ontario. Chris comes from a family of carpenters and brings his expertise from Southern Ontario. Together we offer a combined 35+ years of experience in building custom homes.

  • Experienced Employees
    We also have a group of incredible employees that allow our business to deliver great results for our clients.

  • Professional partners
    We have paired with like-minded businesses in other trades to offer a wide range of building services for Sault Ste Marie and the north channel area

Our Core Building and Construction Services

At Timmerman Scott Builders, we focus on our three core areas of expertise:

As experienced home builders and renovators, we can offer you a complete ’turnkey’ service from planning, prep and infrastructure, to the final details and finishing touches.

Ready to start your next project?

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What Our Clients Are Saying

“Our project started as a dream of building an off grid self sufficient lake side home free of traditional utilities and powered by nature itself.

We purchase a run down 3 acre lakeside property with nothing more than a vision of what it could be.

Josh from Timmerman construction was introduced to us by way of a referral from a family member who had recently moved to the area. After or first meeting we were sold! We awarded the contract to Timmerman Scott right there and then. The next month was spent planning the vision and sourcing suppliers for some of the more exotic finishes we were looking for.

Timmerman organized all of the permits and material procurement once selected and began work right away even though we were in the dead of Winter. We also met with the rest of the team, both Chris, Reg and Brandon have been exceptionally also through the project with a keen eye for detail.

We have been nothing but impressed with Timmerman Scott Builders and the completed project is just stunning. We would highly recommend their services to anyone looking for a quality contractor to also bring their construction project dream to reality.”

Tony & Victoria

In 2020 Chris transformed our old wood deck into a beautiful, modern Trex composite deck.

We had met with several contractors to review the job.  Chris was the only one who was open and honest with us about what the job entailed.

We truly appreciated his honesty and it was obvious that he had extensive knowledge of installing trex decking.

It was a no brainer to choose Chris to complete the work for us. I fear that if we had gone with another contractor, we would have had problems after a very short amount of time.

Chris was great to work with.  He really put us first and our time was just as valuable as his time.  He was always here when he said he would be and if he was running behind, he called.

Our deck is absolutely beautiful. The work is meticulous and we have had no problems with it.  We are always complimented on how great it looks.

I highly recommend Timmerman Scott Builders and I will be using them again in the future.

Catherine & Luke

Our family cannot say enough about Timmerman Scott Builders and the support they provided to us during a very recent crisis situation. Thanks to their professionalism, excellent service delivery and true compassion, we were able to bring our Dad home from the hospital and through the doors of the home he built with his own two hands. We were in dire need of having a concrete pad installed within an admittedly unrealistic timeframe so that an electric lift could be put in prior to hospital discharge.

Timmerman Scott Builders came highly recommended so we reached out. Not only did they respond quickly, but they delivered on their promise which thankfully allowed us to welcome Dad home on time and safely. They went above and beyond what was asked in every sense of the word.

If you are thinking about building or renovating and are looking for excellent workmanship and someone you can trust, don’t hesitate to reach out to them. You won’t be sorry!


We’d like to thank you guys for your work and below is our testimonial for your use. I included photos including a before-shot, but you’d need to put them in order.

When looking to build an addition to our home on Beech Beach, we were referred to Timmerman Scott by a somebody when we were seeking a designer. A local build supply store had an awesome designer they worked with (Iris McLean).

The initial meeting at site went well as they looked at the existing home structure (Gable roof) and how to tie in to something more contemporary that would showcase the look for a new master bedroom and den/guestroom. The design exchanges included all parties, and Josh Scott as the initial interface answered all questions and quelled any concerns we had. The footings and foundation went in on time in November to be ready for a Spring build.

There were some material supply delays, not unfamiliar as the world rebounded from Covid, but outside of those bumps they framed the two story addition in 5 days, and were equally expedient with the remainder after a material supply gap.

As context, we were living in the existing home while they were building on to it, and yet their disruption was almost nothing and their care of the area was great.

Chris, Isaac and Spencer were the primary crew and all were careful, respectful, and accomodating to tailor the various nuances you can’t catch on paper designs that needed to be worked around (especially when tying into an existing structure). They also made many of the “owner on-the-fly details” work. The courtesy and customer interactions were as good as the customer service you come to expect at the largest retail chains – very polite, no arguments, and with a can do attitude. They were transparent and honest on any issues and engaged me when needed. I was impressed at the end when Chris corrected me on an overpayment I’d have never caught – that integrity is important and confirms we made a great choice in selecting this builder. Isaac and Spencer were absolutely great, and did a lot of detail work to make this complex roof crossing, and trim details work out and were super great to work with. I found the whole team worked continually, starting early and putting in solid days.

As a first time build experience, I was always a bit nervous about the elements (rain, snow, winds) that could affect us off the lake… they answered my questions, and engineered solutions to deal with and assure we’d be safe from the winds and side-blowing rain and snow we can get sometimes.

It was a great first experience for us and considering additions are more difficult than a new build, we would recommend you for sure!

Wishing you guys the best of success!

Chris and Jerry Bourck

This summer we had the pleasure of working with Chris and Josh of Timmerman Scott. After a very difficult time trying to secure anyone to help us with our project, they literally came to the rescue!

Our little beloved family cabin once stood on wavering piers and we feared impending collapse. It was carefully lifted, rolled to the side, and now it sits on top of an exquisite 8 foot ceiling, walkout garage!

From the first conversation with Josh, we knew we were in good hands. They are experts at customer satisfaction, and we felt this from start to finish.

The open communication was amazing, with all questions answered, and things clearly explained from start to finish with very definite timelines. Chris and his wonderful crew clearly showed a high level of experience and pride of workmanship. The crew was extremely courteous, easy to be around, trustworthy, filled with joyful banter and hard work until the sun went down. When we were not on site, we were given daily updates and photos.

Now when we reach the northern gate and look up the hill, we no longer have to search for the roofline to see if it is still standing… Because it will be for a very long time, thanks to Timmerman Scott.

When we are ready to build our northern home, there will be no question who will do it. We give Timmerman Scott two enthusiastic thumbs up! Sincerely, Chris Ruber and Carrie Rongits Ruber Iron Bridge, Ontario 

Chris Ruber and Carrie Rongits Ruber Iron Bridge, Ontario

“It’s not only the BEAUTY of a building you should look at; It’s the FOUNDATION that will stand the test of time.