Timber Systems was originally started as a department of Heart Truss Company in Lansing Michigan. Thomas Bergeon was the Department Manager. After several years the company was spun off in 1976 and became an independent company.

The company’s primary focus was on custom fabricated Glue Laminated Beams sold to contractors in western Michigan. It also did marketing and sales for other engineered wood products such as I-Joists as they were developed and entered the construction market.

Over time Timber Systems market area expanded to all of Michigan, northern Ohio and Northern Indiana. The product line was expanded to include Park shelters as well.

Dean Lemon joined the company in the mid 1990’s. He worked as an estimator and Project Manager along with Tom Bergeon. Dean later acquired the company from Tom Bergeon, although Tom continued to work with Dean.

Timber Systems expanded its product line again in the late 1990’s by acquiring the rights to the old LOCKDECK wood decking system from Potlatch. The product was re-named TimberDeck ™ after its acquisition.

Roger Harris acquired the company in 1999. Tom Bergeon stayed on with the company and passed on his wealth of experience over the next two years. The company began to do installation of heavy timber material in 2000 and expanded rapidly to cover not only states in the Midwest but also most of the Mid-Atlantic states and New England.

Timber Systems, LLC was moved to Lapeer Michigan in 2001. Lapeer Lumber & Truss was acquired in 2002 and the offices were consolidated at the Lapeer Lumber location.

Timber Systems, LLC began fabrication of materials in 2005 and continues to expand its geographic coverage. The company now sells and installs material in most states east of the Rocky Mountains. Its continued growth has been enabled by providing excellent service and high quality products to the contractors with which it does business.