Juergen Poepsel

Operations Manager

Joined Daizen in 2012

Juergen came to Daizen Joinery with three decades experience as a Master Timber Framer, having been raised in a timber framing family, himself. His father had a timber frame operation in Juergen’s home country of Germany and he began apprenticing at age 14.

By 21, Juergen had achieved his Master Timber Framer accreditation, and shortly after worked towards a Master of Business Administration. He plied his craft for many years in Europe before making the move to North America in 2007, and eventually came to BC to join the Daizen team.

Juergen has worked in all aspects of timber framing operations and his expertise has gained him teaching positions with master schools throughout Europe and at the University of British Columbia. Since joining Daizen, Juergen’s timber frame business understanding has been applied to a number of workplace processes resulting in improved efficiency and productivity. A typical day for Juergen involves managing manufacturing and production workflow as well as job sites, operating the CNC machine and serving as a customer liaison.

When he is not working, Juergen enjoys spending time with his wife and two dogs hiking and exploring the BC Interior and other areas of the province.

Why Daizen?

"We work on a lot of special projects, we have very high precision and I like the quality of the work. Here, it’s always about quality. It’s never about mass production. Everyone on our Shop is highly trained and qualified. I am proud to be part of such a great team."

Interested in finding out more?

At Daizen, we ensure client expectations and understanding of processes are met through all phases of our work, from structural design and engineering to fabrication of timber frames and assembly and installation.