Pioneer Log Homes founder and owner Byran Reid Sr.

Pioneer Log Homes founder and owner Byran Reid Sr.

Timber Kings build solid foundation

Viewers can expect an even better show than last year when season three of the HGTV’s hit series Timber Kings premieres in January.

Viewers can expect an even better show than last year when season three of the HGTV’s hit series Timber Kings premieres in January, said Pioneer Log Homes founder and owner Bryan Reid Sr.

“I truly believe this season is going to be better,” Reid said. “It’s the same camera men, the same director and people that started out with us three years ago, so they really know what we’re going to do. They’ve spent as much time with us as some of our apprentices and it really makes better for TV for us, them and the viewer.”

Chuckling Reid said he along with Peter Arnold, Beat Schwaller, Joel Roorda, Bryan Reid Jr. and André Chevigny weren’t born with cameras over their shoulders.

“We really set out this season to be more comfortable in front of the camera,” he added.

The show isn’t scripted, and happens how it happens, Reid added, noting someone almost drowned in Quesnel River during the filming of an episode.

“It’s not that funny but it was quite an event,” Reid said. “You’ll see that this season but you have to watch for it.”

As for other hints about season three, Reid divulged he was in Russia five times for a house they are building that will be featured.

In another episode Peter Arnold goes to Barkerville and visits Billy Barker’s original mine shaft.

“I found it very interesting. That’s in our backyard,” Reid said.

One of the big highlights will be an episode featuring the log car Reid’s been working on in hopes of setting a Guinness World Record for the world land speed record for a log car.

Manufactured out of a huge cedar log, the car is Reid’s “baby” and he’s put thousands of hours into it already.

The car is ready to drive but is presently in a shop on Vancouver Island having some of the mechanical work done on the turbines.

“I could drive it down the street but it’s not street legal and was never designed to be. Maybe the next one will be as we embark on this new endeavour — the automobile business.”

When asked if he continues to be recognized because of the show Reid said he was recently recognized in a restaurant in Almaty, Kazakhstan because the show had aired on TV the night before.

“This man from Germany who was there on business came up and told me he wanted us to build him a log house,” Reid said. “I can see being in Florida or Korea and being recognized, but Kazakhstan?”

Pioneer Log Homes continues to be happy to showcase Williams Lake and the type of tradesmen here, and how the company takes a product built locally to the world.

Reid said if someone had asked him three years ago if they’d get to season three he would have responded they don’t look that far ahead.

“I’ve been told in the TV world if you make it to a third season it’s a solid show. We made it.”

Season three premieres Jan. 3, 2016.

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